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:

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

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  2. What a delightful design Karen and wonderful sentiment.

    Hugs Diane

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

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

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  5. 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! :)

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  6. Great idea to combine it with your fav background technique.

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

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  8. This is fantastic Karen. I love this technique.

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. 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

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  21. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with ATCAS

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  22. 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!

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  23. Very nicely done, a great technique and excellent greeting.

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

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  25. 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.

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

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  27. 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!

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  28. Really beautiful Karen and I love the sentiment :)

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

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

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

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

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  33. 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!

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

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

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  36. 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.

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