Years ago I saw a beautiful coat at Badminton Horse Trials – I was enchanted, so I ended up parting with quite a lot of money for a coat that I often get out of the wardrobe just to stare at… I’m sure you will agree the material is gorgeous, teal is my favourite colour. I felt so inspired by my gorgeous coat that I just had to make a card with the same colour scheme.

The fabric of the coat that inspired me to choose this colour scheme for my card - similar available from

The fabric of the coat that inspired me to choose this colour scheme for my card – similar available from


I’ve been waiting for the ‘Funky Flowers‘ Die Set from Waltzingmouse Stamps to come back in to stock, so when it arrived in the post in time for the Bank Holiday weekend, I felt like it was Christmas!

I had some dark teal card from my local craft shop & because the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge this fortnight is ‘TEXTURE’ I grabbed my Tim Holtz ‘Woodgrain’ embossing folder. (You can probably see that the card didn’t take well to the embossing folder because there are several ‘fault lines’ in the embossing, but hopefully they just add to the textured effect!).

I die cut the ‘Simple Sprig‘ from Pistachio Pudding card stock (Stampin’ UP!), then used the stamps from the ‘Two Step Floral Sprig‘ to stamp the veins on the leaves in Lucky Limeade. On white card stock I stamped the smallest flower from ‘Funky Flowers‘ in ‘Pretty in Pink’ ink by Stampin’ UP! and the stamens in ‘Tattered Rose’ ink by Tim Holtz, then I die cut them using my new dies.

Next I attached the sprig to the embossed background with Glossy Accents, then the flowers on top of the sprig. I cut a length of ribbon to go around the teal card & attached it to the bottom of the card with double sided tape, then I attached the teal card to a white card base with double sided tape.

I used the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment from the ‘Asian Gardens’ stamp set from Waltzingmouse stamps with VersaMark ink & used Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder ‘Blue Watercress Blaze’. Lastly I added some pink gems to add a bit of bling.

bling - Shibumi thinking of you

embossing - Shibumi thinking of you

I hope you like it! I will be entering this card into the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge – Textures.wmfansflagbanner

Shibumi Thinking of you