Tuesday 7 April 2020


This card is special to me.
It really speaks to how my life has been lately.  I have had time to create and play.  It's also a great way to not have to think about this dark cloud that is hanging over our heads.
Creating makes me happy.

So onto my card details.
Firstly, I never use black cardstock.  I saw a card quite awhile back and thought it looked to amazing.
So I grabbed a piece of black cardstock and using the Mini Tiny Circles, I rubbed on some Peacock Feathers DOX ink and my background was created.  It looked so dramatic and fun.
Next, I placed the panel into my Misti and I rubbed over the whole thing with an anti static pad.  I stamped the flower and the sentiment and white heat embossed them.
I stamped the flower head again onto some white cardstock, then fussy cut it out.  I pop dotted it back over the flower and done.  I mounted it onto some blue cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life- FOCUS ON FLOWERS
Southern Girls- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Creative Chaos (Visible Image)
Inks- Versafine, DOX; Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); black, blue (Michaels)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); stencil (TCW); inking tool;
white eb powder; heat tool


  1. YOu should use black card more often, it suits you, LOVE love love your card and the great sentiment, which is spot on atm.
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

  2. This looks great Karen and I love those random dots which have a lighter blue look on black card, and the white embossed flower with the added dimension of the black ink for the flower head works brilliantly. x

  3. amazing background and so dramatic with the white flower :)

  4. Absolutely gorgeous card, love that stamp which I have just stamped up this morning to use on a DT card.x

  5. LOVE the background. This is one of my favourite stencils!! Looks amazing with blue DOX ink over black cardstock Karen. And I LOVE that flower from Visable Images. I'm glad you hare having lots of time to create! xx

  6. Stunning result Karen - love that background - I am inspired by the number of ways you have used that flower, and in white on this background it is stunning
    Stay safe

  7. Wonderful design Karen, beautifully coloured, and a pretty image, love the pop of colour in that super background, Kate x x

  8. I learn so many fun techniques from you! I love how you worked the background and then white embossed of it. As usual I’m adding this to my techniques to try pile. Thank you for always freely sharing your great stamping and inking and painting art!

  9. This card is perfection, perfect for what we are all going through. Love that you used the black cardstock-it's gorgeous!

  10. Wow! This is so artsy and fun, Karen! Creating pushes the chaos to the fringes on consciousness!

  11. Wow this is one stunning card and so very dramatic and I love it x.

  12. Such a fun card! Love your dotted background! Thanks for playing along at CAS on Friday Challenges! Crafty hugs Linda

  13. Wow, love your card, Karen. Beautiful colour, flower and background. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

  14. wonderful! Thanks for playing at challenge up your life

  15. WOW! This is such a cool and stunning card! I love it! Thank you so much for entering your project into our "Flower" challenge at Challenge Up Your Life! We hope to see you again soon ;o) Take care and happy crafting, Maike


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