Thursday 23 August 2018

Magic- Quick CAS card

Hello and Welcome.
Here is a simple, one-layer card I made using my Distress Oxide inks.  
I love playing with them and combining colours to see what kind of look I can come up with.

So here's what I did to create my card.
I began by masking off my card front using some Post-It tape to help create a framed look.
I sponged on some Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, blending them as I went along.
I sprinkled on some water to help lift some of the ink and give more interest to my background.
I also lifted some of the colour by using a piece of drywall tape rubbed over with a wet paper towel.
I removed the tape I had used to mask from the sides, then placed the piece inside my Misti to stamp the flowers.  
I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black and done.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Crafting By Designs- ANYTHING GOES
Creative Moments- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey)= Growing Free (PB)
Inks- Distress Oxides: Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean (TH)= Memento black
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont..)
Accessories and Tools- Misti= sponge applicator (TH)= Post-It Tape= drywall tape


cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning Karen, Kate x x

Bonnie said...

Another fantastic sentiment, Karen! Love your wildflowers on this beautiful DOX background!

nancy littrell said...

Oh my, Karen..Your one layer card is so beautiful with your blended DOX inks, stamping and masking. Loved your added water splashes and dry wall tape color lifting for added texture. I am off to check out your awesome PB sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Karen in your fabulous mix of blues and I love the wildflower stamps which look wonderful over the top, and a great sentiment too. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY lovely and love the sentiment.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome and so pretty with the blue background.

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful, I love your silhouette flowers with your layered stamping :)

Susan said...

Lovely blend of background colours! Perfect for the silhouette stamps (love the way one of them comes outside the masked panel).

Loll said...

Gorgeous one layer card Karen. Love the combination of the three shades of blue ink --- beautiful! The splatters of water really add a lot of interest ... and of course, that gorgeous thistle image!! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh how gorgeous Karen - love that the flowers extend past the blue border.

aussie aNNie said...

Vibrant blues Karen and the gorgeous flower is a great addition to this card.xx

Viv said...

Oooh this so gorgeous Karen, loving the blue shades and the pretty wildflowers too. Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we sure hope you will be back with more soon ;) Viv xx

Nora Noll said...

I always love coming to your blog. Your color combinations are always stunning!! Lovely design!

Susanne Vargas said...

I just love the ease with which you create jaw-dropping backgrounds for your silhouette stamps! Fabulous card!

Wendy R. said...

Beeeeautiful!! Thank you so much for joining us Crafting By Designs xx

Bobby said...

You have some of the best sentiments that work well with your background inking and silhouette stamps, Karen. This is lovely and I'm glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge.