Friday, 15 April 2016

Birthday Wishes

Morning.

I send more birthday cards then any other type of card, so it's great to have some extras on hand and ready to go.  I love sending them and hopefully they will bring a smile to the person receiving it.
So, let's get to today's card.
I began by creating a piece of marbled paper using alcohol inks.  It is so super easy and fun and you get different results every time.  To see a link to the tutorial go here:

I stamped the large hydrangea flower (one of my favourite stamps) onto the marbled paper using Memento black ink.  I then watercolored it using Brushos mixed with a drop of water.  It is so fun to paint with and you can easily get such great shading using them.  
Last, I stamped the sentiment from Verses in the bottom corner using black Memento ink again.

 Adding my card to these challenge:

Seize the Birthday- FLORALS 

Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Craft Stamper- SPRING FLOWERS


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a great weekend.  Looking forward to lots of sunshine and warmer temps this weekend!!

Supplies:  stamps- Verses, Stampendous/ alcohol inks/ Memento bl/ Brushos/ paint brush

20 comments:

Gabi MeWi said...

The card is so wonderful.

Davi said...

SO awesome, love the hydrangea and way you did the background!!

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card. I love that sentiment. Great job x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another gorgeous blue bouquet of birthday flowers.

nancy littrell said...

OMG Karen, this is easily one of the most stunning and artistic cards I have ever seen. I need to be painting with my Brushos. TFS the alcohol ink background link too my friend. You are truly a treasure:-) Thank you so much for sharing your talents!
Hugs, Nancy

Diane Jaquay said...

I love that background, Karen, it's perfect with the gorgeous flower and wonderful sentiment!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wowzah! Love those blues. This card has such a nice fresh feeling to it!

cotnob said...

This is stunning Karen, such a beautiful image and gorgeous blues.
Pauline
x

Barb Ghig said...

I love the effect of your alcohol inks on your flower, and your background is really pretty, Karen! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM! We always enjoy seeing your beautiful creations in the gallery :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, you KNOW how much we both LOVE this stamp! Wow, I love the colors and how vibrant they are! Stunning card, my friend, truly stunning!! Big, warm hugs! xoxo

Dortesjs said...

perfect card

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A wonderful card Karen, love the rich blue colour against the subtle background.

Love and hugs
Maarit

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Karen! I love the marbling on the background. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

maria f. said...

Just recently saw that video and must give this technique a try. Your result here is amazing!

Loll said...

Really beautiful Karen. LOVE the floating alcohol inks technique ... so fun and easy to do. The brushos painting on top is amazing. Great colours and shading, my friend. xx

cm said...

Your hydrangea are stunning! Gorgeous technique that has me smiling! So glad to see this artistic gem in the ATSM gallery!
~carol

Dharani Changanti said...

Every Wish make Birthday person, celebrates all the year..Happy Birthday wishes to you have a great day

Linda said...

What a gorgeous design ... love that large bloom and the colours look amazing. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Tanja said...

love the marbled background and the beautiful flowers - thanks for sharing your creation at Addicted to Stamps and More

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous entry to the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx