Friday, 18 November 2016

Getting Inky

 Morning.
Meet today's card.  A simple, CAS ready for the holidays.

So for this card, I began by masking the center area of my card using Painter's Tape.  I inked up the Full Bloom stamp from Penny Black using my Memento markers and my Misti.
Using the Misti, it is easy to add layers of colour to your stamped images.  
Next, I inked and stamped the cedar using a stamp from The Darkroom Door.  I think it helped to give the card a more Christmasy feel.  Then I sponged the edges using some Peeled Paint Distress ink and removed the masks.
I chose this sentiment from MFT and used black Memento ink to stamp it using my Misti.  I scored along the edges of the masks then added some Nuvo droplets for extra interest and texture.



 Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More- PHOTO INSPIRATION

As You Like It- FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COLOR COMBO
(green and red are my fav...very traditional and colours 
I grab for when making holiday cards)

Aud Sentiments Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

CRAFT- CHRISTMAS

CAS Mix Up- STAMPING/MASKING/ +YOUR CHOICE-Watercoloring


How are you doing with your holiday card?
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- PB, MFT, DRD/ ink- Memento, Distress/ Nuvo/ ScorPal/ inking tool/ MISTI/ Memento marker


20 comments:

  1. I love your CAS card--your color choices are fabulous. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge this week. Please join us again soon!
    :) Marie--ATSM DT

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  2. Your wonderful design is perfect for a quicker, but still very beautiful special handmade holiday card. An easy mailer too :-) TFS Karen. Hugs, Nancy

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  3. I really love this look! Awesome way of using that image and I am glad to see it look so very lovely as a Christmas design. This is so gorgeous!

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  4. Wonderful CAS design for a perfect Christmas card!

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  5. Ooh! Ooh! OOH! I like all that random greenery. It's so delightful !

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  6. wow. what a splash of Ghristmas greenery, so pretty :)

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  7. What a fabulous traditional Christmas card you have created here. Love the layout.
    PS I can't get your blog up on full screen.I only came up tiny on the left side till I enlarged it so I could comment.

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  8. Wow, beautiful card, Karen. Gorgeous stamps and design. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  9. Fab card and stamping and colouring too Karen ;) Viv xx

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  10. This is very beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments challenge blog!

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  11. Gorgeous! So detailed yet still so beautifully CAS.

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  12. Those stamps look great stamped in a strip like that, Karen.

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  13. Wow! Simple but with a powerful impact, my friend!

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  14. A beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with us at craft challenge. Marlene DT

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  15. Gorgeous design Karen. Love your mix of stamped images with the sponged edges. This would be perfect for the CAS Mix Up challenge this month -- masking. Hope you'll join us. xx

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  16. YAY! Glad to see you at the CAS Mix Up challenge. Thanks for joining us Karen! xx

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  17. I was tickled to see this in our CAS Mix Up gallery, Karen! Love, love, love this!

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  18. Perfect card, it looks summery on the first sight but its christmassy on a closer look. Brilliant! Martina ATSM DT

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  19. Some of my favourite colours again, Karen. Absolutely love this one. X

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