Friday 6 April 2018


Meet today's card.
This is what happened when I got a few new stamps and decided to sit down and just freestyle stamp.
I just love this fun sentiment I picked up by Impression Obsession.  It has such a fun and whimsical looking font and I wanted to make it the 'star' of the show.

So to begin my card, I placed my cardstock into my Misti and stamped the background script then the circles in London Fog Memento ink.  By stamping the background all in the same colour, it helps create the look of a collage theme and it is a great way to get more use of your stamps by combining them on one card.  Then I stamped the flowers from Magenta to one side, leaving room for my sentiment.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in a bright red with Fired Brick Distress ink to help make it pop.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks- FLOWERS
Craft Rocket- FLOWERS

Stamps- Smile Often(Impression Obsession); Circle (Wendy Vecchi);
Collage Des Rond (Carabelle); Texture (Prima); Wildflowers (Magenta) 
Ink- London Fog Memento; Fired Brick Distress
Paper- heavy white; red
Accessories and Tools- Misti


Annie said...

Karen, that is such a great monotone collaged background with the happy red sentiment! Love it!

Bonnie said...

The soft gray background is so pretty with all the bright red! The sentiment makes me smile too! You have the best sentiments!

Gibby Frogett said...

Beautiful clean looking card - love the colurs and quote.
Gill x

nancy littrell said...

Love your collage stamping in London Fog Memento Ink. A beautiful soft background for your "star" sentiment in Red! I agree, the font is so whimsical and fun. The perfect red framing too. TFS Karen. Hugs...

Linda said...

Love, love, LOVE, your design and color choices!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Your colour combination is FABULOUS, I LOVE the sentiment, I suppose that means I LOVE your card :)

Susan said...

Great words to live by! Love the red and grey together!

cuilliesocks said...

It's a fabulous sentiment Karen and I love the grasses image and your colours, beautiful card, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful collage background and the sentiment in the red looks awesome on it. I really love this look.

Pat said...

I love the combination of red and grey Karen and the beautiful wildflower stamp from Magenta is complemented so prettily with the background stamping, and the sentiment looks great stamped in red. x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful stamping collage Karen, Love the monotone background with that wonderful pop of red for the sentiment

kiwimeskreations said...

lovely card Karen - I do love the vibrant sentiment as the focal point, and the subtle background is perfect for it

Alex said...

Great card! Love how you gave a focus on the sentiment!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


*DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#47 – flowers}
*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#16 – Pastel colours}
*DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#16 – ATG}
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AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Mac Mable said...

Love the collage look on the background and it looks fabulous in the grey. The pop of red is so perfect and what a stunning card x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the background and how the brilliant sentiment pops.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That is lovely! Great colors, fun to have the sentiment the star of the show!

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Margreet said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.
xxx Margreet