Friday 14 June 2019

Celebrate Craft Stamper Magazine

Good Morning
Today, I have the pleasure of being the GD on the blog over at the Craft Stamper Magazine.
It is a real honor to be chosen and I have another one of my cards being published in an upcoming issue of the magazine.
Here is the card I created for the blog post this month.

I began with a piece of Yupo paper and inked it up with different shades of Ranger Alcohol inks.
I used some blending solution to help move the inks around and distribute the colour.
I set that aside until totally dry which goes quickly.

Next, I positioned this wonderful Fern stamp inside my Misti then inked it up with some Ranger Alcohol Lifting Ink and stamped over my AI inked piece.  I repeated this process to get a good impression of my stamp.  When the piece was totally dry, I took a paper towel and rubbed to lift off the ink in the stamped areas.  
Love how this card just screams 'Spring'
I die-cut the sentiment 3 times and glued them together, then glued them onto my card front.
I simply mounted that onto a plain, white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Time Out- NATURE

Stamp- Fern Garden (Stampendous)
Inks- Ranger Alcohol inks
Paper- Yupo; heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Celebrate die (MFT); Ranger Blending Solution;
Ranger AI Lifting ink; Cuttlebug


kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - this is stunning Karen - and congratulations on your most worthy recognition by Craft Stamper!

Viv said...

Fab card!

SueB said...

another beauty of a card; thanx for the inspiration!

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, another wonderful background.
Linda xxx

marilyn said...

Great card and super idea for such an interesting background! Funny see "spring" and my first thought was "forest" since ferns grow in the shade of trees!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations on your guest design gig. And, that card you are showing is absolutely gorgeous. I love those wonderful shades of green and the pretty foliage.

I Card Everyone said...

I am so thrilled for you … have you been a guest there before? This means so many more will see your lovely cards, Karen! Congratulations! another beauty!

Miranda said...

Congrats on the publishing of your lovely work Karen and this card just takes my breath away, love it!!
hugs Miranda x

Loll said...

WOW! This is STUNNING, Karen. What an amazing card. Congrats on being GD at Craft Stamper Magazine and having been published again You are so creatively talented and it's wonderful to be recognized!! xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Karen! Congrats on the GDT gig! Your ferns done with the AIs and AI Lift are amazing! Gorgeously done! hugs, de

Pat said...

Congratulations on being the GD over at Craft Stamper Magazine Karen, well deserved, and this card is absolutely stunning using the alcohol ink lifting technique with the Ranger product which works fabulously with the fern image. x

Bonnie said...

I'm loving that fern stamp, Karen! And I love how you've used the alcohol life to create this card! It makes wonderful contrasting greens!

Aileen said...

Looks stunning sweetie, sure does shout spring.. congrats on being published xx

Susan said...

Congratulations, Karen! And what a wonderful card you created for your GD spot! Beautiful shades of green, wonderful lifting of the image.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Congratulations for the well deserved honour of being in the magazine. When I first saw your card I thought it was a photo of fern, this is FABULOUS WOW! work.
Faith x

Skylark said...

Gorgeous design Karen and congrats on your GD spot at Craft Stamper. Very worthy winner! x

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations on guesting Karen and I am not at all surprised with your recent win as your cards are always amazing x. Talking of amazing this card is too....What stunning shades of green, so vibrant and eye catching and such a fabulous technique x. Another stand out card x.

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Have a great day.

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your Guest Design spot, Karen! What a fabulous scene ... this lush green fern forest has so much depth and richness ... seems I could just push some of the ferns aside to see what's behind them! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Shona Chambers said...

This grabbed my attention from the Gallery Karen, I just had to say how spectacular it is and how perfect it is for our challenge. It looks so real and I'm always excited to see your creations at TIME OUT!!

Aimeslee Winans said...

It's gorgeous and congrats! xoxox