Sunday, 7 January 2018

Floral Birthday Wishes


I've been busy crafting lately, but most of my efforts have gone into my new Bujo, which is going to be full of rainbow colours and unicorns (Hello, my name is Karola and I have a substance abuse issue when it comes to rainbow colours....). Last year I tried to have a dignified and mostly black and white design and I didn't like it, in fact, I disliked it so much that towards the end of the year I really struggled to even write in it at all. Therefore I'm going overboard with colours this year, and bought a bunch of unicorn and rainbow washi tape. I've already created some weekly spreads and reflected over my goals for 2018. If you follow my Instagram you may have seen the first page of my Bujo. The image is from the lovely "Keep Calm and Colour Unicorns" colouring book my other half got me for Christmas, and I can tell you I've been colouring a lot of unicorns lately. I just love the image! Oh, and you can find me as @invisiblepinkuni on Instagram in case you want to see what I'm up to.

Anyhow, on to today's main topic, which is a birthday card I made for my grandma who is turning a respectable 93 years old in a few week's time. I was inspired by the beautiful bright colours over at House Of Cards and the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I'm also joining in with the Birthday theme over at CAS Watercolour and Anything Goes over at Seize the Birthday. I stamped the gorgeous STAMPlorations Bloomtangled ATC#2 stamp in Versamark and heat embossed in silver. Then I watercoloured the image with Distress Inks. I splattered some left-over ink on some white shimmer card (the shimmer is so subtle you can't see it in the image but it has a very light shimmer in real life). Last, I added the pink strip of card as per the sketch, and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in silver. 





Card: White shimmer card, Daler&Rowney 250 gsm watercolour paper, scrap of pink card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Bloomtangled ATC#2, sentiment stamp is a really old one I have bought in a stamp shop back home in Finland many, many years ago...
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters
Other: Papermania Silver Embossing Powder

STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes.






10 comments:

Loll said...

Your grandma is going to love her colourful card Karola. It's so pretty! I agree that you can never have too much colour, anywhere! Rainbow colours are happy and bring joy and we can all use a lot of that in our lives. So Keep on and Colour Unicorns ... in Rainbow! Happy Colourful New Year to you! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Linda Callahan said...

Your floral panel is beautifully colored! Grandma will love it - gorgeous! Glad you shared it at FMS!

Jen Brum said...

Such a pretty card! Love that panel you've created! Those flowers are coloured wonderfully! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Bonnie said...

Wow, beautiful detailed coloring, Karola! Love the layout! I'm sure your grandmother will love this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Christine Alexander said...

love your Zentangle style image, so pretty. thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

nancy littrell said...

Aahhh Karola, your Grandma is going to treasure your beautiful watercolored flora image from your new coloring book. Did you ever think as adults we would have our own adult coloring books?!? WE do have fun!
TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolor. Hugs

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful card with all those pretty colors! Your Grandma will love it. Color is a wonderful thing!

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous colouring! I like that you kept the rest of the card CAS so it really gets to stand out. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

maria f. said...

Fantastic design. And colors! I too was totally in love with the HOC inspiration. Your Grandma will love this beauty.

Karen D. said...

this card is so pretty..love the colours you used.
Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour.
:) Karen