Monday 7 May 2018


Good Morning.

Sadly, I needed another sympathy card.  Not an easy card to make for anyone.
I wanted to keep it very simple and thought that this image from Technique Junkies would be fitting.

I began with a piece of white cardstock and masked the edges using some Post-It Tape. 
A few of you have asked where I get the tape.  I just picked it up at Staples but I think you may also be able to get it at Walmart as well where you would find the Post-It Notes.
I then place my paper into my Misti and stamped the image using black Archival ink.
Next, using my Distress Oxides and a sheet of acetate, I applied the inks, layering the colors.
To see how I use the Acetate Inking Technique go here.
When I was happy with the inking, I let it dry completely and simply mounted it onto a white card base.

For any of you that are interested, I was published in the May addition of 
Craft Stamper Magazine.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANIMAL MAGIC
A Gem of a Challenge- GET WELL or SYMPATHY

Stamps- Old Pier (Technique Junkies)
Ink- Black Archival (Ranger); Distress Oxides- Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers,
Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; acetate sheet; Mister (TH)


Annie said...

Wow, Karen, I would have thought you would stamp the image last. It doesn’t seem the Oxides disturbed the quality of the black ink at all. That’s impressive. I keep forgetting to save my acetate sheets! Congrats on your publish!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssss Karen

gr karin

Pat said...

This is a fabulous image karen and the acetate inking technique works beautifully here and love the colours, so atmospheric and pretty. x

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful image and certainly perfect for a sympathy card, they are always so difficult to make.
congrats I can't wait to see your card in Craft stampers it will be in June as we are always 1 month behind the UK mail out :)

Marge said...

Beautiful card, Karen! Love the scene and I really love how you incorporated a fancy technique into your card. Maybe I need to try the acetate inking in the future. Final look is so charming with perfect shades. Such a heartwarming card that by just looking at it, people would feel better. Thank you so much for sharing your talents and playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Marge ××

I Card Everyone said...

A bit of beauty is just what a sad heart needs at times like these, Karen! This will do the trick...
Congratulations - well deserved!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that beautiful lakeside design. And, congrats on being published. That is awesome too!

Susan said...

Congratulations on being published in Craft Stamper, Karen. Christine has a subscription so I'll have to borrow that issue when it comes.

I love today's card. It reminds me of the beach in England where all my relatives live. Those old posts are still there. Beautiful inking of the sky and sea!

nancy littrell said...

Your gorgeous sympathy card will be so appreciated. Your love and thoughtfulness shines thru your sea coast design. Congratulations on the Craft Magazine publication. Your cards are so worthy the honor.
TFS, Karen. Hugs...

Bonnie said...

Yay! Congratulations on being published again at Craft Stamper magazine! You are so well deserving of this honor, my friend! Love your lovely beach scene! Your sky is beautiful and I love the reflection of sun or moon in the water! So sorry you needed another sympathy card.

Ina G said...

That scene you created looks so real Karen. Beautiful and peaceful. Perfect for such a sad occasion.

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful , peaceful card for a sad occasion Karen

Mac Mable said...

Such a serene card and sorry you needed another sympathy card x The sky looks so atmospheric too on your beautiful card x Congratulations again on being published x

cuilliesocks said...

Always a card that's difficult to make Karen, but you've a beautiful one here, just hitting the note right. It's a very serene card, beautiful image and stamping, Kate x

SherylH said...

Great card design, Karen! And congrats on being published.

MelissaF said...

Beautiful card, I love this stamp and DOX technique.

Bobby said...

So soft and serene, perfect for a sympathy card, Karen. I love the sun shining on the water.

Loll said...

Beautiful ocean scene Karen. This will be so lovely as a sympathy card ... sorry to hear you needed one.

Congrats on being featured at Craft Stamper Magazine ... so exciting!! xx

papierelle said...

I love the sea and I love the mood on your card.

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful card Karen! Big congrats on being published! Well deserved - your art is always amazing!
Hugs, Susi

lynda said...

This is such a serene, peaceful, and beautiful card, Karen! It will certainly convey tranquility and comfort to the family. So very sorry for your loss.
Thanks for sharing your acetate technique. I love using my distress oxide inks in creative ways. This little scene is one of my fave TJ stamps, and you've certainly brought it to a new level with your creativity! Love it!
Congratulations on your publish!

Steffie said...

Wow, what a wonderful card!
Thank you for joining us at CUYL.
Hugs from Germany.