One Plus Twelve - February

 Hi friends!

Today's card is for the February  One Plus Twelve
It's a challenge I created last year as a way to stretch the use of my stamps.
The idea is to take 1 stamp (and just one!) for 12 months,
creating 12 unique and different cards.
I asked my friends Barb and Jeanette to join me again this year ... 
and we've all chosen a different stamp and stamp company :)

This year, to go along with my word of the year 'Bloom',
I chose Beautiful Bloom by MFT stamps.

This month's card idea went all kinds of ways AND sideways!
I had an idea in my head but my card had another ;)

Welcome to create a flower,
where if the lines don't match up ~ mix them up!

I started out by stamping the flower with Ranger distress oxide inks
 in Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin. 
I layered the inks and then decided to do a spin off of a spotlight 
by popping up the bottom half of the stamp, using MFT's stitched die-namic.
The shape was a little larger than I needed for this A2 size card and flower
so I ran it through my Gemini Jr twice, moving the die to cut more inside.

 A few sequins and a sentiment from the stamp set 'because',
and this card was complete!

Here's a better view of the dimension ↓

It's time to already start planning out my card for March!
You can see Barb's card here 
and Jeanette's card here as well as what stamp they chose.
I have a lot of people ask if they can play along and the answer is - 
of course!  
Just grab a stamp - any stamp - and challenge yourself 
by creating a card with it twelve ways, one for each month.

It's exciting to think ahead and know at the end of this year,
 I'll have a bouquet of BLOOMS ~ in card form :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Yess sounds really great Kelly.. but I wonder how to do it...my wheels on my little hamster wheel already go waaaay too fast.. I like this one.. great dimensions too.
    Sorry for late visit .. 😊
    Thanks for sharing, and most of all for popping over, and may God bless you.
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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  2. Kelly, your card is so pretty! I love how you popped up part of the image - in spotlight style. Very creative!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous floral image and card Kelly, beautifully designed and the sequins to embellish are just lovely, Kate x

  4. Such a gorgeous card Kelly.

    Sue xx

  5. I love your challenge -a great idea and love the stamp you used -great idea popping up the bottom half too
    carol x

  6. Awesome technique with the layer Kelly. Can't wait to see Marchs.

  7. WOW! What a beautiful stamp! I love how you highlighted it - I may case that idea with something else! :) I love your idea of working with 1 stamp set 12 different ways... I should try and do that each week! Like pick 4 stamp sets only for the month and use 1 set each week for say 3 months then change it up... this way I only focus on those 4 sets for 3 months getting as much use out of them and then moving on to another 4 sets for 3 months.... and then maybe I won't have so many new sets not being used! Hummmm... the wheels are turning in my head! LOL


  8. So creative and I love how it has turned out. A very beautiful card with a fabulous colourway x.

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  10. Oh Kelly what fabulous stamping and awesome use of the spotlight and die cutting techniques! I'm not always sure that I like it when my cards go a different way than what I envisaged before I started, and they seem to do it quite often!!!

  11. Wow, such a lovely card with a special twist, well done ! Hugs, Enny

  12. A very clever spin on spotlighting! Looks great!

  13. What masterful piecing on this fabulous two-tone design, Kelly!! Your card is beautiful!

  14. This is so awesome! I've never seen or thought of doing this technique. And the colors go along together perfectly.

  15. Very creative CAS, love the double colouring of the lines!
    Big hugs!