Monday, 9 May 2016

Beautiful Moments

Morning.
Meet today's card.  Sorry, more blue but with a hint of green...lol.

I started by creating the background piece.  Basically, you ink the paper, place the stencil over that, spray with water, remove and then rub addition ink in a different colour over the top.  To read all about how I did this and see the pictures, please check out the Mini Tutorial I did here:

Next I die cut the hollyhocks from Impression Obsession onto heavy white cardstock.  I added a hint of colour on a few of the flowers and layered them over the white ones for added interest and to help pick up some of the green in the background.
I stamped this sentiment with black Memento ink.  I have had it for years and it is Ranger- Tim Holtz I believe.


I'm adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- STENCIL

Come and Get It- CARD FOR A WOMAN

Crafting When We Can- ADD FLOWERS

Love to Create- ANYTHING GOES/ MIXED MEDIA


Many thanks for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a great week.

Supplies:  stamps- TH/ die- IO/ Distress and Memento ink/ applicator tool/ stencil/ Mini Mister

18 comments:

  1. Wow, this is very wonderful. Great colours and design.
    Greets Carola

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  2. Wow this is so beautiful Karen the sentiment is so lovely, the background colour looks amazing and sets off those flowers perfectly I love it
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  3. Such a gorgeous card, love the background, love how you've added a touch of colour to your die cuts and love that sentiment. Karen x

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  4. love it. btw, Memento is from Tsukineko; distributed by Imagine Crafts in USA.

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  5. Amazing! Another gorgeous background and fabulous touch with the colour on your hollyhocks. Super sentiment.

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  6. Wow Karen, love the colours on your background they look brilliant together as do the flowers. Wonderful sentiment, says it all.

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  7. This is so very beautiful! I love the background you created. I'm headed over to your tutorial. Thanks for playing along with us at CWWC and good luck. Hugs, Robin

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  8. A really beautiful card Karen. Your background is gorgeous and I love the flowers. Barbxx

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  9. Stunning card - love the die cut flowers you used and your creative use of the stencil.. Great take on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday STENCIL IT Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  10. Oh, Karen, this is a real favorite! Love the background and these amazing hollyhocks! And the sentiment is so precious! Love you, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  11. What a beauty Karen. I love your stenciled background and die cut Hollywood. Such a beautiful sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  12. Wonderful card, I love the blue, the flowers and the quote.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  13. Beautiful and pretty card. Love the combination of colours and pretty design! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

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  14. A wonderful background, inspiring sentiment and pretty hollyhocks! Awesome card, Karen!

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  15. Delightfully soothing, Karen. I think you inspired me to buy the hollyhock die and I'm ashamed to say I've not used it yet. They are so gorgeous, even without color.

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  16. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "card for a woman” challenge over at Come and Get it.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)


    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very hectic the past couple of weeks…

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  17. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

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