Sunday 25 August 2019

Simple Pleasures

Good Morning.
Here is a simple card I made using one of my favourite sets from Visible Image.  I find that flower stamp so easy to create with; I love the sketchy look it has.  I paired it up with this stencil and had myself a fun looking card.....and it's not blue!!

I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and using some scrap paper, I masked the left edge of my paper and rubbed Cracked Pistachio DOX over my Web Wheels stencil.  I thought it would give my card a bit of a border to the side.  I love the variations of colours you can get using the DOX inks depending on how much you rub the inks over your paper.  
I removed the paper I had used to mask the stenciled edge and rubbed some more ink outwards until I was happy with the look.
Next, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the flowers, sentiment and the splatters using my black ink.  I stamped the flower heads one more time on another piece of heavy white cardstock and fussy cut them out, then pop dotted them over the first stamped image.
I simply mounted the card front onto a plain white piece of cardstock and then onto a white card base.
I like the fresh, clean look this card has.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
A Place to Start- PAPER PIECING
Allsorts- FEMININE

Stamps- Creative Chaos (Visible Image); Moment (Art Journey); Splatters (YNS)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Cracked Pistachio DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Web Wheels stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
makeup blending brush; pop dots; scissors for fussy cutting


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the vibrant lime, even though it's not blue LOL. A gorgeous card Karen.
Faith x

Wendy L said...

Beautiful inking and stamping, xxx
THANK you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Mac Mable said...

Such a striking colour combination and the pop of black is fabulous x. Great use of the stencil and your design is amazing. Love the vibrancy of the green/lime and equally stunning as your blue cards x I love it Karen x

Glennis F said...

Another fabulous card, I love the green colour

SmilynStef said...

that green is such a happy pop of color

Nora Noll said...

This is so gorgeous!! I LOVE the white/green/black colors. The flowers just POP off the card!!

Pat said...

Cracked Pistachio is such a crisp and pretty green and the stencilled border looks great, and the VI flowers with the decoupaged flower heads look really great, and finished with a super sentiment and splatters in black are a wonderful contrast. x

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, I ordered this stamp and can't wait for it to arrive. I keep seeing your wonderful creations, they're so inspiring. Love the green and the beautiful stencilling :)

brenda said...

A really striking feminine creation in fabulous colours, it's lovely to see you at Allsorts Challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

Karen this is really dramatic with the stencilling for a border, and then the simple white flowers over it - loving the colour too.

aussie aNNie said...

Creative Chaos is one of my fav VI stamps too and just love this fabulous colour.xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Karen, lovely colours and your sketchy flowers are fabulous.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Anonymous said...

Wonderful paper piecing and perfect for our challenge this month at A Place To Start.
Scarlett xoxox

Rachelle Oltean said...

HI Karen! I love everything about this card - the graphic design, the color choices and the pattern play with the negative space! Awesomeness! Thanks for sharing it with us at A Place To Start!
Rachelle - DT@APTS

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful work! Love the composition and color integration. Thanks so much for sharing at A Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer