Monday 13 December 2021

Walk in the Woods


Meet today's card.
A simple one that took no time at all to make.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I wanted to create a simple blue sky background so I pulled out my Gel Plate and brayer.  I pressed some Peacock Feathers Distress ink along one side of the plate and then some Salty Ocean along the other side and blended them together using my brayer.  
  • I pressed a piece of heavy white cardstock over the plate and rubbed to lift the print.  It is honestly one of the easiest ways to blend a background.
  • I set that aside to dry then die cut the forest scene from white cardstock.  I love this die....a special gift from a special friend.  To add more interest, I cut along the bottom edge of the die cut before gluing it over the blue background.
  • I stamped the sentiment from and old SU set in the bottom corner.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of dark blue cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.
  • I added a few white splatters and then 3 navy dots under the sentiment.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- COLD AS ICE
Love to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- SU (??)
Inks- Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- die (gift from a friend); Speedball brayer; Gel Plate; Posca pen;
gem dots (Dollar Store)


Lori m said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful background and diecut design, hugs, Lori m

cuilliesocks said...

This is just so beautiful Karen, lovely winter scene, Kate x

Christine Alexander said...

love your die cut, it looks amazing with your background :)

kiwimeskreations said...

It may have been a simple card to make, Karen, but it is gorgeous!
Stay safe

Sarn said...

Stunning. Your friend’s gift has been put to good use xxx

Arlene said...

That is a great way to blend that background. Lovely card.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas challenge.

Bonnie said...

Your gel press backgrounds are always amazing, Karen! This is so perfect with this serene die cut!

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful wintery scene and what glorious colours Karen x.

LesleyBD said...

I have that die but I never thought to cut along the bottom. Great idea!

Pat said...

That is a lovely winter scene die cut in white and great contrast with the pretty blues Karen..a beautiful card. x