Monday, 9 May 2016

Beautiful Moments

Meet today's card.  Sorry, more blue but with a hint of

I started by creating the background piece.  Basically, you ink the paper, place the stencil over that, spray with water, remove and then rub addition ink in a different colour over the top.  To read all about how I did this and see the pictures, please check out the Mini Tutorial I did here:

Next I die cut the hollyhocks from Impression Obsession onto heavy white cardstock.  I added a hint of colour on a few of the flowers and layered them over the white ones for added interest and to help pick up some of the green in the background.
I stamped this sentiment with black Memento ink.  I have had it for years and it is Ranger- Tim Holtz I believe.

I'm adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- STENCIL

Come and Get It- CARD FOR A WOMAN

Crafting When We Can- ADD FLOWERS


Many thanks for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a great week.

Supplies:  stamps- TH/ die- IO/ Distress and Memento ink/ applicator tool/ stencil/ Mini Mister


Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, this is very wonderful. Great colours and design.
Greets Carola

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is so beautiful Karen the sentiment is so lovely, the background colour looks amazing and sets off those flowers perfectly I love it
Lorraine x

Karen Ashbrook said...

Such a gorgeous card, love the background, love how you've added a touch of colour to your die cuts and love that sentiment. Karen x

Debbie Gaetz said...

love it. btw, Memento is from Tsukineko; distributed by Imagine Crafts in USA.

Ina G said...

Amazing! Another gorgeous background and fabulous touch with the colour on your hollyhocks. Super sentiment.

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Karen, love the colours on your background they look brilliant together as do the flowers. Wonderful sentiment, says it all.

Robin said...

This is so very beautiful! I love the background you created. I'm headed over to your tutorial. Thanks for playing along with us at CWWC and good luck. Hugs, Robin

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Karen. Your background is gorgeous and I love the flowers. Barbxx

Caryn said...

Stunning card - love the die cut flowers you used and your creative use of the stencil.. Great take on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday STENCIL IT Challenge.
Caryn xxx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, this is a real favorite! Love the background and these amazing hollyhocks! And the sentiment is so precious! Love you, sweet friend! Hugs!

nancy littrell said...

What a beauty Karen. I love your stenciled background and die cut Hollywood. Such a beautiful sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love it. A real beauty again!

Anke said...

Wonderful card, I love the blue, the flowers and the quote.


Neva Zver said...

Beautiful and pretty card. Love the combination of colours and pretty design! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Bonnie said...

A wonderful background, inspiring sentiment and pretty hollyhocks! Awesome card, Karen!

maria f. said...

Delightfully soothing, Karen. I think you inspired me to buy the hollyhock die and I'm ashamed to say I've not used it yet. They are so gorgeous, even without color.

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "card for a woman” challenge over at Come and Get it.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very hectic the past couple of weeks…

Daria said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.