Friday 31 August 2018


Good Morning.
Here is a collage style card I made a few weeks ago but just never had time to post.
I do enjoy making this style of card as it uses lots of different stamps and has a lot of interest.

I began by creating my background. 
I rubbed Tea Dye Distress Oxide ink over my stencils in various areas, varying the patterns for interest.  I set that aside and started working on the main panel.
I masked a small piece of cardstock that I had leftover from another project with some Post-It tape and stamped away using a variety of stamps but staying with the same colour as the stenciled background.  I find the look of the card is more cohesive is I stay in the same colour family.
When I was happy with the stamping, I splattered with some more diluted ink and then placed the piece inside my Misti to stamp the flowers and the sentiment.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Insightful Meadow (Unity)= Relax (Art Journey)= THMM101 Stencil and Stamps (TH)
Inks- Tea Dye DOX (TH)= Burgundy Red (Adirondack)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Post-It Tape= Stencil (TH)= sponge applicator (TH)=


Mac Mable said...

Love the colour combination of the tea dye and the burgundy red. Your stamping and stencilling in the tea dye looks amazing and sure does add lots of interest. The silhouette flower heads look fabulous against that unique and marvellous background......stunning card X

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So Creative and beautiful, love the images and the colours.

Susan said...

Love the mix of stamps to create a collage background for the flower and sentiment! Great colour scheme too!

Christine M said...

So love your collage style Karen and this one in particular because of the pretty soft coloured backgrounds stamped with the vibrant burgundy red-superb art work ......

cuilliesocks said...

Love your colour pallet her Karen, and the stamping and design is fabulous, Kate x

nancy littrell said...

Oh my, Karen..You are the Queen of Stenciling! I LOVE your monochromatic stenciled and stamped card design. You should keep this card and place it where you can see it often..Relax, my friend. Thank you for sharing, Hugs.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another gorgeous card design. I love the stenciling too.

Pat said...

I love the limited palette Karen and the stamps including that lovely silhouette flower and the background stamping with the two different mesh shapes and the different circles, all go together beautifully. x

Loll said...

Gorgeous collage of stencils and stamps, Karen. Really beautiful card. Having it all in neutrals does give the feeling of calm. xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Karen - it is certainly cohesive with the same colour family, despite all the different patterns.

froebelsternchen said...

Another wonderful crad! So beautiful ! You are a master of the monochrome! Gorgeous! Happy weekend
Hugs Susi

Bonnie said...

The neutral color palette is very relaxing! Love all the different patterns! Lots and lots of interest!