Saturday, 7 January 2017

Azalea

Hi and welcome!  It's my last weekend before heading back to work, which does not make me a happy camper, but needs must.  I'm planning on getting in as much stamping as I can before Monday morning!

This card was made using the fabulous sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and the photo inspiration at The Card Concept.  I'm also linking to the Start Afresh challenge at Simon Says Stamp as this is the first outing for this Power Poppy set and finally, I'm linking up to the Anything Goes challenge at Seize The Birthday.


I went for a clean and graphic look for my card and was inspired by the white and gold and the gorgeous pink flowers.

I stamped this gorgeous azalea stamp onto a panel of white cardstock and tried to color the flowers white with hints of pink.  Never having tried this before, it was a bit of trial and error, but it came out okay, I think.  Once I was finished coloring, I did some partial die-cutting with a stitched die then fussy cut the bottom of the image.  The sentiment was curved to fit the line of the die-cut.  



On the card base, I gold embossed the Wide Strips background stamp and then adhered the die-cut panel using foam tape.  And that's it!  No embellishments - I just left it as is.

Thanks for visiting.





Products used:

Stamps:  Azalea (Power Poppy). Wide Stripes (SSS), Sweet Little Sentiments (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Versamark
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Basic Stitch Lines 2 (MFT)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Gold EP (SSS)

Cheers
Karren

19 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Absolutely beautiful Karren. Love that flower and the design you have done. The background with the embossed gold a perfect finish.

Lisa Lara said...

Stunning Karen.

TaeEun said...

Your trial to color the flowers in white with hints of pink turned out beautifully, Karren! I love the CAS look and the bold stripes in gold was a fabulous touch! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Seize the birthday! Wishing you a crafty weekend!

Viv said...

So gorgeous Karren, just love those pretty flower stamps and so well coloured too ;) hugs Viv xx

I Card Everyone said...

I can see now that I'm going to revisit that sketch, Karren! This is phenomenal! xx
=]

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Karren!!! Such a great pleasure visiting your blog again and boy, have you made great cards (as always!!!!!) during the weeks (months!!!) I haven't been around!!!! You are such a talented card artist and your colouring skills are fantastic - I honestly don't know how you do it so perdfectly - I can imagine that it must be such fun to do it!!!! Thank you so much for popping in at my blog and leaving sweet comments - so much appreciated!!!! I hope the new year is treating you well so far and may it be a great year for you - happy 2017!!!!!
And now back to cards again ...your azaleas look so true to life I want to reach out and pick them - so beautiful - would never have guessed that it was your first try at colouring this way!!!! WOW, Karren, what a stunning card!!! Love everything about it!!!! Absolutely great!!!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!!!!
Hugz

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love your card...the strips add a gorgeous contrast to the pretty floral focal along with the diecut edge! Might have to CASE this one...

Sandra said...

Stunning card, love the way you've colored the flowers. And the edge with the golden striped paper peeping out is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Jan Clothier said...

Such a beautiful card! The boldness of the luxurious gold stripes works so well with the flowers. I love the way the stems flow out over the stripes. Just a gorgeous piece of work! Commiserations on the end of summer holidays. Thankfully I work school terms so still have some summer crafting time left.

Linda Callahan said...

Total glam! Love the partial diecutting!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is so beautiful. I love the way you've colored the flowers!

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous, karren!! love how you colored up the azalea!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW - This is stunning! LOVE your card!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you colored these beautiful Azalea's, Karren! Lovely contrast in the pink and white, and your gold striped papers are gorgeous! A really elegant card, and perfect for all these challenges!

Michelle said...

Stunningly beautiful, Karren! Wow! I love your colouring.

Marlena M. said...

STUNNING!!

Rose said...

Very pretty & elegant card!

Karen Davis said...

Gorgeous Karren! I love the way you have coloured the flowers and that soft curve across the card, perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.:)

Maureen said...

Oh, I loved that curved line and the shimmery gold! Thanks for joining us over on The Card Concept! Hope you come back :)