Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Sending Some Happy


Good Morning
Just sending you some happy today as I play with this sweet stencil by Vicki Boutin.
I used some of my favourite colour combinations.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a panel from white card stock and positioned the Fresh stencil over that.  I wanted to have a large open area for a sentiment, so I took a piece of scrap paper and tore it to use as a mask over the stencil.
  • I began inking up the stencil using some Peacock Feathers DOX ink over just the flowers.  I added some Blueprint Sketch ink just over the flower centers to help make them pop.  I used some Cracked Pistachio to ink up the leaves next.  
  • Leaving the stencil and mask in place, I splattered using my white Posca pen and set it aside to dry.
  • I die-cut the sentiment from Lawn Fawn and altered it by cutting it down.  (the die actually says Sending Big Hugs but it covered too much of my card front so I cut it down)  I inked up the die-cut using some of the same blue inks in an ombre fashion.
  • The panel was dry by then, so I removed the stencil and mask and placed it into my Misti to stamp the small sentiment under the masked area.
  • I glued the die-cut into the masked area and added a matching blue gem to dot the 'i'. 
  • I glued it all onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Tiny Words (SSS)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Fresh stencil (VB); Sending Big Hugs die (LF); sponge dabbers; 
white Posca pen; scrap paper for masking; blue gem; Misti (My Sweet Petunia)


Betty said...

Great card and easy to understand instructions, thank you. Makes me want to get out a stencil and play.

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful idea to mask off the sentiment area Karen and thank you for the tip about 'cutting off' some of the die cut sentiment....great idea x. Such a vibrant and striking card and sending happy thoughts right back to you Karen x. Thank you for all your inspiration x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LURVE the colour mix and your shading, gorgeous work Karen, love your ideas and the results too.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

I love the way you've made the sentiment Karen, and beautiful stencil work, it's a fabulous card, Kate x

Susan said...

Beautiful shading on the stencil - I find that hard to do with a stencil. Love the way you did the sentiment in ombre tones.

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, it's clear to me that these are your favorite colors - you use them so beautifully! Love the organic edge your torn paper mask has given for the sweet spot for your fun sentiment!
Such a happy card!

Pat said...

This is a really pretty VB stencil with the flowers and leaves and I love the colours you have used Karen and a great idea to mask a strip for the die cut sentiment and love the ombre look using the blue inks and a small script inked sentiment and some spattering too which finish it perfectly. x

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Karen, I love your ombre sentiment and stenciled background :)

Aimeslee Winans said...

Well now you've gotten me wanting to stencil but none of my in-process projects can even accommodate that. Maybe time for some art journalng, haha. xoxo

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what great work Karen - loving that stencil and the way you have used it - you had me with the blues - they are a wonderful pairing
Stay safe

Bunny said...

My favorite colors. This is really pretty. [Bunny]

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous design and in wonderful colors too!

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... this has to be the HAPPIEST card! Love it, Karen! xx

Vikki said...

Gorgeous card Karen! Love the colours and the die cut sentiment font!

Bonnie said...

Such happy flowers, my friend! Love this!

Ida said...

So pretty and cheerful. One of my favorite color combos.