Monday 17 January 2022

Sending Some Happy

Good Morning
Hope you had a good weekend.  I appreciated having some time to create.
I pulled out this great stencil from ACLD called Pine Tree Right.  There are a series of tree stencils similar to this one and all create such great backgrounds.  They especially work well for creating slimline cards.
My card today is a Mini Slimline...a bit smaller then the regular size.  
A standard Slimline card is size is 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 whereas a Mini Slimline is 6" x 3".
To see how I made another mini slimline and an envelope to fit it, see this card:

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I placed a piece of white cardstock onto my Waffle Flower Stencil Mat and positioned the Pine Trees stencil over that.  I began to ink it up with some Lucky Clover Distress Oxide inks just along the right side of the stencil and towards the middle.
  • Next, I filled in the rest of the areas with some Rustic Wilderness DOX ink.  
  • To add more interest and shading to the trees, I rubbed on some Broken China DOX ink just along the left hand sides of the trees.
  • Leaving the stencil in place, I stamped over it with the Friends background script stamp to add interest.  
  • I splattered the whole panel with my white Posca pen.
  • While that dried, I stamped the sentiment from the Hexagon Crafty Hugs set with some Versafine Clair ink and then stamped the circle from an Avery Elle set with more of the Rustic Wilderness ink around the sentiment.
  • I die cut it with a circle and glued it onto a piece of blue/green cardstock to match the background.
  • I glued the stenciled trees onto a white slimline base (6" x 3") and pop dotted the sentiment at the bottom.

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:
Alphabet Challenge- 'U' IS FOR UNEQUAL (BIG AND SMALL)

Stamps- Crafty Hugs (SSS); Merry Circle Tags (Avery Elle); Friends Bkg (HA)
Inks- Distress Oxides (mentioned above); Versafine Clair
Paper- Scribes Nook; Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- Stencil Mat (Waffle Flower); TE Blending Brushes; 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Posca pen; Infinity Circle Dies (HA)


Pat said...

These trees are fabulous Karen and the mix of blue and the two greens looks so pretty, and I love the script in the background and a lovely sentiment circle to finish. x

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a lovely card, Karen! The colors are beautiful!! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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wannabcre8tive said...

A gorgeous card . Love those colors.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous blending of the colours, love the over stamping of the text and a really striking card Karen x.

cuilliesocks said...

I love your card Karen, beautifully designed and gorgeous colours, Kate x

Christine Alexander said...

Great stencil Karen, love the colours and the sentiments peeking through the branches ♥

Vee Cassidy said...

A nice fresh card, thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations. Vee xx

Bonnie said...

I love how you've blended these colors in the background and the stamping around these lovely trees! Such a pretty card, my friend!

Jennifrann said...

Love that stencil and the fabulous colors of your beautiful card. The script background is perfect to add interest!

Ellibelle said...

Really beautiful, Karen! Love the gorgeous background, I really want to get a Rustic Wilderness ink pad!
Thank you so much for sharing at Stamping Sensations and hope you'll join in again soon!
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kiwimeskreations said...

Love how you have used this fabulous stencil Karen - a beautiful card as a result
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Billie A said...

Awesome take on the challenge. I love the trees and colors. Wonderful card. thanks for sharing over at Alphabet challenge.