Saturday, 9 June 2018

Pink Florals

Hello and a Big Welcome.
Do you ever feel like you have lost time and energy because you have been too busy?
That's me the past month so now I'm trying to get back into the groove of things.

Meet today's card.
Yes, I made sure I stepped away from the blue today.  Sometimes I just can't help myself.
Playing with a new stamp from Penny Black called Summer Dream which is just perfect to use with one of my favourite techniques.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and some Post-it Tape.  I tore the tape to give me an uneven edge to my finished card and rubbed it in place.  I placed the piece into my Misti and then coloured the flowers with my Tombow markers.  I coloured, sprayed with water, stamped then repeated that process until I was happy with the coverage.
When that was dry, I sponged the edges using some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink and then splattered on some water to lift some of the colour.  Using the same ink and a piece of drywall tape, I did a bit of stenciling in the background.  Love the depth and interest such a simple detail can add.  I stamped the sentiment from the PB Smitten sentiment set.
I removed the tape masking the edges and simply mounted the piece onto more white cardstock.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- MY FAV THINGS 
(flower stamps)
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES

Stamps- Summer Dream (PB); Smitten (PB)
Inks- Tombow Markers; Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy weight white 
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Mister (TH); drywall tape; Post-it Tape


Karen D. said...

Thanks very much for commenting. You make my day brighter.

TerriLynn said...

That's so gorgeous. I love everything about it.

Squdge 3 said...

Every time I see it on your cards I want to buy some dry wall tape! I can't believe how pretty it looks!

Pat said...

This is a really pretty PB stamp Karen and the pink tones works well and using the markers give a beautiful loose look to the flowers, and your dry wall tape stencilling and sentiment add lots of interest to this lovely design. x

celeste said...

One of the best cards.,ever!!! Love PB but you've taken it to a higher level,,so,well inspired

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Karen, love the beautiful flower and the stenciling

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is so beautiful Karen! I love the almost raggedy effect you achieved on your flowers and stems .. it looks amazing .. and I would never have thought to use dry wall tape as a stencil. So simple and yet so effective .. absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous post and loving the colours used.
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Maxine D said...

How beautiful - love your colour choice and those textured background you make are wonderful

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssssss Karen
Gr Karin

Dotty Jo x said...

Breathtakingly beautiful, Jo x

Heidi Stamps said...

Very beautiful. I ‘m glad you mentioned which tape you use, because I don’t do making much because my tape always seems to tear the paper. I may have to try the post it stuff. TFS!

Chana Harris said...

Your design has a very ethereal look and feel! Beautiful execution on all levels.

Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!


cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed Karen, I love the the watercoloured look of the flowers and the pink, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! I absolutely love this card. I think the colors and design are just amazingly beautiful!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Pink watercolored stamped flowers, Karen. I love how your stenciling adds such wonderful dimension and your beautiful sentiment. TFS your beauty and your step by step description. BTW..Love the new PB flower image. Hugs..

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, you do pink as beautifully as blue! Love this, and just received a wonderful Unity red rubber stamp that might work well for this technique... hope to try my hand at it. Thanks for always showing us how it's done!

Susan said...

Lovely shades of pink - perfect for that flower. And beautiful background sponging and stenciling too. Although blue is my favourite colour, so I love all your blue cards, this one really appeals to me too.

Mac Mable said...

Yes time just zips past ...Your card today is stunning and so very beautiful. Loving the shades of pink and the technique's look wonderful with lots of depth and interest x.

Ina G said...

Beautiful card Karen - gorgeous stamp and colours. The dry wall background adds so much interest. I had to buy some after seeing one of your cards using this product. Lucky the Lady at our Bunnings store knew what I was after as it isn't called that here.

Bonnie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Karen! Love those pink flowers and the stenciled background! I'm glad things have slowed down for you a bit. Hope it continues.

Loll said...

Gorgeous Karen. Love everything in pink! Beautiful image and I love the design you've used. Having the "organic" borders adds just a little something special to this card. Hope your days get back to a routine soon for you. Sending hugs. xx

Mimi said...

Ooh... if I was on my phone, I'd leave the little emoji with heart-eyes! This is absolutely GORGEOUS. Thank you for sharing at SOS this week.

Daffodil Cards said...

You amaze me with your stamping skill and results, this is soooooooooooo Beautiful.

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card.


Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! It's so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Kate Dykstra said...

Wow!! Your card is beautiful!!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Small Bits of Paper

Ida said...

This is really nice.

Marilyn said...

This is so beautiful and I love the artsy look of it.

Marcia HIll said...

Playing a little catch up tonight and just had to stop by and comment on this GORGEOUS card Karen! I love everything about this lovely "pink" card from the beautiful flowers, the uneven edges, and the design the drywall tape made for your background! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)