Sunday 10 February 2019


Hello and Welcome.
Meet today's card.  I love how it turned out and it was so super simple to create using a mask, stencil and some Distress Oxide inks.

To begin making my card, I placed a circle mask from A Colorful Life over my heavy white cardstock.  I am loving these masks as they are so easy to use with great results.  
Next, I inked up my Bo Ho Medallion stencil with some Distress Oxide inks, sprayed with water and pressed over the mask. I placed a piece of scrap paper over stencil and rolled over it with my brayer to create a monoprint.  I have had good luck transferring the ink that way.
When I removed the inked stencil and the mask, I was left with this beautiful impression.  
To help accentuate the circle detail, I simply die cut a circle and framed the impression under that.
I stamped the sentiment in more of the same colour ink, added a drop of blue Nuvo to the center of the medallion and pop dot mounted it onto a heavy white cardstock base.

Mary Kay from A Colorful Life Designs  is offering a discount on stencils and masks.
Just use the code KarenFan10.

Thanks so much for the visit today.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Tinker Dream- DIE CUT/ STENCIL

Stamps- Being Unique (Technique Tues.)
Inks- Distress Oxides- Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean (TH) 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Bo Ho Stencil, Circle Mask (A Colorful Life); circle die (Spellbinders);
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Nuvo Drops


Craftychris said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours and the sentiment is wonderful! xxx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful card and great words.

Dotty Jo said...

Looks gorgeous - what a beautiful card, Jo x

Pat said...

A great monoprint Karen using this beautiful stencil and such pretty shades of blue, your favourites I know, and a wonderful sentiment too, and the circle frames it perfectly. x

cuilliesocks said...

What a beautiful stencil design and gorgeous colours, Kate x x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Karen - love your colour usage, and also the beautiful way the stencil printed!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Karen, such a lovely sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Pam said...

This is beautiful!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

FABULOUS and Super sentiment too.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card love the technique and result you achieved.Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap
Carol DT x

Mac Mable said...

Love the delicate and pretty look of your medallion designed card. Great technique and such a fabulous sentiment x.

I Card Everyone said...

There you are with those blues again, Karen! You do know how to reform a girl! Gorgeous stencil, beautiful card!

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty medallion, Karen, and the colors are a beautiful blend! I love how it fits in the aperture!

Lisa said...

Lovely, and awesome job on the mono print!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful medallion stencil design, Karen. Your sentiment is perfect too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Susan Renshaw said...

This is lovely!!
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Stephanie Klein said...

Wow, this card is wonderful! Thank you for joining us over at the Bastel-Traum Challenge Blog. Hugs, Stéphanie (bastel-traum DT)