Sunday, 26 October 2014

Stamping with Dies


Morning.  I am so excited to show you today's card.  I love how it turned out and I want to show you yet another use for your dies!  Ever thought of using your dies as stamps!!??  Well I did and here is what I came up with.  I was inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast this am. to get started.

I began by rubbing Distress inks onto my white cardstock blending the colours together.  I had the snowflake die from Lawn Fawn sitting on  my desk and thought about using it for a stamp so I adhered it to my acrylic block with a bit of temporary adhesive then sprayed with water and stamped.  Since the water removes some of the Distress ink, I was left with an icy looking background....LOVE!  For an added touch of interest, I took a wet paint brush and went along the edges of my card to add a border.
I then die-cut the snowflake and pop dotted it onto the corner of my card with an enamel dot in the center.   I stamped the sentiment from PTI with black Memento ink once the background was totally dry.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Mondays- ANYTHING GOES


City Crafters- A PIECE OF SKY

Allsorts- CHRISTMAS



Thanks so very much for coming by to take a look.  Hope you get a chance to try this. 

Supplies:  stamp- PTI/ die- Lawn Fawn/ Distress inks- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves/ acrylic block/ temporary adhesive/ paint brush/ enamel dot

39 comments:

Hannelie said...

Awesome! I will definitely try this!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is brilliant and stunning! Have to try this!

Anonymous said...

Love the final card. Very inspiring and a must try for me.

Lin said...

Love this, Karen! Can't wait to give this a try!

Dotty Jo x said...

Looks great, Karen! Fabulous colours and a great new technique, Jo x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! I SO love this icy background Karen… it looks awesome… so beautiful with the white snowflake to match!! I will have to try this when I get time… what a great alternative way to use dies! :-)
Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!
Big hugs Sue B xx

Krisha said...

Absolutely fantastic!! I think I might have to try that

Karen Ashbrook said...

What a clever use for dies and a beautiful card too. Karen x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous, I love your fabulous background - thank you for sharing the technique.
Pauline
x

Stella said...

The sky you created is amazing. Love the various shades of blue and the contrast with that snowflake creates a fab focal point. Love the sentiment too. Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Suzanne C said...

Cool ghost stamping and lovely shades of blue! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! You did an amazing job on this technique and I love the colors...so pretty!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week...we always enjoy seeing your creations!

Deborah Frings said...

Brilliant! I love the shades of blue. I must try this technique - I do like the soft, subtle effect it creates for the background. The snowflake is fab. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!!

brenda said...

A stunning card, super colours and inky techniques Karen.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful show stopping snowflake - a very pretty card too - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

joy said...

You really came up with a winner this time, Karen! I love the look of this; the added water around the edges is very clever, too!

Ros Crawford said...

How very clever!! And what a beautiful result! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! Can't wait to try this.

Anonymous said...

Karen, you come up with the most amazing uses for our "tools of the trade." And the results always look fantastic! Thank you for sharing your process with us so we can try them too! I love your colors, process and the result. DFMorgan

Charlene said...

Gorgeous!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB :-)

CherylQuilts said...

Wow!! Karen, you are amazing! You really made me smile with this one as you keep finding wonderful new techniques and wowing us all! Just love the look and the wonderful snowflakes! Stunning card, my friend! Hugs!

Carol L said...

Karen, this is pure genius!! I love all the techniques you've been sharing to use your dies! I absolutely adore this gorgeous card! Take a bow! :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I just love how this came out. This is an interesting technique. It is perfect for an icy snowy background!

Deepti said...

This looks gorgeous, great technique :) thank you for sharing with ATSM

Lee-Anne said...

This turned out beautifully, Karen! Love how your background looks so icy, mf! Great technique...must try :) So happy you could join us at ATS&M!

fabiola jaques said...

c'est superbe Karen, j'aime ces flocons qui se reflètent sur le fond bleu, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Wei said...

Love this icy looking background! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is really gorgeous.
What a great idea to stamp with your dies.
Caroline xxx

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous!!! LOVE this technique ... a fabulous way to find another use for dies!! Thank you Karen! Love the soft design the wet stamp leaves on your beautiful background ... going to give this a try. Loll xx

Patricia Hays said...

What a stunning and clever card! It's all-around totally fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing how you created it. I'm so glad you joined us at 52{C}CT this week, and I hope you'll come back again soon for another challenge! :)

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts Tracy x

Davi said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Karen!! I love the technique you used for the snowflakes, really outstanding!!

Louise van Vuren said...

Love the creativity of your card, especially the water stamping. The enamel dot in the centre is a perfect accent. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at 52 CCT

Louise xx

Anonymous said...

Karen...thank you so much for adding the colors you use on each project to the supplies list. I am so grateful for that...no more guessing when I want to recreate one of your special looks. Thank you for continuing to share with all of us.

sweet art designs said...

Karen this is awesome. I can't wait to try it too. Thank you for sharing.
Myrna

Katie said...

I had actually thought of this recently, but had not done it yet. Thanks for sharing this. Love your color choices!

Ina said...

Love this card Karen. Fabulous colours and technique. Having fun looking through your fabulous variety of cards. Such a versatile crafter. So glad you left a comment on my blog and thank you.

Cheryl S. said...

Hello Karen, I so enjoy all your card and the clean & simple style you use! This card is extra special and I can't wait to try this technique. I have been using your Splash Technique with my Oxide inks and am having great success and fun with it. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and creativity with all of us.