Thursday 26 May 2022

Here for You

Hello and Welcome
Today's card is a very simple one. 
I think sympathy cards should be that way, simplicity at a time of grief. 

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by going out into the garden and I found this leaf from one of my plants that I thought would make a great print and it did.  It has a lot of texture which adds interest.
  • Next, I got out my Gel Plate and pressed some Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks directly onto the plate.  I sprayed with a bit of water to bring out the chalkiness of the inks, then brayered the colours together covering the plate.
  • I pressed the leaf onto my plate and used the rounded end of a paint brush handle to help the leaf make good contact with the plate.  By doing this step, it helps to transfer more details to your final print.
  • I carefully removed the leaves with a pair of tweezers, then rubbed a piece of white cardstock onto the plate to get the print.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen to add interest.
  • I rubbed the print with my anti-static powder tool then placed the piece into my Misti to stamp the sentiment.
  • I glued it onto an A2 white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Inspiration Station- INSPIRED BY A FLOWER SHOP

Stamps- Memory (Verses)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate; Speedball Brayer; Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
white Posca pen; leaf from garden, anti static powder tool


aussie aNNie said...

Love this Karen and absolutley love your description brilliant end result. x

Kia's Place said...

This is beautiful Karen, wonderful done in these colours.
hugs to you

cuilliesocks said...

A stunning card Karen, I love the fern image and the beautiful background. Beautiful sentiment too, Kate x

Pat said...

This leaf print is so detailed and with that wonderful sentiment makes the perfect sympathy card Karen. x

Anonymous said...

Love this

Christine Alexander said...

Time to go into the garden :) thanks for the wonderful inspiration ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a stunning result that print is Karen, and a beautiful card you have made using it

Carolyn L said...

Beautiful card, well executed and simple. Perfect.

Darlene said...

Oh Karen, this is so, so pretty (and my favorite color). I also have this sentiment stamp and use it frequently for my sympathy cards! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Inspiration Station!