Saturday 28 October 2017

Merry Wishes

Happy Saturday.
Today, I am having some fun with new stamps from Penny Black.
Lots of new to see HERE.

So onto my card.
I began by masking my card front with a piece of scrap paper.  I placed the Berry Speckled into my Misti and coloured the branches and berries using my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the inking.  
I sponged in the bkg using Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans Distress inks then did a bit of stenciling using some drywall tape.  I think it helps add some depth and interest to the background.
I splattered some white acylic paint over the top using a toothbrush, then scored the masked edge using my Scorbug.  For those of you that are not familiar with a Scorbug, it is a little tool that adds raised dots and is used in your ScorPal.
The sentiment was stamped using black Memento ink and my Misti again. The sentiment is from a great new sentiment set called Love and Peace.  

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I appreciate your most kind comments and emails so very much!

Adding my card to these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- THAT'S SKETCHY
(I used Chris's sketch)
Penny Black and More- CLOSE TO NATURE
Crafting From the Heart- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Berry Speckled (PB)/ Love and Peace (PB)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento/ Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- white acrylic paint/ toothbrush/ Misti/ Tombow markers/ Mister (TH)/
drywall tape/ sponge applicator (TH)/ ScorPal/ ScorBug


Loll said...

WOW ... another gorgeous Christmas card, Karen. I'm loving the Penny Black stamps so much this year. The blue really makes the colours of the pine branch and berries pop. Oh my gosh, I was so happy to hear about your ScorBug ... you so kindly gifted me one several years ago and I have never been able to make a straight line. I didn't realize it was to be used with the ScorPal ... how dumb am I??!! I LOVE the effect of using it on the masked edge. xx

Bonnie said...

I love the red and green with the blue sponging, Karen! The Scorebug adds nice detail to the masked line!

Pat said...

This is beautiful Karen using the markers straight to the stamp and spritzed for a looser look and I love the colours and the dry wall tape stencilling in the background. The detailing down the masked edge looks great. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO Very beautiful, love the background.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, this is gorgeous, and I agree with Loll...just love the blue to make the Christmas colors pop! I guess I am also surprised that I could use my ScorBug with my ScorPal! So glad to hear that, because I've had the ScorBugs for years!! Hugs, precious friend! xoxo

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful - a card I'll have to CASE! Love the combination of the rich colours of the branch with the blue background!

cuilliesocks said...

Just so beautiful Karen, a fabulous design with gorgeous image and colours Kate x

Craftychris said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love the image - gorgeous! xxx

Bobby said...

I fail to see why you're not on the Penny Black design team, Karen. You have a magical way with their stamps.

Bunny said...

Beautiful. Love the colors and the background. [Bunny]

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card Karen, love the colors!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card Thanks for getting sketchy with us at shopping our stash.

Christine Alexander said...

So beautiful Karen, I love your masking to create the white space and gorgeous sponged image. Absolutely love it and really want that stamp

Gabi MeWi said...

Oh I love thisone...

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Karen: I love that technique of inking the stamp and spritzing it with water and the Penny Black stamps are perfect for that.
Your card is gorgeous, love the blue background that makes your image just pop.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come and play again next time.
Maria Rodriguez.

Cara said...

This has a lovely frosted feel to the branch x

Ellibelle said...

What a beautiful creation Karen. Gorgeous stamps and inking!
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month!

Mac Mable said...

Such fabulous colours together. Great background and the prettiest of stamp x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beauty Karen - love your background stenciling - the drywall tape is just the right size for this background detail

brenda said...

A really stylish Winter creation with great ink and stamp work, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Mimi said...

Another one at SOS... Thanks! Love the artsy inky festive berries, and that drywall tape background certainly does add interest! It kind of gives a modern feel. Thanks again for linking another inspiring holiday card up!

Donna said...

Lovely lovely lovely!
Thanks for getting sketchy with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning! Pinned!

Davi said...

Wow that is Beautiful!! I love the bold berries with the blues:)

papierelle said...

That's amazing!!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card. Fantastic background and layout.


debby4000 said...

Oh my what a gorgeous Christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

susiestacey said...

Very pretty card, great stamping.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Close to nature' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Nat said...

very inspiring design, beautiful!! thanks for playing along over at One Crazy Stamper!