Saturday, 7 April 2018

Sweet Flowers

Good Morning and Happy Saturday.
Meet today's card....just me playing around with my Distress Oxide inks again.
Slight addiction.

I began by stamping these beautiful coneflowers which has been in my collection for years not seeing the light of day, with Versamark ink then white heat embossed them to one side of my white card front.
I wanted to create a background using some of the wonderful reds and oranges so here's what I did.
I used a piece of acetate, rubbed on some Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink, sprayed with water and pressed onto my white piece of cardstock.  I repeated that process using some Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick.  I like to dry each layer in between with my heat tool.
When I was happy with the colour coverage of my cardstock, I did a bit of stenciling using some drywall tape and stamped a bit of script around the edges just to add further interest and depth to my piece.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Rubbernecker and mounted the whole thing onto a card.


Have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming by to take a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Crafty Catz- SPRING COLOURS/ANYTHING GOES
SumMore Fun- MOOD BOARD COLOURS
4 Crafty Chicks- FLOWERS


Supplies
Stamps- Brushed Coneflowers (Paper Inspirations); Friendship Message (Hero Arts); 
Sketch Poppies sentiment (Rubbernecker)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxides; Versamark
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; white eb powder; heat tool; drywall tape; sponge applicator;
sheet of acetate; Mister (TH)

20 comments:

Nancy Soetaert said...

I love your card, the colors make me feel happy and the owerstamp is awesome!

Pat said...

The white embossed cone flowers look fabulous against that gorgeous red and yellow background Karen, and love that script and dry wall tape stencilling. x

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen! What gorgeous colors, and I love the white embossed flowers! Stunning, as always! Now I wish we could spend time together just playing mixed media! You are a queen at that, and I LOVE your cards! Happy spring, my friend! Send warm, sunny hugs! xoxo

Annie said...

Karen, your card looks awesome! I obviously need to get myself some drywall tape. Love how that looks along with the text on your background.

Cheri said...

Love, love, love that bg, Karen!

Susan said...

Love your background and those fabulous cone flowers. Your textured backgrounds are always so well done!

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Karen, all your stamping, stenciling and heat eb cone flowers layering are GORGEOUS and add so much texture and dimension. I LOVE your DOX color combo and must try all these colors together:-) You have inspired me again, my friend. Hugs...

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another gorgeous card creation. You are so talented!

Ina Grehan said...

Gorgeous card Karen. Another fabulous background and such great colours. Love the coneflower in white.

Bonnie said...

Love these rich, warm colors, Karen! The cone flowers are beautiful and perfect for this background!

Marina said...

Absolutely gorgeous mix of colours and textures and words.

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful colours, love this card Karen, so beautiful. Love the sentiment you chose to go with this.
Faith
x

Sarn said...

This is a stunning card. LOVE it. I only wish there was a similar cone flower stamp available currently . . . can never find a decent sketchy one like this!

xxx

Bobby said...

This reminds me of the card I did for Just Us Girls this week, Karen. I love the embossed daisies and the red/orange. You always add just the right stamps to make your background interesting.

Maxine D said...

What an incredible background Karen, and a beautiful card!
Blessings
Maxine

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous! The flower stamp is also gorgeous!

Mac Mable said...

Wow such a stunning effect x

aussie aNNie said...

Karen as always you are one amazing creator and I just love this card, the stamp and colours are beautiful.xxHave a great weekend..x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful, Karen! The coneflowers look fabulous in white, and the background is fabulous. as always! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

ElizabethR said...

That is gorgeous, I do love your background. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x