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.

Faith A at 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