Thursday 22 September 2022

Warm Wishes

Good Morning
Meet today's card.
I've been working to get some cards tucked away before the holidays arrive....time is going so fast!
I'm using this newly released stencil called BLAM from A Colorful Life Designs to make a non-traditional looking Christmas card. 
I had fun playing with it.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I laid a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and then placed the Blam stencil over that.
  • I inked up the stencil with some Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide ink, covering the white cardstock.
  • Next, I moved the stencil slightly and inked again with some Prize Ribbon DOX ink, pressing lightly as not to overpower the first inking.
  • I thought it needed something more, so I pulled out the Grunge Tones stamp set and stamped it over just the stars with more of the same DOX ink to add more interest.
  • There was some ink left on the stencil, so I sprayed it with some water and pressed it onto another piece of white cardstock to use as the background for my sentiment circle.
  • When that was dry, I die cut a circle using it, then placed it into my Misti to stamp the sentiment.  I glued that onto another plain, white circle that was a little larger.
  • I glued the finished panel onto an A2 card base and pop dot mounted the circle sentiment over that.

Here are the stencils I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
The Holly and Ivy- ANYTHING GOES

Stamp- Encircled in Warmth (SU); Grunge Tones (Visible Image)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (ACLD); Infinity Circle dies (HA); 
Make Art Station (Ranger)


cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous Christmas card Karen, lovely stencilling and colours, Kate x

Pat said...

I great Christmas card and so pretty in these tones of blue Karen and a super sentiment too. x

SmilynStef said...

that is one poppin' ombre blended design ... so very glad you joined us for our Hey (h)Ombre Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

kiwimeskreations said...

Sensational use of the stencil Karen, and a stunning card

dj said...

What a fun stencil...makes a nice Christmas card!! Fantastic blending of our blues!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our Hey (H)Ombre challenge over at SOS!!

AlisonC said...

You've created a really original card here with all those lovely layers and spotty details. Great colours. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time.

MagsB said...

This is a fab Christmas card, Karen, I love blue and white, it looks so clean and fresh. The stencilled stars are really quirky - gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge..

love Mags B x

Doris P. said...

What a beautiful background! I like the colors. Thanks for joining us at S+F=C.