Friday, April 06, 2018

A Small Hello

Hi everyone.  Today sharing another zig watercoloured card.  I heat embossed the image in white, watercoloured and then decided to fussy-cut to pop it up on top of a beautiful die-cut card front.  I borrowed this die from Nancy last May at our craft retreat.  'bout time I got around to using it! :)  I think they look great together.

The zigs are so vibrant.  This flower almost looks fluorescent, it's so bright.  Definitely need to wear sunglasses with this card! :)

Here's a close-up
Thanks for coming by for a visit!






Stamps:  Beautiful Blooms (SU!); Sentiment - Chit Chat (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  White Pigment Ink (Hero Arts); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, die-cut card front from friend (sorry, don't know name of die).

29 comments:

Liz said...

Amazing card, Loll! I love the vibrant colour of the flowers and the die cut corner makes a beautiful background. xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Zig watercolouring, Loll. I LOVE the corner die cut with your fussy cut flowers. Can you believe, you used the die before I have, but at least I have used the other 2 corner dies in the set. I maybe CASE'ing your beauty in the future. Hugs. Nancy

Colleen said...

Bright, but stunning Loll! I love it and especially your fun background!!

Bonnie said...

Such a pretty background for this gorgeous flower, Loll! I love the added dimension without detracting from the beauty of the flower!

Nancy Stislow said...

I am always mesmerized by your shading with watercolor, Loll! Love the shadows on this one! I have those negative dies and never did use them so thank you too for ideas in how to put them to use. This card is gorgeous and love the vibrant color.

Susan said...

Wonderful vibrant colours and great shading! It looks perfect on the background panel with the negative die. I need to start using those dies!

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Loll, that flower just pops off the page. The colours are so cheerful and vibrant. Love your die cut background.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your Zig watercolored flower is so beautiful, Loll! I love the smooth shading and the bright pretty colorsz1 (Where are my sunglasses? ;-D)
The die-cut pattern of the front panel adds interest and the panel looks like a gardening fence. Hideko xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll! The diecut looks so pretty behind the gorgeous bloom, Cathy x

Barb Ghig said...

I think your recipient will be more than happy to wear their sunglasses when they see this gorgeous, vibrant bloom! Love your diamond cover plate for your background, Loll...it works perfectly on your CAS design!

Darnell said...

Those neon colors for the bloom and leaves are stunning, Lolly! They look especially pretty against the bright white and the great die-cut corner!! Hugs, Dolly

Julie B said...

Love the vibrant bloom Loll and the partial die cut panel, so cheery. :)

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll what a beauty - this is such a vibrant and pretty card!
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

That flower is absolutely beautiful. I love the bright, bold color. I also really like the background die. It almost looks like a trellis and sets off the gorgeous flower wonderfully. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy weekend to you!

Anita in France said...

Gosh, what a stunning bloom against the lovely trellis-y background, Loll ... that vibrant colour positively glows! Hugs, Anita :)

Anita said...

Lovely card! Really like the rose off-set from the die-cut background. Always enjoy viewing your creations!

Marcia HIll said...

BEAUTIFUL card Loll! Love that die cut background...it offsets your GORGEOUS bloom just perfectly!! Love how bright your flower is too...Zigs really do have an amazing depth of color!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend!! :0)

Linda said...

What a gorgeous background (I think I might have that die somewhere!!), and the bloom is stunning!! Love the white embossing too xx

swldebbie said...

Beautiful, Loll. That is a gorgeous die and works perfectly with your bright bloom.

Viv's Visuals said...

This is beautiful Loll - the flower jumps off the front- gorgeous!

JosieD said...

Beautiful card! Such vibrant colors for this stand-out flower. And the die cut background is so unique. I agree -- the two belong together. Hope you are beginning to have some spring weather.

Bobby said...

Fluorescent is what came to my mind too, Loll, although it's gorgeous in its vibrancy. Great die cut too.

Susanne Vargas said...

This card is so pretty and bright and will surely cheer the recipient up!

Mac Mable said...

Sorry for the late commenting...playing catch up this week x Yes the die cut along with the wonderful fussy cut flower look fabulous. Vibrant and stunning colours too x

Linda said...

Gorgeous card, Loll, watercolored to perfection.

Julia Aston said...

Your colors are just gorgeous against the die cut cream background Loll!

Ina G said...

Beeeeeeeeeeautiful card Loll. Love the die and the brightly coloured flowers (have sunnies on) are stunning.

BożenA said...

I love how you can design a card, Loll! This magnificent flower looks great on an openwork background. I also love how you painted a flower. It looks stunning !!
Hugs,
BożenA

Nancy said...

This card is exquisite Loll!!!