Saturday 25 September 2021


I hope all is well with you in your part of the world.  
I am presently working on some more holiday cards and this is one I did using a background I made with a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.
Sometimes when I don't know what the heck I want to make, I pull out some supplies and make backgrounds.  For me, that's the easy part....making them into cards takes way more thought!
It's nice to have some at the ready when I actually need to make some cards.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a background I had made using my Gel Plate, some Distress Oxide ink and this great stencil called Dot Circle from A Colorful Life Designs.  
  • I pressed my Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide pad right onto the middle of my Gel Plate, then some Peacock Feathers DOX on the right and then some Dusty Concord on the left hand side. Again as I have mentioned before, leave a bit of space between the colours so you don't contaminate the other pads. Using my brayer, I blended all the colours together on my plate.
  • I laid the Dot Circle stencil onto my plate and pressed gently with the end of a paint brush to make sure that the stencil had good adhesion.  
  • Next, I removed the stencil carefully, rubbed my white cardstock over the plate and lifted the print. Love the look.
  • I splattered with lots of white using my Posca pen.
  • I just picked up this Stag stamp by Inkadinkadoo.  I inked it up with some Versafine Clair and stamped it over my background.  
  • I stamped the sentiment from Stampin Up and glued it onto a piece of matching cardstock, then onto a white 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:
Daring Cardmakers- A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Stamps- Christmas Reindeer (Inkadinkadoo); Happy Holidays (SU)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate; Dot Circle stencil (ACLD); white Posca pen; 
Speedball brayer


Verna Angerhofer said...

Another beautiful card design!

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Karen, I love the stencil and colours and the stag is so majestic, Kate x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful card.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Karen - love your background, and the silhouette of the stag is so impressive over it
Stay safe

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

More WOW! from me, I love the background and the fabulous stag, a Super combination and one I wouldn't even think of. Love it Karen
Faith x

brenda said...

Such a striking colour palette, many thanks for joining in this weeks A/G Nature theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Dawn said...

WOW, this is just amazing. The stamped image is gorgeous with the trees inside the stag. Thanks for joining in at the Daring Cardmakers. x

Lori m said...

Stunning holiday card and gorgeous colored image, hugs, Lori m

Bunny said...

I love this. It's absolutely beautiful. [Bunny]

I Card Everyone said...

Everyone has to take a good long look at that stag of yours to see his true magnificence, Karen! What a brilliant stamp! and such a gorgeous place for him to pose!

Linby said...

A great combo of the stag with the stencil and such a wonderful vivid colour scheme too. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Handmade by Natty said...

Really love the stunning background you've created for your stag. Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week! :)