Sunday, 26 November 2017

Monoprint Christmas


Good Morning.
Meet today's card.  
Simple monoprinted background and one of my favourite snowflakes.

To begin, I wanted to use a stencil to create a Monoprinted background.  I love the way the printed backgrounds look and you can make them in a short amount of time which is great for this busy time of year.  
For those of you that have never done a Monoprinted background before, you ink the back of you stencil with some kind of waterbased ink, spray with water then press onto your paper.  Its a great way to also get a different look to your stencils and give it more of a watercolour look.
When the bkg. was dry, I placed the piece inside my Misti and stamped the sentiment.
I die-cut the snowflake, glued it in place and added a blue gem to the center.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
 Allsorts- INSPIRED BY A WINTER THEMED SONG
(Let it Snow)
 Crazy 4 Challenges- CHRISTMAS or WINTER
Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps-  Christmas Cheer (Technique Tues.)
Inks- Memento black; Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Harlequin stencil (TCW); snowflake die (SSS); Cuttlebug;
blue gem; Mister (TH)

21 comments:

Annie said...

A gorgeous background! Love the white large snowflake atop with the bold black sentiment.

Dortesjs said...

gorgeous, like always ;O))

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Karen
Gr Karin

Pat said...

What a fabulous monoprinted background Karen and I love the large snowflake and sentiment, and all on that pretty blue mat. x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous monoprint background, Karen for your sentiment and die cut snowflake. You just gave me an idea for a few quick monoprint Christmas cards. I still need about 10..need quick ideas:-) TFS your beauty my friend. Happy Holidays...Hugs...

Mac Mable said...

I always learn so much when you post your fabulous cards. Love today's and such an amazing card x

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous background colour and I love the images, gorgeous snowflake, Kate x

Bunny said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors. [Bunny]

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that big snowflake die. It looks so fantastic against that background.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous background and a fabulous huge snowflake.
Thanks for joining our 'Christmas song' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

What beautiful colors and the stencil pattern adds lots of interest! Love that big snowflake!

Ellibelle said...

So nice to see you join us at Allsorts challenge this week in my "Inspired by a Christmas Carol/Song". Love your card, the inking looks amazing!

Lisa Lara said...

what a fun background Karen!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful mono print Karen and I love the white snowflake it really pops against the blues.

papierelle said...

What a beautiful card, I love this amazing background!!!

Loll said...

Your monoprint background is so pretty. Love the mix of colours. Your large snowflake die-cut is the perfect embellishment. xx

Susan said...

Love this - it's one of my favourites of your recent cards. Great stencil monoprint - makes a great background for the snowflake.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Karen.Love the colours and the stunning background.I have become a follower.

Gr,Sylvia.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Karen! How lovely with all those dancing colors! Beautiful! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a beautiful blend of blue, green and violet, Karen! The colors are stunning and the texture is so interesting. Love the white bold snowflake! It pops against the amazing colors! Hideko