Tuesday 7 September 2021

Who Needs a Hug?


Meet today's card.
I like the sunny, warm colour I was able to achieve on my card.
I did that by using Distress Oxide inks on my Gel Plate.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by getting out my Gel Plate, brayer and Distress Oxide Inks. (Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber)
  • I pressed the Carved Pumpkin DOX ink pad directly onto the plate then pressed the Fossilized Amber along the outside edges.  Using my brayer, I blended the colours together on the plate.
  • Using a stamp from AALL and Create, I stamped onto the plate to remove some of the ink, wiped off the stamp and repeated that process.  It is hard to see but you can faintly see the square stamping in the background. 
  • I splattered the plate with some diluted Carved Pumpkin ink then using a piece of white cardstock, I rubbed it over the plate to lift the print.  It had a nice warm glow.
  • When the print was dry, I rubbed over with an anti-static bag.  
  • I placed the print into my Misti and stamped the hearts, then white heat embossed them.
  • Using my black Posca pen, I coloured in the open areas of the hearts.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • While that dried, I stamped the sentiment in my Misti with some black Versafine ink.
  • I glued the inked panel onto a piece of black cardstock, then onto a white card base.
  • I pop dotted the sentiment over the hearts.

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

Stamps- Everyday Sentiments (YNS); Hearts Entwined (MFT); Squares (AALL and Create)
Inks- Distress Oxide inks; Versamark; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.); black cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); white eb powder; Posca pens; foam tape;
Gel Plate; brayer


Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card Karen and wonderful bright and cheerful yellow!

I Card Everyone said...

And such a bright, cheerful hug it is, Karen! Thanks! I needed that!!

Pat said...

The orange tones with the black and white look fabulous Karen and love the black mat to complement the black hearts. A really stylish card. x

Sarn said...

I love this xxx

Teri S. said...

This card has such a warm glow to it. It makes me think of the colours of fall, as well as watching the flames in our woodstove that keep us warm. The black just pops & looks wonderful. I always look forward to your posts Karen.

Christine Alexander said...

great fall colour combo on your geli plate. Love the card Karen :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your background Karen, and the leaves are really dramatic against it - a stunning card
Stay safe

Monica C. said...

A beautiful card, Karen. I love the warmness of it.
I always need a hug!
Hugs Monica