Monday 10 May 2021

A New Day

Good Morning
Meet today's card.  
I am loving playing with this Sun and Surf stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.
I wanted to make a card of encouragement....I think this speaks to that.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock and placed the Sun and Surf stencil over it.  I masked off the top part of the stencil and then inked up the water using some Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks. 
  • I moved the mask and then using some Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and a hint of Barn Door Distress Oxide inks, I inked the sunshine.
  • I removed the mask and using a circle die, I cut it out. 
  • I placed the circle into my Misti and stamped the Praise Silhouette over the stenciled background with some Versafine Clair ink and then clear heat embossed it to make it pop.
  • I set that aside and cut my card front.  I placed that into my ScorPal and used my ScorBug to add some details to the background.  It added a lot of interest.
  • I glued the scored panel onto a white card base, then pop dotted the circle over that.  I pop dotted the sentiment as well. 

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs
Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- FEMININE

Stamps- Big Wish (Technique Tues.); Praise Silhouette (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Versafine, Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Sun and Surf stencil (ACLD); Infinity Circle dies (HA); 
TE Blending Brushes; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); ScorPal; ScorBug; pop dots


Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a wonderful design. I love it.

Pat said...

This looks fantastic Karen and I love the silhouette added over the prettily inked stencil and a great sentiment too. x

Susan said...

Beautiful! We have sunshine in Vancouver this week and it makes me feel just like the image on your card!

Mac Mable said...

So striking, great blending and WOW to the silhouette image....Loving that sentiment too Karen x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I agree with Mac Mable, I'd love to be that girl atm, too cold here! Love your card Karen.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

This stencil is a perfect match for this stamp, Karen! A brilliant seaside scene! Love the scoring detail in the background!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous stenciled background for your stamped silhouette girl, Karen. TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy

Lori m said...

Gorgeous encouragement card, hugs, Lori m

cuilliesocks said...

A wonderful card Karen, love the silhouette and the sunburst behind it, fabulous design, Kate x

JanR said...

Loving the stencilling and stamping on this! And the embossed lines too! Fantastic card, Karen. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Aimeslee Winans said...

What a fabulous look - well-conceived and executed, xoxo

Julene Matthews said...

Oh this is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at UYS

Tammy L said...

This is a gorgeous card and I love the shadowed figure against that stencil background. Thanks for joining our challenge at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT Coordinator