Monday, 17 April 2017

Pink Dahlias

Hi!  I've had some fun just playing in my craft room today and made a card using the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch, the pink and green theme at CAS Watercolour and the inlaid die-cutting theme from CAS Mix Up, where I used stamping, inlaid die-cutting and watercoloring.


To make this card, I stamped the WP9 dahlia stamp in the bottom right of a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock, added a mask then turned it around and stamped again in the opposite corner.  After removing the mask, I colored the images with Zig markers, using 3 different pink shades and 3 different green shades.

Once it was dry, I die-cut the panel with a stitched edge rectangle die and die-cut the congrats word from right through the center of the floral image.  I set aside all the pieces and die-cut the word another 4 times from black cardstock, stacking each one on top of the other using spray adhesive.  I then popped the stacked dies back into the gap left and then put back all the little center pieces of the letters.

Finally, I adhered the floral die-cut word to the top, colored it with clear sparkle pen, added some clear droplets and called it done!  You can see the camouflaged die-cut word better in the next photo.


Thanks for visiting!




Products used:

Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet:  Dahlia (WPlus9)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid
Cardstock:  White, Black, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inkers), Congrats (Mama Elephant)
Accessories:  Clear Sparkle Pen, Zig markers, Clear Droplets

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at CAS(E) This Sketch.

16 comments:

Lyn said...

One word.........Gorgeous <3

Susan said...

Fabulous card for both of our challenges! Love the vibrant colours and great use of the inlaid die to add your sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

Loll said...

Oh Karren ... this is gorgeous!! Love your beautiful blooms ... great job with masking, colouring and shading. I don't know if I could die-cut after all that work. :) Amazing job with the hidden word inserted. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour! xx

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful, Karren! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Karren! Your flowers are gorgeous on the edge and your watercolor is perfect! I love the surprise of the inlaid sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Bonnie said...

And thanks for sharing with CAS Mix Up too!

I Card Everyone said...

Just a gorgeous way of representing that Sketch, Karren!
=]

Linda Callahan said...

This is so cool....and so gorgeous!

Barb Ghig said...

So incredibly GORGEOUS, Karren! Your Dahlia's are amazing, and I love how you colored everything with your Zig markers...such a stunning work of art!!!

Barb Ghig said...

I apologize...I also meant to say how much I LOVE your camouflaged sentiment...so clever!

Cara said...

This is just stunning! Cara x

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow! Look at those gorgeous flowers - I'm in love!

Christy Q said...

So pretty! I love your stunning flowers and your camouflaged sentiment!

Petra Swart said...

Such a wonderful take on the CTS sketch, Karren!!!! Love your beautiful pink flowers and the camouflaged sentiment!!! The dewdrops are so pretty!!! Another great card!!!!
Hugz

Hannelie said...

WOW WOW WOW !
Thank you so much for playing at CTS Karren!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch--and I love the camouflaged sentiment!