Friday, 24 February 2017

Garden Grows

Meet today's card.

Playing with a piece of leftover inky paper.  
I keep my inky 'fails' in a box in the hopes that I can use them in the future.  That doesn't always happen but today it worked out.

I began with this blue inked paper.  I rubbed Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress inks onto my craft mat, sprayed with water and dragged my paper through the wet ink.
Then using a piece a drywall tape, I stenciled on the background to add depth.
Using a circle die from Spellbinders, I cut out the circle then used the flower die from Memory Box to die cut the flowers first from the circle piece then again on a piece of white cardstock.
I inlaid the white flowers into the sponged piece and glued them in place.
The sentiment from Impression Obsession was stamped using my MISTI.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

4 Crafty Chicks- STENCILS 

Southern Girls- NATURE INSPIRED


Thanks so much for coming and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- IO/ drywall tape/ ink- Memento, Distress/ die- Memory Box, Spellbinder/ Cuttlebug

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, Karen. You've put your 'inky fail' to very good use and I love the finished design. Elizabeth xx

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  2. Beautiful card with those inlaid flowers with that background you made. An awesome save of some leftovers.

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  3. Your gorgeous card is so filled with creative depth my friend. TFS your steps. I love your inlaid flowers and beautiful sentiment too. TFS Hugs..

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  4. Even lovelier shades of blue this time! Love the use of the drywall tape and the inlaid flowers.

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  5. Gorgeous card Karen, the whole design of this is so pretty! LOVE it :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  6. SO VERY Beautiful, love the blues and the white flowers added are a lovely addition.
    Faith
    x

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  7. What a great idea to upcycle a piece of blue coloured card Karen and the dry wall tape design gives those pretty white die cut flowers the perfect background. x

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  8. Gorgeous - I love how you combine the mixed media and cas looks.

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  9. It's a very beautiful card Karen. Barbxx

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  10. Pretty card,
    i love the sentiment.

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  11. So pretty. I love smooshed background. The stenciling with dry wall tape looks great with the flowers. Pretty design with your inlaid diecuts, Karen. xx

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  12. I love these sweet flowers, Karen, and they're so pretty with the depth of colors in the background!

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  13. The close up makes your circle look like a globe with it's longitude and latitude lines, Karen. It's very interesting and beautiful.

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  14. Very pretty card! I love the drywall tape idea!!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxxo

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  15. Beautiful blues and fabulous sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

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