Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Think Spring

I'm sorry I didn't get much time to come over this past weekend.  My daughters had a long weekend and we were all trying to cut down on screen time, even Mom!  I think that's just going to happen from time to time, so that I'm not the parent that says, "Do as I say, not as I do!"

REMINDER:  Don't miss out on the give away on THIS post!

Spring is officially here, but where we live, the lovely blossoms bloom on the trees in late May.  That's what I call spring!  Virginia Lu used this beautiful stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Artful Flowers.  I loved her cards so much, I knew I wanted to try it out myself:

The flowers were heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I smooshed DI Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed on my craft sheet, sprayed them each with water, and used a brush to paint the petals and centers.  The "Thinking of You" is also from SSS Artful Flowers.  It was heat embossed on the pink cs in white.  I'm not sure of the paper company, it was in my unmarked stash.

This card is going to play over at the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #15: Springtime/Easter! 
    Flickr Challenge 15 by Simon.Says.Stamp
   Retro Sketches #157                                                         



Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4  Artful Flowers

Thanks for coming over for a visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne
           

26 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Kara! I love the colour scheme! Hazel xx

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  2. Very lovely Spring card Kara, love the colours!!!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE how you stamped the images with the embossed images! The smooshing effect is AWESOME! Thanks so much for the shout out! I was eager to see your creations when you told me that you got this stamp set because of the ways I used them! Thanks for making my day, Kara Lynne!

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  4. Gorgeous card Kara Lynne!!! Love the fun colors and such a pretty design!

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  5. Kara this is so beautiful, warm and tropical! Very springlike indeed!

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  6. Oh so pretty, love those bright watercoloury flowers!

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  7. Such a wonderful and Beautiful take on that sketch! LOVE your card Kara!

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  8. So pretty, Kara! I love the colors and the SSS stamp set has some beautiful stamps in it. Good luck in the challenges.

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  9. love this--it absolutely says spring!

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  10. total jaw-dropper, kara!! the colors are absolutely gorgeous! (now I really need that SSS stamp set!)

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  11. Kara Lynne this is such a beautiful card. The Distress Ink watercolouring looks fantastic!

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  12. BEAUTIFUL card, love the white outline and your vibrant pink blooms!!

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  13. Beautiful Kara Lynne, love the look of the watercolored flowers with the white outline in such fun colors!

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  14. Love the way this turned out Kara! The smooched colors are gorgeous! Family always comes first , enjoy those girls they grow up way to fast.

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  15. Ah-mazing! Love that vibrant hue of pink and awesome job with your emboss resist. This is a real stunner!

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  16. Beautiful, rich colors! Great job!

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  17. This is so gorgeous Kara. I love the stamp set, and you have worked it beautifully! I am so looking forward to spring, and this is a beautiful harbinger.

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  18. Wow, this is gorgeous. I am pinning to try this design with some flower stamps I have. So inspirational.

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  19. Beautifully done Kara!
    I really love your card!

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  20. So beautiful, Kara! Great color choice!

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  21. That is FUN, Kara Lynne! You did a wonderful job watercolor painting those sweet white-petaled flowers to make your own gorgeous patterned paper!! I'm in awe!! (And I'm proud of you for putting priority on "mommy time" and less device time for all of you!) Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Gorgeous! I love how you watercolored the flowers!! I'm ready to see some flowers in the garden!!

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  23. adorable CARD
    adorable stamp and awesome color you have choosen Kara..
    I am just doing cath up your blog
    now jump again :)
    Hugs

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  24. LOVE these beautifully watercolored flowers Kara! Lovely, lovely card! :0)

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