Tuesday 16 February 2021

Fantastic Job

Meet today's card.
I tried out a 'new to me' technique that was really fun.  It was a challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers called Camo Fun....you take one stamp and repeatedly stamp over your panel with different complementary colours.  So fun with so many possibilities.  

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock for my card front and positioned the Marvelous Deckle Rectangle Mask from A Colorful Life Designs over it.  I love these masks for creating a card with a clean, white border.
  • I got out my Simon Says Stamp set called Amazing.  It has so many different shapes with great sentiments.  I chose this dot circle to create my background.  I began by inking it up with some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink, then continued stamping with some Peeled Paint and lastly Peacock Feathers until the panel was covered. 

  • When I was happy with the stamping, I splattered using my black Posca pen and sponged around the edges before removing the mask.
  • I dried the panel with my heat tool, then placed it into my Misti.  I rubbed it with my anti-static bag, then stamped and clear heat embossed the sentiment from the same SSS set. Such an encouraging set of sentiments in that set.
  • I glued the panel onto a heavy white card base, then added the 3 black gems.

This card is going out to a special friend who has worked so hard all during this pandemic and is now taking courses online while still working.  I think everyone can use all the encouragement possible during these difficult times.

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Adding my card to these challenges:
Papercraft- FOR A LOVED ONE

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Amazing (SSS)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; DOX 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Marvelous Rectangle Mask (ACLD); black gems, Posca Pen; 
clear eb powder; heat tool; anti-static pad; sponge dabber


Nora Noll said...

WOW!! I am now going to have to try this technique!!! I love the colors you chose. Such a fabulous card!!

Pat said...

I love the look of the different colour dotty circles in this all over pattern Karen and the black sentiment and splattering with the added black gems are great finishing touches. Your friend will love this! x

Mac Mable said...

What an effective technique and a fantastic card for your special friend Karen x.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a fantastic look. Great colors.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I love this technique and the colours you used Karen, a GREAT and beautiful card, your friend will appreciate the work that went into and the support from you.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

Super fun background, Karen!

nancy littrell said...

Your Camo Fun Technique turned out great for your background and looked like so much Fun! TFS your technique steps, Karen. Love the awesome sentiment from the same set too Love and Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

great background technique Karen, I love the colours you chose and such a wonderful sentiment :)

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Beautiful. How thoughtful of you to use my favourite colour combination--LOL. I'm loving the dots, and this camo technique. Everything you do is lovely.

Izzy Scrap said...

You really did a fantastic job ! I love this technique and have to give it a try. With your choice of stamp it looks like a mosaic. Really gorgeous ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Papercraft Challenges.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Karen. I'm behind in my blog visiting and catching up slowly. I really like this effect! I have the mask, no stamp like that but I do have a stencil that would work. It makes a lovely background and would be fun for me to practice with the mask. I'm sure your friend will love it and appreciate your encouragement. xoxo

Kuni said...

Your card is wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Loll said...

Very cool technique. I will have to give that a try. Beautiful card, my friend! xx

Silke said...

This lcard is so beautiful, love your colouring. Many thanks for joining us at Papercraft. Hope to see you next time too.