Artistic Freestyle Florals

Hello! I am so happy you’ve stopped by, as I am sharing a one layer card today featuring some of the Mama Elephant Freestyle Florals stamps. I was really inspired by the artistic feel of these stamps, and thought they would look great done up in gold embossing on a black card.

I started off by doing all my stamping onto an A2 card base that I had created from some gold flecked, black cardstock. I have had this cardstock for a very long time and do not remember where it came from. However, it is really beautiful, and I love how the flecks of gold embedded in the paper shine as the light hits it… wish it showed up as beautifully in the photos as it does in real life! :)


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I stamped, heat embossed and masked each of the three flowers before stamping all the leaves and additional floral images. For my embossing I used Versamark ink and Ranger’s Princess Gold embossing powder.

Once all my flowers and leaves were stamped and embossed, I went ahead and stamped the sentiment on my card using the Altenew Birthday Greetings stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment using Ranger Super Fine white embossing powder and again the Princess Gold.

With a white paint pen, I then went in and began adding some sketchy details in and around the images on my card. Some Wink of Stella glitter was applied overtop, and finally, I scored a double frame around the edges of the card, to give some extra dimension.


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I love how the gold and white just pop right off the card! Black was never something I ever used much of, but I’ve recently been challenging myself to incorporate it more into my designs, and I’ve actually grown to like it!

I hope you’ve enjoyed and I am so happy you’ve stopped over…. and hey! You may be noticing the new look of my blog… I just unveiled the new design, as well as opening up a shop on my blog as well! Be sure to check it out and stop back… new items are being added often!



This card is submitted into the Runway Inspired challenge #82 “Naeem Khan”, the Addicted to CAS challenge #62 “Black, White and Gold”,  and the Seize the Birthday challenge “Make Your Own Background”.

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11 Responses

  1. 3kidmama says:

    Gorgeous card!

  2. Ruby N says:

    What a beautiful card!! I love all the details!

  3. jenniferrzasa says:

    Those freestyle florals look stunning in gold, and I love the white accents you added. Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway :)

  4. Anni says:

    Your card is so elegant with the metallic embossig on black! It looks fabulous!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. This is breathtaking, Nina! If stars were actually flowers, the nighttime sky would look like this!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. lollthompson says:

    So beautiful. LOVE those pretty blooms embossed in gold … and the white detailing adds a real WOW! factor. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

  7. Bonnie says:

    This is awesome, Nina-Marie! The gold embossing on the black is gorgeous! And the white details make it a work of art! So glad you shared this with us at ATCAS!

  8. Erum says:

    WOW!!!! This is super awesome! Now I want to play the RIC too!

  9. wow…elegant and gorgeous!

  10. Ellen H. says:

    iiii I love your new webdisign!!

  11. Joanna Harty says:

    Oh, Love your card! The added details you made in white really makes it pop! Just stunning! Thanks for sharing with us over at Addicted to CAS!

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