Monday 10 December 2018

Country Christmas

Good Morning
Today, the challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is to make a card that would be easy to mass produce.
Now while assembly line stamping isn't my thing, this card fits the bill.

I began with this lovely snowy stamp from Serendipity Stamps.  It is larger then I wanted for my card front so I used a mask from A Colorful Life over my white cardstock.  I added some torn tape along the edges to give a bit of an irregular edge which is just something I prefer.  
These masks have come in so super handy and work fantastic.  It has also helped me use less Post It tape on my projects.
Here is what it looked like after I had masked it.

Next, I rubbed some Distress Oxide ink directly onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and pulled my stamp through the wet ink.  I then stamped over the mask which left a wonderful impression.  Before I lifted the mask, I sponged some more ink along the edges, then removed the mask and it was ready to use on the next card front to stamp again.
When the piece was dry, I scored a border along the edges and stamped the Penny Black sentiment using my Misti.  The Misti is another invaluable tool when mass producing.
I simply mounted it all onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
The Male Room- CELEBRATE

Stamps- Wheel in Snow (Serendipity Stamps); Christmas Sentiments (PB)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxides- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Marvelous Masks Rectangles (A Colorful Life); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
non-stick craft mat (TH); ScorPal; Mister (TH)


sentsue said...

This is gorgeous. Love the impression you got. Thanks for playing along with us on the CASology Challenge blog.

Susan said...

Love the shades of blue and the irregular edge of the mask! I've never tried that technique of inking up the stamp from wet ink of my craft mat - need to try it!

Glennis F said...

A fabulous idea Karen, I love this 'look'

Pat said...

This image makes a beautiful seasonal card Karen and I love the shades of blue in contrast to the white background, and pulling your stamp through the spritzed ink gives a lovely watercolour look to it, and love the embossed frame around it. x

Loll said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful technique that I need to try! xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Wonderful result and technique has produced a Wonderful and beautiful card.

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous image and the tones of blue looks wonderful. Love how you only stamped part of the image too x.

Bonnie said...

I love the impression from dragging the stamp through the ink! What a wonderful technique! The irregular masking is a great change from straight lines. Fantastic card, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I love the blues and your masked frame. This is a technique I have to try :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Thanks for the details as to how you used the frame Karen - this card is a stunning example

Tom Williams said...

Such a lovely card! The colors are so bright and I like that the card really could be used as an ornament!

Debbie said...

wow saw this on FB then on casology - so beautiful

Ina G said...

Love the wonky frame here Karen and what a stunning country style card. Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing how it came about.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Hi Karen, I'm back with my DT hat on and VERY happy to repeat this is a WONDERFUL card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Celebrate challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Faith The Male Room DT
Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

The Male Room

Wei said...

How stunning! Love how you stamped the image with a masking technique. Thanks for joining in the Celebrate challenge at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Monika Skinner said...

Beautiful masculine card, Karen. Love it! his is such a cute kitty! It is always good to celebrate each day. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck!