Sunday, 18 August 2019

Life's Path

A simple card today using this beautiful Lace Doily stencil and a few simple stamps.

I wanted to have a simple, distressed looking background for my card so I inked up the back of the stencil with some Carved Pumpkin DOX ink, sprayed with water and pressed onto my sheet of heavy white cardstock, creating a monoprint.  When I inked up the stencil, I concentrated most of the ink to the center and left the edges a bit untouched to give the distressed feel.
When the inking was dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the flowers from MFT and then the sentiment over my stencilling.  I mounted the piece onto a complimentary colour of cardstock, then onto a white card base.
That's it...simple and very fresh looking with the orange.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Life's Journey (High Hopes); Flower Silhouettes
Inks- Tuxedo Black; Carved Pumpkin DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Lace Doily (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
Mister (TH)


Glennis F said...


Elizabeth said...

Beautiful and that's a lovely inking technique for the background.

Pat said...

Such a beautiful doily stencil as the background to the pretty silhouette flowers and a lovely sentiment to finish it Karen. The stencil monoprinting looks great here and love the colour, so sunny and bright. x

Bunny said...

Wow is this fabulous. Love the colors. [Bunny]`

Christine Alexander said...

fantastic doily monoprint Karen and love those summery colours.

Daffodil Cards said...

Simple? it may be for you LOL. Absolutely beautiful card Karen, LOVE the orange and the design of the doily. A beautiful sentiment too.
Faith x

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a stunner Karen - love the colour, and the way you used the stencil!

Mac Mable said...

The distressed looking background looks so delicate and what a pretty colour....Fabulous sentiment x