Tuesday 7 June 2016

Hello Sunshine for Polkadoodles

Hello lovely peeps, and a very warm welcome to my new follower :)

Nikky is launching two gorgeous new stamp & CD collections on Create and Craft at 2pm today and I have made a card with the stamps from 'Summertime' and a sentiment from the 'Daisy Days' CD

I was winging it a bit with this one so I don't have step by step pictures, but I'll talk you through it

First I embossed the flower/seed heads onto Clarity card with Versamark and sprinkled on clear embossing powder. After melting I repeated the process with the bubbles and stems (I did it in two steps as my first attempt to do it all in one go dried too quickly and the result was patchy).

Next I blended mustard seed, spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon and barn door Distress Inks over the card and then flicked water at it. I left it about 15 seconds before I blotted it dry with kitchen towel

 I coloured in the seed heads a little with walnut stain DI to give them more definition

I printed the sentiment directly onto some vellum and quickly dried it with a heat gun in case the ink spread on the smooth surface. Once dry I tore the edges to make a strip and wrapped it around the back of my card so I could hide the adhesive.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Crazy 4 Challenges #C4C339 Make it Floral
Hiding in my Craft Room #253 Summer Colors
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) Summer Garden
Stamp, Ink, Paper #51 Sunsets
Addicted to Stamps #128 Flowers
Inky Impressions Summertime
Penny Black and More  Flower power
SSS Work it wednesday Sunshine

The Ribbon Girls June any card

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Tracy Welham said...

Super card, gorgeous colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Olga Fink said...

Very beautiful card!
xx Olga

Jane Royston said...

Stunning colours Katrina! Saw the stamps today on the TV and they looked gorgeous, Jane :) X

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Katrina, I like the design and the colours
Kevin xx

Fikreta said...

Beautiful card !
I like the design and the colours
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Anne said...

This is gorgeous Katrina, looks so ethereal. The vellum is a lovely touch for the sentiment.
Anne x

Tina's Crop Shop said...

Katrina, this is absolutely stunning! I love the sentiment on the torn vellum too!

Aileen said...

Stunning, love the colours used with the wonderful stamps.

Marlies said...

A lovely sunny summercard Katrina! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Barbara said...

Absolutely perfect for our Summer Garden challenge! Colors are spectacular and the stamps so beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week on SImon Says Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Gingin said...

Absolutely gorgeous Katrina!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

Linby said...

They look like a fab set of stamps and I love how you used them with those bright firey colours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

brenda said...

A super floral creation and stunning colours Kat, perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

SewPaperPaint said...

These stamps are fantastic and you've really highlighted the cool designs! Gorgeous creation, the embossing is perfect!

Heather said...

Love this card so much, you achieved such a cool effect with the DI. And those stamps are so amazing, I haven heard of that company before; always learning something new.

Alma said...

A stunning flower creation! Gorgeos bright colours. Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps Challenge, Hugs Alma