Sunday 5 April 2020


Good Morning

I hope you are doing well.
Creating has been my saving grace during this time off and isolation.
It gives me some peace in a crazy world.
I hope it does that for you too....takes your mind off of what is happening, even for a few moments.
I heard a quote yesterday that makes such sense....

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
(Mark Twain) I have been creating and sending out cards that will hopefully brighten someone's day and let them know that I am thinking about them.

Anyways, onto my card design.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I stamped the Large Floral from Magenta onto my card panel with some Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with some white powder.  
Using some orange, yellow and red Brushos, I watercoloured in the flowers.  So Spring like with those happy colours.  I so enjoy working with the Brushos as they give such intense colour to any project.
When that was dry, I die cut the stitched edge to add interest, added the die cut sentiment and a few orange sequins.  

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Stay safe...blessings.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- TAKE IT/MAKE IT Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge- SPRING/AUTUMN

Stamp- Large Floral (Magenta)
Inks- Brushos, Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); paintbrush; Celebrate die (MFT);
orange sequins; white eb powder; heat tool


Bunny said...

Beautiful card. I love the Brusho colors. I forget that you can use them for watercoloring so thank you for the inspiration. [Bunny]

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Brushos watercolored flowers, Karen. TFS all your steps. I love watercoloring with Brushos too. Love how you finished your card with the die cut Celebrate and sequins. Your card will be treasured by a friend. Stay safe and Creative, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Susan said...

Gorgeous vibrant colours, Karen! I agree, creating is something that really helps get us through these times. I am so grateful that I have cardmaking, knitting, gardening, baking (and a dog to get me out walking!).

I Card Everyone said...

You and Mr. Twain might have something there... this beauty went a long way to make me see the bright side today! Gorgeous, Karen!

marilyn said...

Thank you for the bright spring colors and great card! Bright colors are really helpful in this gloomy time.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful with the white embossing and the fantastic colors from the Brushos.

Pat said...

I love the hot and spicy colours Karen, and the white embossing and white die cut sentiment stand out so well. A beautiful card. x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely love these colours Karen and lovely floral design, Kate x

Nora Noll said...

This is STUNNING!! I LOVE the colors you used. GREAT technique!!

Bonnie said...

WOW! Love these colors, Karen! So bright and happy!

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful summer colours, So pretty Karen :)

Anke said...

WOW absolutely stunning, the colors are so beautiful. Fantastic technique.

kiwimeskreations said...

What fabulous vibrant colours on this delightful floral card Karen
Stay safe

Loll said...

Beautiful Karen! This is such a happy card with the bright colours. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous designed creation and it's a pretty cool one too.xx

Mac Mable said...

Such an artsy looking card with vibrant and wonderful water colouring with the brusho's x. A real Happy card x.

Linda said...

Love this, the colours are stunning! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

TK said...

Fabulous design, and lovely water coloring! Enjoy your "saving grace" time :o)

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Beautiful card! The colors are just beautiful. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge this month.
Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Viv said...

Sorry late leaving comments again!This is so yummy Karen and I love the colours you chose too. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' hugs Viv xx

Mone said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing at Challenge up your life