Friday 23 April 2021

Feeling Blue


Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card.
I called it Feeling Blue because of the colour and not because of the way I feel although we are in another lockdown as the third wave here in Ontario is proving to be the worst so far!
I always try and stay positive and look ahead to happier days.

So onto my card's what I did.
  • I began with a piece from my stash. I had inked and stenciled it I think.  Since I'm always using my Distress Oxide inks, I'm guessing I used some of my favourite colours....Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and some Blueprint Sketch.  I placed it into the Letters Embossing folder from Carabelle and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  I sanded off the letters to give it a more unique look.
  • I set that aside and got out my Misti.  Using this new to me stamp called Fragile Foliage, I inked it up with some more of the colours of Distress inks mentioned above, then I die-cut it out.
  • I die-cut the 'Thinking of You' sentiment 3 times on some heavy white cardstock and glued them together for stability.
  • I glued the sanded background onto a heavy white card base, then glued on the flowers and the sentiment.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.


Stamp- Fragile Foliage
Inks- Distress Oxides (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook-Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Thinking of You die (Echo Park); 
Letters EB Folder (Carabelle); sandpaper; Cuttlebug


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY Beautiful Kate.
Faith x

Pat said...

Your pretty combination of blues and love the way you have sanded the the embossing and added the pretty foliage stamped in blue, and a great die cut sentiment over the top Karen. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well I am glad it is just the color blue you are feeling. And, you certainly created a gorgeous card again with the blue. I admire the way you can do such wonders with inks. So beautiful!

I Card Everyone said...

I'm loving it, Karen! So glad it doesn't reflect your mood! We'll get through this, my friend!
Here's a funny story for you - reminded of it because of your 'feeling blue' comment...
As laundry day is Monday, that evening I asked my husband if he had been a bit 'down' in the past week. "Not really, why do you ask?" was his reply. I informed him that all of his undies were those in shades of blue!! What would you think?
Happy weekend, my friend!
=] xx

Susan said...

Gorgeous shades of blue, wonderful background with great texture, and a beautiful wildflower on top.

cuilliesocks said...

A fabulous card, I love your design and gorgeous colours, Kate x

Bunny said...

Great card. I love all of the blue. [Bunny]

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh no - a third wave - such a violent virus!!
We in New Zealand have no concept of the trials you are going through - we had about 8 weeks of serious, nationwide, lockdown last year, and that's been pretty much it apart from a couple of shorter, less intense ones....
Wonderful card Karen - love all the blues, and the way you have sanded the embossing.
Stay safe and keep creating

Lori m said...

This is one of my favorite color combinations, beautiful background and card, hugs, Lori m

Mac Mable said...

Glorious tonal card with an amazing background and what a beautiful card. I am so sorry to hear about the lockdown Karen x.

Christine Alexander said...

We are heading in the same direction with lockdowns here in BC. I can't wait till we have the bulk of our population vaccinated, hopefully only a few more months away♥
Beautful card, love the texture of your background :)

Aimeslee Winans said...

Karen, I love the blue and white, gorgeous! And that sanded embossing is the perfect touch. I feel for y'all up there. I have 2 other art friends in Ontario and they are not happy about things either. Hoping the bureaucracy can get it together. Every country has had its own unique problems dealing with this horror. If it's not one thing, it's another. XOXO

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Daisy Chain Challenges this time and good luck :)