Sunday, 2 October 2016

Floral Birthday

Hi and welcome!  I took some time today to make a card for the current Muse challenge, as my friend Aileen is the Guest Muse and she created a gorgeous floral card.  I'm also linking up to Winnie & Walter's Precious Metals Challenge, Simon Says Anything Goes, 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes and The Card Concept where I'm calling my card Clean and Layered Challenge because of the arrangement of flowers.


I didn't go with the fruity theme at Card Concept, but I was inspired by the colors and came up with an orange, yellow and green bouquet of flowers.  From Aileen's gorgeous card, I stuck with the floral arrangement in the bottom left corner and the big bold sentiment in the top right quadrant.

I stamped, colored and die-cut the flowers before arranging them into a bouquet.  On the card base, I added some splatters with a toner pen before foiling them with Rose Gold foil.  The die-cut sentiment is also foiled with Rose Gold and the "birthday" sentiment was stamped with black ink.


Thanks for visiting.  Before I go, I want to let you know about a new challenge blog starting up on Tuesday.  It's called The Flower Challenge and it's all about, you guessed it, flowers!  It's a month-long challenge so there's plenty of time to play along.  Hope to see you there!




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Products used:

Stamps:  In Bloom:  Addie's Garden, The Big, the Bold and the Happy (Winnie & Walter)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Toner Pen
Cardstock:  White, Toner Paper, Rose Gold Foil
Dies:  In Bloom:  Addie's Garden, The Big, the Bold and the Happy (W&W)
Accessories:  Copics, Mini Minc machine

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Muse and Card Concept.

20 comments:

sandie said...

Your colouring is outstanding as is the design. The gold sentiment really is the perfect contrast to the soft colours. Thanks for joining TCC

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on Aileen's card, Karren! I love how you colored the flowers (Your Copic coloring skills are amazing!) and your foiling is really beautiful!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, how gorgeous! Love those bright and bold flowers and the happy metallic accents. Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely gorgeous, karren!! and the coloring is perfection!!

Ek Gorman said...

This is really beautiful and your coloring is amazing. The gold really helps the whole card pop. Beautiful work on the Muse challenge.

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card, Karren. Your coloring is perfect. Fantastic interpretation of Aileen's card.

Ardyth said...

Beautifully done! Love the shine of the golden sentiment! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Lisa Lara said...

This card is so darn gorgeous Karren. WOW. Jaw dropping.

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous coloring on those beautiful blooms, Karren, and I love the shine from the sentiment!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Karren adore this card, think I might need to do one using the same flowers, love the lushness of the image. Perfect

Hannelie said...

A beautiful bouquet Karren! Just stunning!

Tina Henderson said...

This is just adorable! Love that image! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina- 4CC DT

Karen D said...

Karren, this is completely stunning. Those flowers are coloured and arranged so beautifully. The gold Sentiment is the perfect addition. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

This is stunning!!!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

Jen Timko said...

Yep. Drop dead gorgeous! I'm telling you, I'm gonna have to go to the thesaurus (and you know what happens when that happens!!). ;-) Glad to see you at The Card Concept!

TK said...

Love the peach tones, and that beautiful rose gold foil!

Cécile RIBON said...

Once again I am totally stunned by your breathtaking bouquet ! And that rose gold foil is absolutely fabulous!

Karen D. said...

so gorgeous...

Susi K. said...

Karren, this is absolutely STUNNING!

Taheerah said...

Perfect shimmery touches with that splatter and sentiment - I have to get some of that rose gold foil!! Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w's The Gossip Column!