Thursday, 14 June 2018

Best Wishes Bouquet

Hi and welcome to my blog!  I'm here today with a sketch by Narelle for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Now, being a Narelle-sketch, how could I not use flowers? 😄

I created a couple of bouquets of flowers using MFTs Painted Prints stamp set and dies.  I stamped the images with Altenew inks and positioned them onto a white panel stenciled with a brick wall stencil and Grit Paste.  It's hard to see in the photo, but it has a lovely bumpy, grainy texture - just like a brick wall!  You can see a close-up down below.

The sentiment was white embossed onto black and I have to confess to cutting apart the sentiment as it was all one stamp, but I wanted a white "congratulations" and a black-framed "and best wishes" so I cut apart the stamp.  It was a really tight fit and I actually nicked the bottom part at one point, so had to fix the stamped image with a black marker.  You can't tell in the finished product, so it's all good!

I filmed the making of this card so you can watch the video below, or over on YouTube.

Thanks for visiting.  The design team have a beautiful selection of cards so I hope you'll check them out.

I'm linking this up to The Flower Challenge and chose the previous challenge from November 2016 for an Occasion card, as well as Work It Wednesday's Summer theme.

Products used:

Stamps:  Painted Prints (MFT), Loads of Wishes (Avery Elle)
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine, Bamboo, Parrot, Olive, Moss (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Coral Crush, Black Licorice (MFT), White
Dies:  Painted Prints, Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, English Brick Wall Stencil (MFT), Distress Grit Paste (Ranger)



Betty Keefe said...

your card is so beautiful, Karren - i immediately thought of flowers also when i saw the sketch.

Cindy H. said...

Your card is just so gorgeous and I love the brick wall texture, too!

I Card Everyone said...

Karren, this is so exquisite... I knew one day I would regret not owning that MFT stamp - today's the day!

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous card, Karren! I love how you added texture to the background and your color palette is stunning! A really lovely take on the sketch, my friend!

Karren said...

For notification.

Linda Callahan said...

My oh my this is gorgeous! I love the brick wall and the flowers are stunning!

Aileen said...

Stunning creation here Karren. Love these layered flowers and the colours you have used. You have finished it off perfectly with the brick wall behind, I have saved your picture in hope of reminding myself to do this. I have seen this technique a few times and it really looks wonderful but I keep forgetting.. It is such a wonderful feature of the card. Isn't it a pain having to notify ourselves to get our comments now. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

maria f. said...

So very pretty. I haven't seen those flowers before, they are so beautiful. Love Altenew ink colors. They look fabby here. And I love that you used die cuts to create your take on the sketch. Very creative.

Karen D. said...

love, love love it....wonderfully done card elegant and lovely.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.
🙂 Karen

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

What a stunner this is! Your flowers are absolutely beautiful! And bravo to you for being brave enough to cut a stamp apart {gasp} I would never attempt it because something drastic would happen that I couldn't fix! And now I'm off to check out the heretofore unknown "Grit Paste." The enabling continues.....

Laurie Unger said...

Love this, it's so gorgeous! You inspired my card for this sketch.

Jen Brum said...

Gorgeous card Karren! I love those flowers! The colours are just gorgeous! Love the brick wall too! I have to remember to use my embossing paste more! Thanks for the video!!! It's always fun to hear your voice!!!

Nancy said...

This is an utterly gorgeous wedding card!