Sunday, 3 January 2021

Pink Flowers

 Hi!  I'm back with another card for a few challenges.  This card is for the Altenew challenge, Krafty Chicks ATG challenge, Addicted to CAS who have Emboss as their code word and Happy Little Stampers January Watercolour Challenge.

I don't watercolour very often but had the urge to do something a bit looser than Copic colouring and so pulled out my Zig markers to colour up this gorgeous Altenew stamp.  Once I was finished, I fussy-cut the image and set it aside to work on the card base.

Firstly I splattered Aged Mahogany and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks onto a white card base using Perfect Pearls spray to dilute the inks.  When the ink was dry, I ran it through my die-cutting machine with the Subtle embossing folder.

I was totally inspired by the graphic in the Altenew challenge to add stripes to my card.  To most closely match what I saw as the darkest colour, I used the Direct to Paper technique to add Aged Mahogany oxide ink onto a strip of Bristol Smooth paper.  Once it was dry, I die-cut it, along with some Cotton Candy, Razzle Berry and Black cardstock with the Slim Stripes dies by Pink Fresh.  I used Rose Gold embossing powder on the Razzle Berry strip and embossed the words Thank You.  I then adhered all the strips onto the card base and finished with the flower, which is popped up on foam tape.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Products used:

Stamps:  Sweet Flowers, Many Thanks (Altenew)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Aged Mahogany and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks
Cardstock:  Bristol Smooth, White, Black, Cotton Candy, Razzle Berry (MFT)
Dies:  Slim Stripes (Pink Fresh)
Accessories:  Rose Gold EP, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Perfect Pearls Spray, Subtle Embossing Folder (SU)


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Krafty Chicks.


Cindy H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your color combo!

Linda Callahan said...

Only you can make splatters look perfect! And those flowers are gorgeous!

Sue - said...

Absolutely beautiful card. The stripes really set off the flower. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

Vicky Hayes said...

It's an enthusiastic wow from me Karren! Love everything about this - the splatters, the stripes, the colours, the touches of gold and that glorious flower! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS this fortnight! Vicky x

Barb Ghig said...

Your hot pink blooms are so pretty, Karren! Great idea to use your Zigs for coloring and I love your splatters! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. The splattered background really makes the pretty flowers pop, along with the colored stripes. TFS

Daria Z. said...

This is absolutely fabulous!! And what a wonderful take on the Altenew Challenge.

Laurie Patterson said...

This card is beautiful.