Sunday 22 April 2018

Sending Smiles

Meet today's card.
I am having fun using this new stamp from Penny Black called Blossom Branch.
It is a pretty one.

I began by masking the edges of my card front with some Post-It Tape, I like the look of a crisp, white border.
I placed the flowers into my Misti, coloured them with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process building colours as I went along.  I find it works best if I start with the lightest colour first and add darker colour after that. 
I dried the piece then watercoloured in the background using some Worn Lipstick Distress ink.  I just rub the ink pad directly onto my non-stick craft mat, spray with water and pick up the colour.
I splattered with some water over the whole front to lift the ink as well.  Distress inks work so well for this technique.
I placed the sentiment from the PB set called Smile Today and stamped that using some black Memento ink.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Time Out- SPRING
Crafty Friends- FLOWERS

Stamps- Blossom Branch, Smile Today (Penny Black)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Worn Lipstick Distress (TH); Tombow markers
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Mister (TH); Post-It Tape


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, I absolutely LOVE this card! Your technique is perfect, and I love how you've used this new stamp. Stunning coloring and jut a beautiful way to color the background. Gorgeous with the sentiment and the wonderful frame! Hugs! xoxo

Nora Noll said...

This is STUNNING!!!

Pat said...

This is so gorgeous Karen and I love the red with the pink in the background and yet another great sentiment, you seem to have so many lovely ones. x

Bonnie said...

Love these wonderful, rich colors, Karen! They play so nicely with the pink background! Love the splatters!

Christine Alexander said...

such pretty colours and love that background watercolouring.

aussie aNNie said...

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Loll said...

Gorgeous Karen. LOVE the colours ... and this beautiful stamp. Wonderful design and perfect technique as always, my friend! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

This is fabulous Karen - love the way the flowers are coloured - some of the depth of colour you have achieved is stunning

Mac Mable said...

Ohhh.... this is so pretty and fresh Karen. Gorgeous water colour technique and fabulous effect. Love the beautiful colours and yes that flower stamp is so very pretty x

I Card Everyone said...

This beauty certainly caused a few smiles today, Karen! LOve your Spring-like card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So fantastic and gorgeous is this card with those pretty flowers and colors. And, I love the sentiment on it as well.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such different colours for you, but still so VERY Beautiful, love your use of these colours - Gorgeous.

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful colours Karen, I love the floral image and your fab design, Kate x

colleen moore said...

Beautiful colours and so cheery and happy. A real brightener upper

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Flowers’ challenge with your lovely watercoloured card… Beautiful flowers and such a fab sentiment. Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Susan said...

Lovely colours - and such a change for you! I really want that PB stamp - it's so beautiful and you've really done it justice!

Gerrina said...

Beautiful floating and like the flowers are moving in a breese... super! Thank you for joining again us at TIME OUT!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Killer gorgeous card, Karen. Gorgeous colors. Fabulous watercoloring. Love the way you have framed it out. It is a masterpiece! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Time Out!!

Gibby Frogett said...

Wow - this absolutely gorgeous Karen.
Love the colours and stamp.
Gill x

MaryH said...

Gorgeous, hot bright sunny reds and always love the PB floral stamps. Wonderful look with the crisp edges and the soft pinky background. Just became a follower, thought I already had, but Blogger allowed me to follow (again!) so I did! TFS

lynda said...

Another stunner, Karen!! Your cards are so bright and cheery, they make me want to sing!! Lovely technique here, with that red and fabulous stamp. Awesome background also. Thanks for sharing at Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Hugs, Lynda Joy

Linda said...

Gorgeous flower card!
Thanks for participating our challenge over at the CraftyFriendblog
Greetings, Linda DT-CF

Daria said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the details.