Friday, March 2, 2018

Pink and Yellow

I am in this mood lately for making really different cards from my usual CAS style.  This card was fun to make and let me dig a little deeper into my creative side, I think.

I started off by putting some Altenew dye inks and distress inks  on a craft sheet, spritzed them with water and painted them on a piece of watercolor paper using a water pen / brush.

Once that was dry, I stamped on a variety of background stamps with black VersaFine ink.  I colored the centers of the raindrops with a white gel pen then ran the paper through my Cuttlebug using the Stampin' Up Square Lattice embossing folder.

I matted the card with some black, pink and yellow paper then cut out the sunflower with watercolor paper.  I rubbed the tiny cube of Altenew ink (pictured above) on the sunflower leaves then inked the edges of the petals with black ink.  The final step was to stamp the sentiment (from unknown maker) onto a stitched flag.

Products Used:

Stampin' Up Square Lattice embossing folder
SU French Foliage stamp set
Altenew Puffy Heart and Purple Wine dye inks
Squeezed Lemonade distress ink
Designs by Ryn Water Droplets 2
Fiskars clear stamp set
Cheery Lynn Sunflower die
Sue Wilson Stitched Flags

I know I've been using pinks and yellows on my latest cards so now I need to try to switch things up and use some more masculine looking colors.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

I hope you have a great day ~ Ann


  1. Dropping by with heartfelt love, and thanking you for sharing your pretty artwork. Please forgive my copy and paste today. But I want you to know that I’m thinking of you with fondness. Hugs, de

  2. Such a pretty card -- you did a great job creating that background!

  3. I love the colors on your card, they're so bright and cheerful. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  4. Oh wow~ Such a pretty collage style card Ann! Love all the different techniques you used.

  5. This is a beauty! I love how you explained the's fun to see how others create. Have a great Sunday!

  6. This is so beautiful Ann! Your background is fabulous! So very pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!