Tuesday 17 September 2019

Autumn's Arrival

Hello and Welcome.
With the weather changing and the crisp mornings, Autumn is in the air.
I decided to make a Fall card after reading about the TLC Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.
The challenge was to 'stencil smoosh'.  Basically, you ink up the back of a stencil as you would for making a monoprint, spray with water and press onto areas of your card.  The challenge was to use at least 3 stencils, overlapping them.

So, I grabbed 3 of my stencils and got to work.
I began by inking up the back of my Messy Dot Grid stencil with some Fossilized Amber DOX ink, sprayed with water and pressed onto areas of my card.  Next, I did the same with the Fleur Grillwork stencil and some more of the same ink.  I also cleaned off the ink left behind on that stencil right onto my card front.  Lastly, I inked up the Simple Grid stencil with some Carved Pumpkin ink and applied it to areas overlapping the first stencil impressions.
When that was dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the flowers and the sentiment.
I simply mounted it onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
AAA Birthday Game- USE A STENCIL
Craft Stamper Magazine- TAKE IT/MAKE IT 

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Here are the stencils I used:

Messy Dot Grid

Fleur Grillwork

Simple Grid

Stamps- Leaf Prints (TH); Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh)
Inks- DOX: Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber (TH);
Versa Fine Clair Nocturne
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Stencils (A Colorful Life Designs); 
Mister (TH)


  1. Wonderful FALL card! Beautiful stencil work & thanks for a great source to buy stencils with a low shipping fee...Yay!

  2. Beautifully stamped and coloured Autumnal card, love it, Kate x

  3. Oh wow! Smooshed stencils - going to have to give that try! Love your background and wonderful autumnal colours. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  4. I love the Autumnal colours you have used here Karen, and all three stencils overlapped look wonderful, and then the leaves stamped over the top takes this to another level, and love the black sentiment in a lovely loose script, and a great size too. x

  5. An awesome result from the technique, and a wonderful finish to the card Karen

  6. Another fabulous card mf and I love the Autumnal theme too, dying to make one myself when I get a minute lol. Love the clever background again too ;) hugs Viv xx

  7. Using three stencils for the challenge is so perfect for you Karen....A stunning layering effect with glorious fall colours. A very striking card x.

  8. WOW! Great use of those stencils. Love the autumn colours too. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  9. Beautiful colourful card, Karen. I love it that you were able to incorporate 3 stencils in one card and keep an overall coherent look to it, great job. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday!

  10. What a neat technique, Karen! I love the mix of patterns and those Fall colors!


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