Thursday 22 April 2021

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!
Meet today's card using some pieces of inky goodness I had in my stash.  
One of the things I love to recycle and use on my cards is bubble wrap.  It gives such fun circle patterns when all inked up and easy to get with all the deliveries we have had of late!

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by looking through my stash of inky backgrounds.  I tried to choose some that were similar in colour to create a more cohesive looking card.  After I found a few that I thought would work together, I cut them into strips.
  • Strips- The circle one is the bubble wrap that I inked up using some Peeled Paint and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide ink, sprayed with water and pressed onto my cardstock.  One of the strips is ink that I dragged with an old gift card.  The other one is a resist I did using a stamp from Penny Black. 
  • I took a good look at the strips and figured out how I wanted to weave them together.  I found this sketch online and decided to use that as my inspiration.

  • Next I needed to make a base for it all, so using a piece of white cardstock, I embossed it using a folder from Carabelle in my Cuttlebug.  I arranged the strips, then glued them in place.  I did pop dot some of the edges for interest.
  • I die cut a circle and placed that into my Misti.  I stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle set and coloured in the little heart with my Copic markers.
  • I glued the panel onto a heavy white card base, then pop dotted the sentiment over that in the corner. I added some green Nuvo drops for interest.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Everyday Circle Tags (Avery Elle)
Inks- Distress Oxides, Versafine
Paper- heavy white (Scribe's Nook Waterloo, Ont. Canada
Accessories and Tools- Letters EB Folder (Carabelle); bubble wrap; old gift card; pop dots;
clear eb powder; Copic marker; Nuvo drops; Cuttlebug


Verna Angerhofer said...

That is quite a complicated sketch but you certainly pulled it off beautifully. I love this card and all that wonderful green.

I Card Everyone said...

My grandson's birthday today - I wish I could give him an Earth-sized hug!
This weaving is so fun, Karen! Love it!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the weaving Kate and the green and white is so lovely for Earth Day. A Beautiful card.
Faith x

Pat said...

Such a great way to use up your strips of leftover paper with some lovely inky designs, and they all go beautifully together Karen. I love the background letter embossing and the circular sentiment with the sweet little heart design and coordinating pearl embellishments. x

Bonnie said...

I love your pretty green strips, Karen! Fantastic bubbles!

Lori m said...

Beautifully designed woven strips, the designs and colors are fantastic, hugs, Lori m

Susan said...

A wonderful sketch and beautiful patterns on your strips of paper.

Christine Alexander said...

awesome card, and great use of the strips to create the pattern :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful use of your background Karen - love the sketch you used too. A great cards
Stay safe

Bunny said...

Love all the green. This is so pretty. [Bunny]

CarlavdM said...

Wonderfull card with those stripes, the go together very well.

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous take on the sketch and what a unique and artsy card Karen x.

Aimeslee Winans said...

A great way to make scraps and then use them up! Love the weave. I also had a look at your Earth Day/Week wee ones projects on your other blog. Those kiddos have quite a fun life! XOX