Sunday, 22 February 2015

Folded Hug

Morning.  A simple card today with a fun technique I hope you will get a chance to try.  You know all those little stamps that sit in the drawer because you don't know what to do with them?  
Well, I have a great idea for you today.....stamping over a stencil.

Here is what I did.  I placed my stencil from Gourmet Stamps over my paper, masked the edges and using a variety of little stamps randomly picked from my stamping drawers, I stamped away using Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress inks.  I then went back in and inked gently over the stencil to define the areas ever more.  By stamping first, it gives a wonderful depth that could not be achieved by inking alone.
I then went back in and stamped the flowers using black Memento ink.  I love this little sentiment from the Stampin Place; stamped it in black as well.

Adding my card to these challenges:


CASology- MONOCHROMATIC

Addicted to Stamps- MAKE YOUR MARK

Sweet Stampin- FLOWERS

Suzy Bee's Blooming- ANYTHING GOES/ MONOCHROMATIC


That's it for now. Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies: stamps- Stampin Place, Unity, other random stamps/ Memento ink/ Distress ink/ Stencil
inking tool

36 comments:

Karen Ashbrook said...

Beautiful card and such a clever idea to make use of those little stamps. Karen x

Diane said...

What a delightful design Karen and wonderful sentiment.

Hugs Diane

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous! Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog :)
Rebecca.
x

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

that is such a perfect sentiment - and a great reminder to send cards just because!

Jeanne said...

Wow! I just stopped by to thank you for stopping by my blog and got treated to this wonderful card. Thanks so much for sharing the tip with the small stamps! I also adore the sentiment. I will definitely have a peek around your blog. Thanks again and have a great day! :)

Gabi MeWi said...

Great idea to combine it with your fav background technique.

maria f. said...

This reminds me that you do monochromatic blue so well! So lovely, Karen. Glad you joined CASology this week.

Marie-Louise said...

This is fantastic Karen. I love this technique.

Bobby said...

What a great idea, Karen. And I NEED that stamp. I have so many people that need hugs right about now.

Paddington fan said...

Such a striking card, great idea to stamp through the stencil! Love the sentiment too!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

Karen Mead said...

Your card is stunning Karen and I love the pretty colour! Thank you so much for joining us this week at ATSM xx

cotnob said...

A stunning card Karen, such a gorgeous background, what a great technique - I will have to give it a go.
Pauline
x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Karen
Fabulous card... Love the message....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Tracy said...

Fantastic technique! Goodness knows I have stamps enough to do this. LOL The sentiment is awesome. Love it!!!

Sandi said...

Love the black shadow stamps over top of the blue. Very pretty!

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful.
I love the hint of stamping on the stencil.
Also the boldness of the black stamp.

judy said...

Lovely card! I love this technique and definitely want to try it-- thanks for sharing!

Asha said...

LOVE the simple elegance of this card. The colours are perfect.
hugs, Asha

Rahmat said...

I love that stencil in the background, and the stamps in front looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh I LOVE that sentiment. Just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Sweet Stampin' this week for our 'Spring Flowers' challenge. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Deepti said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with ATCAS

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another beautiful card and I just purchased some stencils so I am sure I will be using them in a creative way. Everyone seems to be using them these days so I hope to work with them soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nicely done, a great technique and excellent greeting.

Leslie Webster said...

Very pretty card, that black silhouette just pops off the blue background, so lovely.

Joyce said...


This is so rich and gorgeous. Love your technique. I never thought about using stencils and small stamps like this. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Harriet Skelly said...

Fabulous masking technique here Karen - this is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, this is a fabulous technique, and (yes) I do have some of those little stamps that I rarely use!! So clever you are!! And the sentiment is perfect...one I totally love and agree with!! Warm hugs, sweet friend!

Davi said...

Really beautiful Karen and I love the sentiment :)

Lee-Anne said...

And what a hug to receive, Karen! Love your gorgeous background...such a beauty! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

Pat Jandacek said...

Fabulous idea and outcome...it does provide a lot of depth for one layer. Love the silhouetted flowers and sentiment, too.

shirley-bee said...

Great idea, Karen, and a fab card! I love the extra detail and depth you've achieved.

Sue Bridesmith said...

Lovely Design thank you for joining us over at SBBC we hope to see you again next week xxx
Hugs
Suzy B ~ Owner

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness! I love that saying! And your card is beautiful, too!

Thank you for participating in last week's Sweet Stampin’ Challenge! I hope you'll join us again soon!

Juliz Design Post said...

What a stunning card Karen with such a beautiful sentiment.
Julie x

TL Marzewski said...

Love the sentiment and the card. Thanks for sharing the technique, what a great idea!

Faith A said...

I've just spent a lovely time going through your work, however I really can't stay any longer, but WOW what wonderful work I Love it all. I'm now a follower.