Thursday, 15 June 2017

'Orange' You Glad it's Summer- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.

It's time for another card for 
Our theme this month is Anything Goes.


Here's what I came up with.
I began by die-cutting the Wonky Stitched Frame using a heavy white cardstock.  
Since I wanted this great sentiment to be the focal point, using my Misti, I stamped the saying with Memento black ink then clear heat embossed onto the die-cut panel.  I find the ink really pops if I heat emboss it and there is no chance of me smearing the ink when I add the watercolouring.
Next, I stamped the flowers around the edges using my Misti and I coloured them in with Zigs and a wet paintbrush.  I like to place a bit of colour right at the base of the flower and then use the wet brush to pull the colour into the petals.  
While that dried, I stamped my background using the Arty stamp inked with orange dye ink.
I thought it made an interesting frame for the main panel.


Please come and play along with us.
Thanks so very much for the visit.


Adding my card to these challenges:
 Simon Says- EMBOSS IT
Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES
City Crafter- FRAME IT


Supplies
Stamps- Arty (Kaisercraft); Beautiful Moments (Close to My Heart); Flora Bella #1 (Prima)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Zigs;Carved Pumpkin Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white cs (local store)
Accessories and Tools- MISTI; clear embossing powder; Wonky Stitched die (Avery Elle); 
paintbrush; Cuttlebug

28 comments:

  1. hello Karen, yet another lovely card from you with the great lyric on

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  2. This is a lovely vibrant card - love the contrast between the curviness (not sure this is a word!) of the lettering and flowers and the very linear background

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  3. Karen, your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the sentiment you've used.

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  4. Oh wow! Your orange flowered card design is gorgeous! And I love that sentiment too.

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  5. Gorgeous Orange colors flower design to go with your beautiful sentiment. TFS Karen. Hugs...

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  6. Love that sentiment! And the beautiful orange flowers!

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  7. This is such a fab card, love the warm orange x

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  8. I love it! And I laughed at the title of your post.

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  9. My first thought when I saw your card is how cheerful this is! Love the bright orange and the wonderful graphics on the base layer. You always have the greatest sentiments too!

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  10. Wow Karen whats stunning card, that background stamp looks fantastic, I think you need to do a card so we can see it in all its glory. Those flowers are perfect with that sentiment and of course perfect colour used.

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  11. I still love this sentiment and even more with the orange flowers!

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  12. My goodness, this is gorgeous and has made my very dull and cold Aussie morning full of sunshine, so to speak. I am going to try your clear embossing on black memento ink as it sounds like a winner. Love the orange colours and something we don't use enough of....fabulous inspiration as always....hugs.xx
    [aNNie]

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  13. orange is a colour I rarely use, your card is fantastic, your sentiment takes the stage but is wonderfully framed with your artsy background. Awesome card.

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  14. So vibrant and yes love the orange stamping on the background. Such an amazing sentiment and yes deserves pride of place. Such pretty flowers and as always gorgeous colouring x

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  15. Loving the orange Karen, makes a change for you eh ;)the bold sentiment and pretty flowers make for a gorgeous card again ;) hugs Viv xx

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  16. What a beautiful card!! I love the orange color and your creative design!

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  17. Ooooh what a fabulous card - the colour is amazing!I love the sentiment and the flowers frame it nicely. Beautifully done! xx

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  18. Great sentiment and fabulous background
    Carol x

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  19. Love the bright orange. This is such a happy card, Karen. Beautiful sentiment and an amazing design with your arty stamped background. xx

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  20. Beautiful card Karen, love the sentiment and colors!
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

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  21. What a wonderful card for our challenge! Beautiful meaningful words too! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  22. What a great sentiment matching with the gorgeous card!!! Love the cool pattern in orange on the background !!

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  23. Oh Karen, that sentiment is just amazing, words to live by for sure, your background frames it perfectly, love the bold orange flowers and the very unique background image.
    Hugs,
    Maria.

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  24. I Love the orange and the patterns in this card, a Super sentiment too.
    Faith
    x

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  25. Oh what a gorgeous card, love the background and what a fabulous sentiment.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  26. Lovely sentiment!
    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
    Susan
    Addicted to Stamps and More
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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