Saturday, March 26, 2016



It is a cold, rainy Saturday morning and as I sit here sipping my coffee and writing up this post, I feel that my heart is full. My boys are back and sleeping in, the dog is hogging the space by the heater and everything just seems content...

I'm playing along with Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #243: Ink Blending Over Heat Embossing. Since I already had the In Bloom Stamp Set out from the PTI Blog Hop, I challenged myself to use the images in a way that I haven't. I stamped and heat embossed in white the blooms only (with a bit of masking) onto a Stone Gray Cardstock panel, then added purple and blue ink over the top. I mounted this onto a white linen panel, and it all then went on a light purple card base. I finished the card with a heat embossed sentiment from Communique Curves, a staple and some silver rhinestones.

Here's a regular shot of the card...

Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock
Versamark Ink
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue 
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Staples
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Papertrey Ink In Bloom Stamp Set 
Papertrey Ink Communique Curves Mini Stamp Set
WOW Embossing Powder Bright White Super Fine
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Bo Bunny Tuxedo Jewels
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  1. Content is the best way to be. So happy for you Karen. Your card is soft and the subtle inking.

  2. So happy to hear that you're feeling content :) I love this soft, dreamy card, so very pretty!

  3. So lovely with that stamp set, this is my very first PTI set, gotta really use it more, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Perfection!! Love this so much, Karen! Wish you and the boys a Happy Easter!

  5. Gorgeous inking! Love the soft colors you chose. Happy Easter to you!

  6. wow this is stunning.. Happy Easter

  7. Very classy card Karen! LOVE the subtle hues!

    P/s: *waves from Singapore!* Haven't stopped by in ages!

  8. Living the dream, it's so nice to feel it sometimes... and such a beautiful card share too!

  9. Karen you've created a beauty here ... the colors have almost created a mother of pearl effect - gorgeous!

  10. Karen this is beautiful, so glad that you feel contentment. A full house is a happy house!

  11. Oh, I just love all the blues/purples here! Such a gorgeous effect!

  12. I would never have thought to ink over non--white cardstock. I love the resulting colours though - so soft and gorgeous. And that flower is one of my favourites. Must go dig it out...
    And your Saturday morning sounds pretty perfect! :)