Tuesday, 1 April 2014


It's April 1st and the promise of Spring is right around the corner.  My card was created for the CAS challenge at Splitcoast yesterday- shades of blue.  I was in. 
I started by rubbing on 4 shades of blue Distress inks; Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Broken China.  Next I sprayed my flower stamp with water and stamped onto the blue.  Since Distress inks are water based, the water lifts off the ink leaving behind a ghost image.  I love the soft look of the image.  I splattered some water on the card front too and added the buttons for interest.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Seize the Birthday- BUTTONS and RHINESTONES
Simon Says- BUTTONS

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies- stamps; Unity/ Distress inks/ buttons/ mini mister


  1. Beautiful, Karen - love your blue cards!!

  2. This is gorgeous Karen. I love how you've blended those blue inks!
    I don't think I've seen this technique before...stamping with water onto the inks. Now I'll have to try it!
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

  3. Gorgeous card Karen, so very pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  4. Beautiful, soft image! I love the gorgeous blues! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. Love that soft look and those colors!

  6. Very pretty colours and I love the soft look you created. Lovely card.

  7. Love your mix of colors on this beauty, Karen! The water stamping is simply gorgeous!

  8. So soft and serene, Karen! I love this!

  9. So beautiful Karen, it looks to me like a deep underwater place with a cool plant floating among the bubbles :)

  10. I did not know that about distress inks and I love that you stamped this with water. It is such a neat technique and gives a nice outcome. So fun!

  11. This is SO beautiful it is almost mesmerizing!