Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hello!


     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
Karen

8 comments:

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

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  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
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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

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  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!
    Sveta

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    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. kr2856@aol.com

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    2. Hi Sveta, I sent you an email yesterday, but I'm not sure you recieved it. My email address is kr2856@aol.com
      I'm very excited that I won so I hope you get this.

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