Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Happy Tuesday!! I am Girl Friday over at the CAS-ual Fridays Blog today.

I had fun mixing a couple CAS-ual Fridays stamp sets to create my card today.

I started by stamping and embossing using the new CAS-ual Fridays "Pretty Posies" stamp set.

Next I used a Zig Watercolor Pen in Violet to color in my flower and Lemon Yellow to color in the middle. I colored in a bit of the Violet in the center of each petal and used a brush with water to soften the color up. 

Then I used a Zig in Light Green to color in the leaves. I used the same technique with the leaves as I did with the flower-using water and a brush to blend the color.

I let the paint dry and then stamped the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays "Sassy Smiles" set with Soft Granite dye ink.

I masked the flower and sprayed the panel with mist spray in Shaded Lilac, Chrome and Citron mist. After the mist dried, the flower was a bit to "purple" so I blended some blue Zig in with the purple.

I cut the panel down and added some foam to the back. I also added some patterned paper to the card base for a bit of contrast. 

I die cut the "smile" sentiment in black, using the new "Smiling Fri-Dies." I adhered it to the front of the card, slightly above the stamped part of the sentiment.

I then covered the black die cut with clear Wink of Stella and added a few purple sequins around the card. 

I am in LOVE with this card. I am addicted to this blue-purple color as of late and cannot wait to send this to a friend who is having a rough time. 

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope this card made you all smile!! Have a fabulous day!!



Diane Jaquay said...

So pretty, Nora, I really love the splattered background!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply stunning card...just love it and so happy you took the time to show up step by step how you made it!

Susanne Vargas said...

So beautiful! Love the splatters!

Squirrel said...

Love the soft, spring colours!

Inkyfingers said...

I can see why you love this gorgeous card Nora!!! Love the soft watercolouring on the flower and leaves and that is such a wonderful sentiment.
Carol x

Jean said...

Such a great combination of elements!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Taunya Butler said...

So happy for you!!! Love this card - IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! And I just love the pictures you took of the making it process and what an empowering and uplifting card - filled with such pretty colors and gorgeous blooms!! You are so amazing!!