Tuesday 4 September 2018

See the Beauty- The Flower Challenge

Wow...where did the summer go?
Hello and welcome.
Time for some more fun at 

Simple one right?
Please come and join us.

So onto my card.
I used a technique that I haven't done for awhile that I called 

Basically, you dip an old credit card into some into some ink; in my case that was my Distress Oxides; then swipe the ink over your cardstock until you are happy with the coverage.
Add a bit of water to make the inks flow if you need to. 
You can check out my tutorial as well to see what I did.

When I was happy with the bkg., I stamped the flower from Magenta using my Misti with some Versamark ink and white heat embossed it.  I stamped the flowers again in some more of the bkg colour to help fill in some of the dead spaces.  
I randomly stamped some graffiti on the edges then finished it off with this wonderful sentiment.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed. - ANYTHING GOES
Creates and Makes- ANYTHING GOES
Stinkin' Inkers- FALL COLOURS
Crafting From the Heart- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Beauty (Rubbernecker)= Wildflowers (Magenta)= Graffiti (Kaisercraft)
Inks- Distress Oxides- Peeled Paint, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber (TH)= Versamark=
Memento Black
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- white EB powder= heat tool (Marvvy)= Misti (My Sweet Petunia)
old credit card= Mister (TH)


Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful mix of colors and great background look. I love that sentiment as well.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful colors and dimension in the background, Karen! Love the white wildflowers with the shadows behind! Great technique with the credit card swipe too!

Loll said...

Gorgeous colours for the summer transitioning into fall, Karen. The credit card swipe look awesome in the background along with the stamped images. It all adds lots of depth behind your beautiful white flowers. xx

Ina G said...

Gorgeous card Karen. So love the colours and stamping. Yes it's been a while since you used your credit card. It makes for a great additive.

Lucy E. said...

This is a lovely card! The colors are awesome!
I’m going to have to try swipe the credit
card technique.

Michelle W said...

So beautiful a Karen, I need to try swiping my credit card that way, it sounds much more cost effective! Thanks for the inspiration.

Pat said...

What beautiful bright colours Karen, and love the white silhouetter flowers with the red ones behind,and the other background stamping works beautifully too, also the contrast of the black sentiment. The credit card technique looks great too. x

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, what and amazing mix of colours for your backgrorund. Stunning.

Susan said...

Love the way you stamped the flowers in the background colour behind the white heat embossed flowers. Beautiful card!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Karen - love your colours and the fabulous way(s) you used the flower stamp.

Debbie said...

lovely colours and fab card

Bobby said...

You have some wonderful sentiment stamps, Karen, and know just how to show them off with a variety of techniques. The colors are so vibrant and the background flower stamping gives great shadow and dimension to the embossed ones.

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful colours Karen, beautifully designed, I love the floral image and the great background, Kate x

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Karen I love your card and the wonderful sentiment.


Terri's Cards N More said...

Gorgeous background using bright colors. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous background with vibrant and wonderful colours and techniques. Pretty stamping and a beautiful sentiment x.

Viv said...

Great mix of colours here Karen, reminds me of our hot Summer.Another fab background again too,well done again mf ;) hugs Viv xx

Aileen said...

I love the colours you have used on this card and I think I told you that on Instagram but couldn't remember so thought it best to say so again. Love the coral and green and as always your fabulous design and techniques.

Ericka Strange said...

Another beautiful card and I love your background. The colors are amazing together and the flowers give so much texture. Beautiful job Karen!

karen adams said...

Gorgeous cards!

nancy littrell said...

Wow..How did I miss this Beauty? I LOVE your colors for your artsy watercolored background and your stamped wildflowers and Beautiful sentiment. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy