Wednesday, April 27, 2016


One of the many things I like about creating cards is that you can pretty much customize your stamps and scenes to make them your own-as realistic or abstract as you want...or you can mix and match, right? For instance, I know that stargazers don't have straight, skinny stems, but they do on my card!

I stamped three lilies from the beautiful Craftin' Desert Divas Botanical Layers.
I only used one of the layered stamps, choosing to color the blooms in with Copics and accenting with a white gel pen. After I had these colored and fussy cut, I created a panel to adhere them to by inking up a corner of white cardstock with blue ink, then drew three lines with black markers for stems. I stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Happy for You Stamp Set in black. The bloom panel was adhered to black cardstock, cut just a tad larger than the white panel, and then this was adhered to a white card base.

Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive
Simon Says Cardstock
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel, White
Craftin' Desert Divas Botanical Layers Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Happy Everything Stamp Set
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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  1. love those flowers.. this card is gorgeous.. love it

  2. So so beautiful and vibrant!

  3. Just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Craftin Desert Divas In The Garden Linky Party.

  4. Saw this on Instagram, it's STUNNING, Karen, WOW!!!

  5. Beautiful flowers Karen, this is fantastic!!

  6. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love the black border you added and how the flowers extend past it! Lovely!

  7. Wow this is a beauty ! Love it xx

  8. Love those vibrant colours and the image is beautiful! Happy crafting, Maike ;o)

  9. Wow, you did an Amazing and Beautiful job on your card! I just Love how you colored your Stargazer Lilies! Thank you for joining our Linky Party at Craftin Desert Diva's! DT Mindy

  10. Love how your flowers just POP!!

  11. Wow! Those stargazers are absolutely amazing, girl! Love the graphic look of the skinny stems, and the color... Swoon! Fantastic!