Friday 2 April 2021

See the Light

I am on a mission to use some of the inked background that I have in my stash.  
I have quite a few that I made that either didn't work out for my card or were made just for the fun of it.
That's how this card began.  By stamping over this inky mess with a large background stamp, it was instantly transformed.  

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I found this piece in my stash of backgrounds.  It was sitting there because I had no idea what the heck to do with it.  Luckily, I wrote on the back of the panel what I had done! (amazing that I actually remembered to do that!)  
  • Background:  I spread a thin layer of Gesso using a palette knife over the heavy weight cardstock.  Spread it on like you are buttering a piece of toast.  I let that dry completely before going onto the next step.  I got out my Vicki Boutin Art Crayons and rubbed them onto a piece of acetate.  *they are highly pigments so you don't need a lot*  I diluted them with some water and a paintbrush, then using a brayer, I rolled the colour over the dried Gesso background.
  • ....and there it sat in my stash bin, until I was looking through my stamps and came across the Shattered Glass stamp from Local King and had a lightbulb moment.  I placed the panel into my Misti and stamped over the bkg. with some Distress Archival ink.  It worked so well.
  • I decided to make a side fold card (you can see all the instructions HERE), so I cut the panel down into the 2 pieces needed for my card.
  • I placed the square main piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession with some Versamark ink and white heat embossed it.
  • I glued the pieces onto the side fold card base and then die cut the flower with the Tall Sketch Daisies die and glued them beside the sentiment.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great weekend.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
We Love to Create Mixed Media- ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA

Stamps- See the Light (Impression Obsession); Shattered Glass (Local King)
Inks- Vicki Boutin Art Crayons, Versamark, Distress Archival
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Gesso; Wow eb powder; Tall Sketch Daisies (Poppystamps);
Paintbrush; palette knife; Brayer (Speedball); 


Donna Ellis said...

It is BEAUTIFUL, Karen! I love the Dyer quote! Happy Easter to you! hugs, de

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful sentiment. I love the colors.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

How very beautiful Karen, I love the background and the wonderful sentiment with the die cut flowers.
Faith x

Nora Noll said...

You had this in your stash? This background is GORGEOUS!! I love the sentiment and the lovely die cut flowers at the right. BEAUTIFUL design.

Susan said...

What a transformation of your neglected background piece! Love that side fold design - must try that (thanks for the link to the instructions for it). And I also love the sentiment.

Pat said...

This turned out beautifully and I love the colours Karen and the white die cut flowers look so pretty and a lovely sentiment also the side fold is a interesting shape too. x

Unknown said...

Beautiful BG and love the shattered glass BG stamp over it!

Bonnie said...

Wow! I love how the stamp adds to this fun background! The white flowers add a wonderful contrast and I love that sentiment!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I love your background and that stamp :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What an amazing card Karen - love that background!!
Stay safe

Sarn said...

Great background save. Looks fab. Love the cards shape . . . thanks for the link back to instructions.


Mac Mable said...

Great save with the background. A stunner of a card and what a fabulous sentiment too Karen x.

Made by Nicolette said...

Lovely card 🤩 never throw away things you're not satisfied with at that time!! So you can create a lovely card with it a next time 😉

Quillish said...

This is gorgeous and I am so inspired to use my stash of 'I will use these someday'. Love those diecuts and your card for our inspired by words challenge, thank you for taking time out to join us. Hugs ~ Ishani.

Jill V said...

What a gorgeous background - I absolutely love the way you added that shattered glass stamp to it - it really draws the eye in to that great sentiment. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TIME OUT!

Jane Savage said...

Stunning design, the colours are gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx