Saturday, 7 January 2017


 Meet today's card.
I'm calling it 'Delightful' because it came together so quick and easily. 
The challenge at Splitcoast today was from a site called 'I don't wear dresses'. 
When I saw this dress, I instantly thought of using my Brushos and was inspired to make this card.

I began by sprinkling black Brushos over my heavy weight cardstock.  I sprayed with water to activate the color crystals and watched the magic happen. 
When the piece was dry, I folded it back and forth onto itself to resemble the folds in the dress.
I die cut the flowers from Tim Holtz Wildflowers then cut the frame using dies from Memory Box.
I mounted it all and done.
Gotta love when a card inspiration comes to you right away!

Adding my card to these challenges:

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

Challenge Up Your Life- SELFMADE BKG


Crafting with Attitude- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so very much for taking time out of you day to come and visit!

Supplies:  dies- TH, Memory Box/ ink- Brushos/ Cuttlebug


  1. Your brushos background is gorgeous. So creative and fun to create the "folds of the dress" for this card. It's looks awesome with those creases. You are so inspiring my friend! xx

  2. Jolie carte, le fond est superbe ! je ne me sers pas assez du brusho noir, je vais le ressortir !
    Meilleurs voeux pour 2017 !

  3. the folds are amazing, they give so much texture to the card. Awesome take on the dress.

  4. Love the drama created by this stunning background, Karen.

  5. Wow! That background is so dramatic. I just love the colors too and the flowers really pop against it.

  6. You could not have matched your inspiration any more perfectly than this! Fabulous brusho background using black and love the stark contrast of the white die cuts against the dark background.

  7. Stunning Brushos background, Karen. The perfect backdrop for your die cut white flowers. TFS my friend. Hugs....

  8. lovely card. Thanks for participating Brown sugar challenge.. Good luck
    With love
    Afreen - DT BSCB

  9. Love the way you did the background with the black brushos and the folds - you certainly captured the essence of the dress you were inspired by. A perfect background for those gorgeous dies.

  10. All that gorgeous color from the black? I HAVE to try this, Karen, and hope it comes even close to yours.

  11. Gorgeous card Karen, the bg colours look amazing! Cathy x

  12. clever. The brusho's are beautiful and to fold it to resemble the actual dress photo...sheer inspiration! One talented lady x

  13. I love the texture you've created in the background, Karen! And the black Brusho is amazing in its colors! The white flowers are so pretty with it! It deserves a frame!

  14. Wow... this is so simple, yet very striking. I love it. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 'Anything Goes' January 2017.
    Nicola DT Amethyst Lily Designs

  15. Marvelous creation with the brushos! I love the colors and the folds add a great texture to the card! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!!

  16. Stunning card, super background. The dark colours are fabulous with the white.
    Buffy x

  17. Well done, wonderful emboss Resist Karen, thanks fir sharing
    Shaz in Oz.c

  18. Was für eine schöne Karte und so ein besonders schöne Hintergrund! Toll!
    Danke, dass du bei CUYL dabei bist.
    Liebe Grüße

  19. Das weiße Blumenstanzteil vor dem Brushohintergrund sieht wirklich klasse aus. Danke fürs Mitmachen bei CUYL! Happy crafting, Maike ;o)