Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Plaid Thinking of You

Meet today's card.
I'm always excited to get time to play especially with some new stencils.
This one is a great one called Tic Tac Toe from ACLD.
The great thing about this stencil is that it has no edge so is perfect for also creating slimline cards.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I decided to make a print on my Gel Plate so I got that out and some of my Distress Oxide inks and my brayer.  The Oxides work so well for this simple technique.  I took some Blueprint Sketch and brayered that onto my plate.  I laid the stencil down and then rubbed over my cardstock to pick up the print.  (you can see some of that ink in the background)
  • Without wiping the plate off, I brayered on some Broken China DOX ink onto the plate and using the same inked panel, I pulled another print right on top of the first one.  It gave a fun shadow like effect to my cardstock.
  • I took the inked panel and dried it completely.  I then placed it into my Cuttlebug and die cut the 'Thinking of You' sentiment.  I set all of that aside and die cut the sentiment again 4 times more from some white cardstock.  I glued the sentiments together and set them aside to dry.
  • I placed the inked background into my Misti, and stamped the Wildflowers Rest and Refresh from Simon Says with some Versafine Clair ink along the bottom.  I clear heat embossed the flowers to help them stand out more against the inked bkg.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of white cardstock, then fit the layered sentiment back into the cut away area of the background for an Embedded Sentiment.  (I love using this technique as it doesn't cover up the background)
  • I glue it onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Wildflowers (SSS)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair Noir
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Tic Tac Toe stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Wow clear eb powder;
heat tool; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Gel Plate; Brayer (Speedball), Thinking of You die (Echo Park)


cuilliesocks said...

Just beautiful Karen, love the design and colours, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful stenciling and I love the way you did the sentiment.

I Card Everyone said...

Karen I always love the cards you make using these gorgeous silhouettes!! Another beauty, my friend! and a great stencil!

Christine Alexander said...

great effect with the stencil and love your hidden word and silhouette flowers :)

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous background and love how you used the gel plate x. Striking card Karen with the prettiest of tones and love the sentiment too x.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a wonderful card Karen, and how you have used the gelli plate for your fabulous background
Stay safe

Bonnie said...

Lots of inky fun here, Karen! Love that plaid background and the way you've cut the sentiment!

Pat said...

Using the gelli plate to make this background has worked beautifully Karen and love the shades of blue, and the little darker blue shaded squares look great, also the die cut embedded sentiment which looks brilliant together with the contrasting black silhouette flowers along the bottom of the card. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous background Karen with the silhouette flowers, so beautiful.
Faith x