Monday, 5 March 2018

Flower Frenzy

Good Morning.
Meet today's card. 
Keeping it very clean and simple using a new-to-me stamp set from Simon Says.

I began my card by stamping the flowers all over my white cardstock panel.  I started near the centre and stamped outwards being sure to stamp in all the spaces.  That set has a larger image and lots of smalls to fill in with.  
Now most people would just go ahead and colour in the flowers but I decided to go in another direction.  So next, I took a blue Tombow marker and coloured in the background around the flowers which really helped make a fun looking pattern.  I used a curved die to cut the panel and then glued them onto another piece of cardstock.  
I stamped the sentiment, then punched it out with a circle punch, added another flower from the set to the centre and a blue button to the centre of that.  I pop dotted that over the curve.


Have a great week and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
CASology- FIT
(I moved my stamp around and had to fit the smaller flowers
into the empty areas)
City Crafter- DIE CUT

Supplies
Stamps- Roses for You (SSS); Circle sentiments (SU)
Inks-Tuxedo Black Memento; Tombow marker
Paper- heavy weight white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- circle punch (SU); curved die (SSS); Misti; blue button; Cuttlebug

23 comments:

Pat said...

This is such an interesting card Karen with its curved split in the pretty background piece and then the circular sentiment with its sweet blue button in the centre. A great idea to make the all over pattern of flowers and then just colour the spaces. Very eye catching! x

Mac Mable said...

What patience... firstly to do the all over stamping and then to colour the blue in between. Wow...on this very striking card x

Gwendolyn said...

What an awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More and I look forward to seeing your beautiful cards again soon! Hugs, Gwendolyn

bharati nayudu said...

It was great job fitting the flowers into your design. Thank you for joining us at CASology this week. Hugs - Bharati

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Karen
Gr Karin

Marcia said...

So much fun in your latest creation! Love that you "colored outside the lines". The swirly die-cut is a great idea too!!

Glennis said...

That is a great look Karen, I love how you have used the die too

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful.

Bobby said...

This reminds me of some vintage fabric I have, Karen. I love it with the dark background and white flowers.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love how you colored the background instead. It's awesome looking. That round greeting with the swirly in it is perfect for this card (and the dot of matching blue).

Sarn said...

Simply fantastic. An awesome card . . . love everything about it x

Dortesjs said...

What a great card!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen, love the colours and design, Kate x x

Kreative Kymona said...

Hello Karen!! I love how you use the stamp set to illustrate the cue card. To fit the smaller stamps in the open areas. Nicely done. Thank you for playing along with CASology this week.

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, I'm in awe of your background colouring, so cool and a great way to use the stamps in a different way :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful blue! This is such a pretty design, Karen! A wonderful monochromatic design!
Thanks for playing along with us again over at CASology! :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the negative colouring - such a beautiful blue.

Brawny said...

Fabulous cardvx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Karen :-) I love how you coloured the background and left the flowers white, very pretty and the round sentiment is perfect! Love this :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Luv
Lols x x x

Maxine D said...

What a fun card - and really eye catching too Karen
Blessings
Maxine

Aileen said...

This is such a stunning card, just love the floral panel and the colours you have gone with. Beautiful Karen.

Annick said...

this flower pattern looks amazing , Karen ! Wow

CherylQuilts said...

Karen, this is such a fun card, and I love that you were able to color just the background in blue to make the rest of it really pop! Beautifully done! Hugs!