Thursday, 8 August 2013

Birthday in Blue


What are two of my favourite things....blue and playing with my Distress inks.  That is how I came up with this card.  I started by covering my non-stick craft sheet with Distress ink in blues and sprayed with water so I could drag my cardstock through the wet ink.  When it was dry, I stamped the flowers and cut them out and added some white details with my Signo pen.  For the bkg. I placed drywall tape onto my paper then using the blue wet ink, painted it over the tape.  
I am putting my cards in a few challenges today.  Splitcoast; backgrounds, Addicted to CAS; summer and The Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Supplies:  stamps; Stampin Up/ Distress inks/ Bl. Memento/ pop dots/ drywall tape


15 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

How lovely - gorgeous colours! Jo x

JanR said...

Gorgeous!

Lin said...

LOVE how your background came out, Karen! You may just see me borrowing this idea down the road if I can find something to approximate that grid look.

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... love that watercolored background. The drywall tape is such a great stencil! Loll xx

Sue said...

Stunning card, Karen! Your flowers look amazing and I LOVE the watercolour background. Sue x

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Shades of blue have always been my favorite colors. This card is just so pretty. Love that background for the flowers!

mamichelle said...

So pretty!

Ellen said...

Hi Karen. Wow I love your entry for ATCAS challenge! In fact I love all your cards here on your blog! ;-)
Ellen

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card-and what a great effect,very pretty in blue :)
Nessa xx

Cards By Jan said...

Your gallery is truely BEAUTIFUL....I love how you use the inks....so inspiring thanks for showing us, and telling us how you do it...so we can learn!! well let's just say...some people are gifted with inks....and some like me just try, and make a mess... lol

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

O how lovely ... and just what I like too - Blue and distress inks!

Shana Gaff said...

Your watercolored background is absolutely fabulous. I love the blues too. Thanks for linking up at ATCAS. :)

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

gmanshk said...

i love this card. thank you for sharing

Eric WEST said...

This is simply sensational. Use of the
drywall product
was a masterstroke to say the least. Loved it.