Saturday 3 October 2015

Graphics with a Heart

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

This morning I am being inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast and a Pinterest board called 'Hearts'.  I liked this pin of a sweet heart gem:

I began by stamping the sentiment from STAMPlorations and cut a mask to cover it.  Next, I stenciled using the Circle Tile stencil from Stencil Girl using Distress inks.  To add depth and interest, I splattered water over the background while leaving the stencil in place.  Since Distress inks are water based, some of the colour is removed leaving an interesting pattern behind.
I removed the mask and added the heart gem.  

A very clean and simple card.

I am adding my card to these challenges:


Alphabet Challenge- 'Q' - QUICK and SIMPLE

Jo's Scrap Shack- ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Girls Creations- ANYTHING GOES

Cute Card Thursday- MASCULINE

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
If you are a card making, I hope you can enjoy a wonderful day of creating and inspiring.

Supplies:  stamps- STAMPlorations/ Distress inks/ heart gem/ stencil/ Memento bl ink


Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE that background and how you masked the sentiment, so cool!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, what a fabulous background, and I love the grid and the circles combined! And the sprinkles of water add just the right touch! Stunning, my friend! Hugs!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cool card and thanks for explaining how you did it. Might have to give that a try myself sometime.

Anita in France said...

Gorgeously graphic, Karen ... those blue hues are stunning ... and I love that single sweet heart! Hugs, Anita :)

Unknown said...

Love your card!! You did a terrific job!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, love the stencil you used. Karen x

Heather said...

A fabulous card Karen, a super created background with such beautiful colours...........a lovely sentiment with the gem!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Rosmarie said...

Very interesting design!! Love this!
Thanks for your nice comment!
Rosi x

Nancy Ball said...

Found your card on Simon Says and just LOVE it!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is very neat! I love the colors and the splatters, but best of all is that little heart gem. Too cool!

Bobby said...

This is wonderful, Karen. You have such a light touch with your inks and they blend so beautifully.

Deb said...

So amazing, love this technique!
Many thanks for joining in our Masculine Challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week! Debx

Anni said...

Totally in love with the colors! What a great idea to mask off the sentiment!

Deborah Frings said...

Fabulous colours and wonderful background. I do like the way you've added the heart by the sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Caryn said...

This is just gorgeous Karen - love how you were inspired!
Thanks for sharing you amazing creation with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Unknown said...

Fabulous card! Such a great design and I love your colours!

Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful CAS card!!! Love it! Thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper