Sunday, July 16, 2017

You Inspire Me

Decided to jump into a color challenge - dark pink, pale pink, green and white. I'm not quite sure when I'll use this card because I had to change sentiments at the end. The optional sentiment in this stamp set says, "You are amazing." I discovered a flaw in the "Z" of the word, amazing, so switched to "inspire me".
Using watercolor paper and Brusho watercolor crystals to lay down some color, the images were stamped onto the paper after it dried using masking for the flowers. There were some dark spots from the crystals, so the stamps were placed to use those spots as flower centers.
The images were fussy cut then clear embossed and popped up with foam tape on the white card base. The clear embossing gives the images a beautiful shimmer but does not photograph well, distorting the color a little bit. The sentiment was stamped and the sequins adhered. The inside was decorated with an extra leaf and flower that was not used on the card front.

The card is being submitted to:

1. Color Throwdown #451

2. Crafty Creations #345
    (Theme: Anything Goes)

3. The Flower Challenge #10

Techniques: Stamping, fussy cutting, masking, heat embossing, watercoloring
Size: A2

Stamps: Altenew "Hibiscus Bouquet"
Inks/Colors: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black, Brusho Crystals
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White heavyweight
Paper: Canson watercolor
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam tape, sequins from stash


  1. I love the depth of the pinks in the flowers and the green in the leaves. It is so difficult to get the camera to pick up the shimmer on projects... it never does it justice. Altenew has some fabulous floral stamps (I would love to get them all but my collection is growing slowly). You never know - this card might just come in handy when you least expect it! Beautiful work :)

  2. So pretty! Your flowers turned out perfectly and I love your clean, white background. :)

  3. so very pretty...great visual impact the red flowers have.
    Thanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge, hope you join us again.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
    Kristina DT

    Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
    Cards by Kristina

  5. Very pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!