Saturday, 22 July 2017

Flower Collage

Happy Saturday and time to play.
Meet today's card.  Just a fun combination of stencilling and stamping.

I like the look of a nice crisp, white border so I began by masking off my card front with painter's tape.  I laid down the lattice mini stencil and using some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink, I covered my card front.  I removed that stencil then laid down the flower mini stencil from the same set over that and using some Broken China Distress Oxide ink, I stencilled again.  
(I did a TLC Challenge a few weeks ago over at Splitcoast stampers about stencilling over a stencil.
You can check out my other card here.)
Next, I inked up the Clover Silhouette inside my Misti with black ink then clear heat embossed it to help make it pop.  I did the same thing with the sentiment.
To help further define my card front, I stamped some mixed media element on the edges and inked around the edges with Distress ink.
I removed the painter's tape and mounted my piece onto a blue cardstock front.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look!

Adding my card to these challenges:


Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES 

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES


International Art and Soul- ELEMENTS OF NATURE

Stamps- Clover Silhouette (Magenta); Enjoy the Moment (Daisy Bucket); 
Mixed Media Elements (STAMPlorations)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Oxides (TH)
Paper- heavy white cs (local store)
Accessories and Tools- MISTI; painter's tape; applicator tool (TH); 
Tim Holtz Mini Stencils Set 4; clear eb powder; heat tool


  1. I love how the stencil layering looks and really love the distress ink design at the edges for this background! Lovely inspiration!

  2. Love all the layers and the elements work perfectly together to make your card stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

  3. This is beautiful Karen and I love the masking which gives it a lovely crisp and elegant look, and all the stencilling has enhanced the background beautifully, and the pretty silhouette flowers finish it perfectly. Hope you are having a good weekend. x

  4. Loving all the layers achieved with the masking here - great card, really pops against the sharp white edges

  5. Wow, just so pretty! Love the stencils and colors.....great layering!!

  6. Love your masked border, layered stenciling and colors my friend. Love how you achieved so much interest and dimension with your stencil layereing and stamping on your CAS design. TFS Karen. Hugs..

  7. gorgeous Karen, love all your layers and the great crisp white frame :)

  8. It's gorgeous Karen. I love the layers. Barbxx

  9. Love how you've layered these stencils, Karen! The added touches of the texture stamp balance the beautiful silhouetted flowers!

  10. Fabulous layering of those stencils and such a dreamy looking card x

  11. So beautifully done and love those colors together.

  12. Beautiful work, colours and layout are great. Thank you for joining us at IAAS. Hazel x

  13. Karen, I love the way you layer stencils - you are so good at combining the designs and colours. Great choice of stamps too - the mixed media elements really add to everything. I will try CASEing this as a way of getting better at your stencil technique!

  14. What can I say my friend...another great masterpiece of course ;) hugs Viv xx

  15. Absolutely gorgeous Karen, lovely crisp fresh colours, beautifully stamped card, Kate x

  16. Lovely collage and choice of colours Karen. Another beautiful card.

  17. You are so good with layering stencils. LOVE the combination of stenciling, stamping, and heat embossing. Another beautiful mixed media card, Karen. xx

  18. Hi Karen, what a great creation. Love the combination of colours and stamps you used to create this fantastic card.
    Hugs Claudia

  19. Fabulous layout, Karen! Lovely colors. Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

  20. Love all the layering on this card, so effective x

  21. SO Beautiful, love the blue and green.