Saturday, 19 May 2018

Collaged Silhouette

Good Morning.
Meet today's card.  
I was asked by a friend to create a card for a co-worker that was leaving and the card had to be big enough for many people to sign.  That left me scratching my head trying to figure out how I could do it.  This is what I came up with.  

I created a card that was 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" in size; not big enough for all those signatures and well wishes.  Then I created these square inserts to add in with the card.  They are double sided (I just took a picture of one side) so my problem for space was solved.  They are simply sponged with Distress Oxide inks, some colour lifted with water and stamped.
I created a small 6 x 6 inch box to hold the card and all the inserts as well.

 So onto my card.  I had fun creating a collage-style background for my card using my favourite colour.  It is such a great way to use the stamps you already have on hand.
So, I took a piece of white cardstock and masked the edges using some Post-It Tape.  I am liking that tape as it is low tack and doesn't tear my cardstock.
Next, I inked up a stencil with some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink, sprayed with water and pressed onto the right side of my card front to give me a  monoprint.  I then dried it with my heat gun.
I stamped some grunge, a clock and a script in the background, varying the ink from Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch.
When I was happy with the coverage, I sponged in the edges to help pull it all together with more Peacock Feathers.
I placed the inked piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts with black Memento ink and then clear heat embossed it to help make it pop against the blue background.
I removed the tape for masking on the left side and stamped the thistle so it would extend past the sponged border.

We are enjoying a long weekend here.  Hope you have a good one and thanks so much for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says- STENCIL IT
(stencil monoprint)
Monochrome Magic- NO PATTERNED PAPER

Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey); Graffiti (Kaisercraft); Disco (Carabelle); 
Weathered Clock (Hampton Arts); Huge Hug (HA)
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides (TH); Memento 
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Clear Eb powder; heat tool; Post-It Tape;
Floral Radar Stencil (TCW); sponging tool (TH)


cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, what a beautiful card, super stamping and a great idea to give more space for putting well wishes, Kate x

I Card Everyone said...

Those folks knew where to go to create the perfect card, Karen! LOve the design, and how you've pulled it off... beautifully!
I have a question... when you use Oxide inks to create your gorgeous backgrounds, which ink works best for stamping over top? I'm having an issue with Versafine Tuxedo Black reacting with the Oxide ink... perhaps because it's is water based?
=] thanks!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A very impressive look. I love the colors used too!

Bonnie said...

This will be such a wonderful keepsake! Great job on the card front and on the extra pages! It will be fun for everybody to sign as well as the recipient to receive! Love the stencil monoprint and the sweet wildflowers!

Pat said...

What a great way to solve the problem of space for signatures on a card with the extra inserts, and love the Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch which look great together, and also the wonderful monoprinting and added stamping. A fabulous card! x

Susan said...

Beautiful - I love square cards! Great collage of stamps and wonderful layering of stencils and colours.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Karen

Gr Karin

Daffodil Cards said...

Catching up, I've missed so many beautiful beautiful cards Kate, loving the different colours you used and Congratulations on being published. Love this with it's extra pages, such a good idea. I'm sure it will be treasured.

Mac Mable said...

Yes having a lovely weekend and loved watching the wedding... most of the day yesterday x Love the blues on your fabulous card. The collage background is wonderful, full of layering without the bulk. The black pops wonderfully against it and such a special and unique card x. Good idea to solve the size problem and the signatures too x

Debbie L said...

this ticks all my boxes = so to speak - absolutely love everything about this card .amazing-thank you

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I love all the layers in blue and that amazing thistle :)

Misty Elam said...

What a beautiful, beautiful card this is. You've mastered the background, it's perfection!!

Thanks for joining us this week for Stencil It at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


Loll said...

Beautiful card Karen. LOVE how you've created the extra signing pages for the card. And what a special keepsake too! As always, your designs are inspiring and make me want to play with stencils and stamps. :) xx

Bobby said...

You solved that problem in the most spectacular way, Karen. The card(s) is beautiful inside and out. I love how the thistle hangs slightly over the edge.

Craftychris said...

What a brilliant idea for extra space and a superbly beautiful card! xxx

Lisa J said...

Fab idea and design. Thanks for playing along with me this month and for taking on the TWIST. Lisa Monochrome Magic

aussie aNNie said...

Sensational stamping Karen, love this collage of a card.xx[aussie aNNie blog]