Tuesday, 12 January 2021


Today's card was inspired by the CAS Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.
The challenge was to 'CASE YOURSELF'.
Here is my card I cased:

I think it's a good feeling to look back into your gallery of cards created.  Sometimes it sparks a new idea or helps us to remember an old technique that we want to use again.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by looking through my stash of Gel Plate print backgrounds.  *I made this print by applying paint to my brayer and then rolling it over this fun stencil called Busy Gears to pick up the pattern.  Just roll over your stencil once!  I took the brayer and immediately rolled it onto my Gel plate, depositing the painted pattern onto the plate. I repeated that process and then rubbed a piece of heavy cardstock over the print to lift it.  This is what I was left with.
  • I placed the dry piece into my Misti and stamped the Long Stem Flowers from Rubbernecker with some black ink and then I used some Ranger black embossing powder to heat emboss.  *by using the black eb powder, it really helps the stamped images to pop especially against the painted bkg.*
  • I repeated that process using this new-to-me sentiment I got for Christmas from Impression Obsession.  I then splattered using my black Posca pen.
  • I glued the finished panel onto some white cardstock, then onto a matching piece of coloured cardstock, then finally onto a heavy white card base.

Here is the stencil I used:

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

 Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- SOMETHING NEW
Shopping Our Stash- WHAT'S NEW

Stamps- Long Stem Flowers (Rubbernecker); To Everything (IO)
Inks- Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate; brayer (Speedball); black Posca pen; acrylic paint; 
Busy Gears stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Ranger black eb powder; heat tool


Pat said...

Another great technique and love the colours of this pretty background Karen, and the long stemmed silhouette flowers and a lovely sentiment look great over the top and a beautiful finished card with the coordinating red mat on the white background card. x

Sarn said...

Very pretty. Now I know what to do with some of my gelli prints. Black embossing over the top is a great idea. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So very beautiful and colourful, a cheery card Karen.
Faith x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous card Karen and I love the cheery colors.

Bonnie said...

This is a beauty, Karen! Love these bright colors and that interesting background! The black embossing works perfectly with the background!

Susan said...

Lovely artsy gelli plate print for the background! Great colours!

Christine Alexander said...

this is one technique I want to try, your background looks amazing :)

nancy littrell said...

Love your artsy gelli plate stenciled background for your stamped and heat embossed silhouette images and beautiful stamped sentiment, Karen. Wonderful colors too. TFS the link to your card that inspired this beauty. It is Gorgeous too! Love and Hugs...Nancy

Lori m said...

Wow...Karen this is most stunning, I finally found an end to my craft room organization and can't wait to try some of your techniques again, hugs, Lori m

Nora Noll said...

It is funny but never would have realized the stencil you used without your image!! That background is amazing with your color choices!! This card is STUNNING!

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Karen, lovely colours in the background and I love the silhouette flowers in the foreground, lovey sentiment too, Kate x

lauren bergold said...

oh what a beautifully vibrant and artful card; plus it's a great use of your new goodies. thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (new!) STASH with us this fortnight!

Irmelin Eriksson said...

So stunning! Love the background. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

Loll said...

Gorgeous colours from your gelli print pull, Karen. This is bright and fun and just what we need right now! Love the silhouette flowers and the beautiful sentiment. xx

Ida said...

Oh wow, I love both cards. I agree sometimes it's fun to go back and view past cards & be re-inspired. Great job.