Thursday 6 April 2017

Dream On

Welcome and hello.
Today, I am playing with some new stamps from Penny Black..always fun to play with new toys.

I love to watercolour so my first thought when I saw this Effulgent flower stamp was to give it a look of watercolour.  I did that by placing the  flower in my Misti, coloured it with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process with a darker shade of blue to give the flower more interest.
To help balance out my card front, I stamped the Unfolding flower in the bottom left corner by using the same process as mentioned above.  
Next, I sponged the edges with Distress ink and added some stenciling using drywall tape.
* Drywall tape is always sitting on my desk and I love using it to give more depth and interest to my backgrounds or just to perk up the look of a card. *
I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Wishes sentiment set using my Misti again and Memento ink.
Finally, I added some Nuvo drops; sorry it is hard to see those in the photo.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- Happy Birthday

Try it on Tuesday- BOTANICAL

Crafty Cardmakers- SPRING INTO SPRING

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Effulgent, Happy Wishes, Unfolding (Penny Black)
Paper- 110 lb white (bulk local store)
Ink- Memento black, Peacock Feathers Distress (TH)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, markers (Tombow), Nuvo clear, drywall tape, 
sponge applicator (Ranger), Mini Mister (TH)


froebelsternchen said...

Simply WONDERFULK Karen! Thank you very much for linking this BEAUTY to Try It On Tuesday!
Happy rest of the week!
oxo Susi

Verna Angerhofer said...

Every time I see one of your cards I am inspired. This is just as wonderful as all the others. Just an amazingly beautiful card.

Susan said...

Karen, you are the queen of blue and white (my favourite colour combination, though strangely, I don't use it in my cards as much as you do). Love the addition of the dry wall tape stenciling.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning card, love the colours, and the font, great background too.

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us all at TioT's this time.

Pat said...

You have so many beautiful sentiment stamps Karen and the combination of the two different PB stamps is just perfect, also the dry wall tape as a stencil in the background adds lots of interest. x

Bonnie said...

These flowers go together perfectly, Karen! Love all that blue, the extra eimension of the stenciling and the wonderful sentiment!

Loll said...

Gorgeous as always, Karen. Lovely card using your new stamp. I can see that being added to my wish list. :) Love the sponging around the edges and stenciling with drywall tape to add interest, along with visual dimension and texture. xx

Marina said...

Love how this has depth without looking cluttered , and beautiful blues.

Maikreations said...

Awesome card and sentiment! Love the vibrant blue! Thank you for joining our "Spring into Spring" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a great day, Maike DT

Mac Mable said...

Wow this is a stunner. Love how you've used the tow different flower stamps together...they look fabulous x

Aileen said...

You always make it sound so easy to create the masterpieces you create. But I know better, the flowers, the loose washes and background multi layered stamping or blending all is perfection. I never tire of looking.

LaVon Hall said...

Your cards are beautiful and nobody does these beautiful blues better than you. Gorgeous!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fabulous greeting to go with a fabulous card.

Nataša Š. said...

Fabulous card! Love the colours!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! It's so pretty and beautifully stamped.
Thanks for joining us for our special 8th Birthday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really does look fabulous! Gorgeous colouring! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Josephine said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Bobby said...

You have that stamping technique down to a science, Karen. This card is beautiful.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love this card!
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Helen Gullett said...

This is simply beautiful, Karen. Love your technique.
Thank You for playing along with ATSM Anything Goes Challenge.