Thursday 4 October 2018

Sparkle- The Flower Challenge

Time for some more fun at 

We have a fun month coming up with a great 'Sparkle' theme as we celebrate our 2nd Birthday.
There are prizes to be won so please come and play along with us.
 To celebrate, someone will win a $20 Gift card, a Guest Spot and there are also stamps and stencil to won as well.

So onto my card details.
A few weeks ago, I came across a technique called Serendipity.
Basically you take a piece of cardstock as the base and all your left over inked pieces, which in my case are a lot!!  Next, you tear your leftovers into pretty small pieces and glue them onto your basec being sure to overlap and mix them up.
When you base is totally covered with little scraps of papers, let it dry and then rub over it with a anti-static bag.  You stamp onto it and emboss with any colour you want.  I chose to use my Script stamp from Penny Black and embossed with a shiny silver to help give lots of detail and sparkle.
I cut my base into strips and mounted them behind the framed flower.  I saved a bit of my leftover paper to add as the matching flower head and added a clear shiny gem to the center.
I wove a piece of silver ribbon to help give my card more sparkle.

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

Adding my card to these challenges:
Just Us Girls- STRIPES
(old technique, old papers I had inked long ago)
Crafting with An Attitude- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Script (PB)
Inks- Versamark= my scraps used a some Brushos, DOX inks
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Floral Stem die (Poppy Stamps)= silver ribbon= Silver eb powder= 
heat tool= clear gem= Cuttlebug= Tombow clear glue


nancy littrell said...

Beautiful, colorful and sparkly background, Karen. TFS the link to the cool background technique. Hugs..

Loll said...

The effect of this technique is amazing Karen. Love how it turned out. Very artistic with lots of oomph from the saturated colours. Gorgeous and unique. xx

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic technique, Karen! I love that you've used those left over pieces and how you've woven the ribbon and made a matching flower!

Jan said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!!! TFS how you made your card!
Paper Hugs,

Mac Mable said...

Wow that looks like a fun technique. Stunning card and love the colours, the cute stamping on the background strips and the woven very creative x

Jeanne H said...

A really beautiful car! Love the colors and all the elements to look at. tfs

Ina G said...

What a fabulous technique Karen. Thanks for sharing. Your card is simply gorgeous. Of course it had to have blue! Love it.

Bev Polen said...

Karen, I had to come to your site from SCS to get more details about your awesome card. It is such a stunning card. I love the floral stem die cut frame and the beautiful flower! The background is awesome. Great artwork, Karen!

Bobby said...

Another fabulous technique to try. This is beautifully unique, Karen.

Pat said...

What a beautiful mix of colours from your leftovers Karen, and the added sparkle with the stamping and the piece of ribbon is so pretty, and there is lovely contrast with the white frame too. x

Cathy said...

Wow! What an amaxing looking card, never heard of this technique before, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

what a fun technique, so colourful :)

Monica C. said...

I live this effect and the silver on those blues and greens is beautiful.
Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
Monica C. DT CWAA

Doris Klein said...

Pretty creation. I love the colours and your clever idea with the ribbon. Nice!!!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

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Viv said...

Another wow card again Karen...I am seriously running out words now. Your again and your pretty flower and all the sparkle too...awesome ;) hugs Viv xx

Alex said...

Beautiful and colourful background. Wonderful creation!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Please keep in mind that you have to be a follower in order to win the prize. Hope you will join us next month again.

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Susanne Vargas said...

So I was fascinated by the weaving of the silver ribbon and decided to take a closer look. That's when I discovered this interesting technique about tearing up your scraps, glueing them on some cardstock, and embossing it! What an awesome effect! I'll have to try that!

Nance said...

SO beautiful, Karen.Love all the details and colors and what a technique! I've never heard of that technique, going to have to try it! Glad you played with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Karen, I'm always amazed at the beauty of your backgrounds and this card is a perfect example of your awesome technique.
Love the colors, so very beautiful.
Wonderful card, teammate.

BożenA said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the amazing colorful background. I love how you made them panels tangled with a ribbon. A great project, Karen.