Saturday 15 September 2018

Wishing You Joy- The Flower Challenge

Welcome and thanks for stopping by.
It's time for another card for 

This month we are very lucky to have a prize for the winning card! Michele from
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps has kindly agreed to donate a prize for our winner.
The winning entry will receive a voucher for $25, so they can buy whatever they like.

This is the first Christmas card I made this year.  I went for a non-traditional design with a monoprinted background.  I need to get working on my holiday cards but just haven't been feeling motivated in getting all my Christmas stamps out yet.

So onto my card.
Like I mentioned, I started to create my card background first with a stencil monoprint.
I inked up the back of my stencil with Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink, sprayed with water and then pressed onto my paper.
When that was dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Penny Black.
I glued the die-cut in the bottom corner then added some Nuvo Drops to the flower centers.  Mounted it onto some matching blue cardstock and done.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Pause, Dream, Enjoy- ANYTHING GOES

Stamp- Joyful Sentiments (Penny Black)
Inks- Distress Oxides- Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Plush Poinsettia Corner die (Memory Box)= Misti (My Sweet Petunia)=
Mister (TH)= Floral Radar Stencil (TCW)


CherylQuilts said...

WOW! Karen, this is gorgeous, and I love your amazing background! And with the dies on top just are stunning! I love it and love the sentiment! Beautiful Christmas card, my friend! Hugs and love! xoxo

Bonnie said...

This is a pretty background, Karen! The corner flowers are so crisp looking and I love how you've left the petals in one flower!

Verna Angerhofer said...

You are off to a great start with this beautiful Christmas card you made. I love all the blue too.

Loll said...

What a wonderful card to start your Christmas card making, Karen. The monoprint makes a beautiful background for your gorgeous poinsettia corner die. Love the artsy design! xx

Lin said...

Oh these blues are amazing Karen!

Susan said...

A gorgeous holiday card in your (and mine) favourite colours! Love that die!

Pat said...

This is a really beautiful combination of colours for this monoprint background Karen, and I love these die cut poinsettias in white, and the seasonal greeting looks great in blue, and pretty Nuvo drops for the centres of the flowers too. x

Bobby said...

Your backgrounds are always so eye catching, Karen. The white flowers stand out without distracting from it. said...

Very pretty!Love your card. You used a favourite die of mine.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card Karin, gorgeous colours with that lovely die.x

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow - what a great use of the mono-printing Karen, and a wonderful card as a result

papierelle said...

So beautiful!! It's a wonderful combination, a stormy background with the delicate flowers.

Mac Mable said...

Glorious combination of colours, inks and a unique and amazing card. The white die cut looks fabulous and what a marvellous card x.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Karin and thanks for sharing at our CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY challenge at Addicted to Stamps, hope to see you again next challenge..♥ ADDICTED TO STAMPS
{aNNie}DT Addicted To Stamps Challenges

brenda said...

A very pretty floral creation for our 'Make it Feminine' theme at Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Karen and I love the blue and the texture you created with the stencil, Gorgeous job!

Marlies said...

A beautiful stylish Christmas card Karen. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Simply love your colours, layers and textures. A beauty!

Viv said...

Wow, Karen, this is such a pretty card I don't know where to start! just loving your mix of colours and bright sentiment and all the white goes so perfectly with it too...swoon-worthy indeed! ;) hugs Viv xx

Linby said...

ooh I love that inky background so vibrant and the die cuts over it look fab.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at PB & More challenge.
Lynn x

Jackie C said...

So happy that you have linked your great artwork with us here at Pause Dream Enjoy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ PDE