Sunday, 6 April 2014

Friendship


Morning and meet today's card.  Stenciling is so very hot right now.  I have been playing with my stencils and trying to use them in different ways and this is what I came up with.  
I inked the stencil with Distress inks instead of my paper, then laid the stencil down.  Then, using a baby wipe, I transferred the ink to the paper being sure to move the stencil slightly as I rubbed.  What I ended up with was a pretty, sort of mottled looking bkg.  Next, I stamped the flowers from Purple Onion with black Memento ink and added the sentiment.  

I am adding my card to these challenges:



Keep it Simple- STENCIL


Moxie Fab World- STYLING WITH STENCILS



I so appreciate that you came to have a look...thanks so much!!

Supplies:  stamps-Rubbernecker, Purple Onion/ Memento bl/ stencil TCW/ Distress inks/ pop dots

19 comments:

Reusing with Quilling said...

Fabulous bg !!

Yvette said...

Wow ... love how you created that bg!

Virginia Lu said...

GORGEOUS effect with the play of stencil and Distress Inks, Karen! The splotchy/dreamy background is absolutely perfect with your stamped images! So glad that you join the fun with Virgina's View Challenge!

Sue said...

Beautiful background, Karen! Thank you for sharing the technique and for joining us at ATSM.

JanR said...

Oh! I just love this technique! You really need to teach a class. Absolutely gorgeous card!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautiful card Karen I love the colours and your technique a lot!!

Greetings
Maria

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful background & design, love it !

Jacqueline said...

Such an effective, beautiful design!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, my, Karen, this is sensational! I just love the colors with that bit of green with the blue. It's so striking, and it makes me want to play with some stencils! Wish we could stamp together for a day!!! I love it, and I especially love this sentiment! So true about friends, and you are one of my sweetest! Big hugs!

Gabby said...

Beautiful card! Love that background and the silhouette flowers. Thx for sharing the cool technique you've come up with. :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a gorgeous card! That is one nifty stenciled background. I love the bold flowers and that greeting is the best. Better than the usual "I'd pick you" sentiment!

Maureen said...

Great card and what a neat stencil technique!

Deepti said...

Amazing technique and the results are stunning :) beautiful card, thank you for sharing with ATSM!!

Cathy said...

Love the background effect, amazing use of stencils again Karen, Cathy x

Anke said...

Your card is so beautiful, I love the background, the flowers and the quote.

Anni said...

Wow, what an amazing technique you came up with! Great idea! I will have to try this!
So happy you played along with us a second time at KEEP IT SIMPLE!
Anni

Dotty Jo x said...

Looks fabulous! Jo x

Lyndal said...

The black flowers look FAB silhouetted against the blue Karen! So glad you joined in the fun @ Keep It Simple :)

Viv said...

Wow Karen, another fabulous card again, great stamping too :) Viv xx