Saturday 13 July 2019

Special People

Meet today's card.
I just love this sentiment as it really rings true with me.  I am so grateful to have so many special friends and also to have so many online friends that inspire me every day with their creativity and kindness.  It truly is a blessing!
As most of you already know, I love using blues.  I just can't seem to me they evoke happiness and calm in a busy life.  So, I hope you will humour me with another blue card.

Onto my card details.
I have been playing with some of my stencils, trying to find some unique ways of inking them up to get a bit of a different look.  I am loving this technique as it gives a more mottled, blurred look to the finished image and better yet, it's easy to create.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and secured my stencil over that.
(You will want to wear some rubber gloves for the next step as your hands will get a bit messy)
I took a baby wipe and dropped DOX Re-inkers onto it then pressed it onto my stencil, moving it around to get the colour distributed and blended.  I find if your colour is not transferring to the cardstock, put a piece of acetate over the wet baby wipe and press with that.  Be patient and go over it filling in the spaces.

When I was happy with the coverage, I removed the stencil and let it dry.
I then placed it into my Misti and stamped this great sentiment and clear heat embossed it to help make it pop over the inky background.
I simply mounted it onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS on Friday- STENCIL
Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Craft Stamper Magazine- TAKE IT MAKE IT

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamp- Footprints in Our Hearts (Inkylicious)
Inks- DOX Re-inkers (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Layered Mandala (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
baby wipes; rubber gloves; acetate sheet; clear eb powder; heat tool


Mac Mable said...

Such a unique and beautiful effect with the fun technique. I love how you use the blues and yes so happy and also keep them coming x. What a wonderful sentiment, love the freehand font of it and yes it's a good one x Beautiful card Karen x

Nora Noll said...

This is totally STUNNING. I love the layered mandala with the beautiful blues (which is one reason I LOVE this card-blue is my FAVORITE!!) That sentiment is so beautiful.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love the sentiment.
Linda xxx

cuilliesocks said...

It's such a beautiful sentiment Karen and so true.
A wonderful design and your fabulous blue shades, gorgeous card, Kate x

Pat said...

This is a beautiful stencil and the mix of blues and this interesting technique has given a very pretty result Karen. I agree with you that blues are happy and calming, and love that sentiment too. x

Christine Alexander said...

do pretty Karen, love the effect of lifting withe the stencil

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow - what a great way to 'ink' the stencil and a wonderful result Karen. I too love that sentiment.

Bunny said...

Beautiful. Blue and white are my favorite. [Bunny]

Lucille K said...

Lovely blue card and wonderful sentiment :)

Loll said...

What a great way to ink your stencil Karen. I haven't tried that ... I LOVE the look! Beautiful mix of blues for your background. And a fantastic sentiment! xx

Linda said...

This is stunning, I love how you've used the stencil, must give that a try. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous effect and a lovely sentiment - not sure if I'd want to get quite that messy, though :) Thanks for joining us at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)