Saturday 3 April 2021

Typography Birthday

Welcome guess it!!  
Another inked background from my stash became a card today.
This one had some faint stenciling done with embossing powders and my Distress Oxide inks.  
You can see some hints of the stenciling in the background done with a resist technique.
I will do my upmost best to remember what the heck I did since I didn't write on the back of this one!!  I need to get better at doing that.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • Background- Like I said, I will try my best to remember what I did with the layers.  I inked the panel with Broken China and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks.  I laid on the Floral Stencil from Tim Holtz over the inking and pressed on some Versamark ink and then clear heat embossed it to create a resist.  I inked over that with some Dusty Concord DOX ink and rubbed away the ink over the embossing to reveal the flowers.  I splattered with water to lift some of the ink too. I added some stamping with some Salty Ocean DOX ink along the edges with the Reverse Squares from AALL and Create.  At that point, I didn't know what I wanted to do with it, so threw it into the basket where it sat until today.  
  • I just recently picked up this embossing folder called Typewriter by TH and if you saw my post from Monday HERE, I decided to emboss and then sand off the top layer of the colour to reveal the the look!!
  • I die cut a circle that I wanted to use for the sentiment and stamped on the sentiment with some Versafine Clair Noir ink using my Misti.  I clear heat embossed that as well to help make it pop.
  • I die cut the flowers called Dandelion Posies from some white cardstock and set aside.
  • I glued the inked background onto a piece of white cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base, then glued on the flowers and pop dotted the circle greeting over onto the other side. 

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamp- Everyday Circle Tags (Avery Elle); Reverse Squares (AALL and Create)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX inks; Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Typewriter eb folder (TH); Floral stencil (TH); Wow clear eb powder;
heat tool, Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Dandelion Posies (Creative Expressions); 
sandpaper, pop dots, circle die (Spellbinders)


Susan said...

Love that embossing folder! Fabulous use of that technique from your SCS challenge! The letters really show up well on the gorgeous background! Perfect finishing elements of the dandelions and sentiment circle.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous artsy layered background with your stamping and stenciling emboss resist techniques and beautiful DOX inks, my friend. Love your dry embossed alphabet and then sanded letters, popped up sentiment and die cut flowers to finish your beautiful card design. TFS your layered steps too, Karen. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Sarn said...

Love this cool card xxx

Christine Alexander said...

I just got this EF and now can't wait to use it :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another beautiful card design. I live the colors.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a stunner Karen - love your background, the sanded embossing is unique and takes the whole card up a notch. A wonderful result
Stay safe

Lori m said...

Fabulous, I really like this embossing folder and sanding off the letters awesome, gorgeous card, hugs, Lori m
Happy Easter to all who celebrate, hugs, Lori m

Mac Mable said...

Stunning background and love how you've rubbed part of the embossing back to reveal the alphabet. A striking card Karena and Happy Easter x.

Pat said...

A beautiful background from your stash Karen and love the sanded back embossed letters and the added white sentiment mat and pretty die cut flowers which finish it perfectly. x

Bonnie said...

Wow! You are certainly making good use of these fabulous background, Karen! So much to see and enjoy on this card! Happy Easter, my friend!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is a gorgeous and bold color combo. Great job.

happy Easter to you and yours.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So different and Stunning Karen.
Faith x

JanR said...

Wonderful card, Karen! Such a fantastic background and I love the look of that sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.