Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Discoveries to Share


Can I just say I LOVE this card?! I was inspired by this beautiful card  and some new stamps I had to have from a new stamp company I just discovered. The water drops on this card is a gorgeous stamp from a company in Canada called Designs by Ryn.  She has a whole sheet of different water drops in unmounted rubber and also individual stamps on cushion.In addition to the unique water drops stamps, there are many other artistic and beautiful stamps. Of course I wanted many many of her other stamps too, and will be ordering again soon.

I also discovered a new website called Live Love Cards where new tutorial videos and cards are posted often and there is a whole library of great ideas available for only $2.50 per month. I have not had time to totally explore all the videos, but for less than the cost of a cup of coffee per month, I have joined and recommend you check it out. The challenge this month at Live Love Cards is rainbows and when I saw that, I knew I had to make a card with rainbow colors in the water drops and the background. I stamped the raindrops on a white strip and colored them in the ROYGBIV colors using watercolor pencils. The background was created with the same colors in order using Brusho Crystal Colours sprinkled on watercolor paper and spritzed with water. I printed the sentiment on vellum and attached with glue dots covered up with yellow candy dots. I added some white enamel accents to the dots on the water drops which really makes them pop.

I am entering this card in the April challenge at Designs by Ryn, the April Rainbow challenge at Live Love Cards and the Make Your Own Background at Simon Says Stamp. 

16 comments:

Kylie said...

Awesome background! I have a few of these stamps on my wishlist. Arent they great! xx

Jane Willis said...

Wow, those droplets are amazing, so realistic! What a beautiful card

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

GREAT card, Karen!! I have the set of Ryn's stamps that has the 4 different sets of water drops. I've been preparing for classes, so haven't had much playtime, but your card is a great inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

Ryn Tanaka said...

Oh my gosh! I love this one Karen! Love how the colours in the droplets mirror the colour background of the card. Beautifully done! Thanks so much for the kind words too :)

Jacquie said...

Hi Karen,

This is stunning , love the raindrops stamp, how beautiful is you background?

Have a great day

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Karen Schroeder said...

Beautiful rainbow card! I love Ryn's stamps too and have been using the water droplets stamps for a few years. Her stamps are so realistic.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So eye-catching, Karen! The water drops look fabulous, as does your background! What an awesome stamp!

Pamela Rettele said...

I am a member of Live Love Cards and I love your card. I had to have the rain drop stamp and I have already ordered it.

Diane said...

What a clever design Karen.

Hugs Diane

Gerrina said...

It is a great card! So beautiful that the colours come back on the panel!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Karen, a beautiful background with fabulous colours.......your water drops are just stunning!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those water drops look so realistic. I just love how they dressed up a card in a hurry for you. And, love them in different colors too!

Tricia Schaden said...

I am also participating in the Rainbow challenge at Live Love Cards! Those droplet stamps are amazing and your card is beautiful! I have to look into that Canadian company... thanks for the eye candy!

Maxine D said...

What an eye catching, simply stunning card Karen.
Blessings
MAxine

Pat said...

This is another bright and beautiful card Karen and Ryn's water droplets look so pretty in coordinating colours. x

Judy Woodland said...

Oh wow - I just read your nice comment on my blog and had to come over to join your blog and I was struck dumb by this beauty. It's GORGEOUS!!!! So much inspiration, thanks!!!