Monday 30 January 2023

In Our Thoughts

Hello and Welcome
I can't believe it's the end of January already and how fast the month flew by!  
Today's card features the newly released stencil called Three Circles from A Colorful Life Designs.  A little masking and some inking and my card was born.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I placed a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and secured the Three Circles stencil over it.  I masked off an area, trying to keep with the circle shape of the stencil in the top area and inked that up with some Broken China and Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide ink.
  • Next, I masked off the bottom corner, again trying to somewhat follow the shape of the circle and inked up with some more of the same ink colours.
  • I moved the masks to the top right hand corner and inked that with some Cracked Pistachio and some Lucky Clover DOX ink and did the same to the bottom area.  
  • I splattered the whole panel with water to lift some of the ink and add interest.
  • After that dried, I positioned the outline of the sentiment die into the center of the inked panel and die cut that out. 
  • I die cut the sentiment with some white cardstock and glued it over the outlined piece.
  • I glued the whole thing onto some dark navy cardstock, then onto an A2 card base.
  • I pop dotted the sentiment back into place, matching up the pattern.
  • Finally, to finish it all off, I added 3 silver gems around the sentiment.

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:
A Place to Start- ANYTHING GOES
Get Creative Challenge- SOMETHING NEW (die and stencil)
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- none
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- die (SSS); TE Blending Brushes; stencil (ACLD); silver gems;
Make Art Station (Ranger)


Donna Ellis said...

What a fun, cheerful card - absolutely celebrating the person receiving it!
Crafting Smiles,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Another Pretty stencil and card Karen. Love the outline sentiment and die.
Faith x

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, why do your die cut sentiments always look so crisp? No matter the shim, or cardstock mine never look this good!
A fabulous card to let someone know you are thinking of them!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Karen - love how you have used the stencil for your background. You sentiment diecut looks amazing. Personally I find that type of scripty sentiment difficult to read - it takes me a few seconds to actually work out what it says!!

Pat said...

Beautiful greens and blues Karen, and the sentiment cut from the piece and inset and raised up slightly is always a fabulous look, and the white die cut sentiment stands out really the bit of water spattering and silver gems too. x

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful card! All your techniques are fabulously executed! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner