Sunday, 4 September 2016

Masked Stenciling

 Morning. 
I am enjoying another sunny day of a long weekend.  

Meet today's card. 
I have long loved stenciling.  It makes for such an interesting backdrop for stamping, adding interest and depth of color.  I thought today I would try doing some masked stenciling.
I began by cutting a circle mask using a Spellbinders circle die.  I laid the negative over my heavy weight cardstock, then took my stencil from Gourmet and placed it over the mask.  I used some Rusty Hinge Distress ink and rubbed it over the stencil.  I removed the stencil and added more detail by stamping a script from Penny Black over the masked area.  I also splattered some ink and some water to add even more interest over the masked area.
After that was dry, I placed my piece in my MISTI then I stamped the flowers from Rubbernecker by coloring them with Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.
The sentiment from Impression Obsession was stamped using Memento black ink in the corner.  
To complete the look, I sponged more Distress ink around the edges then pop dot mounted the piece over a kraft colored background paper.



 Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says:  ANYTHING GOES

Little Red Wagon- LET'S GET INKY

Shopping Our Stash- TRY SOMETHING NEW


Come and Get It- FLOWERS


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Impression Obsession, Rubbernecker, PB/ stencil-Gourmet/ ink- Memento, Distress/ Memento markers/ Spellbinder die/ sponge applicator/ MISTI/ mini mister

27 comments:

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another gorgeous and beautiful card design. I love how well your photos are too!

Diane Jaquay said...

Another single layer beauty, love this!!!

JanR said...

Beautiful! I love the colours.

Lin said...

Swoon able results, Karen - love everything about your card!

Jean Cross said...

Another favorite. Something new for me to try. I wish I had your eye for color!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Such a beautiful card Karen. Karen xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Super card Karen.

Lisa Lara said...

I faved this beauty on SCS I just love it Karen. I love the white border.

Karren said...

This is so beautiful! Your background is stunning.

Susanne Vargas said...

Spectacular card, Karen! Loving that color combo!

Gayatri said...

The background stencil effect is awesome. Elegant card. Thank you so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Monika Reeck said...

simply adorable Karen
I adore the blue flowers
thanks so much for playing with us at ATSM
hugs
Monika (ATSM DT)

Creative world said...

Stunning card and gorgeous design,LOVE the background...thank you for joining us at ATSM....hugs Željka

SueB said...

boy, Karen, what a great card! I'm loving the combo of the handwritten text with stencil as a background and appreciate you walking us thru the process; thanx for the inspiration!

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Karen: Love how you combined both the script image with the stenciled background, it looks amazing, your beautiful blue flowers really shine on top of it.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you join us again next time.
Paper hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Cyndi Watkins said...

The stenciling and stamping are beautifully layered. What a great card!

Mary said...

Love, love, love this card! Love the colors you chose, love the masked stenciling, love the pop of the blue flowers, love the script stamped over the stencil...love it all!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like that lightly stamped script added in to your stenciling. It works great!

Julia Aston said...

Your stenciling looks beautiful inside the circle Karen - love the colors you used on your flowers! Julia xx

Greta said...

Love the sentiment, background & gorgeous flowers!

Mandy Reedyk said...

Lovely card! :)Thanks for playing along with the Girlfriends at Little Red Wagon this week! :)

Loll said...

Gorgeous cad Karen. The masked stenciling makes a beautiful backdrop for your beautiful flowers. xx

Donna said...

Beautiful blue flowers. Love how they are set on the edge of this card.
So pretty :)

Brenda said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! What a wonderful technique. Also wanted to thank you for hopping along with us at From the Heart stamps. Your kind comment is much appreciated! Stay tuned for updates. Hugs!

Liz McGuire, said...

Wow, cool technique, a gorgeous card, Liz x

Pat said...

The brown and the blue look perfect together Karen and I love the masked stencil behind the prettily stamped flowers. A gorgeous card! x

Anke said...

So beautiful ...