Sunday, 9 April 2017

Great Friend

Good Morning.
I'm back again with another card I made using some new releases from Penny Black and of course, my favourite blue ink.  
The flower stamp I'm using today is called Effulgent by Penny Black.   

So, here's what I did to create my card.
I began by masking off the front of my heavy weight cardstock and sponged on Distress ink to create the framed area.  I placed the flower inside my Misti and then coloured part of the flower using Tombow makers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process using darker shades of the blue until I was happy with the look.  
I stamped the sentiment from the PB Happy Wishes sentiment set with Memento black.
I wanted to add interest to the blue sponged background, so I inked up the flower again and stamped it along the top edge using the same colour as the background ink.  
Lastly, I inked up the PB Script stamp with gray ink and randomly stamped it into the masked area.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPING






Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look, so appreciated.


Supplies
Stamps- Effulgent (PB), Script (PB), Happy Wishes (PB)
Paper- heavy white 120lb (bulk local store)
Inks- Peacock Feathers Distress (TH), Memento Black, Memento Gray, Tombow Markers
Accessories and Tools- Misti, painter's tape

16 comments:

  1. Perfect with this background.

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  2. Oh, Karen, this is gorgeous! I think this is a stunning flower both as the background and the focal image. Stunning coloring and a beautiful sentiment! Hugs, sweet and dear friend! xoxo

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  3. Love your craft style, Karen.
    Another sure fire winner. X

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  4. Beautiful card - love the way you repeated it at the top in the same colour as the background and put some subtle text over it.

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  5. A wonderful design again and of course, I love the blues. So gorgeous.

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  6. I love your creative way of using your new PB flowers, Karen. Adding your lightly stamped and script stamped to your background adds so much wonderful texture. TFS your beauty my friend. Hugs..

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  7. I love your bold, blue flower and the shadow of it too! You always manage to get so much depth on your cards! And another wonderful sentiment!

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  8. Beautiful card! Love the masked area with the light stamping and the gorgeous bold flower with the lovely sentiment! xxx

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  9. I love your pretty masked background with the inking and the script Karen and the beautifully inked and spritzed stamp image is just perfect over the top, with a great sentiment to finish.

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  10. Ohhh there is always something extra to look at in your cards, like the extra stamping of the flowers on the background. Glorious colour and fabulous layout...Thank you x

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  11. Love that ghostly flower in the background.

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  12. Wow this is stunning Thanks for joining th Craft Stamper Challenge Good Luck xx

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  13. I love how you layer images, script etc and still keep your colours fresh. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

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  14. Your stamping is absolutely gorgeous, Karen! Stunning card! So glad you joined us at PBSC!

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  15. A real beauty! I love how you did the inner rectangle. Great detail. Hugs, Autumn

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  16. This is such a pretty card Karen - love those flowers. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar (April Showers/Spring) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx

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