Flowers and Sunshine

We have a dull day with cold winds today, so I wanted to bring some happy into my little corner of the world with my card. 
I did a technique using shaving cream and alcohol inks for my stencilled background. (In the tutorial Lydia uses re-inkers.) Either way, the colours are amazing. Once it was dry I die cut the panel using my stitched rectangle die. For my flowers I stamped using different colours of ink, then clear embossed. I painted the flowers using Daniel Smith watercolours in layers, and once finished with the colouring I die cut the flowers with the co-ordinating die set. 
To put it all together I attached my stencilled panel using fun foam. I styled the flowers and attached with glue/foam dots. The sentiment was stamped in the teal and die cut using a label die, then attached with foam tape. I added Wink of Stella to the flower centres to finish. 
Thanks so much for visiting today.
Products: Simon Says Stamp Folk Dance Stencil, Simon Says Stamp Artful Flowers Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Choose Joy for sentiment, Simon Says Stamp Design Flowers Die Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Frantic Stamper Labels and Strips Die Set, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, Aura Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Ranger Archival Ink Vibrant Fuchsia, Paradise Teal, Bright Tangelo, Chrome Yellow, Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks  Raspberry, Sunset Orange, Turquoise, Citrus, Daniel Smith Watercolours; Fun Foam, Foam Tape and Dots, Wink of Stella.


  1. This is a beautiful card! I LOVE the colors!

  2. Gorgeous Alcohol Ink colors for your beautiful shaving cream stenciled background, Kia. Love your finished Spring Happy card:-) TFS my friend. Hugs and Happy Easter.

  3. This is so pretty, Kia! Your AI with the shaving cream technique makes a beautiful background. The shading of your waterecolored flowers is stunning. Love that I see light blue here and there among the warm colors. Hideko xx

  4. I came over & saw the tutorial for this card, Kia! WOW!!! SO COOL! I WILL HAVE TO try this!!!! LOOOOVE the results you've gotten with this!!! THANK YOU for sharing this GORGEOUS CARD!!! ;)

  5. Gorgeous background and lovely feature flowers on top.


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