Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Caring Thoughts for Ukraine

Everyday, we continue to hear about the horrible plight the Ukrainian people face.
I decide to use the colours of their flag to make another card in support for this senseless war.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a front panel 3 3/4" square from some white cardstock.  I took out the Dot Circle stencil from ACLD and positioned it over my paper then inked up the middle area with some Salty Ocean Distress Ink. 
  • When the center was inked, I inked up the rest of the stencil with some Mustard Seed DOX ink.  I should have cleaned off the stencil before adding the yellow because I did get a bit of green where the 2 colours blended together.
  • I removed the stencil and placed the panel into my Misti to stamp the flowers and the sentiment.
  • Using my black Posca pen, I added some splatters just over the flowers.
  • I glued the finished panel onto a piece of black cardstock, then onto a white card base that measured 4 1/4" square.
  • I added 2 black gems just under the sentiment.

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:
Try it on Tuesday- SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
Unicorn Challenge- DOTS and/or STRIPES

Stamps- Caring Thoughts (Hero Arts); Beautiful You (STAMPlorations)
Inks- Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white- (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Circle Dot stencil (ACLD); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
TE Blending Brushes; black Posca pen; black gems


Pat said...

I love the radiating circles of dots in the blue and yellow Karen, mingling slight where they join, and the silhouette flowers and lovely sentiment are perfect for this card keeping Ukraine in our thoughts. x

cuilliesocks said...

A beautifully designed card Karen, Kate x

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, this is so fabulous! LOve all those colorful dots with the black silhouetted flowers!

cass said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "Dots and Stripes" challenge.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

As always I love your talent. I like the silhouette over your stenciled background.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen and what a fun stencil :)

Uschi said...

What a great background. I love those in a circle arranged points and I do adore your colours. Beautiful stamp and really beautiful stamping in a black colour. It looks like beeing a shadow. Stunning card!
Thanks a lot for sharing your card with the EAC challenge.
Hugs Uschi

pearshapedcrafting said...

The black flowers over the stencilling make for a dramatic card. The more news items I see about Ukraine the more senseless it becomes! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday ,Chrisx

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautiful card in respect of a good cause. My heart hurts for the people of Ukraine and we hope they are soon safe from this terrible invasion. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Everybody Art with this lovely entry. Hugs, Lesley