Sunday, 13 October 2013

Birthday Dogwood

I popped into my craft room to make one last card before I head back to work tomorrow.  Yesterday I posted a card for the Just Add Ink inspiration challenge.  Well, here's another one for the same challenge and this time I've also used the sketch from Friday Mashup.

Disclaimer:  I know next to nothing about plants, so I'm guessing this is a dogwood.  

Again I used the flowers and the text from the inspiration pic and this time there is the bonus of the circle element.  I stamped the flower from Happiness Shared onto watercolor paper and colored it using inkpads and aquapainter.  I then masked the flower and over-stamped the text from Notable Notions in Crumb Cake ink.  The DSP is from Soho Subway and the sentiment is from Express Yourself.  I embossed the card base with Pretty Prints EF.  All the layers were sponged with either Crumb Cake or Early Espresso ink to give a vintage look to the card.

Here's a close-up of the flower.

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Happiness Shared; Notable Notions; Express Yourself
Cardstock:  Early Espresso; Crumb Cake; Very Vanilla; Soho Subway DSP
Ink:  Crumb Cake; Chocolate Chip; Early Espresso; Pear Pizzazz; Old Olive; Pink Pirouette; Pretty in Pink; Regal Rose
Accessories:  Linen Thread; Pretty Prints EF; sponges



Lesley said...

So very pretty, Karren.

Christine Blain said...

Oh, very pretty! That flower (whatever it is!) is gorgeous, Karren. Thanks for joining in the JAI fun again. xx

KimB said...

What a beautiful card Karren, carrying the text through to the flower panel looks fabulous and so does your flower. Thanks for joining us again at Just Add Ink.

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful, Karren! Love all the little details, and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Karren, great take on the sketch! I like how you used the Soho DSP, it worked so well with the image. Thanks for sharing at the Friday Mashup this week!

Scrappy Géri said...

What a beautiful card!! Wow and I love this flower stamp and the way you colored it :) x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty - I love the earthy colours and the way you have used the script embossing and stamping in your backgrounds.

Tina said...

Another gorgeous card! So very pretty. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Rhonda said...

So pretty. I love how you have balanced the masculine background with the feminine focal point. It works perfectly on this card.

Lili said...

Great card! I love your coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!