Sunday, 25 March 2018

Thankful Heart

Meet today's card.
I think it feels so good to have a 'thankful heart'!
I am so thankful and blessed to have all of you that come and visit my blog to see what I have been up to. 
A big thanks for that.

Here's what I did to create my card.
I love this embossing folder from Carabelle.  It has a bit of a graffiti/grunge feel to it.  I wanted to use it to do some Embossing Folder Inking.  
I cut a heart mask from printer paper and used the negative part to mask my piece of cardstock.  I inked up the embossing folder with Distress Oxide inks, sprayed with water and pressed over the masked area.  I removed the mask right away and dried with my heat tool.  I love the watery impression it left behind.
Using scissors, I fussy cut out the heart leaving a slight white border around the edge.
Next, it was onto my card front.  Using my ScorPal, I scored 3 lines where I wanted the heart to be placed and to help break up the embossed background.  Then using the same embossing folder as I had for the inked heart, I embossed the top of my panel up to the scored lines then the bottom portion stopping before the scoring.
I used the new sentiment set from Penny Black called Grateful Heart to stamp the center of the heart and then pop dotted it over my embossed card front.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Addicted to Stamps- THANK-YOU
The Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Grateful Heart (PB)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxides (Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, EB folder-Texte Grunge (Carabelle); Mister (TH);
pop dots; paper for mask; Cuttlebug


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Karen
Gr Karin

Cheryl S. said...

Karen,your card is wonderful. I always enjoy your style and this card is so "my style".

Thanks, Cheryl

nancy littrell said...

TFS your Gorgeous and very Creative Embossing Folder Design, Karen. Your EB folder stamped heart with your new sentiment is Stunning! You make me want to try your technique. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! Love the embossing and the watercolour heart. xxx

Kia Gibson-Clapper said...

So very beautiful Karen, and very special too.

Bonnie said...

Cool! Love that embossing folder and how you've used it to ink and emboss!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, lovely card with that super heart and the embossed background gives super texture, brilliant design, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

A lovely card with those pretty colors and all that texture. A wonderful font on that sentiment too!

Annie said...

I LOVE this heart, Karen! I’ve got to slowly study your description of how you did that. It looks so very awesome cool. And the sentiment stamped over the top looks so great. Have I at all mentioned how much I like this?!!

Bobby said...

You'd never know it was the same folder, Karen, with the two totally different looks. The red really stands out against the images and the sentiment stands out against it.

Nora N. said...

WOW! This is so cool!! I LOVE that heart!!!

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Karen and very clever design work. Barbxx

Susan said...

Love the way you used the same embossing folder for the background and for stamping on the heart - fabulous card! And I agree, we should all have thankful hearts for so many things.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and the EF sets off the red and white heart, love the touch of the sentiment in the center...xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

The Red Mullet Band said...

Lovely card! So nice!!! I love it!!!
Thank you for play with us
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator at Corrosive Challenge blog

Pat said...

I love this heart with the embossing folder inking and the complementary embossed background in white is a good contrast in white with the lovely red layer beneath, and I adore the swirly sentiment script. A beautiful card Karen. x

Mac Mable said...

I always learn so much when I pop into your are so inspirational. Absolutely love the effect of the heart, the technique and the fussy cutting. Grungy effect, gorgeous, unique and absolutely fabulous! x

Christine Alexander said...

I love that embossing folder and the way you used it for the monprint. awesome card :)

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card - such an effective way to get more 'mileage' from your embossing folders!

froebelsternchen said...

Wow - this is a terrific design - I am thrilled about this wonderful card!
Happy Easter!
oxo Susi

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Karen, a fabulous background and pretty heart.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing at our 'THANK YOU ' challenge at Addicted to Stamps, hope to see you again next challenge..♥
{aNNie}DT Addicted To Stamps Challenges

Susanne Vargas said...

That is a cool embossing folder and I love how you used it for embossing and stamping on the same card!

Carol L said...

This is just plain gorgeous! I love all the details!

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a clever way to get the results you want, this is fabulous.

Loll said...

Love your artsy design Karen! xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is so the contrasting colors of the heart against the crisp white embossed background
Dr Sonia said...

A great looking card with a beautiful design Karen.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Shylaa Shree said...

love the dry embossing and design karen. perfect cas card..Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@ATSM

Annick said...

I like that graffiti feel to it. And the background is amazing too !

Dortesjs said...

Happy Easter for you and your family hope you have great days

Alma said...

Wow Karen, I love your thank you heart! It looks so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps challenge, Alma