Thursday, 29 October 2015

Nature's Gifts

Hello.  So happy you were able to come and take a look at what I created today.
Playing along with a challenge at Splitcoast this morning and some of my new stamps from Penny Black.  Happy to have another card for Christmas done.

I began by pulling out the Nature's Gifts set and my MISTI.  I inked the branches using Peeled Paint Distress ink, sprayed with water and stamped.  After the first stamping, I coloured just areas of the branches with a dark green Memento marker and stamped again.  It gave such a nice extra dimension to the first stamping.  I did the berries the same way but this time, just coloured them with markers.
I wanted the card to have a 'snowy' feel, so I splattered white acrylic paint over the stamped areas.
The sentiment was stamped with black Memento ink, cut out and then I rubbed the edges using some more Peeled Paint Distress ink.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Shopping Our Stash- NO PATTERNED PAPER


Creative Moments- ANYTHING GOES

Fab'n Funky- CHRISTMAS



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Memento marker and ink/ Distress ink/ MISTI/ Mini Mister/ wh acrylic paint/ paint brush

15 comments:

  1. Oh how I love me some Penny Black! This card is beautifully designed! Love it so much!

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  2. Oh, Karen, this is gorgeous, and I just love the traditional Christmas red and green! What a wonderfully designed card with the branches and the sentiment. And I just love the red matting! Stunning as always, my dear friend! Hugs1

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  3. Such a beautiful and atmospheric card. Love the technique and all enhanced by the white acrylic splats/snow. Thank you for the inspiration and will be trying this technique as it looks fabulous x

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  4. Beautiful card. You are a wonderful card making artist!

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  5. GORGEOUS, love the watercolor affect!!!

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  6. Pinned. I've had this set for a long time and haven't used it much. Thanks for the inspiration, Karen. Your card is lovely.

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  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  8. Wow ... gorgeous card. Love the bright shades of green and red. I just bought this stamp set, so you've inspired me to get it inked!! xx

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  9. Wow Karen, what a beautiful beautiful card!! I really love it!!

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  10. This is a beautifully designed card! I love the watercolor effect! Thanks for inspiring.

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  11. This is such a beautiful evergreen frame, Karen! I love how you've sponged on the sentiment piece to give it extra definition!

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  12. Such a gorgeous Xmas card and love the stamps you used, especially the pine needles. Very cool idea to splatter the paint over too and the colour around the edge of your sentiment makes it fit in perfectly. Always so wonderful to see you at ATSM!!

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  13. I love the look of that card, so pretty!
    Hugs
    Ela

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  14. We feel special when someone give us something as a gift.

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