Monday, March 7, 2016

Pink Succulents

You know what's great about creating your own cards? In your wold, flowers and plants can be any color that you want them to be! Therefore, welcome to my blog where I feature pink succulents.

I started this card by embossing a kraft card base with a some stitched lines and then enforced their borders with scored lines. I tried my hand for the first time to color some images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The images are from Waffle Flower Succulent Stamp Set and were embossed with white WOW! Embossing Powder before coloring and watercoloring. I've got a lot to learn, but it was still fun. I then added some yellow and pink flecks. I die cut the beautiful decorative circle in both white cardstock and foam (look at the detail on that die, so pretty!) adhered them together and added that on top of the colored image. Before adhering to the card, I wrapped the panel with some Natural Burlap Twine from May Arts. Then I finished the card with an embossed sentiment.

Here's the image and sketch I was inspired by at Waffleflower Crafts Monthly Challenge, which also offered me the chance to watercolor with my new Zigs, and I'm also playing along with the WOW! Monthly Challenge: Anything Goes.

Supplies Used:
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Zig Water Brush
WOW! Embossing Powder in White
Waffle Flower Flower Circles Inverted Dies
Waffle Flower Succulents Stamp Set
Lil' Inker Designs Quilted Stitched Pattern Cover Up Die
Versamark Ink
Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock
May Arts Natural Burlap String

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  1. Wow! Stunning, Karen!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!

  2. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! Every detail is perfect!!!

  3. very pretty card.. awesome watercoloring. Thank you for joining us at Waffle Flower Crafts..

  4. Beautiful take on the inspiration! Love the window design and bright colors!

  5. Wow...way to rock your new Zigs...this is stunning Karen!

  6. There should be more pink succulents in the world! Especially love those bold beauties when paired up with kraft.

  7. This is absolutely scrumptious, Karen! We actually saw pink succulents at Lowe's last week. Evidently, they put something in the soil. They looked painted, but it wasn't coming off. So, now, pink succulents can be a part of anyone's world ;). LOL! Just a beautiful creation from beginning to end. Love the kraft background, and the scalloped frame is perfection!

  8. This is marvelous Karen, so PRETTY!

  9. Creating pink succulents just makes the world more special and so much more beautiful. Gorgeous card. Love the circular window.

  10. Yay! So fun to see you using your new markers- this is lovely- and pink succulents would make me very happy!

  11. wow I love your card and the color combo.
    Thanks for playing along on the WOW embossing challenge

  12. This caught my eye straight away, those pink succulents are stunning!!! Love how you used these stamps as flowers and the new release die used to frame these beauties looks fantastic. So very happy you shared this with us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!!

  13. Gorgeous card! Love the stitched embossing on the kraft background and the pink succulents (so trendy)!

  14. LOVE the POP of pink! Thanks for playing at Waffle Flower Crafts:)

  15. Yeah for pink succulents!! Such a pretty card. Thank you for playing with us at the Waffle Flower Crafts challenge.

  16. Oh, my God! And you think that you have a lot of to learn? That's not right. Your card is perfect!

  17. I adore the stitched background and your colour choice! Thank you so much for playing along with Wow! Embossing powder!
    xx Victoria

  18. Aw...Awesome watercoloring card! Pink succulent! Thank you for playing with us at Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge!