Monday 17 December 2018

Merry Wishes

Hello and Welcome
I wanted to create a card with a stamped background that would be my sentiment for the card.

I began by placing a piece of white cardstock inside my Misti, inked the 'Merry Christmas' with some grey ink and repeatedly stamped it by moving it around in my Misti.  It is so easy to create this kind of background using this great tool.
Next, I stamped the reindeer that is from a set by Recollections that I recently picked up on sale at Michaels with some Versamark ink and silver heat embossed it.  I then die-cut it out.
I had some leftover pieces of Yupo paper that I had inked with some Alcohol inks, so I cut out a circle and then glued the reindeer onto that to give my card a pop of colour.
I pop-dot mounted the circle over the sentiment background and then glued that over a piece of blue cardstock to help tie in with the blue of the circle and then onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- CHRISTMAS
Shopping Our Stash- TIS THE SEASON

Stamps- Winter Wonderland (Recollections); Hand Lettered Holiday Greetings (MFT)
Inks- London Fog (Memento); Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); blue cs; Yupo
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); AI ink (Ranger); Circle die (Spellbinders); pop dots;
silver eb powder; heat tool


Pat said...

What a great idea to use a large sentiment stamped randomly all over making a wonderful background for your glitsy reindeer, and that piece of Yupo with those gorgeous mix of alcohol ink makes the perfect background. x

I Card Everyone said...

A really wonderful use of such a gorgeous snippet of alcohol inking, Karen! All around gorgeous, as always!

cuilliesocks said...

Totally awesome Karen, beautifully coloured and designed, Kate x x

Susan said...

Great way to create a background! Love the leaping reindeer over the beautiful circle of alcohol ink!

Loll said...

LOVE your background Karen. Very artsy and perfect with that gorgeous AI circle. xx

Bonnie said...

I love how you've stamped the background, Karen! I've never dared to try that. What a fantastic reindeer! I may have to take a look for that one.

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, what a great way to use some left over Yupo, it's so pretty and so hard to let any of it go to waste. Love your deer so pretty in silver :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh how beautiful - love how you have designed this delightful card Karen, and it's perfectly executed too!

Aileen said...

Such a beautiful combination, that background with the alcohol ink panel and the silver embossed deer. Perfect

Donna said...

Gorgeous card!
I love the leaping deer and the colour combo!
Thanks for celebrating the season with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!