Friday 18 September 2020

Have a Holly Jolly

Hello and Welcome
I have to say, with being back to work, I have had little time to create so I am really happy to say that I now have a good start on my holiday cards.  

So meet today's card.  
I just love this stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  It was fun  to create a simple card that is flat and  easy to mail using a different technique to ink it up.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and positioned the Snowflake Net stencil over my card panel. I got out my baby wipes and some Distress re-inkers.
  • This baby wipe technique is a bit messy so I would suggest wearing rubber gloves but it is worth it as it gives you are really lovely effect.
  • I took a wet baby wipe, folded it a few times and added a few drops of some Peacock Feathers Distress re-inker onto it.  I pressed the wet baby wipe onto the stencil to transfer the ink.  
  • I repeated the process using the wipe again with some Salty Ocean and then some Wilted Violet Distress re-inkers.  The re-inkers are highly pigmented so you don't need a lot.
  • When the piece of dried, I placed it into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Technique Tues. with some black Versafine, then clear heat embossed it.
  • I thought it needed something to help pull the design together, so I doodled a border around the edges.
  • I added a black gem for interest, then mounted the panel onto a heavy white card base.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Holly Jolly (Technique Tues.)
Inks- Distress reinkers; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Snowflake Net (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
black gem; baby wipes; gloves; Signo black pen; clear eb powder; heat tool


aussie aNNie said...

Fantastic card Karen and love the one below, the blue really stands out.xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card Karen you are great inspiration on "quick?" and impressive cards. Love the shine on the sentiment.
Faith x

Viv said...

Can see why you like this stencil so much Karen! A fab card.

Hansi Brittain said...

Your card, as always, is lovely. Your inking is always so interesting, and I appreciate that you explain your techniques in detail allowing your readers to learn from you. Today most of all I have to thank you for introducing the Colorful Life stencils. I just placed an order and had to stop myself with four. I will definitely order more in the furture. Have a great weekend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and I love the sentiment too.

I Card Everyone said...

Such a COOL color combo for a Christmas card, Karen! Love it!

Pat said...

This stencil has made a great background for your seasonal sentiment Karen and love the colours too. x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That is a gorgeous stencil! I love what you did with it here. TFS!

stampingbowd said...

I love this! The sentiment makes me smile! I really like the way you framed your focal point! Beautiful!

cuilliesocks said...

Just so beautiful Karen, lovely stencilling and colours, Kate x

Jules said...

Hi Karen

A great card. Love your stencil work .. .. and the lovely doodles you have added.

Hope the return to work hasn't been too big a shock to your system. I wonder how long it will be before we are all back into lock-down again?!?!?

Love Jules xx

Mac Mable said...

The fun doodling finishes off your fabulous card to perfection Karen x.