Friday 7 May 2021

Happy Thoughts

Good Morning
Sending you lots of Happy Thoughts today.  
Again, I have been going through my stash of backgrounds....that's how this card was born.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began making my card by first looking through my stash of inky backgrounds.  I found this green one that I think I had used some Distress Oxide inks to create.  That's guessing though but I think I may have used some Cracked Pistachio and some Peeled Paint??
  • I placed the inked piece into the Typewriter Embossing folder and ran it through my Spellbinder machine.  
  • I removed the embossed piece from the folder and sanded off the front to reveal the white of the letters.  It is a simple way to add some distressing and a lot of interest too.
  • I went back into my stash, looking for another inked background that would go with the green.  I found this one that I think I had played around with trying some marbling?  I die-cut the flowers using the Brushstroke Flowers 1 and assembled them as there are a few different pieces involved.
  • I mounted the flowers over the typewriter background, overlapping them a bit with pop dots.
  • I stamped the sentiment strip with some black Versafine ink and pop dotted that over the flowers.
  • I mounted it onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

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

Stamps- Tiny Words (SSS)
Inks- DOX? Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Typewriter eb folder (TH); Brushstroke Flowers (TH); pop dots,
sandpaper; Spellbinder Platinum


I Card Everyone said...

Thanks for these beautiful, and happy thoughts, Karen! What a fabulous stash you have, my friend!
Happy Mother's day!

Susan said...

Karen, that is a beautiful card. Wonderful background with the sanding off of the letters. And such lovely colour in the flowers.

Annie said...

Karen, the colors on this card really caught my attention. I love it. I like the idea of sanding the paint off the letters after embossing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card with the flowers, colors and textures on it.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful alphabet dry embossing on your pretty DOX ink background, Karen. Love how you found another beautiful background for your pretty die cut flowers. Your card is perfect for sending happy thoughts. TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy P.S. we are home and I am slowly, but surely finishing my card fronts into cards. I had so much fun making a few backgrounds and stamped/stenciled card fronts inspired by you, my very talented friend:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Christine said...

Great colours!!! And a good use of the ready to use background.

Glennis F said...

Love the colours Karen, and thanks for the tip about sanding the embossed card, it looks great

Conny said...

Oh wow.. this is amazing! Love the colours of the flowers!


Bunny said...

This is really pretty. Love the colors. [Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, love the effect of the sanded typed letters :)

Sarn said...

Very vivid and very pretty xxx

Lori m said...

Beautiful card, very pretty embossed background, that is just perfect for the floral diecut flowers. You can almost see the flowers blooming, beautiful, hugs, Lori m

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Happy thoughts and Happy colours, a Stunning card Karen
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Karen, it's a beautiful floral image and beautifully coloured, I love your embossed background too, Kate x

Nora Noll said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love that background and your pink flowers just POP from it!!! STUNNING card design!!

Bonnie said...

A wonderful use of both these backgrounds, Karen!

Pat said...

It just goes to show that with a few snippets and a bit of ingenuity you can make a beautiful card and the colours look so pretty together Karen. x

Cathy said...

Such a bold and beautiful card Karen, I'm envious of your stash of backgrounds lol! Love the texture from the embossing and those flowers are gorgeous. Thankyou too for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

JanR said...

Lovely card, Karen! Really like how you used the die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Created by Kath said...

I love how the flowers turned out! Thanks for sharing at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!