Friday, 17 February 2017

Hope for Spring


Happy Friday.

I was happy I had time to play with a new sentiment stamp that I just picked up from Stampendous.
I wanted to make it the focal point of my card so here is what I did.

I began by placing the flowers by Magenta into my Misti.  I colours them with my Zig markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  
Next, I used my Misti again to stamp the sentiment with Memento black ink then clear embossed.  
I also stamped the sentiment in the background but heat embossed it with white powder.
I rubbed Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks over my card front to help reveal the sentiment in the background and to pull all the colours together.




Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed- Fantastic Florals

A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Sweet Stampers- ADD A SENTIMENT



Have a great weekend and thanks for coming to take a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Stampendous, Magenta/ ink-Distress, Memento/ wh eb powder/ heat tool/ MISTI/ Zig markers

28 comments:

Loll said...

I always love your designs, Karen. Your flowers are definitely saying Spring ... so bright and happy. Great design with stamping the large sentiment twice. xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous with the bright yellows in those blooms. And, what a wonderful sentiment too! I really love this design.

Susan said...

Looking at your card is like a ray of sunshine on a grey damp Vancouver day. Love the colours and your fabulous new sentiment - I like the way you repeated it in white going off the panel.

nancy littrell said...

Aaaahhh...So sunny and beautiful, Karen. Your stamping and heat eb your beautiful sentiment in white and black is so creative my friend. Love your out of the box stamping of your pretty flowers too. Your card has such a beautiful sunshine glow. TFS Hugs...

Pat said...

I love these bright and pretty colours Karen and the background sentiment in white with the main one in black works beautifully. x

Kuni said...

Lovely card and wonderful colors, i love it.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.
Hugs
Kuni

Barb said...

This is beautiful Karen and I love the fresh sunny colours. The sentiment is lovely. Barbxx

CherylQuilts said...

Wow! Karen, this is gorgeous, and I LOVE the bright and happy yellow! Beautiful flower and great way to use the sentiment as background too! Brilliant as always, precious friend! Hugs! xoxo

Gibmiss said...

Hi Karen
Your last Three cards are all stunners love them...
Hugs Sylvie xx
Hope you are well

Craftychris said...

So right, cheerful and gorgeous! xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

Happy Friday indeed, this card generates Happy, I love it.
Faith
x

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous sunny card! LOVE the way you have used my design, I am always happy to see it used!

Ina G said...

Another lovely stamp and gorgeous colours Karen. Love how you inked that big sentiment at the back in white and highlighted it with the inked edges. Beautiful card.

Nancy Stislow said...

Karen, this one is just gorgeous! What beautiful sunny colors and love the wonderful watercolor effect you achieved with zigs! This is fabulous!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and flowers Karen, I love how you stamped the sentiment twice!
Hugs, Tammy

Bonnie said...

Your sunny card matches the sentiment perfectly, Karen! I love the white embossed sentiment in the background that adds texture! And those yellow flowers are gorgeous!

Tracy Freeman said...

It is so pretty and such a beautiful spring card. The flowers look amazing so much depth to them.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge X

Mac Mable said...

Such pretty colours. Love the sentiment being stamped twice, one in black and one in white. Always love dipping into your blog to admire your fabulous creations x

Marina said...

Really sunshiney!

Marlene Bonetti said...

Hello Karen!
What a lovely card! Wonderful colors and great sentiment!
Beautiful card love the colors! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge
Hugs Marlene

Marlies said...

A beautiful card in lovely colours and a fantastic design. I like the way you did the sentiment twice and with the lovely flowerstamp all comes realy beautiful together! Marlies

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Karen. So lovely, beautiful flowers and great sentiment.

Hugs
Anke

Team Clark said...

Your stamped layers are tremendous, beautiful combo and colors! Hugs, Autumn

Bobby said...

The background in yellow ties into the words in the sentiment to make a beautiful card, Karen.

Loose Stitches said...

So very beautiful! Love the flowers and sentiment!
Hugs, Sherry x

Angela said...

Your card looks so lovely and the image is so amazing.
Thanks a lot for joining us at our add a sentiment challenge by Sweet Stampers Challenge
Good luck and hope to see you again.
Hugs and greetings Angela DT

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautifully sunny and happy card, love the white embossing.
Faith
x

SARN said...

WOW - this is so zingy and sunny . . . just the right tonic for the dreary weather I'm experiencing today. Beautiful work. xxx