Sunday, 21 June 2015

Seeing Red

Meet today's card.  
No blue...can you believe it?!

I was recently published in the Craft Stamper magazine and this flower stamp was a freebie with the magazine.  So pretty that I just had to make a card using it.

My MISTI came in so handy for making this card.  I stamped the flower onto scrap paper first and cut it out to make a mask as I wanted to overlap my flowers.  I stamped the first one then masked it and continued to stamp and mask all around the edge of my card.  I also embossed the flowers with clear powder so when I watercoloured my flowers, the paint wouldn't run outside the lines.  By embossing the image it creates a bit of a dam to hold the water and the ink inside the lines with no bleeding.
I then got out my Brusho and using a paint brush and water, applied colour to my flowers.  
When they were all dry, I added details with a white Signo gel pen to brighten them up a bit and add some interest.  I stamped the sentiment and added the hand drawn border.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- FAVOURITE PRODUCT or TECHNIQUE
(brushos and watercolor)

Addicted to Stamps- CLEAN and SIMPLE
 
Use Your Stuff- COLOR ME HAPPY


Sister Act- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to come and have a look.

Supplies:  stamps- freebie, STAMPlorations/ Brusho/ paint brush/ MISTI/ clear EB powder/ heat tool/ Memento bl ink/ bl fine line marker

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, you've inspired me to have a play with that stamp. Karen x

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  2. Absolutely striking! I love your gorgeous result with MISTI, Karen! MISTI is awesome, isn't it? Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Favorite Products/Techniques” Challenge! Wish you and family a Happy Father's Day!

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  3. Oh my this is a masterpiece :) love the bold red!

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  4. love the layout and the fantastic coloring - thanks for joining us at ATSM

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  5. Such a beautiful and elegant card !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

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  6. What a gorgeous card design and congratulations on it being published. It is truly a magnificent work of art!

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  7. Karen this is STUNNING!!! I'm going to have to remember to incorporate more of those hand drawn borders because this looks SO lovely!

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  8. GORGEOUS card - Great techniques involved and your design is STUNNING!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing your artistry.
    Jan

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  9. Love this striking contrast and card!

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  10. So beautiful love the bold red flowers and way you overlapped them looks wonderful !!

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  11. Gorgeous ... love your design and layout. And the red roses are sooooo beautiful! xx

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous, Karen! I LOVE the red and how you've masked the flowers and added the lined border. Stunning card, my friend, and congrats on being published! You are amazing! Hugs!

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  13. Wonderful card and great design, Karen. I love the red flowers.

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  14. That's adorable, I love those flowers!
    Thanks for plaing along over at Challenge up your Life!
    Hugs
    Ela

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  15. Beautiful card Karen, a really stunning CAS design! The flower image is beautifully stamped and wow to your hand drawn border...such a steady hand! :) Donna ♥ x

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  16. This card is absolutely gorgeous, Karen! Love the design and the fantastic stamp so beautifully coloured.

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  17. Vibrant, vivid and all around stunning! Such an eye-catching, wonderfully designed layout! This is a card with impact! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
    ~c

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  18. Beautiful card! I love these vibrant florals against the white background! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act this week!
    Kamila DT

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