One Plus Twelve ~ November!

Hi friends!

Happy November :)

Today's card is for my One Plus Twelve card challenge ~

which I started last year and it's really quite fun!

The idea:  Take one stamp - and ONLY one stamp -

and try to use it all year long (twelve months) to stretch the use of your supplies.

This year, my Word of the Year is:  BLOOM

so I've been using Beautiful Bloom by My Favorite Things.

My card is a little one the crazy side - 

It came together quite the opposite of how I was hoping!

But, it's kinda groovy!

I started with a black and white base and stamped the flower

on a yupo'd background piece made with ranger inks and alcohol.

This took several tries - NONE of the black inks I tried would really stamp boldly.

Even with the MISTI, I stamped and stamped!

Finally, this result was achieved with Ranger's Archival black.

I cut it out with the matching die and then - GULP - cut it in half!

The reason? 

So the card could have a little drama :)

Since sentiments are allowed, I used a die cut for the bold greeting

and a sentiment from another stamp set

(which has been fun - since the stamp I chose didn't have one.)

My two friends Barb and Jeanette are joining me in this challenge

this year and you can see their cards on their blogs.

I have TWO cards to catch up on ~ I think?!

I'm behind on life .... so naturally cards have taken a bit of a hiatus!

Thanks for stopping by!

Big hugs, bigger blessings :)



  1. Your card is absolutely stunning! Great design, no matter how it came together!

  2. Bold and beautiful! I love this gorgeous card, Kelly!! Awesome work!

  3. oh my goodness... MY GOODNESS! This is an absolutely stunning card, Kelly! The vibrant colors, the great design, the perfect sentiment. WOW!

  4. Definitely a show-stopper!! Love it Kelly! Such a clever way to use that stamp - would love to know which ink finally worked on the Yupo paper?

  5. Groovy it is, so colourful and eye catching and I love it Kelly x.

  6. Gorgeous card Kelly, beautiful flowers and colours and I love the black stripes for contrast, lovely bright colours, Kate x

  7. Amazing card with those flowers so vibrant and the lovely sentiment, Kelly!!! Great combo with the black stripes!

  8. A beautiful card Kelly and love the colours and design. The sentiment is lovely too. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S,xxxx

  9. This is really lovely! Really like the colors that you used!

  10. Absolutely stunning Kelly - love the dramatic contrast between the background and the vibrant colours in the flower(s).
    Stay safe