Friday 17 May 2019


Good Morning.
Meet today's card.

I felt inspired to create a card using a partially inked piece I had in my stash.  By finishing the inking and adding the stamping, I was left with a great card.

So here's how my card was created.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and using a small sponge, I dabbed some Versamark ink across the panel, then heat embossed it using some white eb powder that created a resist and gave it texture.
I rubbed on some Peacock Feathers DOX ink onto the panel then just left it at that and put it away as I didn't know what I was going to do with it.....until now with this great bird image.
I added more DOX inks; Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans, then did a bit of watercolouring with my Memento markers.  I generously splattered the piece with water to lift the inks then placed it inside of my Misti to stamp the bird with black Memento ink and clear heat embossed.  

I mounted the dry piece another piece of white cardstock then over a piece of purple then onto a plain white card base that I scored along the middle for interest.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great weekend, a long one for us here in Canada!

Adding my card to these challenges:

Stamp- Reflective Blue Heron (Magenta)
Inks- DOX (TH); Memento markers; Versamark
Paper- heavy white- Scribes Nook
Accessories and Tools- white and clear embossing powder; sponge; sponging tool (TH); heat tool; 
paintbrush; ScorPal


cuilliesocks said...

Stunningly beautiful creation, wonderful bird image and fabulous reflection, I just love your brilliant stamping, Kate x x

Verna Angerhofer said...

A gorgeous scene and the sky and water background is perfect for it.

Mac Mable said...

Such a stunning card with a fabulous watery background and that stamped silhouette image is wonderful x
Thank you for the discount on your blog for A colorful life designs Karen...I placed a small order (marvellous masks rectangles) and was pleasantly surprised that the postage to the UK was only $5.... Yay! x Thanks again and enjoy the weekend x.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful effect with the Versamark resist Karen, gorgeous card :)

kiwimeskreations said...

that white resist really adds so much to this fabulous card Karen. inspired use of the embossing

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, Karen! The sponging with embossing makes the background so realistic! Perfect for this stamp!

Pat said...

This is so atmospheric and beautiful, and this heron and background silhouette was just made for the pre-prepared background Karen, and it pops with the addition of the darker purple mat with the white edge of the top layer really standing out. Gorgeous! x

Loll said...

This is gorgeous Karen. Always wonderful when we have a background in our stash that works for a design. Amazing colours and design with the fantastic Magenta image. I have to get it!! xx

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card.


K M Meena Herale said...

Wonderful work,
Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

Meena DT

Sigrids kreative ART said...

Wow, what a great card.
x sigrid

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I thought I had made a comment on your card Karen, so with 2 hats on I will. Another awesome card, with a wonderful scene and the reflection is fabulous. I LOVE your work. Thank you so much for joining us in our Anything Goes/ Origami challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Faith The Male Room DT
Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

The Male Room

Lise Mariann said...

Oh wow! The colors on this card! ***love*** Such a calm feeling. Thank you for playing with us at The Male Room Challenge.

-Lise Mariann, DT at The Male Room-