Friday 3 May 2019


Good Morning
Meet today's card.  I'm playing with a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and a new technique I've not tried before.  I just love the distressed looking background I was left with.
So onto my card details.

I began by placing the Bo Ho Medallion stencil onto my white cardstock and brushed some Nuvo Masking Fluid over the top using an old paintbrush....please don't use your good brushes for this technique as it will get pretty gummed up.  I carefully removed the stencil, set the piece aside to dry and immediately washed off my stencil with warm water.
When it was all nice and dry, I rubbed over the whole front with some  Peacock Feathers and some Peeled Paint DOX inks and a blending tool.  I also used a wet paintbrush to help move the inks around and fill the spaces.  When I was happy with all the inked areas, I rubbed all the masking fluid off to reveal this distressed feeling bkg.  The nice thing about this background is that you are able to stamp right over it keeping your card flatter and easier to mail.
Next, I placed the piece inside my Misti and stamped this great sentiment from STAMPloration and then the flourish from Technique Tues.  I did clear heat emboss the sentiment to help make it pop.
I simply mounted it onto a white card base keeping it simple.

Here is the stencil I used:

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Creative Artiste- MIXED MEDIA
Crafting with Attitude- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Joy (STAMPlorations); Flourish (TT)
Inks- Peacock Feather, Peeled Paint, Broken China DOX (TH); Memento black
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Bo Ho Medallion (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
cl embossing powder; heat tool; Nuvo Masking Fluid


Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful background and I love that big sentiment.

Pat said...

Beautiful colours and love the sentiment Karen, and a different use for a stencil too. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Yep! this is a BIG lot of Joy, love the colours and always admire whatever you do with those inks of yours on the background.
Faith x

Susan said...

Fabulous idea to rub masking fluid over the stencil and then ink around it! And I love that sentiment - might have to buy it!!! Beautiful shades of blue and green!

Bonnie said...

Another fantastic technique, Karen! I love the look and the colors you've used! The flourish is the perfect element to let the wonderful sentiment shine!

Christine Alexander said...

so artsy Karen, Love it :)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous technique for your textured looking stenciled background, Karen. Love your sentiment too. The font is wonderful. Adding to my wishlist. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Karen, I am not finding your STAMPlorations sentiment. Would you mind checking the name? Thank you. Hugs.Nancy

nancy littrell said...

I found "Joy" sentiment stamp, but it is out of stock for now. I will check back later. Hugs..Nancy

Loll said...

Beautiful layered background Karen. The stenciling over your stamped background looks fantastic and really pops! Love the beautiful sentiment! xx

Bobby said...

Another wonderful background with a great technique, Karen.

sarascloset said...

I saw this in one of the galleries and had to come by for a closer look! What a fabulous background! Thank you for sharing your process. The end result is one stunning card, and I love that it's easy to mail. Hugs!

Lys said...

A lovely card with a subtle inked background. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media!

-Amy- said...

Indeed to the quote! I like it. Pretty background as well.

BożenA said...

WOW! Your background is stunning. I love colorfully colored patches of color that create a wonderful pattern.
Thank you for joining our challenge Crafting With An Attitude.
Bożena DT CWAA