Saturday, 9 July 2022

Being Grateful

I have to say that this was a fun card to create using a new stencil called Megaphones from A Colorful Life Designs.
A very unique looking stencil that I wanted to play with to see what I could come up with.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by getting out my Waffle Flower Stencil Mat and the Megaphones stencil.  
  • I found the center point of my cardstock and positioned one of the parts of the stencil going outwards from that point.  I inked that up with some Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink.
  • I moved the stencil to the opposite side of the first inking and added more ink.  I continued that process until I had 4 of the blue areas inked to use as my starting point.  
  • Next, I cleaned off the stencil and moved it around to add the Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink in the same way I did the Blueprint Sketch. 
  • Again, I cleaned off my stencil and then filled in the leftover areas using some Cracked Pistachio ink, moving the stencil around each time.
  • When I had all the inking done, it looked like a flower to me, so I decided to fussy cut it out around the outside edge.
  • I placed it into my Misti to stamp the sentiment, then set it aside to dry.
  • Next, I went in search of a background I could use from my stash.  I found this one that I had done a bubble painting technique on......
This is what I wrote when I first did the bubble backgrounds: 
I decided to make a bunch of 'bubble' backgrounds.  I did this one using some Blueprint Sketch and some Distress re-inkers.  Simple put some water in a cup, add some dish soap then drop in some ink.  Mix well then blow some bubbles with a straw and catch them onto the paper.  So fun.  *when I bubble paint, I add one colour of re-inkers to my soap mixture, then instead of dumping that out after a few backgrounds are made, I just continue to add different colours to the same mixture to create different bkg.*

  • I glued the bubble print onto a piece of light blue cardstock, then onto a 4 1/4" square note card.
  • Finally, I pop dotted the stenciled 'flower' over the bubble bkg.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Adding my card to these challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz- TRIANGLES
Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Smile Often (IO- discontinued)
Inks- Versafine Clair, DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Stencil (ACLD); Stencil Mat (Waffle Flower); TE Blending Brushes;
Dawn soap; straw


kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning 'flower' you created Karen, and I love that bold sentiment over it. A wonderful background too with that bubble print

Bonnie said...

Bubble backgrounds are so much fun, Karen! Love this background and the fantastic sentiment!

dorsetdawndesigns said...

Love the use of triangles and gorgeous bubble background. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz Dawn S DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Another fabulous stencil make Karen.
Faith x

Pamela said...

wow, such a cleaver way to create *Triangle* into your card, I love the colors and shape, it really make it pop! THank you for playing with us at C4Galz

Jenny L said...

this is such a very wonderful work of art your inking of that stencil is gorgeous.
Love the colours used too.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT