Saturday, December 22, 2012

Embossed Flowers on Painted Background

Hi Dreamers!
Only a few days until Christmas.  I think I will be baking cookies tomorrow.  I have to make a list and head over to grocery store and pick up the baking items.  And, I need a few last minute gifts too.  Hope I can get it all done!  Well, today's post is very un-Christmasey.  I made a floral card with a painted background.  I used stamps from Blockheads Paper Arts.

Materials List:
Stamps: Flower Garden and Verses- Special Delivery both from Blockheads Stamps
Cinnamon Versa Color Pigment 
Royal Satin Kaleidacolor Pad
Various Spray inks
Pine Needles Distress Marker
Orange Embossing Powder
Blank Canvas (White) Studio Paint
Cardstock: White, Peach and light pink
3D Zots


  • Make a card base from light pink CS
  • On the peach CS paint on the Blank Canvas paint in broad strokes and let dry
  • Spray the same piece with gold, red, and peach spray inks and let dry
  • Stamp the large Calendula flower with pigment ink and heat emboss with orange powder
  • Color the leaves with Pine Needles Marker
  • Sponge ink from the Royal Satin pad on the edges and arond the leaves
  • Add to card front

  • Stamp the image again on White CS with the Royal Satin Kaleidacolor pad
  • Cut out three flowers
  • Ink edges with the Royal Satin pad
  • Add to card front with 3D Zots
  • Add three Rhinestones

  • On the inside stamp a sentiment and the flowers with the Royal Satin Pad.

Challenges for my Warm and Sunny floral card:
365 Cards: color scheme
Sweet Stampin: seeing double
Crafts 4 Eternity: anything goes
Craft room door: anything goes
Lady Anne's: anything goes

Now we have a nice card for a special someone.  This would be great for a thank you card too.  And , will help us think of warmer days.  We have a light dusting of snow now and I wanted to make something warm and sunny.

See you tomorrow with a Christmas card.  Have a great day.  Love ya. Have to run and get busy on that shopping list.


  1. What a lovely card and in such fabulous bold colours! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week and Happy Christmas! Tracey x

  2. OMGoodness, what a gorgeous work of art! This is so very beautiful--I love all the techniques you used to create this--and thanks for giving us your method! Thank you also for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! Merry Christmas! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Oh wow this is truly lovely .....Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2010 xx

  4. Refreshing to see NOT Christmas... and this is a stunner! I love the painted background, and the flowers look sensational... It's so grim, grey and dreary where I live at the moment, so this is the perfect antidote.

    Have a wonderful Christmas... see you on the other side!
    Alison xx

  5. This is a stunning card Karen. Love the image you have used. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Day.

  6. Such a beautiful card Karen. Love your flower stamp and all those gorgeous colors! wow!

  7. What a fabulous creation you have created. Thank you for showing us how to do this. Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  8. Your card is simply gorgeous! I love this warm color.


  9. Great card, I saw it on the Block Heads blog during my endless blog browsing and it stopped me (well the mouse anyway) in my tracks. Just had to pop over and say how stunning I thought it was. cheers Linda

  10. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

  11. Stunning card Karen! :) Love the creativity and gorgeous colours!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  12. G'day Karen, awesome job of creating your own background for your pretty stamped flowers to sit on. Adore the colours!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's and good luck with the draw. I hope we see you again next challenge.
    *Hugs* ~ Nana Vic

  13. Congrautlations on your win for Vickies challenge At Lady Annes. Have fun shopping.


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