Sunday, 5 November 2017

Simple Stamping for Christmas

Meet today's card.
Very simple stamping here with a few added touches using some new Penny Black stamps.
As most of you already know, I so love making 'blue' cards and I thought I would try and make a totally monochromatic card.

I began by placing the cardstock into my Misti and stamped the Penny Black Berry Speckled stamp using Stormy Sky Distress ink which is a cool blue.  I moved the stamp around, continuing to stamps around my card front until I was happy with the placement.
Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Love and Peace set in the same colour, keeping the whole card uniform.
To add more interest and depth to the bkg., I sponged on more Stormy Sky, applying it heavier in the corners and then I used a piece of drywall tape and stenciled behind the stamped branches.
I took my Versamark ink pad and rubbed it along the edges of my card front, then white heat embossed to further add to the wintery feel of my card.

Many thanks for coming by and taking a look!

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simply Create Too- CAS
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Crafting with Attitude- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Berry Speckled (PB); Love and Peace (PB)
Ink- Stormy Sky Distress (TH); Versamark
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; heat tool; white eb powder; inking tool (TH)/ Nuvo drops


  1. I don't use Stormy Sky ink very much - must remember the lovely effect you got with it. Great layout of stamps and sentiment.

  2. I just love everything about this.

  3. What a wonderful monochromatic card, Karen! I love the depth of color and the white embossing around the edges!

  4. Wow..Stunning Stormy Wintery feel to your Gorgeous holiday card, Karen. I love that color, which I do not have...yet! Love your added dry wall tape stenciling and heat embossing along the edge of your card. Really amazing and creative design my friend. TFS.. Hugs

  5. awww and I love your stamping great winter card

  6. What a beautiful design Karen and gorgeous stamping and colours, love it, Kate x

  7. A very pretty card Karen and the cool blue with the white embossing round the edge adds to the wintry feel. The beautiful foliage and berries and your dry wall stencilling make for a very interesting card. x

  8. Such a clever use of the monochromatic colour. Great layout and love how you've achieved depth on this stunning card x

  9. Beautiful monochromatic image. Love all your layers of stencil and stamping

  10. So beautiful! Love the monochromatic look. xxx

  11. So beautiful and a lovely design that packs a punch even if it is a simple one. I really like this a lot!

  12. Oh, Karen, this is gorgeous, and your sense of design is so amazing (even in what you call a simple card)! I love the monochromatic look with this beautiful shade of blue! It's stunning, and I some day will have to use the drywall tape that I have...I need that challenge!! Hugs, precious friend! xoxo

  13. I love the white embossing around the edges, Karen. It does give a frosty feel to those wonderful blue berries. You have such a light touch with your background inking.

  14. A perfect sentiment for this card, it IS so peaceful Karen.

  15. So lovely in the monochromatic blues!