Pleasant Petal Pizzazz!!

Petal Pizzazz dbl 2

Hi there!

I know I promised on Thursday that I was going to show you some cards using a new stamp set that I have just received … but I kinda got distracted yesterday showing you some of my Petal Pizzazz cards instead! So … while I am on a roll … I thought I would continue with the Petal Pizzazz theme … and show you a couple of other cards … and then on Monday I will show you the photo pages I did using the same set! I love being able to show the versatility of a set. And … often ideas for one set can be adapted for another … if you don’t have the particular set that I am highlighting!

You will just have to believe me that these two cards are actually much more impressive in real life!!! 😉 The white stamping is much more obvious … but these pics show it up reasonably well. This first one caught my eye while I was browsing through SCS and I just HAD to CASE it. I found the original on this blog -> The Card Kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration. Liza!

Petal Pizzazz 3

Such a simple but gorgeous idea! I think it is really effective! Just remember to stamp the coloured images first and the white over the top!

Card Recipe:

  • Petal Pizzazz 3 zStamp Sets: Petal Pizzazz, Warm Words
  • Inks: Regal Rose, Whisper White
  • Cardstock: Regal Rose – A5 (21 x 14.8cm) + 8.5 x 12.8cm + scrap for oval; Whisper White – scrap for oval
  • Accents: Pink Rhinestone Brads, Regal Rose Grosgrain ribbon
  • Tools Used: Small & Large Oval Punches, Sponge Daubers, Spiral Punch

This card was so quick and easy … and I immediately reached for another colour inspired by Liza’s original. (However … Liza was introducing the new US “Bermuda Bay” in colour & we don’t have that yet … so I substituted it with Tempting Turquoise.)

Petal Piazzazz 4

This time I have added a little more of the white accents with some white card as a narrow frame. And … I have also used some silver brads … pressed a mini glue dot to the head of each one … and dipped the sticky head in Dazzling Diamonds to create some pretty glittery brads! This is a great idea for a little more sparkle … without any more expense!!!

Card Recipe:

  • Petal Pizzazz 4 zStamp Sets: Petal Pizzazz, Warm Words
  • Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
  • Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise – A5 (21 x 14.8cm) + 9.5 x 13.8cm; Whisper White – 9.8 x 14.1 cm
  • Accents: Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Silver Brads + mini glue dot + dazzling diamonds
  • Tools used: Spiral punch, Brad punch

So … a new but simple idea … Stamp white image over coloured image on coloured card. Why don’t you try it out??? I’m sure you will be happy with the effect! Just another idea to tuck away for a rainy day!!! I know I am going to try this technique again!!!

I am off to the school working bee today  (I actually prepared this post yesterday so I would have something to share with you today!!!) Gav is going to join me at school later … but Sandy’s soccer coach has to work today … so Gav has been called up last minute as back up coach! Fortunately, he has an early game … so Gav shouldn’t miss too much of the working bee! Always something happening!!!

See you on Monday … with my Petal Pizzazz photo pages!

Images copyright © Stampin’ Up! ® 1997—2009.  Artwork by Andrea Lowcock.


  1. Christine says:

    Hi Andrea,
    Wow I must have had a busy week… I got on to check your blog and realised I have a whole week’s worth to catch up on!! Usually I am on at least every couple of days to see what you have put on.
    I just love these “one colour” cards! I wish I was as artistic as you! I will have to give them a go though. I really need to get myself some more “bling” too. They definitely add a final touch to these cards don’t they.
    Looking forward to the 22nd Aug card day!
    Andrea adds: Hi sis! Can’t go wrong with monotone! And … yes … bling is always good!!! Looking forward to 22nd Aug, too!!! Hugs xxx PS Hope next week is a little quieter!


  2. Regina says:

    What grandios cards! The technique is great!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Greetings Regina
    Andrea adds: Hi Regina! So nice to see you again! Glad you like this technique! It was soooooo easy!!! Hugs, Andrea xx


  3. Great technique – simple and yet stunning – tfs
    Andrea adds: Happy to share … after all … I got the idea from another blog! Love that we can all share our ideas!!! I like this … must do some more!!! I am thinking Christmas snowflakes would be nice!? Have a great weekend! Hugs xxx


  4. How gorgeous are these cards!! Gorgeous, really lovely Andrea 🙂 x
    Andrea adds: It is always so lovely when someone is really enthusiastic about a card!!! Thanks for your encouragement Andrea!!! It always helps me to persevere!!! xxx


  5. Michelle says:

    These cards certainly inspire me to look at that stamp set to buy, Andrea. WOW! I especially like the Temptimg Turquoise card – cutting around the stamped image is so effective! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Andrea adds: Thanks for your kind words, Michelle! It is nice to know that I do help to inspire!!! Thanks for the feedback! And … thanks for taking the time to say hi! xx


  6. Leonie S says:

    gorgeous cards yet again … stop making me want this set!
    Andrea adds: LOL Leonie … I am sorry … but more tomorrow!!! Ooops!!! Just give in already!!! 😀


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