Hi Friend! - Sami Stamps Flower and Kitties Release

Happy Friday!
I am so ready for spring to just get here...who's with me?  But wouldn't you know...it's snowing again this morning!  Grrr...Oh well.  It is still pretty to watch even if deep down I am despising it at the moment.

To help bring some spring into my day, I decided to use some fun pastel colors for my Sami Stamps card this week using the super sweet Whiskers and Petals image.
Yesterday was a very anxiety filled day for many reasons, so my progress on this card was quite slow.  By the time I finished, the sun had set and my room was quite dark, which made getting a decent picture of the card a little difficult.  But I think it turned out alright.

I started by pulling inspiration for the background from Kathy Racoosin's recent "starbucks inspired" card.  As you know, I love watercolors, so this background was super fun to put together.  I used distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, and Dusty Concord for the background and just swooshed them onto the paper.  I dabbed and swiped around to get it mostly the way I wanted and then set it aside.  As you know, watercolor always changes and gets better as it dries, which was totally the case with this background.  I love it!!

I decided to add some droplets of water to try and give it some texture and depth.  And it got a thousand times better!  I'm so in love!  I decided to use the same colors from the background to paint my image.  Using my wink of stella brush pen, I painted in the flowers.  Using the glitter brush made them super sparkly!

Since I usually do Cloud and Storm on my cards, I decided to change it up for this one and paint Ezio.  Never thought I'd be able to watercolor Ezio since he's so detailed as a tabby, but I absolutely love the result!  He's so sweet looking laying there in the flowers!

I finished the card off with a few watercolored butterflies that I stamped my simple little sentiment on and a couple coordinating flags off the side.

We still have our Add Green challenge running for a few more days over at Sami Stamps, so be sure to stop by and join in the fun for your chance to win some adorable images!!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Addicted to Stamps #137-Make Your Mark
    Crafty Cardmakers #135-Spring
    Creative Inspirations #306-Animals
    The Corrosive Challenge #220-Our Animal Friends
    The Paper Shelter #196-Blooming

Thanks for visiting! <3


  1. This card sure does say Spring! And that bg is wonderful. I hope making this card helped ease any anxiety. Thanks for joining ATSM

  2. How cute - wonderful spring colors! Thanks so much for playing with us at ATSM!

  3. Gosh this is soooo gorgeous Emily!! Love the colors in your background!! So happy to see your card over at ATSM!! HUGS

  4. Oh this is lovely. I think the image is lovely and beautifully coloured. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  5. Simply adorable. I love the sparkly flowers and tabby cats are my faves.

  6. This is a super striking and colourful card.
    Love the little sleepy cat image amongst the flowers.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. Sarah

  7. Aw, this is so sweet - love the colours!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  8. Great card. Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations this week.

    CraftyNatalie {DT}

  9. Gorgeous card Emily, your background is fabulous, the image is adorable and beautifully coloured, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter Blooming challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  10. This is a fantastic creation! I love the colours you have used!
    Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

  11. This card Has a smell of spring! Love the colors and the soft touch!

    Thank you for participating in The Paper Shelter Challenge this week!
    Good luck!
    Hug Lena