Sunday, 14 February 2016

Flower Power

Happy Valentine's Day.  

Meet today's card.  
I am being inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  We are being inspired by 100 Brilliant Color Combinations.  Here's the one that inspired my card:

I got out my MISTI and inked the flower from the Stampin Up set called Blooming with Kindness with Versamark ink and white heat embossed it onto my paper.
I then moved the flower slightly up and to the right...something that is easily done with the MISTI.
Next, I got out my Brushos, mixed some with a small amount of water and painted it onto my flower and stamped over the embossed flower.  Since the flower was slightly offset for the second stamping, the colours emerged around the resist of the embossing.
 I watered down the Brushos with even more water then watercoloured the bkg.
I stamped the sentiment from MFT set and added some black rhinestones to balance out the design.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS- BLOOM

Sweet Stampin- CLEAN and SIMPLE

Alphabet Challenge- Y FOR YOU CHOOSE
(B- beautiful blues, best)

(blue and blue) 

 Simply Papercraft- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
I appreciate you!

Supplies:  stamps- SU, MFT/ Brushos/ wh Embossing powder/ heat tool/ paint brush/ Memento bl ink/ Versamark ink/ bl rhinestones


  1. Wonderful blue and amazing card.

  2. love the cool and stylish card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Great card adn just right for our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

  4. That's gorgeous Karen - one of my favorite stamps! :)

  5. This is such a gorgeous technique. Love your card, my friend. xx

  6. Love the variation of color on these flowers, WOW!!

  7. Gorgeous blue on blue eb resist off set stamping technique Karen....your creativity is so inspiring my friend :-) TFS

  8. Oh, how gorgeous this is. I just love those blue blooms.

  9. A-MAZING! Karen, this is gorgeous - both in side and color (well, yes, I know you love blue, but still!!). I am in love with the soft "wash" you've achieved with Brushos! It's a stunning card, my friend! Hugs!

  10. So so pretty! Love the two toned inking on the flowers!

  11. Flowers turned out gorgeous! Great card, Karen! :)

  12. Really stunning card, Karen! I love the different shades of blue, and your design is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

  13. stunning monochromatic card. Thanks for sharing your card at ATCAS!!

  14. What a super stylish card, love the colours and clever stamping technique! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and I do hope you'll visit us again soon, love Jacky x

  15. Stunning colours. Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar. Hugs Traci DT xx

  16. Gorgeous card - love the way you've done the stamping.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen N x

  17. Wow, this is such a beautiful and stylish card. I love the effect you've created, it's so pretty. I've just bought a Misti and you've inspired me to try this effect...thank you.

    This is just perfect for our 'CAS' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  18. Fabulous effect, Karen! It gives so much depth to the flowers. I think I need to get a Misti mf ;)