Friday 28 January 2022

Let There Be Light

Happy Friday and good Morning.
I don't know about you, but I need more sunshine in my life!
It is so cold, damp, dark and snowy where I live right now.
So I thought I would make a warm, sunny feeling card.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I pulled out this scrap of white cardstock that was cut off the bottom of a larger sheet I had applied Gesso over the top of with a palette knife.  It was for another card I was working on.  I thought the Gesso would add such great texture and it did.
  • I got out my Gel Plate and rubbed my Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink pad right in the middle of my plate.  I then rubbed some Mustard Seed DOX ink on either side of that, then using my brayer, blended it all smooth and took the print.
  • When it was dry, I placed it into my Misti and rubbed it with my anti-static bag as I wanted to clear emboss it.  The bag helps the embossing powder stick just to the freshly inked area and not the whole card front.
  • I stamped the flowers to one side, the sentiment along the other side and clear heat embossed them.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen.  When dry, I glued it onto a piece of white cardstock, then black and finally onto a white card base.
  • I added some black gems for interest.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Paper Craft Crew- FLORAL LOVE
Beyond the Blue- GEL PLATE

Stamps- Wildflowers (Purple Onion); See the Light (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black gems; Hero Arts eb powder;
Anti-static bag; Gesso, Gel Plate, brayer; white Posca pen


Lori m said...

Gorgeous card and just love the verse, hugs, Lori m

Mac Mable said...

I sure need sunshine too Karen and your card is just that x. Love the extra texture from the gesso too x.

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Karen, lovely colours and I love the silhouette flowers, beautifully designed and such a meaningful sentiment, Kate x

Pat said...

This card would brighten anyone's day with these glorious bright and sunny colours Karen, and I love the flowers and sentiment and some wonderful splattering and gems which finish it perfectly. x

Bonnie said...

This is definitely a warm and sunny card, Karen! Just what we need this morning! And another great sentiment!

Sarn said...

Lovely stamps on a beautifully inked background. A super card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Christine Alexander said...

love the warm colours ♥

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO very beautiful, love the sunny colours.
Faith x

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful sunny card Karen - love your colour combination and the black embossed stamping is stunning against it
Stay safe

Quillish said...

What a beautiful card! Love the quote and it is as if there is light of it's own and the beautiful silhouette design. Thank you for joining us at Time out challenges, hugs ~ Ishani.

Lee said...

Wow! This is just breathtaking! Love the colors so much and that quote is inspirational! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Beyond the Blue!

Jan Musselman said...

Stunning card! Interesting process too. Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!

Jill V said...

That quote goes so perfectly with the bright, sunshine-y background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TIME OUT!