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:

Karen Ashbrook said...

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

Virginia Lu said...

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!

Deepti said...

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

Tanja said...

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

Gabi MeWi said...

Karen, that´s a WOW-card.

Jo Nevill said...

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

Jo x

Verna Angerhofer said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

WOW! I love it! POP! It's RED!

Becca Cruger said...

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

Jan Castle said...

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

Miranda said...

Love this striking contrast and card!

Davi said...

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

Loll said...

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

CherylQuilts said...

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!

Anke said...

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

Ela G said...

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

Donna said...

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

Margik said...

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

Marie-Louise said...

Such a gorgeous card Karen.

cm said...

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

Kara said...

beautiful!

Kamila R. said...

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

Ruby said...

Stunning card Karen.