A Beautiful Day

At Splitcoaststampers today the challenge is a visit to a beautiful Pinterest page full of flower arrangements. I picked this rose for my inspiration as I just loved the yellow in with the pink. For my card I coloured my stamps with markers and took a deep breath and blew. I am sure this technique has a name, but I have not a clue what it would be called. In any event, the breath adds humidity to the coloured stamp ... perfect for what I wanted.  This is a 2 step stamp, so both stamps I did the same way, as well as the leaves. I die cut the patterned paper and attached, along with the white cardstock panel, which is attached on foam strips. I styled the flower and leaves just slightly, attaching the flower on a foam dot with the leaves going around it. I then stamped the tiny leaves and coloured them with the light pink marker and water. I was going to add a die sentiment, but changed my mind and put my card in my Mini Misti to add my stamped sentiment. As I was stamping on raised cardstock, I inked several times to get good coverage, then added Wink of Stella, which softens the sentiment. And, I finished off with a few sequins ...
Thanks for dropping by today.
I am adding this card to the April CAS Watercolour Card Challenge to use green and pink.
Products: Altenew A Beautiful Day Stamp and Die Set, Altenew Majestic Blooms for the sentiment, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Altenew Olive and Parrot Inks,  Do-Craft Markers Pink, Light Pink, Yellow and Soft Yellow, Lawn Fawn In The Meadow Designer Paper, Neenah Cardstock, Fabriano 140lb Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Foam Strips and Dots, Wink of Stella, Sequins.


  1. This is such a pretty rose, Kia! Love the shades of pink and the yellow center! We have some roses blooming in our backyard that look like this! Yours will last much longer though! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  2. Gorgeous card Kia! Love the beautiful rose and leaves along with your diagonal strip yellow frame. Everything looks so pretty and spring-like. :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  3. Beautiful card, the colours you have used look wonderful. I think the technique you are referring to has been called 'huffing' by some.


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