Saturday, 5 March 2022

Paint Strokes

Meet today's card.
I'm playing with this newly released stencil from ACLD called Paint Strokes
It's so fun to play with some new toys.
I tried to think of an unique way to use it and this is what I came up with.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by getting out my Waffle Flower Stencil Mat and positioned the Paint Strokes stencil from ACLD over a piece of white cardstock.
  • I got out some Distress Oxide ink colours that I thought would work well together and make for a fun looking card. (Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Crackling Campfire and Prize Ribbon)
  • I used the stencil in a random way, inking areas, overlapping others to give a fun look to the panel.
This is what the piece looked
 like before I cut it.

  • When the ink was dry, I cut the panel into 3/4" inch strips.  
  • I cut a 4" x 4" piece of white cardstock and glued the strips onto that, offsetting them to give more interest to the design.  I think it gave a more interesting and fun look to the stenciled background.
  • I splattered with my white and black Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • Next, I die cut the 'celebrate' using some white cardstock 3 times and glued them together.  I splattered with my black Posca pen to help tie the look of the sentiment into the background.
  • I glued the inked piece onto a white card base that was 4 1/4" square, then glued the sentiment into the center of my card front.
  • I added 2 navy gems although they look black in the photo.

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:
Simon Says Wed.- ADD A DIE CUT
Crafty Calendar- STRIPES or SPOTS or EASTER

Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white- Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- Brush Stroke (ACLD); Stencil Mat (Waffle Flower); 
TE Blending Brushes; black and white Posca pen; Celebrate die (MFT); navy gems


marilyn said...

You are way too clever! I loved your original piece before you cut it up...and would have stopped there. But since you're the artist, you took it up a notch and created a really WOW piece! Great card and super idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Pat said...

This is a great stencil used as is, but cutting into strips and offsetting each has made it even better, such a clever idea and I love the colours, and the spattering and lovely gems to finish. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gosh, what a wonderful and impressive card and idea Karen.
Faith x

Kia's Place said...

I love love this card Karen - such a fantastic look.

I Card Everyone said...

Such a color-filled fun card! You, my friend, are just too clever!

Christine Alexander said...

Wow, great splash of colour with the brush strokes stencil ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning work Karen - the stencil looks so very different to you finished card!
Stay safe

cuilliesocks said...

I love this stunningly bright and beautiful card Karen, gorgeous colours and design and the slashes give great texture, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

I love how you used the stencilling and the strips Karen....A real stunner x.

Pauline C said...

This is really amazing Karen - one of the most original and creative backgrounds I havee ever seen. Absolutely love it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts Challenge this week, and for joining in with my "distress" option.
Pauline xx

Dena J said...

Stunning colors and such a creative use of the stencil! I love the results. Thank you for sharing your creativity at Allsorts challenge.

Bonnie said...

Love these bright, pretty colors, Karen! By cutting the strips and putting them together you get a whole new look!

Christine Alexander said...

love what you did with this stencil and the bright colours are awesome ♥

brenda said...

A lovely bright creation, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Just getting caught up with my subscriptions. This is so stunning. I love the colours and the way you cut your lovely background. You can really think outside the box.

Linby said...

oh wow! This is just so inspirational - it looks amazing.Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts.

Gerrina said...

What a great way to stretch your stash even further! Love the fresh, bold colours; so festive! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Joyce said...

This is a beautiful card, and a super creative process. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out and helping us celebrate our birthday.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card, I love the background. Thanks for joining in our March challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x