Friday, 7 July 2017

Words to Live By

Happy Friday!
Meet today's card.
 Playing around with some new-to-me stamps from STAMPlorations and Distress Oxide inks.

 I went sort of mixed media with my card today.  I began by lightly painting the Mini Circles stamp with white acrylic paint, pressed onto my heavy weight cardstock and let dry.  
(Be sure to wash your stamp right after so the paint doesn't get all stuck to your stamp)
When that was dry, I inked over the whole piece with Broken China Distress Oxide ink.
Next, I lightly sanded over the circles to help reveal them a bit better then stamped in the background using Faded Jeans Distress Oxides.  Love how the Oxides layer and leave a chalky appearance.
I stamped the sentiment which I have had for years, then added the single die-cut flower.

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES 
4 Crafty Chicks- STAMPING, NO DIGIS
Moving Along with the Times- ENGAGEMENT, WEDDING
 (I made this card for friends of mine that just got engaged)

Stamps- Live Well (Inkadinkadoo); Mini Circles (Kaisercraft); 
Mixed Media Elements (STAMPlorations)
Inks- Faded Jeans, Broken China Distress Oxides (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- white acrylic paint; die- TH; sandpaper; Cuttlebug


  1. Another fab technique to try, I have so many on my list and need to wait till after school holidays to really play...hugs.x
    Have a lovely weekend.♥

  2. great tech. very fine and blue card ;O)

  3. This is a wonderful card Karen, i adore the blue tones using oxide inks and the white painted circles are great in the background, and love the white die cut flower over the top. I'm sure your friend will have loved it. x

  4. Very pretty Karen! I love that background! Thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  5. Super card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  6. Stunning background, the flower die just pops, and I love the verse.

  7. Lovely card Karen. Good luck with the MAWTT Challenge. Janice DT MAWTT

  8. Beautiful mixed media layered background for your mixed media stamps, wonderful sentiment and die cut wildflower. I agree...DOX's are totally awesome and so is your card, Karen. Hugs..

  9. love the colour and a beautiful card Karen
    Gr Karin

  10. Another stunner Karen, wow you just amaze me time after time ;)hugs Viv xx

  11. Love those "floating" circles and the depth of color in your background. The simple white flower is perfect with the sentiment!

  12. Fabulous textured background, Karen and love the font of the sentiment. This is outstanding in design!

  13. Fabulous layering and love how the the oxides look. The white acrylic dots work so well on the background and what a great sentiment x Have a lovely weekend too x

  14. Love this Karen, I will have to try this idea too. Yesterday I tried the credit card method and was very happy with the result

  15. Wonderful card and I love those words of wisdom on it.

  16. This is a beautiful card Karen. I love the gorgeous background. Such a great sentiment too!
    Thanks for entering the MAWTT Challenge!!
    Hugs, Sue B xx

  17. Wonderful mixed media - love the interesting background texture with the simple die cut and sentiment!

  18. Great mixed media card, Karen. Love the layering of stencils and DOX inks. xx

  19. Love your background,and fab techniques .xxx

  20. Great card, the simple flower and words are just enough and leave the background to speak for itself - another good technique.

  21. I'm so enjoying your blog posts and learning so much in just a half an hours time! I will be coming back to dig deeper into your creative card posts. I tried to be a blog follower but keep getting an error. I'm not techy enough to figure things like that out. But I did follow somewhere else, so I hope your new posts pop up for me to see.

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  23. A fabulous card. Great design x

  24. Love that sentiment, and you have created a gorgeous background !

  25. love all the layering of stamps and colours :)

  26. A wonderful card. Great depth to the background and fabulous sentiment xx

  27. Hello Karen, thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment.
    I thought I would pop in and see what you create. You have really beautiful creations,and this card here is gorgeous, beautifully designed and the Oxides are marvellous, I love the sentiment too. Going to click the follow button as I want to make sure I always see your projects, Kate x

  28. Hello Karen,
    Thank you so much for your visit to my Blog, I really appreciate it and your lovely comment.
    I just love your wonderful card. Fantastic design and colours.
    I really like the sentiment you have used.
    Patricia x

  29. Really love your card and the grungy looking background..
    had a look also at a couple of earlier posts.
    I don't do enough CAS cards and maybe now I will make more
    - yours are very stylish!
    Thanks for the visit and lovely comments earlier.
    Gill x

  30. I stopped by to meet you after you left a lovely comment on my blog. I was quite impressed with this card. It is both beautiful and calming, mainly because of the colors you used, I think. Some lucky recipient is going to be very pleased.

  31. This is a wonderful card with a gorgeous background! I am impressed how you made it with that cool mixed media technique!
    Rike x

  32. Hi Karen,
    so nice to find your comment on my blog. Your cards are fantastic! This one in blue is really beautiful.

  33. You always come up with great cards, Karen! Love this background and the subtle layers. Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)