Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Simple Sympathy

Hello and Welcome!
Today, I am restocking my stash of sympathy cards.
I like to have them on hand so I can sent them out as soon as possible if needed.
I like a simple, clean design for this kind of a card.

Very simple card but can be a bit messy...truth be told, I don't mind getting a bit messy!
The technique I used on my card is called

So, I sprayed some inexpensive shaving cream into a shallow dish and dropped on some Distress re-inkers over the top.  I pulled the colour into the shaving cream with the wooden end of a paintbrush, then picked up the shaving cream with a credit card and spread it over the top of my stencil. I lifted the stencil carefully, then removed the excess shaving cream with the clean edge of the credit card to reveal a lovely bkg.
When it was all dry, I stamped the sentiment and then splattered with some watered down ink.


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


Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More- CAS
Mixed Media World- ANYTHING GOES
Love to Create- MIXED MEDIA
Brown Sugar- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps-Deepest Sympathy (MFT)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers; 
Salty Ocean Distress re-inkers (TH)
Paper- heavy white cardstock (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; shaving cream; credit card; black gems; stencil- frond (Stencil Girl)

21 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous Karen. I have not tried this technique as yet, has always been on my
'to try' list but never seem to get around to it...great result here though.xx [aNNie]

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful!

Kim S said...

What a stunning effect! And so soft and perfect for a sympathy card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Karen
Gr Karin

Pat said...

I love this technique and must get out the shaving foam again soon. The colours are so pretty and this uncluttered design is perfect for a sympathy card Karen. x

Aquarius said...

Sympathy cards are so much nicer when they aren't over elaborate and this is just right. Sounds like a messy procedure though!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like this. It makes me think of architect somehow. Simple but messy!

Bonnie said...

You can find more uses for a credit card that don't require spending! I love it! A beautiful background, mf, and a lovely sympathy card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful look and what an artistic background you did with the credit card.

Mac Mable said...

Fun and messy technique..I'm in. Gorgeous card and love the effect x

Daffodil Cards said...

Something I have actually tried, but couldn't get this kind of finish, so very Beautiful.
Faith
x

Cara said...

Beautiful card, I see a boat's sail when I look at it. Must be the aquatic colours!

Nancy Stislow said...

Who but you would have thought to use shaving cream over a stencil! This turned out beautiful, Karen! Working with two kids tomorrow so I may have them try this while I try it too! Thanks for the awesome idea!

Loll said...

Great job with this technique, Karen. I have not tried this way of using shaving cream through a stencil. Your's turned out amazing. Always learning from you!! xx

Susan said...

I need to try that technique - such a nice effect to get marbling through a stencil. Beautiful colours!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous, I love the colours and that stencil is is fantastic. Great imprint using the credit card to spread the shaving foam, have to try it that way so clever:)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful look Karen!

Laine said...

Stunning and so beautiful!

Bobby said...

I may have to get some reinkers for just this kind of project, Karen. I love it.

Ellie Knol said...

In all its simplicity it's beautiful! Thanks for leaving comments on my blog... very much appreciated. Did you have any difficulty posting them... I heard from people that the had difficulty posting a comment... I think that's why I don't get that much reactions lately, as I had a lot more a while ago.

Annie said...

A beautiful card! The background looks amazing. I'm reading the how-to, but I think I need to go find a video to follow exactly how this worked out so well. You are always so inspiring to me!