Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Birthday Wishes


     I can't believe how long it's been since my last blog. I've been so busy! I've  made lots of cards for lots of  Birthday's, Anniversaries and Mother's day. My Daughter-in-Law Graduated from college and we went on vacation to visit my In-Laws they're 93 and 90 and have had a rough year but they came out on top and are in good health.
     I'm itching to get back in the swing of things and I'm starting with this card I made for the Altenew May Inspiration Challenge.
     I've been trying to work on and perfect my water coloring and shading so I've been practicing, a lot. I embossed my image first, for a little extra help keeping in the lines of the petal. For this card I used Remember This and Beautiful Day stamp sets and my Sentiment is from Floral Frame.
     Using my MISTI, I stamped the flowers and leaves on Canson watercolor paper using VersaMark ink and embossed in Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to color the rose buds, leaves and small rose. For the larger flower I used Ranger distress inks to watercolor. Then I fussy cut all the pieces out.
     I used 110lb Core'dinations white card stock for my A2 card and a strip of  SU gold paper for the edge. After affixing the gold strip to the card I laid out all the leaves and the buds where I wanted them and adhered them to the front of the card, then I use dimensional tape to adhere the larger flowers. I stamped the birthday wishes with VersaMark and embossed it using Queen's Gold again.
     Using my Clairty brushes and Tumbled Glass distress ink I shaded around the flowers. I added some blue Queen and Comp. pearls and was done.  
     I really enjoyed making this card, and I think I'm going to have a hard time giving it away, LOL.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
       Well that's it for today have to go make dinner. Happy Crafting

     I will be entering this card in these challenges:

                                                                                Altenew May Inspiration Challenge
                                                                                Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by.
God Bless


  1. Absolutely beautiful, Karen. Your shading is perfect. Pretty colors and design.

  2. Gorgeous card Karen :-) the flowers are so pretty and the gold embossing and your colouring are fabulous! I wouldn't give this away, this is a keeper for your craft room ;-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. One of my all time favourite Altenew flowers for sure Karen, what a beautiful card!

  4. Dear Karen,
    I haven't find your e-mail but anyway happy to say that you are a winner in my blog's giveaway - so pls visit the winners page where you will find my e-mail- send me a mssg and I will provide you with instructions on how to claim the prize!
    Have a nice day!

    1. Hi Sveta, I sent you an email, but I'm not sure it went through, so here is my email address just in case.

    2. Hi Sveta, I sent you an email yesterday, but I'm not sure you recieved it. My email address is
      I'm very excited that I won so I hope you get this.