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Textured White Flowers

Hi All!

As I was updating My Favorite Things, I realized that I hadn’t used Artful Flowers in awhile. It’s one of my favorite sets, so I decided to try something different with it today. I stamped the flowers in white ink then textured them with colored pencils and a gel pen. The details really make a difference. Here is a close-up:

On a side note, this is the first post I am using my iPhone X to take the card photos. I usually use a Nikon D3200 with a micro lens. I did a comparison last week with both cameras. With my Nikon photos, I usually have to brighten the whites in PhotoShop. So, I did that as usual. Then I took the same card photo with my iPhone X. I didn’t have to touch it at all in PhotoShop, and it was way beyond better than the Nikon photo. I couldn’t believe it!!

Anyway, hope you’re having a great week. Enjoy the video!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Flower panel 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches 9.5 x 10.8 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Inktense Pencils used: Antique White, Chinese Ink, Spring Green

hero arts black

Artful Flowers
SSS Artful Flowers
Inktense Pencils
Inktense Pencils
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Ranger Liquid Pearls, Buttercup
Buttercup Liquid Pearls
Stampin' Up! White Ink
Stampin’ Up! White Ink
Micron Pens
Micron Pens
Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
Stampin' Up! So Saffron Cardstock
So Saffron Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on November 29th, 2017 at 5:49 am


    I love this stamp set too, Darlene, and am so glad I have it because it’s not so readily available now or at least not in Australia. The simple elegance which is your hallmark is very evident in this card. I am almost finished with making Christmas cards, so this will be one of my first non-holiday cards to make. Thanks so much for reminding me to use Artful Flowers again!

  2. wrote on November 29th, 2017 at 5:50 am


    Your iPhone X really takes good photos. I am still using iPhone 6 but I’ll probably upgrade to iPhone X pretty soon (smile).

  3. wrote on November 29th, 2017 at 3:37 pm


    Between my finishing up making our holiday cards and all the holiday card videos on YouTube right now, seeing what could be a more spring-themed card is almost culture shock! LOL Seriously though, I love this design. I have that stamp set, and may try something similar myself. Thank you for having this today! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  4. wrote on November 29th, 2017 at 7:38 pm


    This card is so pretty. Another one I want to make. I have this white ink by Stampin up. But I have a problem with it being too juicy. It seems to pool on the Card stock. Any suggestions? I love the look of the white on a darker Card stock. Thank you Darlene.

    • wrote on November 29th, 2017 at 9:28 pm


      Hi anitac, I have the same problem with my SU White ink. I thought I might try using a stamp off to see if that helps. If anybody else has any suggestions would love to hear from you. …Glenis

    • wrote on November 30th, 2017 at 4:04 pm


      Whenever my ink pad is too juicy, I ink up my stamp, then I lightly tap my stamp on the ink pad. It seems to help absorb some of the extra ink that got on the stamp. Maybe try that?

  5. wrote on November 29th, 2017 at 9:22 pm


    Love, love, love this card. So serene and can be used with a variety of sentiments. Love the colour choice also. I don’t have this stamp set but I have another very similar Altenew set that I will use. Thanks Darlene.

  6. wrote on November 30th, 2017 at 6:12 am


    Thank you Glenismaree, I will try that as well. I too thank anyone for suggestions.

  7. wrote on November 30th, 2017 at 5:37 pm


    Such a delight to watch this come together. Those liquid drops in the centre of the flowers really adds to it.
    I use unicorn white as my preferred go to pad, but also have SU white so should get it out and have a crack at this.

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