Thursday, 4 May 2017

Case a DT- The Flower Challenge


Good Morning.
Welcome to another new addition for 


This month we are having such a fun time with our theme to case one of the DT member's cards.
You should see all the amazing beauties there are to case...so much inspiration.

So, do you have some pieces of inky paper in your stash that just didn't work out for a project or card you were working on?  That's how this card came together.
I began by looking at this inked paper I had made that was sitting in my stash.  I love the colour blends.  I achieved that by inking my acrylic block with Distress inks, sprayed with water and pulled the colour over the card surface instead of letting it soak in.

I cut out the frame using a stitched die, added some folds to my inked paper for interest and then glued the die-cut flowers over that.  
I tried to keep my card simple in case you decide to case me! (wink, wink)

*EDITED:  I had a lot of questions about the folds.  They are not glued down and all I did was fold them back and forth onto themselves.  It does help to really crease them using a bone folder or you could add scored lines to crease using your scoring tool before folding.  
Hope that helps! 





Also adding my card to these challenges:

City Crafter- CREATE YOUR OWN BKG.

Watercooler Wednesday- ANYTHING GOES FEMININE

The Crafter's Cafe- FEMININE

Dies R Us- FLOWERS

Thanks for coming by and taking a look.  
Hope you will come and play with us.

Supplies
Stamps- By the Sea 2 (Gina K)
Ink- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, 
Peeled Paint Distress Ink (DI), Memento Black
Paper- heavy weight cs (bulk from Local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, Stitched die (Memory Box), Wildflower dies (TH), 
long acrylic block, Mini Mister (TH), ScorPal

44 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

How lovely! Love the folded effect, Jo x

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow..that inked and folded paper looks very interesting !

Susan said...

Karen, that background is stunning - love the colours and the folds! And having white framing and die cut flowers is the perfect way to let the background take centre stage.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I know you said you folded the background but to me it reminds me of some siding on a building especially an older one where a few are slipping down a bit. But no matter how you did I just love this spectacular card design.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the die cut flowers in the frame but the real star of the show is that folded background piece!

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a beautiful serene card. I like that you rescued that gorgeous inky paper and put it to work in the background of your card. With all the rain we've had here in BC it makes me feel like I'm looking out the window at the forest through a rain soaked window. Thanks for the "how to" tips on creating it. And, thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week. Awesome!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Karen, what a lovely card! You always manage to pull off something stunning while keeping it clean and simple. This card is certainly no exception. The inky paper which you had put aside before was begging to be used and wow, you used it well. Folding it added even more texture and changed the flow of the ink lines. Lovely effect! The stitched frame and die cut flowers add just the right feminine touch. Thanks so much for joining in on our first Feminine Anything Goes challenge at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Bonnie said...

This has such an interesting background, Karen! I love how it's framed with the die cut flowers! I can see myself CASEing this!

Craftychris said...

ooh this a so cool! Such a fabulous idea to fold the gorgeously inked paper, love it! xxx

Loll said...

Wow!! Such a cool design, and a cool technique to adding your colour to your w/c paper. Need to give that a try. Always inspiring, my friend. xx

Glennis said...

fab card, I just might have to case this one!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is such a cool and different look and I absolutely adore it! Hope to find the time to CASE this!

Pat said...

I adore your design with the uneven folds in the pretty background paper Karen, and the white die cut contrasts beautifully with it and it is displayed perfectly in the stitched frame. x

Karren said...

Love your distress ink background and the way you folded it! Stunning card, Karen!

Daria C. said...

Beautiful card! I love your innovative background, and the white frame and die-cut flowers are perfect with it. TFS.

Christine Alexander said...

I wish my leftover backgrounds could look like that. Karen I't amazing, and great layout.

Aileen Ryan said...

What a fabulous card Karen, totally love that background and how you have cut it up. Couldnt make up my mind between holiday house with weathered boards or material blinds, stunning.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercoloured background with your creative folds. I love your white die cut wildflowers and framing my friend. It might be awhile, but I would LOVE to CASE your beauty. TFS and always inspiring us. Hugs...

papierelle said...

That's amazing and you show a very extraordinary technique.

TaeEun said...

Oh! Karen, I love this card! The background design with the colored panel is so unique! What a creative design!

Tish said...

All of us in agreement..you are absolutely very clever. I was waiting for information on the folds...Ok..so...beautiful background..then you picked up the panel, fold back and forth??? Hmm..awesome work..
Did you glue any of the folds down? How did it get slanted at some places. Guess you didn't know your followers need a bit more help.
Thank you for your wonderful sharing. You are a true blessing to us.

Darlene said...

Oh Karen ... what an awesome design ... I just LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

RitaR said...

Outstanding! Love the background you created!

Viv said...

Another beautiful card Karen! Love the folded paper background and pretty flowers 😀 hugs Viv xx

Noreen Fontana said...

This is just so beautiful. I have to try the folded paper! Thanks for sharing your art.

Fiona said...

Such a stunning card - I love the blue colours too - thanks for joining in with our Watercooler Wednesday Feminine Challenge this week

Daffodil Cards said...

FAB U LUS! Love the fold and the die over them, so much texture and wonder in this card.
Faith
x

Barbara said...

Stunning card! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Barbara
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

Ruth said...

Two brilliant techniques on this one Karen and a brilliant use of snippets. I love, love, love, LOVE the folds it adds fabulous interest and adds to the pattern too. Love your use of the white on top so nothing overwhelms the colours. Gorgeous card. xx

Bobby said...

Guess who's CASEing you?

Gail said...

Love your background! It really shows off the die-cut flowers. Thanks for sharing your process with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Judy Markowitz said...

Wow this card is Super! I love the whole concept from the folds, using the background and adding the folds for added interest and the flowers are really gorgeous! This is just all around beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at Watercooler Wednesday!

Stella said...

My jaw hit the floor; this is stunning! Perfection in colour blending and I love that floral die cut.Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Ohh!! Karen, the folded background looks just amazing, it looks like a beautifully weathered shutter window!!! it's the most perfect background for your die cut flowers that really pop against it.
Simply a gorgeous creation.
Hugs,
Maria.
PS. Thank you for telling us how you accomplished this fabulous look.

libbystamps said...

Awesome idea! What a terrific card. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Challenges for Heidi's Anything Goes Feminine Challenge! Please join us again!

Marsha J Reed said...

This is so pretty, Karen! Blue is my favorite color. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

Kath Ricks said...

Love the blue, very unique card it is very pretty! Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

creationsnz said...

WOW, fabulous effect with such a simple approach. So glad you joined us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant CAS card love the white die-cut flowers and fabulous folded/inked background
Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

Love love LOVE this card, Karen! Fabulous effect with the pretty folded background! Thank you for the inspiration! xx

I Card Everyone said...

This is such a fresh idea, Karen!!! LOve the paper you've created - the folds are genius!!
=]

aussie aNNie said...

wow wow wow I have just finished this and will put it on the blog tomorrow...love your fabulous blog and techniques. Thanks.xxx

maria f. said...

Wowzers!

Nandini said...

Great card Karen. Really loved it. I have CASEd it and put it on my blog. I also used your technique of swiping with a credit card. So many, many thanks for the amazing inspiration!