Saturday 18 May 2019


Hello and Welcome.
I'm happy that we will be celebrating a long wknd here in Canada so time to play!
These flower from Art Journey have inspired so many of my cards so I got them out and started to play.

So here are my card details.
I began by attaching my Rectangle Mask over my white card front.  Next, I sponged on some Broken China and some Shaded Lilac DOX inks with a blending brush to cover the area inside the mask.
I then added some stenciling using the Bo Ho Glam stencil and some more Broken China along the side and top of the inked area just to add some extra interest.
I removed the mask and placed the piece inside my Misti to stamp the flowers and add the sentiment.
It's really hard to see in my photo, but I scored all around the inked area to define it.
I simply mounted it onto a piece of cardstock with a coordinating colour, then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Here is the stencil and masks I used:

Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey); Creative Chaos (Visible Image); 
Sympathy Sentiments (Penny Black)
Inks- DOX; Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Rectangle Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); Bo Ho Glam Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); blending brush (Dollarama); ScorPal


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY Beautiful, it really is a peaceful card, love the stamps and the stencil.
Faith x

Elizabeth said...

Stunning! Love the combination of colours and stamping/stencilling - really beautiful.

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Karen, that's one of my favourite stamps from Art Journey. Beautiful framing :)

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Karen, I love the beautiful design. I am a new follower.
Linda xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful card and I love the uplifting sentiment on it.

marilyn said...

A softly beautiful card with a perfect sentiment.

Nancy Soetaert said...

lovely card!

Tanza Erlambang said...

peaceful, lovely and beautiful card...
have a wonderful weekend

Cathy said...

Beautiful! Cathy x

Susan said...

Beautiful as always, Karen!

Giny said...

Hi Karen.

I have looked around your blog and I love your cards.
They are beatiful.

grtz Giny

Pat said...

The colours you have used are two of my favourites and the added stencilling really adds lots of interest to the background Karen, and the beautiful AJ flowers look fantastic over the top. I love the lilac coloured layer which complements the image layer perfectly. x

Mac Mable said...

The layering of the blending and stencilling looks fabulous. Pretty colour combination and those stamps are wonderful. Great card Karen x

Loll said...

Beautiful layering of images and amazing colour combo, Karen! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Absolutely fabulous Karen - love that background, and it's such a great showcase for the flowers

Bobby said...

I love the soft blending of colors and the silhouette in the darkest of them, Karen.

Sigrids kreative ART said...

So beautiful. I love these technique :)
x sigrid

Bo┼╝enA said...

Another card that receives breath, Karen. I love your colors, violet and blue create a great pair, like the sky at dusk. A wonderful card.