Sunday, June 24, 2018

I Love Your Face!

One of my recently acquired stamp sets is from Neat & Tangled and it's called "Friendly Florals."  I just cannot stop coloring this fantastic set!  My boss is going through a terrible time at work right now and I really think she could use a cheer up; plus, we always say "I miss your face" to each other, so this is a perfect card for her!

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Zig Clean Color Markers
Neat & Tangled Friendly Florals Stamps
Neat & Tangled Friendly Florals Dies
Spellbinders Vintage Pierced Banners, #S4-820
Hero Arts Ink in Amethyst
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Dimensional Dots 

I stamped the flower arrangement on watercolor paper using archival ink in Jet Black and then colored with Clean Color Markers using a detail water brush.  I've been doing so much water coloring lately I've noticed it really does matter what paper you use;  the inexpensive paper will pill and even rip if you rework your color a few times, whereas the more expensive paper will put up with a lot more 'abuse.'  The expensive paper also seems to make my colors flow more easily, but I'm not sure if that is the truth or just my mind justifying the cost <smile>.
Another Peek

Anyway, once the flowers were dry, I cut them with the coordinating die.  Setting them aside, I stamped the sentiment on some plain white card and die cut it.  I positioned both where I wanted and used dimensional dots to attach them to the white card base.  As a finishing touch, I stamped some little dots {the stamp is included with the set} in a coordinating purple.

I really love how pretty this card is; it just seems so happy! It's just what the doctor ordered for someone who is struggling.  Thank you so much for stopping by; I really appreciate your views and comments. ~ fondly, Christi

Just a reminder - my giveaway end on June 30, 2018 - you can get all the details here.
  I am entering my "I Love Your Face" Card in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS - #139, Girl Power
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - #112, Q is for Quotes
Crafty Catz - #422, Anything Goes w/ the Option of Beautiful Blooms
Aud Sentiments - #206, Anything Goes w/ a Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bright & Cheerful {entry 2}
Moving Along With the Times - #74, June Blooms
Crafting by Designs - Flowers, flowers, flowers!
Calling all Sistahs -#14, Encouraging Card
The Flower Challenge - #21, Use a Previous Challenge, I used Challenge 1 {anything goes}


  1. This is beautiful - I love your colouring,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  2. Your card is so sweet !!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

  3. Beautiful card, beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

  4. This is lovely and your colouring is gorgeous and I agree with you about the paper you use. I love those little purple dots you added. Your boss will just love this. Great to see you at Calling All Sistahs x

  5. Pretty! This is a great set, and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  6. Very pretty card thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  7. what a pretty card to cheer anyone up ! thanks for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again

  8. Hello, pretty card, looks fab..... thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x Carol

  9. Beautiful card! I love your colouring :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS - Ellenor

  10. Love this CAS design! Thanks for sharing with us at SOSS!

  11. Love the flowers and the sentiment!
    Thanks for playing along with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our Q is for Quote challenge!!

  12. Fantastic sentiment, I love the die details to make it stand out. Really CAS design. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along with the Times x Jessie

  13. Beautiful florals on this card! Thanks for entering it in this months encouragement challenge

  14. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at Calling All Sistahs. Hugs, :)

  15. Love the colors you chose for these flowers. I can see why you enjoy coloring them so much. :) Thank you for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs challenge. I hope you will join us again for a new challenge starting on the 18th.


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