Emerging Message Card by Karen Hightower


Welcome back!

Today, Karen Hightower is up on the blog with an elegant technique video for you. She uses the Elegant Asters Card Kit to create an emerging message on the front of her card!

I also love the way she shaded the Aster flowers! They almost look like they are cut out or are made of vellum. She shows you exactly how you can achieve this look.

Here’s a similar card she made for our release featuring the Hugs die.


White card base- choose either 4 1/4″ X 11, scored at 5 1/2″ or 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

Soft Stone Layer- 4″ X 5 1/4″

White focal panel- 3 3/4″ X 5″



Stamps and Dies- Elegant Asters Card Kit

Additional Die- Hugs

Ink– Dusty Rose, Gina K. Designs Embossing and Watermark Ink

Markers- Zig Clean Color Light Gray

Card Stock– White Heavy, White Layering, Soft Stone, Dusty Rose

Fine Detail White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Magic Pad, Sequins, Connect Glue, Adhesive Dot Runner, Life Changing Blending Brushes, Water Brush


Enjoy today’s inspiration and Happy Stamping!

Gina K.



  1. Andrea Robinson

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Love all your cards, I always try and recreate them. Love that you give all the little details to do them ourselves. Having so much fun!

  2. Karen Atkinson

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    This card is beautiful. Thank you for showing it to us. The way you colored the flowers was so soft and pretty.

  3. Henriëtte

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Awesome cards, I love the way you combine grey. I never use gray but this is gorgeous. I fell in love with this kit, I have seen so many stunning cards with it. Thank you so much Karen for your inspiration.

  4. Michelle Bradtke

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Great video. So glad that I ordered this kit!

  5. Dana M

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Gorgeous! I love the soft colors and the hint of color from the pink layers of the sentiment.

  6. Candy Mollica

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Love the way you tinted the flowers. I like white on white, but I think I like this better. So many colors to use in the same fashion. Thanks for sharing.

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