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Carnation Thinking of You Card – Make it Monday #173 & Fusion Challenge {French Cupcakes}


make it monday 173 carnation thinking

I made this card specifically for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #173 – No Outline Watercolor, but when I checked out the lastest Fusion Challenge (July 17th) {French Cupcakes}, I felt it worked for that challenge as well.

I stamped my carnation in pale pink, then watercolored it using the same pale pink. The leaves were done the same way in green. The white space was then watercolored with Crumb Cake (it turned out rather vintage), and I added a gold mat and a gold embossed sentiment.

I bought this Papertrey Ink carnation stamp set when it was first released because I really love carnations (one of the very few flowers that doesn’t drive my allergies crazy). But I struggle using it, I never feel that I get the coloring right. I am relatively pleased with the way this version turned out.

Here is the Fusion inspiration – I’m totally about the photo (again!), not about the sketch.

fusion french cupcakes 7 17 2014

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Pink Pirouette, inks – Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery (retired), Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Detail Powder, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


10 thoughts on “Carnation Thinking of You Card – Make it Monday #173 & Fusion Challenge {French Cupcakes}

  1. This is so beautiful. Great job.

  2. That is gorgeous! Love how your carnation turned out.

  3. Gorgeous! Great take on both the Fusion inspiration and the MIM technique! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  4. So soft and lovely!!!!! Thanks for joining us at FUSION, love it if you are able to join again Thursday for another lovely challenge!!!! Love seeing what you create!!!!!

  5. Great card! Awesome coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at Fusion!