Sunday, 10 July 2016

Blue on Blue

Meet today's card.
Sometimes leftovers can be good.

Today I am using up another piece of cardstock that I had marbled to create my flowers.  Here is the link to the tutorial if you missed it.   
I often create backgrounds then don't know what I want to do with them at the time, so I put them aside for future use.  Glad I found a use for this piece.

I stamped the flowers from Stampin Up onto the marbled paper using Versamark ink, then heat embossed them with white powder.  Next, I fussy cut them out and set them aside. 
Using a piece of drywall tape, I stenciled a panel with Salty Ocean Distress ink to use as a background panel for my flowers.  I die-cut some flowers from Tim Holtz in white and placed them behind the flowers keeping my card simple and monochromatic.  I added a clear crystal to the flower centers to finish off my card.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- PHOTO INSPIRATION
(blue clouds photo)



Love to Create- MIXED MEDIA/ ANYTHING GOES

Brown Sugar- MONOCHROME


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- SU/ wh embossing powder/ drywall tape/ ink- Distress/ die-Tim Holtz/ Cuttlebug/ reinkers for paper marbling/ crystals/ pop dots

27 comments:

maria f. said...

Another blue beauty, Miss Karen! That marbled effect is amazing. What a deep blue!

Lin said...

Looking at those gorgeous flowers is like looking into an amazing sky, Karen! I always love your blue creations!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, do I totally LOVE this card, Karen! What fabulous flowers, and I love the strip you've sponged using a stencil! Stunning card! (Must try this technique!!!) Hugs!

Jennifer Earley said...

so pretty!

blaze said...

This is gorgeous!!

Helen Gullett said...

Karen, this is gorgeous monochromatic card! Beautiful flowers.

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow wow wow, those flowers, that background, WOW!!!!

nancy littrell said...

Oh my Karen, Loving all your textures created with your fussy cut marbled heat embossed flowers, stenciled background and die cut flowers. I have ALL those items......hmmmmm. TFS and Always inspiring me my friend :-) Big Hug, nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning. I love those flowers over that background.

Joan said...

Gprgeous flowers ! and I love that tape stencilled background, what a fab idea, I know I have a roll of that tape somewhere , may have to steal your idea thank you


maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Karen this looks amazing, great background, and the flowers are so pretty in white and blue, and what a pretty details!!! I just love this card a lot!!!

Have fun!!
Maria

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful! Love the rich blue with white embossing. The diecut sprig adds so much depth too. Thanks for adding it to the Mixed Media Card Challenge gallery :)

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Karen.

Aileen Ryan said...

Ohh my goodness simply stunning Karen. Love your card.

Ellie Knol said...

Beautiful Karen!

Loll said...

So pretty!! You have some beautiful "leftovers" ... gorgeous card, my friend! xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Leftovers can bee good! Unless they have been in the fridge for a few weeks; then you might want to beware. These fabulous leftovers and you have served them up well and fresh!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your card looks so fresh and summery! Never throw out leftovers! Love the drywall tape stenciled panel!

Jo Nevill said...

Beautiful, your flowers are so gorgeous
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge !

Jo x

Daffodil Cards said...

OMG, those flowers are amazing and so is the card, just fabulous.
Faith
x

Evelyn S. said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dark marbled flowers! This card turned out so beautifully.

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

Great monochromatic card! Love the blue! Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
Kamila DT

Bobby said...

I thought I'd already commented on this, then realized it was a similar card you made. Leftovers can be a great thing when they end up like this, Karen.

Christine said...

Amazing card! I was preparing a similar card... Other stamps and watercolor. I will show it tomorrow :)
Best Regards from Hamburg, Germany
Christine

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card, so vibrant.
Elaine

Karen D. said...
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My Paper Epiphany said...

So much depth in the flowers - it looks amazing with the white embossing! Thanks for joining us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge:)