Sunday 16 September 2018

Nature's Wonders

Time for another card for the 

I went with a very simple card design.  
I began by masking my card front using some Post-It Tape then started add my inks with an old credit card.  I called this technique Swipe Your Credit Card and it is a very simple way to add ink to create a background and give the look of watercolour.  
I rubbed the edge of my credit card  into some Peacock Feather Distress Oxide inks that I had diluted with water on my non-stick craft mat, then dragged it from the edges inwards onto my cardstock.  I repeated that process with some Seedless Preserves and some Salty Ocean DOX.
There was still some ink left on my craft mat, so I picked it up using a piece of acetate and pressed that over my inked background to add extra interest.  
When the piece was dry, I stamped the trees then I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment using my Misti.

I hope you will come and play along with us.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Pine Trees (Impression Obsession)= In All Things (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Distress Oxide- Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves (TH)= 
Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= old credit card= non-stick craft mat (Ranger)= 
acetate sheet= Mister (TH)= Post-It Tape (Staples)


Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a beautiful watercolor and a great CAS design, Karen! The "swipe your credit card" technique is new to me and I'd love to try it. And I love the name. :-D
The pressed leftover ink did add interest to the background. The color combo is so pretty too. Hideko xx

Cheri said...

Absolutely gorgeous bg, Karen. I must try this.

Loll said...

Lots of gorgeous visual texture with your swiped background Karen. Beautiful colours that really stand out against your silhouette trees and sentiment. Beautiful card, my friend! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful background Karen - love all the faux texture there, and the fabulous silhouette stamping over it!

Ros Crawford said...

Love the BG and those trees look terrific! Fabulous card!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning colours, such an effective technique and the silhouettes look fabulous x. Great sentiment too. wonderful card x.

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous design Karen, I love the design and colours,trees are always a favourite image of mine, Kate x

Annick said...

I like the way you positioned the text on the card. Nice !

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous credit card swipe technique, Karen for your background panel. I LOVE your color combo with your black silhouette stamped trees. Beautiful sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs

Susan said...

Oh, I love that quote!! And your card - beautiful swiped background in gorgeous colours!

Bonnie said...

Another gorgeous background, Karen! Love these colors and those pine trees! And another fabulous quote to make this card special!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Very impressive. I love that gorgeous background.

Marcia Hill said...

Your background is absolutely STUNNING Karen! I've never tried that technique with a credit card, but I will definitely have to try it out! Your colors are SO pretty, and your silhouetted trees and beautiful sentiment all make for a lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Princess Judy Palmer said...


Viv said...

Oooh great design again Karen and my favourite colours I see too.Just fabulous as always ;) hugs Viv xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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Macimbalo said...

Karen, so much depth in that blue and purple strip - really gorgeous!!! Thanks for linking up at ATSM!!!

Cheetarah said...

So lovely! Thanks for joining us at CSTIMI this month :) xo Cheetarah

Debbie Adams said...

Wow, very pretty. Love the layer of colors and the how it formed the beautiful background for your card. Stamping the trees and sentiment really added a nice touch. Thank you for joining our Nature Challenge at International Art & Soul.
Debbie Adams DT