Sunday, April 21, 2019

Inky Flowers

Hello friend, thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Easter to you all - I hope you have celebrated at some level - for our family it is the most important time in Christian His-story - it is amazing what can happen in 3 days!

I have a quick and easy card to share with you today - it was so much fun playing around with ink...and so easy to get such a vibrant background.

I used watercolour paper and spritzed it lightly with water, adding drops of ink from 4 different reinkers.  I have to be honest and say that at first I was not a fan of what was happening but decided to keep going and I am glad i did!

I spritzed with water while adding inks and it helped with the ink moving round - which made quite a difference - but the real 'Star of the Show' was stamp cleaner - I added drops to the inked paper and watched the magic happen - lightly dabbing the results with Baby Wipes and that was it - easy and I can't wait to try it with other colours - maybe monochromatic - there is no limit!

I added three die cut Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sketched Blooms 2 Etched Dies - I have cut the flowers using recycled cardboard from a cereal box - it is nice and sturdy and just adds a little but more dimension - for those who are interested I used a Sanitarium Vita-Brits Box - the perfect shade of white on the inside! LOL!  The sentiment is computer generated and adhered to the lower portion of the card front using foam tape.

The card front is trimmed and popped up onto a slightly larger white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes 
Cardz 4 Galz - Pretty Papers (handmade)
Krafty Chicks - Flowers
Back To Basics  - Use a Spray (water spray)
Moo-Mania & More - Spring
Scrapy Land Challenges - Always Anything Goes with Die Brand SL sells
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes
Country View Crafts' Challenge Easter and/or Spring
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional Black & White, and one other colour
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - No patterned paper
Fabrika Fantasy - Flowers
Let's Craft & Create Challenge - Anything Goes + option Beautiful Butterflies
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
Paper Minutes - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. beautiful background colours that look great with the flower outline, thank you for joining in at BBB

  2. Wow, a brilliant card

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  3. Happy Easter! Beautiful work.
    Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  4. Love your background! Really makes those white flowers pop! Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month and good luck.
    Scarlett xoxo

  5. Simply GORGEOUS Linda! Thank you very much for joining us over at MOO MANIA & MORE with this vibrant beauty! Susi xxx

  6. Beautiful card! I really like your background :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  7. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz.

  8. This is gorgeous! I usually use stamping and white embossing powder on my smooshed backgrounds, I never thought about using white die cuts, I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for both the inspiration and the fabulous submission to A Place To Start. Your projects are always awesome!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    A Place To Start Challenge
    613 Avenue Create Challenge

  9. Those white flowers stand out so beautifully against that colorful background. Gorgeous card. thanks so much for joining us at QKR Stampede this week.

  10. Hallelujah, What a Saviour!!
    Oh what a gorgeous card Linda - love that background!! That is amazing, and I love that you let it show so much by using those stunning 'open' die cuts over it

  11. Gorgeous back ground and with the white flowers it has Pop! Love it, thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC

  12. What a gorgeous card, I love the colorful background! Thanks so much for joining us about at Cardz for Galz.
    Tammy x

  13. Such a pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week xoxoxo

  14. A beautiful project. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT.

  15. WOW! Your background is just stunning! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond for our challenge this week.

  16. Gorgeous background, Linda! Thanks ever so much for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  17. Linda, I love the background you have created. This is a fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenges, and I hope to see you again. Julie O, DT member

  18. Beautiful creation, love those colors! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  19. Hi Linda, this is such a fun, bright and colourful card! :)
    Thank you for participating in Jo’s Scrap Shack Fun-Day Friday Challenge this week. :)
    ~Rianna / RiCre8s DT

  20. Lovely card Linda and great that you tried a new technique. Thanks for joining Lets craft and create. Tammy DT

  21. Lovely floral make Linda - I love that background! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges. Hugs rachel xx

  22. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional black & white + one colour” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

  23. Beautiful creation, love the background! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  24. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Craft and Create Challenge, hope to see you again :)

  25. Such pretty and bright colors on this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage!

  26. Thanks so much for sharing this! I would love to know more techniques using the reinkers. I have almost all of the Distress reinkers and I'll never ever use them all up! xoxo


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