Tuesday 28 September 2021

Learn to Pause


Learn to pause...what great advice for all of us who rush through life on a daily basis.
Fall is such a wonderful time to do that too.  Being out in nature right now is so wonderful.

So I decided to play with this new stencil called Layered White Oak from A Colorful Life Designs inspired by all the Fall colours happening right now.  This is a 3 part stencil, it includes a stencil, leaf mask and outline mask.  There are so many different ways to use it.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I pulled out my Gel Plate again (hope you aren't getting sick of my talking about using my Gel Plate).  I rubbed on some Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin and then in the center, some Barn Door Distress Oxide inks and brayered the colours together.
  • I laid the White Oak stencil over my plate, pushing gently to get good contact between the plate and the stencil.  Like I have mentioned in the past, I use the end of a paintbrush handle to do that, you don't want to use anything sharp on your plate.
  • I carefully lifted off the stencil and rubbed a piece of white cardstock over the plate to lift the print.
  • Using my black Posca pen, I splattered some black over the background.
  • When the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Tim Holtz along the bottom using some Versafine Clair ink.
  • I glued a piece of matching cardstock onto a white card base, then used foam tape to attach the panel to the card base.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Stamp- Learn to Pause (TH)
Inks- Distress Oxide; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Layered White Oak leaf stencil; Gel Plate, Speedball Brayer; 
black Posca pen; 


Pat said...

I really must get my gel plate out and pluck some leaves from the garden and give some of these techniques a go as the finished results are delightful, and the oak leaf stencil used here looks great in red, yellow and orange tones for a wonderful autumnal look Karen. x

Sarn said...

Simply gorgeous xxx

cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Karen, I love your design and colours and what a wonderful sentiment, Kate x

brenda said...

A beautiful Autumnal card, many thanks for joining in with our A/G or Nature theme this week at Allsorts challenge.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

I am loving all your gel plate backgrounds Karen, and all the variations you achieve. This is absolutely gorgeous
Stay safe

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the oak leaf and all the pretty Fall colors.

Susan said...

Beautiful soft autumn colours! And a wonderful sentiment - you really do have the best sentiments!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS Karen, love the colours, the oak leaf and how you have, once again, put something together with awesome ideas.
Faith x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

So glad you joined in our challenge at Allsorts this week with this beautiful Autumnal card.

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Karen! Love, love, love these colors!

nancy littrell said...

Stunning leaf print gelli print layers, Karen. I LOVE the Learn to Pause sentiment phrase and your choice of colors. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Doris Klein said...

OMG.. this is just awesome! Soooo pretty! I love it

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Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colour combination and such a unique and creative card Karen x.

coldwaters2 said...

This is a wonderful Autumnal creation the leaf and the amazing colours look super thank you for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week
lolo x

Loll said...

LOVE how you've used this amazing stencil with your gelli plate, Karen. Gorgeous colours!! xx

Alyson Mayo said...

This is so pretty - thanks for sharing your process! We would love for you to play along with the Colour Dare challenge again!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Beautiful blending and love the stencil you used. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

Michelle said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the way you used our colors. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

Melanie R said...

Fabulous card, Karen! Your colors and techniques are always lovely. (I have followed you at Splitcoast Stampers.) Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare #463.

Cat Nowak said...

So beautiful! Love this technique! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare.

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely design!
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Stephanie Capelli said...

Nice card....I really like the way you colored it! Thanks for sharing with Color Dare.