Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Where flowers bloom




I had a little time yesterday and decided to make a card just for fun.  Really, I just wanted to ink up this sweet stamp that I recently got.  It's from CTMH, and I just love how delicate the flowers are.



I heat embossed it in white on some kraft cardstock and then colored the images in using distress inks and a water brush.  This really took no time at all, and I wasn't even being all that careful with the coloring.  The good news is that I think the image, and watercoloring in general is really forgiving when it comes to coloring outside the lines, and this was just fun and easy to make.

This is a 4x4 card, the stamped panel is 3 1/2" square, and to add just a bit of definition, I added a white 3 3/4" square panel beneath it.  The white panel is adhered directly to the card base, and the stamped panel was popped up with foam tape.

Hope that you are having a great week!

Supplied Used
Paper/Cardstock:  PTI - Kraft; CTMH - White Daisy
Stamps:  CTMH - Hope
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks - Pickled Raspberry, Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean
Other:  Stampendous - Detail White embossing powder; Ranger - Waterbrush; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

20 comments:

  1. wow this is stunning.. Love how you added the color.. this is one of my most favorites.. :)

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  2. This is so soft and so pretty, Miriam! It would be perfect to link up to the newest theme at Paper Issues, Tip-toe Through the Tu-lips, all about spring, flowers, etc. If you link up, and link back, you have a chance at winning at $20 gift cert to the Paper Issues store. :) http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/2014/03/new-issue-tip-toe-through-tu-lips.html

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  3. This is super pretty! Great card!

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  4. Utterly delightful, Miriam!! Love your soft coloring on this!

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  5. Wow those colors really pop on the kraft! I never realized how vibrant they could be! So pretty!!

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  6. Fabulous!! Love how the stamp pops off the kraft!!

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  7. This cards it awesome, really beautiful! Can you tell me witch stamp this is???

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  8. gorgeous...love that stamp and the watercoloring is perfect.

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  9. Such a lovely card, Miriam. Your coloring is fantastic! Love it :)

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  10. Oh my gosh, Miriam!! This is SO CHARMING!! LOVE that you stamped it on kraft and then colored it in. It's so fresh, fun and whimsical! Looks like something you would find at TJ Maxx for wall art. Your card also fits the sketch portion of the new Fusion challenge ... you should link it up!

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  11. Beautiful! Everything really pops even though it's soft looking overall. You've always been good at coloring :)

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  12. This image looks great coloured in, Miriam! Especially with the watercolours :o)

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  13. Just beautiful! i'm impressed with the degree of shading possible with the distress inks and waterbrush.

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  14. Oh my...this is just one gorgeous card.

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  15. I had forgotten how much I love the look of those inks on Kraft! This is really beautiful, and a great reminder...thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. oh be still my heart - this is a fabulous card. this is just amazing - love the details.

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  17. this is a beauty Miriam. the distressed rustic feel is right up my alley!

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