Saturday, 27 February 2016

Framed Monochromatic

Happy Saturday!

Time for me to play along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast this a.m.  Today, we are being inspired by a board on Pinterest called Minimalist/Clean and to create a card that reflected that style.

I began by masking the edges of my white cardstock using the Painter's Tape again.
*Don't forget to remove some of the adhesive by sticking it onto your clothes a few times so you won't tear your cardstock when you take the tape off.*  
Then I looked through my stamps to find a large stamps and some smaller flowers and leaves, varying the size.  I stamped them using black Memento ink all around my card front filling in areas as I went and added some shading with a grey Copic marker. 
I sponged some Weathered Wood Distress ink around the outside edges leaving areas of open white space in the center; gives it a sense of light coming in from behind. 
I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts onto a piece of black cardstock and heat embossed it with white powder.  After I cut it out, I pop dotted it over my background and removed the Painter's Tape to reveal a crisp white border.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK

Crazy 4 Challenges- SPRING

Crafty Friends- FLORAL


Thanks so much for looking and have a great weekend.

Supplies:  stamps- Hero Arts, Sassy Stamps, SU/ ink-Memento, Distress, Versamark/ wh EB powder/ applicator tool/ Copic marker/ Painter's tape

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty card! Love how you shaded the flowers with your copics!

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  2. Such a gorgeous card as always. Karen x

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  3. This is really lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  4. How gorgeous, Karen! The pale shading really is elegant! Hugs, de

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  5. Spectacular card! I've been away from stamping for awhile, just returned a week ago. Hadn't heard of masking off the border, and I appreciate your tip about sticking it to your clothes first. Another idea for next to go work on... Thanks!

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  6. Spectacular card! I've been away from stamping for awhile, just returned a week ago. Hadn't heard of masking off the border, and I appreciate your tip about sticking it to your clothes first. Another idea for next to go work on... Thanks!

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  7. FABULOUS!! Love the muted tone and how you let the stamp shine, Karen! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

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  8. This is awesome! I really love the stamp design and the layout. I love the extra coloring you did within the design too!

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  9. Oh my, Karen, this is so dramatic and beautiful! I love it! And wow, what a great stamp set you've used, along with the wonderful technique. Yes, shading the flowers with grey Copics does indeed draw the eye inward, along with the outer sponging. And the embossing sentiment on white really makes it all pop, along with your fabulous framing! Stunning, my sweet friend! Warm hugs, and I am praying you are feeling lots better.

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  10. Hi Karen
    Fabulous card... Must give that a whirl...
    Hugs Sylvie xxx
    Sorry haven't commented but you card comes in my emails... So I can see every time you post

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  11. Love the shading on the flowers a beautiful card.

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  12. Your card is really pretty. I love the layout, too. Thank you for playing with us at ATSM. Jules DT Member

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  13. The black and white with the soft blue haze is so elegant, Karen.

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  14. this is way cool! I love that you created it with the masked border. That gives it a special look.

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  15. Beautiful! Love the halo of light you've achieved. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday, mf!

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  16. This is beautiful, love the monochrome style. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends challenge and good luck xxx

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