Saturday 6 August 2022


Good Morning
This simple card speaks to summer....time to relax and enjoy this beautiful weather.
I used a stencil for the background, doing a stencil shift technique.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I got out the Emblem Mask from A Colorful Life Designs and placed it onto a piece of white cardstock on my Make Art Station.
  • I inked it up with some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink.  
  • I shifted the stencil and inked again with some Peacock Feather DOX ink, filling in the white areas left behind after the first inking.  Fun way to get a different look from using this stencil.
  • Next, I placed the stenciled piece into my Misti and stamped the thistles and the sentiment.
  • I splattered with my black Posca pen just over the thistles.
  • I glued it onto a piece of black cardstock, then onto an A2 card base.

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Rocket- FLOWERS

Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil- (ACLD); Make Art Station (Ranger); black Posca pen;
TE Blending Brushes; black gems; 


Dena J said...

Stunning bold background for that pretty silhouette, Karen! Thank you for sharing your project at Allsorts.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This beautiful card has a lovely stencilled background, perfect for our challenge at Allsorts this week, thank you for joining us there.


Pat said...

What a wonderful way to use the background stencil Karen, and I love the AJ teasel and cow parsley over the top with great words too. x

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome colours and fabulous result here x

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Karen, the stamps are fabulous against that gorgeous stencil, I love the colours, Kate x

I Card Everyone said...

What a fun stencil!! Karen, you know I love it when you bring out that thistle!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Before I saw the sentiment I thought what a calm card, so your greeting on this gorgeous card is perfect Karen.
Faith x

Linby said...

I love this so much. The colour is beautiful and the black stamping onto it is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Bonnie said...

Love this background with the shifted stenciling and pretty colors, Karen! Always love to see a thistle on a card and it looks beautiful on this background!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card, love the stencilled background.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Ilonka said...

Youre card is so gorgeous, I love it !! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Craft Rocket Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Billie A said...

I love your card. The awesome stenciled background and the gorgeous colors and silhouette is stunning. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

crafty said...

A great choice of colour for summer. Thank you for joining in the Aud Sentiments challenge.