Thursday, 1 March 2018

Tulip Wishes

Hi!  Our hostess this week at Freshly Made Sketches is Jennifer Timko and check our her fabulous sketch!

I wanted a big colorful central image on my card, so I played with a NBUS stamp set that I got last Stamptember and hadn't inked up. 

After I stamped and colored the image, I masked it off then sponged some Distress Inks around the flowers.  After removing the mask, I went around the outside of the image with a yellow Copic marker to accentuate the flowers.  I die-cut both the card base and the colored panel with a stitched die and added a strip of striped paper inbetween the two layers.

The sentiment comes from another WPlus9 set and was cut with a slanted sentiment strip die.

Thanks for visiting.  Head on over and check out what the rest of the DT did with this wide-open sketch.  I'm linking this up to Southern Girls Nature Challenge.

Products Used:

Stamps:  Humble & Kind (SSS/WP9), Modern Peonies (WP9)
Ink:  London Fog (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, Black, X-Press It, Black & White Stripes (MFT)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Stax, Slanted Sentiment Strips (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Sherbert Shimmer Nuvo Drops



Amy O said...

This beautiful background practically glows! And of course, your coloring is superb. Beautiful card, Karren!

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Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous tulips, Karren! I love how you created a no-line effect using London Fog to outline the blooms and leaves! I also love how you created your background...Clever idea to use your Copics, too! Another really beautiful creation!

Linda Callahan said...

Your flowers are gorgeous and the yellow backdrop just adds to their beauty! Amazing color work!

Jen Brum said...

Oh wow! This card is so amazing Karren! I love those flowers and that incredible background! Everything just jumps off the page. The flowers remind me of spring and that it may be just around the corner...hopefully! It all looks amazing on that black background!

Kim S said...

I love this - the lovely pink flowers, the glow around them and the drama of the black - perfect!!

Hannelie said...

LOVE the B&W finishing touches!

Jen Timko said...

This is breathtaking! I'm just in awe of this no-line coloring. Everything about this card is spot on!

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your image and colouring, LOVE your inky background and elegant design too - WOW - LOVE IT ALL!
Thank You for joining us at the Southern Girls Challenge :)

Cécile RIBON said...

Another coloring masterpiece! I always stay speechless when I look at your gorgeous cards.

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I seriously need to pick your brain on a regular basis to figure out how to make my cards have maximum impact. The yellow halo around the stamped image is GENIUS. It makes those images positively glow. What a fantastic card!