Thursday 3 September 2020


Good Morning
Meet today's simple card.
I pulled out some of the first flower stamps I ever bought.  
They have been sitting in the drawer for years with no attention.  When I did pull them out and use them, I remember how much I love the way they look as a silhouette.  It's those classic stamps that you never get rid of and I feel happy that they came to live on this card.

So here's what I did to create my card. 
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and positioned my Rectangle Marvelous Mask over my panel.
  • I rubbed some Distress Oxide ink onto my acrylic block, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.  I continued that process until the whole masked area was filled with ink.  (The inks I used were:  Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet)
  • I dried the background, then randomly stamped the flowers, entwining them together.  I did clear heat emboss them to help make them pop against the inky background.
  • I die-cut a piece of vellum using a Spellbinder Circle die, then stamped the Friendship onto it with some Versafine ink and clear heat embossed that too.
  • I free handed cut a heart, pressed it onto my Wilted Violet stamp pad, then lifted some of the ink by splattering it with water.
  • I splattered the whole panel with white just to break it up a bit using my white Posca pen.
  • I removed the mask and then glued the inky piece onto a purple piece of cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs
Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- STAMP IT

Stamps- Wildflowers (Hero Arts); Daisy (Stampabilities); Friendship (SU)
Inks- DOX; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); Purple cardstock 
Accessories and Tools- Rectangle Marvelous Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); Posca pen; white eb powder; heat tool;
Spellbinder Circle die


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Love the colour combination, the flower stamps are so pretty and deserved to be used. Love your card.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful background, I love the colours and such pretty silhouette flowers too, Kate x

marilyn said...

I recognize those flowers as they've been a favorite of mine for years! Some of the few I haven't unmounted.. Love your card and even have your "own" Snippets section on one of my Pinterest boards!

craftytrog said...

A stunning card Karen, beautiful colours!
Alison x

nancy littrell said...

Love your colorful watercolored background for your beautiful silhouette wildflowers, Karen. Your masking always turns out beautifully too. Clever way to add a sentiment too. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is gorgeous and I love all the colors you used for the background.

Bonnie said...

What a bright colorful background, Karen! So perfect for the silhouetted flowers!

Glennis F said...

Love the effect of the flowers on the colourful background

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is so pretty! I didn’t know that a Colorful life has the shape masks. I do think they might be handy. I will definitely use your code the next time I shop from them. Have a good day!

Bunny said...

Beautiful colors and a lovely card. [Bunny]

Dawn Phillips said...

Sometimes it's nice to go back to something you haven't used in a while. This stamp certainly looks fresh an beautiful against your background. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

Misti said...

Karen, this is beautiful! Gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!

Pat said...

I adore that mix of bright ink colours blended onn the background Karen, and the bold black silhouette flowers look great over the top and love the circle of stamped vellum with the purple heart for the sentiment. x

Mac Mable said...

Oldies are goodies Karen and what a beautiful card. The background looks so pretty and what lovely colours and technique x.

Dawn T said...

What a great background Karen. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week

Loll said...

What a great way to add lots of colours to your background using the acrylic block. I will have to give that a try!! Beautiful with your lovely silhouette images. xx