Thursday, 24 March 2022

Ideas and Words

Meet today's card.
This one is a leftover piece of a white cardstock that I had inked up.
To see what I did with the other half, go HERE.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • Like I mentioned above, this card front panel is part of a larger one that I cut down.  This leftover piece was just the right size to make a mini slimline card measuring  6" x 3".
  • This started as white cardstock that I inked up with some Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.  You need a good amount of ink for this technique to work the best.
  • Next, I sprayed the Dot Circle stencil from ACLD heavily with water, then placed it onto the inked background.  I sprayed on some extra water over the top and dabbed with a paper towel to lift a bit.  Leaving the stencil in place, I set it aside to dry. Distress Oxide inks work so well for this technique as they react to water.  
This is what the inked piece looked like when dry.

  • So I took the leftover piece and splattered it with my white Posca pen and let dry.
  • I placed the dry piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment along one side and the cattails along the other.
  • I kept it simple and just glued it onto a white card base.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- DIE CUTS and/or STENCILS
The Sisterhood of CraftersSentiments (make the sentiment the focus of your project)
Try it on Tuesday- SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

Stamps- Words and Idea (IO); Dans la Nature (Carabelle)
Inks- Distress Oxide, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Dot Circle stencil (ACLD); TE Blending Brushes;
water Mister (TH); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Posca pen


Loll said...

LOVE this colour combination ... makes a gorgeous background with the dotty stencil, Karen. xx

Helen said...

Just stunning card! LOVE those colors and your thistle stamp! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! ((HUGS)) Helen

cuilliesocks said...

A fabulous card Karen, I love the bright colours and the lovely silhouette blooms, Kate x

Pat said...

Using stencils is so versatile and this could not be more different than they way you used it last time Karen, but is so bright and pretty and the added silhouette flowers and sentiment go beautifully over the top. x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen and it's always great to get more than one card out of a background ♥

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, I just love it - but still get so sad about Robin's sad ending.

kiwimeskreations said...

Simple maybe Karen, but absolutely stunning - love how you have used the remnant of the paper you created

Darlene said...

This is fabulous Karen! Beautiful background and wonderful quote! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


Bonnie said...

Beautiful colors and pattern along with a fantastic sentiment balanced by tall flowers make for a perfect card, my friend!

Vickie Y said...

Beautifully created; love the background. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Mac Mable said...

Vibrant and striking card and the technique looks fabulous Karen x.

Joan said...

lovely card, lovethe vibrant colours of the background and the silhouette stamping

Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday challenge