Sending Hugs

This is I think my first floral card for 2018, and as spring is on the way, I will be doing more floral cards in the days to come. 

I started this card by die cutting the piece of watercolour paper using my stitched rectangle die, then placing it in my Mini Misti, inking the flowers using the 2 different colours of Ranger ink. I then turned the paper around and did the same for the second flower. Once that was complete I stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I then added water to the flowers and dropped in some watercolours in a very loose fashion adding a damp brush around the edges of the flowers to spread the colours out. I then stamped the hugs sentiment in the black and once all was dry, I attached the panel to my pink card base using foam tape. For the sending you I stamped on watercolour paper and die cut using my small fishtail label die and attached on some fun foam. And, as a day without sequins is like a day without sunshine, down went a few sequins using the same colours.

I played in 2 challenges today, using these pictures as my inspiration pieces. The details follow.
This from the Joy Clair Challenge.
 And this is from the Splitcoaststampers Challenge.

during the month of March My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair Stamps will be working together, so you will see more coming from the design teams for both companies. And, there are prizes so make sure you leave comments where ever you see the above graphic. You will find the graphic on the My Sweet Petunia Blog, the Joy Clair blog, or the blogs of any of the design team members. A list of all team members for My Sweet Petunia can be found on the Home page and the list for Joy Clair's team can be found here.
You can find the details to the above challenges at the following links. The challenge at SCS is Splitcoaststampers, and the challenge for Joy Clair Stamps is here

Thank you for visiting my blog today. 
Products: My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti, Joy Clair Stamps Hugs and Smiles, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Frantic Stamper Double Stitched Fishtail Label Dies, Basis Pink Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Ranger Archival Inks Vibrant Fuchsia, Chrome Yellow, Jet Black, Schmincke Cad . Yellow Light and Naples Yellow Redish, Sequins, Foam Tape, Fun Foam.


  1. Gorgeous card - great design and colours

  2. Kia, what a lovely card! I Love your take on both challenges. I should play also at Joy Clair. I have the same stamps set and I love it - Sweet Kobylkin

  3. This is such a pretty floral card, Kia! I love the soft loose watercolouring! Hideko

  4. Kia, this is a gorgeous floral image, and I love how you've turned the piece around to make two. Your watercoloring is stunning, and I love the embellishments and finishing touches. What a perfect inspiration card for both challenges! Stunning as always, precious friend! Warm hugs! xoxo

  5. This is such a wonderful floral !!

  6. So beautiful--love these colors.


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