Wednesday 8 September 2021

Summer Days


Thanks so much for dropping by.
I'm sad to see summer coming to an end, but looking forward to seeing all the colours of Fall.
Today's card is made with a 'roll off' sheet that I did when using my Gel Plate.  
I like to keep extra paper nearby so I can roll the excess ink from my brayer when using my Plate.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • Like I mentioned above, I always keep extra paper nearby so when I am inking up my Gel Plate, I can roll the excess ink from the brayer.  This roll off was made when I used some Cracked Pistachio and some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink on my Gel Plate.
  • To add interest to the background, I added some stamping from a set by Visible Image with the same inks mentioned above.  It just gives a hint of interest.
  • I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the Queen Anne's lace and then the sentiment with some black Versafine Clair ink.  
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen, then glued it onto a white card base.
  • Finally, I added 3 black gems under the sentiment.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- STAMP IT
Crafting Happiness- ANYTHING GOES

Stamp- Flowers (Magenta); Just Be Happy (Visible Image); Dragonfly Reflections (VI)
Inks- Distress Oxide; Verafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate; Speedball Brayer; white Posca pen; 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black gems; 


cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Karen, I love the silhouette flower again that gorgeous blue background, Kate x

Susan said...

What a beautiful blue background!! Love the Queen Anne's lace against it!

Sarn said...

Terrific use of your roll off sheet. Love that big floral stamp. X

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I love what you did with the stamp :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What fabulous colours in your background, and the addition of the same coloured stamping really ramps it up and adds so much more interest to this stunning card.
Stay safe

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, you've used our turquoise in such an ingenious way! Those silhouetted 'leftovers' were perfect for this beautiful leftover!
Thanks for joining in the fun this month! xx

Carolyn L said...

Gee whiz, Karen, even your waste sheet looks like a million! The black zap of lace makes it perfect!

Monica C. said...

A beautifully repurposed roll off sheet. Love your gel plate work. That is something I have not tried.
Hugs Monica

Viv said...

What a treat to see you in our gallery Karen! just love your beautiful card of course too. Another stunning background and amazing flowers and sentiment too. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) hugs Viv DT xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello, hello Karen!! I'm so happy to see your beautiful card in our gallery.
As always, your backgrounds are perfect for your main image, this silhouette of what appears to be "Queen Ann's Lace", really pops, so lovely.
Thank you for playing along with us over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, I hope you come and join us again soon.
Stay healthy and safe.

Loll said...

Beautiful card Karen. Your roll off brayer sheets are gorgeous! Wish mine looked like that. :) LOVE this colour combination of cracked pistachio and salvaged patina ... so gorgeous, especially with the black silhouette stamping. xx

Pat said...

This was a roll off sheet..I wish mine were as beautiful as this and love the silhouette flowers and lovely sentiment you have used over the top Karen. x

Kathy said...

Gorgeous background and I love the black silhouettes on it!