Saturday, 3 October 2015

Graphics with a Heart

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

This morning I am being inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast and a Pinterest board called 'Hearts'.  I liked this pin of a sweet heart gem:


I began by stamping the sentiment from STAMPlorations and cut a mask to cover it.  Next, I stenciled using the Circle Tile stencil from Stencil Girl using Distress inks.  To add depth and interest, I splattered water over the background while leaving the stencil in place.  Since Distress inks are water based, some of the colour is removed leaving an interesting pattern behind.
I removed the mask and added the heart gem.  

A very clean and simple card.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES


Alphabet Challenge- 'Q' - QUICK and SIMPLE

Jo's Scrap Shack- ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Girls Creations- ANYTHING GOES

Cute Card Thursday- MASCULINE


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
If you are a card making, I hope you can enjoy a wonderful day of creating and inspiring.

Supplies:  stamps- STAMPlorations/ Distress inks/ heart gem/ stencil/ Memento bl ink

17 comments:

  1. LOVE that background and how you masked the sentiment, so cool!

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  2. Oh, Karen, what a fabulous background, and I love the grid and the circles combined! And the sprinkles of water add just the right touch! Stunning, my friend! Hugs!

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  3. What a cool card and thanks for explaining how you did it. Might have to give that a try myself sometime.

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  4. Gorgeously graphic, Karen ... those blue hues are stunning ... and I love that single sweet heart! Hugs, Anita :)

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  5. Love your card!! You did a terrific job!

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  6. Gorgeous card, love the stencil you used. Karen x

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  7. A fabulous card Karen, a super created background with such beautiful colours...........a lovely sentiment with the gem!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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  8. Very interesting design!! Love this!
    Thanks for your nice comment!
    Rosi x

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  9. Found your card on Simon Says and just LOVE it!

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  10. This is very neat! I love the colors and the splatters, but best of all is that little heart gem. Too cool!

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  11. This is wonderful, Karen. You have such a light touch with your inks and they blend so beautifully.

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  12. So amazing, love this technique!
    Many thanks for joining in our Masculine Challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week! Debx

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  13. Totally in love with the colors! What a great idea to mask off the sentiment!
    Anni

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  14. Fabulous colours and wonderful background. I do like the way you've added the heart by the sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  15. This is just gorgeous Karen - love how you were inspired!
    Thanks for sharing you amazing creation with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn

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  16. Fabulous card! Such a great design and I love your colours!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  17. Beautiful CAS card!!! Love it! Thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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