Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Reach for the Stars

This week, the Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoast was to create a card with a star on it.  Well I scratched my head as I have maybe 2 star stamps, then remembered this sweet silhouette image of the girl catching a star.
I began by inking up my embossing folder with Distress inks 
(colours:  Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves , Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint)
sprayed with water then pressed my paper into the wet ink.  The colours blend with the water and you are left with the impression of the embossing folder on your cardstock.  When that was all dry, I stamped the girl and the sentiment in Memento black.

For more details about this technique go here:

Also adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- Keep it CAS

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

Keep it Simple- BRIGHT SPARK

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Jenni Bowlin, Penny Black/ Sizzix EB folder/ Distress inks/ bl Memento/ pop dots


  1. How adorable that girl catching the star is! I absolutely love all the cards you made with this new embossing folder technique and really want to try it out!
    Just in case you were wondering why I wasn't commenting lately - we were in NYC last week and my time on the computer was very limited...

  2. Very nifty! I love the colors and this is such a great technique.... get the stencil look without using stencils.

  3. Wow Karen this is so beautifull , I really love it!!!


  4. Fabulous! I've been trying this technique out and love it - it's my new favourite technique ;)

  5. Oh, Karen, what a fabulous technique! I love how it turned out, and this little gal with the star is perfection! I love it! Hugs, sweet friend!

  6. Gorgeous colours and a great inking technique. Love the silhouette - it really pops out from the background.
    Thank you for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia. x

  7. Seeing how fabulous your cards are using this amazing technique is so inspiring, Karen ... this is another stunner ... love the silhouette against the inked background! Thanks so much for playing along again at ATCAS! Anita :)

  8. Gorgeous card Karen!! Love the beautiful background and that sweet silhouette image!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  9. gorgeous card!,,,,the background is looking so beautiful!!

  10. Keep 'em coming. Karen! I love it! I want that silhouette stamp! Did I say I want the EF too? Sigh!

  11. You many to combine all of the challenges perfectly without compromising any of them that shows real talent ! Love the silhouette with the gorgeous background . Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS and good luck.


  12. WOW...Love this Karen....going to have to give this a try soon! Thanks for the inspiration and joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  13. this is a beautiful card Kare.

    Thank you for the comments on my card on splitcoast.

    gr karin

  14. Love your embossing with the distress inks, it turned out beautifully. The little girl image is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  15. I really love the way you did the embossed BG! It is outstanding and really makes your images wonderful too! Lovely!!