Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Blue Skies

Here is a card I made putting together different stamps and a stencil but staying in the same colour palette.  I do love making collage cards and there is something about the interest and look they have.
I find by staying with the same or similar colours, the look is more cohesive.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by inking up a piece of heavy white cardstock with some Peacock Feathers and Broken China Distress Oxide inks using an inking tool.
  • Next, I laid down the Clockworks stencil from Tim Holtz and rubbed some Blueprint Sketch over that to one side.  
  • I then inked up some of the words from the Faded Text stamp set and stamped randomly over the background.  I added additional stamping with his other set called Bitty Grunge filling in some of the open areas.
  • I inked up the Cityscape stamp with some black Versafine Clair, stamped then clear heat embossed it.  I stamped the sentiment the same way.
  • I added some white detail to the buildings using my Posca pen.
  • I mounted the piece onto some coloured cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Faded Text; Cityscapes; Bitty Grunge (Tim Holtz); Everyday Sentiments (YNS)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); coloured cardstock (Michaels)
Accessories and Tools- Clockwork stencil (TH); inking tool (TH); white Posca pen


Mac Mable said...

The collage style of your background looks amazing Karen. The stencil and stamping and the bluetones look wonderful x. Another stunner of a card x.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card design. I love the colors.

Pat said...

This collage style is something you do so well Karen with a great choice of stamps and stencils, and I love the city skyline and sentiment over that wonderful background. I will have to give this a go. I think I get frightened by what to put together and where on the card and it is probably down to me not being a terribly random person, but I do strive to loosen up a bit and it works x

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card. Your work is amazing.

Christine said...

Smashing card, love the colours.

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Stunning background
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Christine Alexander said...

stunning masculine card Karen, love that background :)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is so cool! I love it!

Ida said...

Terrific collage style card.