Saturday, 17 July 2021

Flower Sympathy

Good Morning and Welcome to the Weekend!
Creating time is happy time for me.
So meet today's card.
A friend asked for some sympathy cards so this is one I came up with.  

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by pulling out a monoprint I had done using the Circle Make Circles stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  To make a monoprint, apply ink to the back of the stencil, spray with water and press onto your paper.  I used Kitsch Flamingo, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide inks.  You will create a more watercoloured look rather then straight ink through the stencil.  
  • Next, I pulled out these Dog Rose Panels A & B dies.  I die cut my monoprinted panel using Panel A and made sure to keep all the cut pieces on a tray, ready to be fitted back into place.
  • I die cut using both A & B panels with some black cardstock.
  • I glued the black Panel A onto a piece of heavy white cardstock and glued the inked pieces I had carefully saved, back into place. I left some white areas open for interest.
  • I glued the black Panel B over that and set it aside.
  • Onto my main panel.  Using my Gel Plate, I rubbed my Wilted Violet and some Seedless Preserves DOX ink pads directly onto the plate.  Using a brayer, I blended the colours together and then rubbed some white cardstock over the plate to get the print.  I thought it looked a bit too bright, so using some diluted white paint, I did some dry brushing to tone down the colour a bit.
  • Also, using my finger, I dabbed white acrylic paint along the edges for interest.
  • While that dried, I took a piece of black cardstock, rubbed it with my Anti-static bag, stamped with some Versamark ink then white heat embossed the sentiment from SU.
  • I glued the Gel print onto a heavy white card base, then the flower panel over that and finally pop dotted the sentiment to the side.  

Here is the stencil I used:

                                                        Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

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

Stamps- Sympathy (SU)
Inks- Versamark; Distress Oxides (mentioned above)
Paper- bl cardstock (Michaels); heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Circle Makes Circle (ACLD); white acrylic paint; paintbrush (for dry brushing);
Dog Rose Panel A&B (Altenew); Gel Plate; Speedball Brayer; Lawn Fawn white eb powder;
Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine


Kathyk said...

Lovely make


cuilliesocks said...

It's a beautiful card Karen, Kate x

Sarn said...

Fabulous card xxx

Pat said...

Pretty stencilling Karen and the black die cut panel with the pretty coloured pieces inset into it looks great, and love that you left the leaves open to stay white, and the pink/purple background goes beautifully. x

Donna Ellis said...

Dare I say it? Such a pretty, "cheerful" way to express sincere sympathy, Karen. It's a lovely card, and your layout is even lovelier, if that is possible. hugs, de

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A pretty card for a sad occasion, thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.

Aimeslee Winans said...

These die plates are always ripe with dramatic flair used well and you've certainly done that. What a lovely oxide ink combo! Hope you and your littles are well and the latest C-19 wave has left you alone! xoxo

kiwimeskreations said...

What awesome work on this stunning card Karen - love it
Stay safe

brenda said...

A beautiful and striking floral creation, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with my 'For a Lady' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Monica C. said...

This is so beautiful Karen! I love the purple shades you have used for this sympathy card. The black outline with inked inlay into that flowery die cut is just perfect.
Hugs Monica

Bonnie said...

What a great background for this beautiful die cut, Karen! Love the colors and the pop of black! I'm just realizing that when I get notification from Follow It, it can have multiple notices in the email. I'll have to get used to that.

Christine Alexander said...

your gelii print made a great background for your die cut :) love the card XX

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY Beautiful Karen.
Faith x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Karen, that is so beautiful. Elegant and gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week for our 'Create Your Own Background' challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Sue said...

This is really gorgeous and thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin hugs Sue x

Mac Mable said...

This is so creative and unique Karen x. I always enjoy reading your step by steps and learn tons when I stop by x. Very striking card and perfect for the occasion x.

Mervi said...

Beautiful and gorgeous card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m