Sunday, 11 March 2018

Memories to Treasure

Hello and Welcome.
I'm playing with inks again to see what colour combinations I can come up with other then blue (wink, wink). 
Today, I am using the 'Swipe Your Credit Card' technique for this card.
I need a few sympathy cards for my stash so tried to make this one soft and muted and suitable for giving at a most difficult time.

So for my card front, I dipped the edge of an old credit card into some wet Distress Oxide ink and dragged it over my card front till I was satisfied with the coverage.
When that way dry, I rubbed my inked paper with a non-static pad and then white heat embossed the leaves and buds.  Using a shade of purple, I did a loose watercolor onto the leaves to help make them pop.  
I placed this lovely sentiment into my Misti and stamped using some black Memento ink and mounted the whole piece on a complimentary colour of cardstock.


Thanks so much for the visit.
Have a great week.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- Girl Power
Sweet Stampin'- INSPIRED BY A SONG
(Memories by Barbara Streisand)

Supplies
Stamps- Memory (Verses); Winter Flowers (SSS)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac Distress Ox (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- old credit card; white eb powder; heat tool; Misti; Mister (TH)





29 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Karen

gr karin

Hannelie said...

LOVE the colors! Beautiful design ♥

Kathy Dalgliesh said...

Beautiful...love the verse!

Mac Mable said...

The most perfect card for a most difficult occasion x

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love everything about this card. Gorgeous colors and beautiful images. And, a wonderful sentiment.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen and a wonderful sentiment, Kate x x

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Beautiful background for your lovely heat embossed and loosely watercoloured flowers, Karen. Your sentiment is so true and will be so appreciated. Your card will be treasured my friend. TFS Hugs...
P.S. Loved your soft and pretty color choices too:-)

Bonnie said...

This is so serene and beautiful, Karen! Love the pink and soft purple with the bold sentiment!

Susan said...

Lovely soft colours and a great sentiment!

BożenA said...

Hello, Karen.
You have accustomed us to blue and today's variety is so amazing and refreshing. I love the color blue, so I love your cards, but the card does not allow me to walk beside her indifferently. It is stunning :-)
Hugs,
BożenA

Pat said...

These pink shades are so pretty Karen and different for you as we know blue is always your favourite, and I love the added lilac in the leaves, and a beautiful sentiment too. x

Glennis said...

A very pretty colour Karen, I always find sympathy cards hard to do

CherylQuilts said...

Karen, this is gorgeous, and I love this sentiment! Beautifully done -- even if it is in pink! Hehe! Love all your cards, and one of these days I shall try this technique! Warm hugs, precious friend! xoxo

Gabi MeWi said...

Very special and adorable.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Karen, this is a beautiful sympathy card. The colours are gorgeous and I love the white embossed leaves, so subtle, perfect for a sympathy card, plus the sentiment is just beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Bobby said...

You have the greatest assortment of wonderful sentiments in your stash, Karen. You also know just how to frame them with wonderful flowers and techniques.

maria f. said...

Beautiful. Must find that sentiment. I love that saying and in this size it's perfect.

Heidi Stamps said...

How pretty! Loving the pinks!

Anonymous said...

Wow...love it, Karen. Thanks again for sharing a lovely card. I actually like your blues, too!

Cathy P. said...

Love the effect you achieved with this technique, Karen. Lovely sentiment for this sure-to-be-treasured sympathy card. Thanks for linking your creation up for our "Make Your Mark" challenge on the ATSM Challenge Blog! Cathy

Christine Alexander said...

perfect combination of sentiment and background. so beautiful :)

Maxine D said...

A beautiful card all over - and I am enjoying your differing colours :)
Blessings
Maxine

Kia Gibson-Clapper said...

I cannot get enough of this card Karen, just so stunning!

Teresa Kline said...

very pretty, luv the gorgoeus background and colors! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Gibby Frogett said...

A beautiful card and words for a difficult occasion.
Gill x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Karen.Love the pretty background.

Gr,Sylvia.

Sammy said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin, good luck!!! Amy DT

Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely perfect in every way, a gorgeous card.
Faith
x