Friday 22 February 2019


Good Morning.
Meet today's card inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast Stampers this morning; to create a card using your birthstone colour.  Fun, right?
Since my birthday is January 1st, (yes, I'm a New Year's baby) so my colour is Garnet.  For those of you that don't know, Garnet is a deep shade of red.

So onto my card.  I do love playing around with my Distress Oxide inks.  I did some acetate inking along the side of my card front using Fired Brick and Candied apple DOX ink.  To see a pictorial of this technique go HERE.
Next, I took out my Circles Make Circles stencil and added some stenciling along the side of my card using more of the Fired Brick.  Next I randomly inked up my Graffiti stamp and pressed that over the inked area just to add some more interest and texture.
I placed the piece inside my Misti and stamped the sentiment and the silhouette and clear heat embossed to help make them pop against the bkg.
I mounted the piece onto some black cardstock then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Rock Silhouette (Impression Obsession); Graffiti (Kaisercraft); Birthday Letter It (Ranger)
Inks- Distress Oxides- Fired Brick, Candied Apple (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Circles Make Circles stencil (A Colorful Life); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
acetate sheet; Mister (TH); clear eb powder; heat tool

Circles Make Circles stencil- A Colorful Life Designs


Mac Mable said...

Such a striking combination of colours, stencilling and stamping on that glorious background and all set off with the fabulous silhouette x Garnet is such a rich and beautiful colour x

Viv said...

Another gorgeous card again Karen, loving your clever background of course and the bold figure and sentiment look just perfect too ;) hugs Viv xx

Susan said...

Great masculine card, Karen! Love the vibrant red with the stenciling and stamping on it!

Pat said...

I love the two reds together and the background stamping and stencilling looks great with that fantastic silhouette rock musician and the large stamped sentiment in black which make a wonderful contrast to the red and white. x

Annie said...

A great card, Karen! It looks a bit like he’s painting the wall while he plays guitar. I like that. Very cool background for his actions.

Bonnie said...

This is such a great guy card, Karen! Love the red and the three techniques that add up to wonderful interest and dimension!

Christine Alexander said...

perfect masculine card, love the bold red and black :)

Cathy said...

Amazing background, love the colours with the black silhouette. Such a great masculine card, thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

Jane said...

My birthstone is a garnet too. Great background inking and stencilling and a fabulous image. I know a few boys that would be pleased to get a card like this. Thanks for playing at The Male Room, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous male card, Karen! I love the red stencilled and stamp background for the silhouette stamp. Both my sons are guitarists, so I may have to get that stamp! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Susan Powell said...

Perfect masculine card! Love the bold colors.

Loll said...

LOVE this card Karen. The grundy, mixed media strip is just perfect with the guitar-playing silhouette! Awesome card! xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Great stamp, great background!
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Lise Mariann said...

Wow! I LOVE this card. That red just down the left side of the card behind the bold image and sentiment. Love it!

MA-MI said...

What a great masculine card! Thanks for sharing your work with The Male Room. Sorry, I'm late in commenting. I hope you'll be inspired by our next challenge too!
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