Thursday, January 19, 2017

Beautiful Day

     Today is not such a beautiful day outside, but in my craft room, it feels like heaven.  I finally get to play with all my new stuff I got for Christmas. YAY!!!

      Altenew Beautiful Day, and Best Mom were just a few of the excellent gifts I received. My cards today are made from these two sets and I couldn't be happier with the way they came out.

I will be entering both cards in the Altenew Inspiration Challenge

My first card was made from the Best Mom set.

It is a simple card but I love it.

I stamped in Archival black, on Bristol paper then used my new Zig Clean Color Pens to color.  BoBunny's Hello (#10105761), a few sequins and some splashes. A little strip of pink card stock
 along one edge and I trimmed 1/2" off the other, then popped it up with fun foam.

My second card was made using the Beautiful Day set.

I just love this stamp set. I did a splotched background of Distress ink (Squeezed Lemonade and Antique Linen) then  I stamped in Archival Black. Using my Distress inks, (Barn Door, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany) I then stamped each stage. I was using Canson Watercolor paper, which has some texture so on the first full background stamp, after stamping, I used my water brush to fill in and make the background color smooth. Then I continued with the rest of the stages. I masked the flower when it was done and stamped the leaves.(Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint) I stamped the Hello with the Just Rite set (CL-02138) and Archival ink. Some splashes in and a few sequins, some
Sunflower yellow pearls from Queen & Comp., a  matt of Colormates (Deep Berry Red) card stock
on an off white card.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a Beautiful Day!!!



  1. Both of these cards are gorgeous, Karen. I love the simplicity of the first one, and the depth of color in the second one. Glad you're back stamping and blogging g!

    1. Thanks Lynda, you always say the sweetest things. I had a great time playing yesterday we have to do it again soon.

  2. Beautifully done, Karen! Love the depth and shading that you achieved! Great attentions to details down to the splatter! So glad that you join the Altenew Challenge!

    1. thank you Virginia, so happy you joined the Altenew DT.

  3. Stunning cards, Karen!
    Like the design of the first, how the panel stands out. Great backgrounds on both.
    Thank you for joining Altenew Challenge!