Saturday 11 May 2019


Good Morning and Happy Saturday.
Meet today's card.  
One of the quickest cards I have ever made.  You gotta love when a stamped image can stand on it's own over a very simple, inky background.

So here's what I did.
I began by placing the large rectangle acrylic mask from A Colorful Life Designs over my white cardstock.  I use these masks almost every time with great results and love the 'framed' look with the white border it gives to my cards.
I rubbed some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with a bit of water then picked up the colour with an old credit card.  I applied some Peacock Feathers in the same way with the credit card.  There was some ink left on my mat so I picked it up with a piece of acetate and applied it to my card front.
You can read more about these techniques here and here.

When it was dry, I place the inked background into my Misti and stamped this great looking bird from Magenta and then clear heat embossed.
I removed the mask and mounted it onto a piece of coordinating cardstock then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to CAS- HORIZON
Use Your Stuff- TAGS OR FRAMES
Inkspirational- ADVENTURE

Stamp- Reflective Blue Heron (Magenta)
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass Distress Oxides (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Rectangle Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
old credit card; non-stick craft mat (Ranger);piece of acetate; clear eb powder; heat tool


Pam said...

Perfect title! Love this technique and the background you created. The stamp is perfect for it.

cuilliesocks said...

How stunning Karen, I love the image and colours and your design is fabulous, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a wonderful silhouette scene. And, I love the title of your post too.

Susan said...

The title says it all - it is certainly a wonderfully tranquil card. Love the colours and that image!

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, I love this image and this stamp is one of my favourites from this release. You are right such stunning cards and so easy to do. Love your blue background :)

Lori said...

This card is beautiful! Love your take on our tags/frames challenge! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff! -Lori DT

kiwimeskreations said...

OH Karen I love your background, and that stunning stamp is perfect against it

Bonnie said...

A perfect background for this wonderful stamp, Karen! I love the patterns of blue that these techniques give!

Nora Noll said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I LOVE that image and your background is perfection!

Mac Mable said...

Such a unique and fabulous background with such pretty tones of blue. Stunning silhouette stamped image and one striking card x.

Macimbalo said...

So gorgeous! I love everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing with us a JUGS!

Macimbalo said...

Oops I meant ATSM!!!

Marlena M. said...

This is magnificent Karen! Love the color and adventurous technique and scene. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Inkspirational~

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You make things you have WOWED us with, sound so simple to do. This is another example of stupendous work.
Faith x

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I love this technique and using this stamp for it. Great name for it as well. Thanks so much stopping by my blog and commenting. I apprecite your visit.

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, this gorgeous card packs a punch, Karen! Love the watery blues and that is such a great inking technique.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This card is so gorgeous, Karen. I love that wonderful background and that fabulous silhouette stamped on it. So simple, and so beautiful. I always enjoy seeing your artistry. Thank you for introducing me to A Colorful Life Designs. There are so many wonderful stencils and masks in the store.

Nandini said...

Beautiful card, Karen. I adore the gorgeous background. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope you will join us again soon. Nandini, DT

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning! I adore this horizon scene. Thanks for joining in at ATCAS.