Sunday, 9 August 2020

Pretty in Pink


Good Morning
Meet today's card using this beautiful large Poinsettia stamp from Picket Fence Studios.  If you like to colour, it is the perfect one for that!  

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I pulled out my Gel Plate to create a simply background.  First I positioned my Marvelous Rectangle mask over my cardstock panel.  (I did that because my Gel plate is larger then the background I wanted and I like the look of the white border when finished.  These masks are just so perfect for this kind of technique as they don't stick to the Gel Plate and can be easily wiped clean after removing.)
  • Using my brayer, I rolled some Candied Apple Distress Ink all over my Gel Plate.  I diluted some Faded Jeans and splattered that along the edges to add interest. *Using your Distress inks on your Gel Plate is a really easy way to get an instant bkg.  
  • I took my masked white cardstock panel and rubbed it over my Gel plate to get the panel inked.
  • I dried that, then leaving the mask in place, I stamped the poinsettia using my Misti.  I then removed the mask and simply wiped it clean with a damp cloth.
  • I rubbed some reds and a bit of purple onto my non-stick craft sheet, and watercoloured areas of the flower for interest.
  • I splattered using my white Posca pen.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Studio G with some Versafine Clair Noir and clear heat embossed it.  I mounted it with some pop dots into the corner of my panel over the flower.
  • I added the panel to some black cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs
Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- USE YOUR FAV TOOL
CAS on Friday- NATURE

Stamps- Christmas Poinsettia Star (Picket Fence Studios); Season's Greetings (Studio G)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Candied Apple, Faded Jeans, Barn Door, Dusty Concord Distress
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); black cs (Michaels)
Accessories and Tools- Marvelous Rectangle Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Gel plate; 
Brayer (Speedball); pop dots;
Clear Embossing Powder; paintbrush; White Posca Pen


Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a gorgeous Christmas design. I love the pink poinsettia!

Bonnie said...

So pretty, Karen! That's an awesome poinsettia and I love the coloring!

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Karen, I love that large bloom and the colours are fabulous, Kate x

Claire (Mrs H) said...

The colours are just fabulous
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

I Card Everyone said...

Pretty in pink, yes... but this gorgeous bloom would be gorgeous in every color of the rainbow!
Fabulous, Karen!

Mac Mable said...

I love the oversized Poinsettia and I am loving the colour of the pinky red Candied Apple distress ink. A real stunner of a card and so very beautiful Karen x.

Susan said...

Beautiful colours, lovely white splatter, great poinsettia!

Pat said...

This is a great seasonal card Karen and love the pink with the bit of purple and created with the rectangle mask gives a very clean and pretty look. This would be great for some bulk cardmaking too. x

Bunny said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous. I love all of the pink. Great coloring. [Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

Love your gelli print with that beautiful oversized Poinsettia :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Karen - love your background, and the hints of colour on the flower are perfect
Stay safe

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Definitely pretty AND beautiful in pink. Love this Karen.
Faith x

Anita van Reemst said...

Nice coloring. Pretty pink. Thanks for joining us at CAS on Friday. Greetings, Anita

Loll said...

Beautiful shades of pink for your large, gorgeous poinsettia Karen. Fabulous design! xx