Monday 3 May 2021

Sun and Surf

Hello and Welcome
A new stencil from A Colorful Life Designs means fun.
I am loving this one... Sun and Surf Circle, such a great feel for summer.

So here's what I did to create this simple card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock and placed the Sun and Surf stencil over it securing with some low tack tape.  I masked off the sun at the top from the bottom using the same tape.
  • Using some Distress Oxide inks, I began by inking up the sun at the top.  (Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Barn Door)  When I was happy with the inking, I removed the tape and replaced it to mask off the water.
  • Using some more Distress Oxide inks (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean) I inked up the water.  I splashed some water over the water to lift some of the ink and give it a more watery look.
  • I removed the stencil, dried the ink then using a circle die, I cut it out.
  • I placed the circle into my Misti and stamped the small sun you can see at the bottom of the rays.
  • I rubbed the piece with my anti-static bag, then stamped the sentiment from Technique Tuesday then clear heat embossed it.
  • I pop dot mounted it onto a square card (4 1/4 x 4 1/4) and added 3 black gems.

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Adding my card to these challenges:
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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Bring on the Sun (TT)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Sun and Surf Circle (ACLD); TE inking brush; Circle Die (Hero Arts);
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black gems; Wow clear eb powder; pop dots; low tack tape



Viv said...

I adore this Karen - and a wonderful sentiment - I so wish Technique Tuesday was available here without being held to ransom by the Tax Man! x

Vicky Hayes said...

What an amazing and dynamic card Karen! The stencilling is superb and I love the way the sentiment works with your image. Thank you for coming to play with us at Addicted to CAS! Vicky x

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful sentiment and love the stenciled background :)

Mac Mable said...

What a striking stencil, fabulous blending and an eye catching card Karen x.

I Card Everyone said...

Of course you would have the perfectly sized sunshine for this stencil, Karen! OH how wonderful this Summer-y card is!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a stunning design using those stencils. I love the sentiment as well. The colors are perfect and this card is sure to be loved too when sent to someone.

cuilliesocks said...

It's a wonderful card Karen, I love the bright sunny colours and your fabulous design too, Kate x

Bonnie said...

Another fantastic stencil and I love how you've used it, Karen! Love that sentiment too!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What an uplifting card Karen, so happy and beautiful.
Faith x

maria f. said...

That is so cool, Karen! Makes me miss my Lake Huron sunrises.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! I love how your sunburst fills the sky above the water and your sentiment is absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS...we always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery!