Monday, 30 June 2014

Blossom and Grow

Morning.  Today's card was made using new stamps from Penny Black and Distress ink.  I decided to make a monochromatic card inspired by all the shades of green growing in my garden.
I began by inking up my large background stamp called Floral Tapestry with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress inks, sprayed with water to blend and stamped.  I wanted to add extra depth to the background so I inked up my embossing folder with more Peeled Paint, sprayed with water and touched my panel onto the wet ink.  You can see a faint hexagon impression in the background.
The oval panel was next.  I cut the oval using a Spellbinders Oval Die and stamped the flowers and sentiment from the Friendship Flowers set.  The oval looked too plain so I pierced around the outside of the oval then mounted it to my card front using pop dots.
 
Adding my card to these challenges:
 
Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES
 
Addicted to Stamps- ANYTHING GOES
 
Sister Act Card- ANYTHING GOES
 
CAS on Sunday- BIRTHDAY
 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look...I truly appreciate it!!
 
Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Distress ink/ Mini Mister/ embossing folder/ pop dots/ piercing tool

14 comments:

  1. Love it , Karen ! Your cards are so wonderful and rich and yet full of harmony ... I wish I could make something near that or get one for my birthday LOL. Greetings, Anita

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  2. This is beautiful! The large background is gorgeous and I love the subtle hexagon pattern. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

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  3. A beautiful card...I love the depth you received using those techniques on the background. And I'm surprised the flowers remained white!

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  4. How do you do this!!!! beauty as always, I love that green floral artsy BG :) thank you for sharing with ATSM!

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  5. Oh how wonderful, Blogger says we can be friends again. I just adore this card. I love floral and the color green so this card really speaks to me. Love the subtle hexagon background. Such a great card!

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  6. Absolutely stunning, Karen! I love your design and the flowers are so, so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  7. Wow Super , I love this pretty sunny card, love the colours ,the background and the front , great image!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  8. Love this! Congrats on the tweet from Penny Black!

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  9. Love what you have created here, Karen. Great background and focal image. Thanks for linking your card with us at Sister Act this week. Cathy xx

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  10. Stunning use of the greens, Karen! Such a fresh and pretty look!

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  11. Loooooooovvvvvveeee this! Pinning it!

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  12. What I lovely sentiment :) I am going to take this one to heart! Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, hope to see you back soon!!!

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  13. Lovely card, very beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!
    Mariken xx

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  14. Simply stunning! Green is such an underused colour, Jo x

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