Wednesday, 21 March 2018

A floral card ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been experimenting again, lol, this time with an old stamp and here is the end result …

A 148mm square card inspired by chocolate!
Okayish to post
All the details
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #459 Bring on the Bling
Penny Black Saturday Challenge March Anything Goes
apart from the card base all are snippets

Sparkle With Us Card Challenge with Heather & The Foiled Fox

This is one of my oldest Penny Black flower stamps which I recently removed from it’s wooden block so that I could use it in my MISTI and that has worked out so much better than I dared to hope. I may be removing more stamps from their wooden blocks lol!

I coloured my background before I added the stamping. I used my Distres re-inkers to colour a snippet white card and once dry I added little splatters of water and dried the card with my heat tool. I used Pebeo Dyna inteference paints to ink up the stamp and stamped the flower multiple times to get the beautiful shimmery look. Once I was happy with the panel I trimmed it further then mounted it onto another snippet of card that I then edged that with my chocolate coloured wax. I added a snippet of patterned paper to a card then adhered the stamped panel. I used a very old chipboard sentiment and four wooden embellishments. The wooden butterfly I painted with acrylics before attaching it and I coloured one of the wooden flowers with chocolate coloured wax but kept the other two flowers plain as I love the look of one coloured piece and two natural wood pieces. I used a snippet of ribbon to add a little embellishing to the top left hand side and several sequins and I was finished.

A great way to use up very old embellishments and some snippets of card and patterned paper. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x


Stamp &/ Stencil:
Penny Black Brushstroke stamp: 2831K Carnation
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
300 gsm card/Craft UK 150mm square card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; patterned paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress re-inker: Shaded Lavender
Pebeo Dyna inteference paint: Green Yellow; Red Blue
Pebeo acrylic paint: blue
Chocolate coloured wax
Wooden butterfly
Wooden flowers
Chipboard sentiment
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Craftychris said...

Love your beautiful colourful panel against the rich chocolate background. Fab embellishments too - a gorgeous card. xxx

Jo said...

FABulous x

brenda said...

A pretty creation for our 'Bring on the Bling' theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Wendy L said...

This looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Mummylade said...

Lovely project! Thank you for entering our bling challenge at Allsorts this week.

Di said...

Beautiful card Karen - and often the older stamps are the most precious. Brave girl to remove it from the wood mount - that's gonna save a load of space and also means you can use the Misti as well. Not something I propose to do but I do applaud you for taking the time and trouble - go for the rest now!

Love the colours you used as well.


Di xx

Lin said...

I love seeing older stamps being used, Karen, and your card works nicely for our theme this week! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

lynda said...

Lovely card, Karen. I, too, have removed my wood stamps from their blocks. I have so much more room now. Love the deep blue in the background!
Thanks for playing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
lynda joy

Zoe Hillman said...

Your card is really pretty. Love what you did with the stamp. Thanks for joining the "Knock on Wood" challenge over on the Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog.

sarascloset said...

Really pretty< Karen! Congrats on being our lucky winner at Frilly and Funkie! If I were to play the lottery, I would want you picking my numbers! Enjoy shopping!