Saturday 9 January 2021


Hello and Welcome.
I've been grateful for the time in my craft space this past week to try and unwind from all that is going on around me in the world.  A lot of unrest and unsettling virus numbers.  
I hope and pray we can all find peace soon...creating is a great way for me to do that!

So here is one of the cards I created. 
I am loving this side fold design, simple and fun to work with.

Here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and positioned the Circus Harlequin stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over the top. 
  • Using my new blending brushes, I inked up the panel using some Speckled Egg and some Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks.

Christmas gift from my son!

  • When I was happy with the inking, I cut my pieces to make the side fold. ** you can find all the directions about how to make a side fold card HERE **
  • Next, I placed the square piece into my Misti and stamped the thistles using some Versafine Clair ink.
  • I stamped the sentiment in the top corner, then clear heat embossed it.
  • I added some splatters using my black Posca pen, then glued the whole thing together onto my card base.
  • A very calm and relaxing card to create.  I hope my choice of flowers portray that too.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey); Dans la Nature (Carabelle)
Inks- DOX inks; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Harlequin Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
Posca pen; Blending Brushes (TE)



Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Karen, this is so beautiful. Your work inspires me.

Viv said...

Another awesome card Karen. x

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Karen, I love the bold pattern of the background and the floral images are so pretty, lovely colours and design, Kate x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the fold, the colours, the design, OK! Everything :)
Faith x

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, how I love to see your blue creations pop up in my e-mail feed! This is so striking in the harlequin pattern, and I LOVE (and envy) that thistle image. Beautiful all around.

Carolyn L said...

Yet another Jewel of a card!

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely and delicate, Karen! Your stencil work is always so pretty! Happy New Year! hugs, de

nancy littrell said...

Love your side fold stenciled card, Karen. TFS the link. I love your color combo, choice of stamped wild flowers and sentiment. Your son gave you the Perfect Christmas Gift. You will love your brushes!! I agree..creating does help to sooth the soul and is a wonderful gift for family and friends. Love and Hugs, my dear friend. Nancy

Lucille K said...

What a pretty card, Karen. I too have been using this card template and just love it :)

Susan said...

Those two blues work beautifully together! A perfect design with the thistle and wildflowers. Great sentiment.

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful gift from your son Karen x. Great fold and design on your fabulous card. Love the stencilling and those calm flowers x.

JenniferE said...

So pretty! Perfect sentiment for this week that's for sure!

Pat said...

Another beautiful side fold card Karen and that background is perfect with the wild flowers and love the two shades of blue with that wonderful stencil and the silhouette flowers and sentiment over the top. x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I love the simplicity of the stenciling on your background and have always loved that stamp set :)

Eloise said...

Calming and classic. Love this card.

Bonnie said...

A beautiful stenciled background for another awesome side fold card, Karen! Love the wildflowers! Glad you are able to unwind during these trying times.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Gorgeous card, Karen. I needed to see how the card was made, so I am sharing the Split Coast Stampers video tutorial link:

Loll said...

Beautiful card Karen. I LOVE the colours of your harlequin stenciling with those gorgeous wildflowers (especially that awesome thistle!). xx

HilaryJane said...

This is even better than the last one. Love that stencil and those silhouettes, gorgeous xx