Sunday, 18 January 2015

Papillon Thanks

Hi and welcome to week 3 of my stint at The Paper Players.  This week, LeAnne is challenging us to create a CAS card where the sentiment is the main focal point.


And this is what I came up with:



I started with a white card base and masked off the top part by using some torn paper.  I then sponged various Distress Inks onto the bottom of the card.  To tie the colors in together a bit more, I went over the whole lot with Vintage Photo then went back over with the original colors.  I think that gave it a more cohesive look, considering I used everything from pink to green to rust to blue.

Once I was happy with that, I inked up the Papillon stamp with Picket Fence Distress Stain then stamped it over the masked piece.  I let it dry naturally to give it more transparency.  



The sentiment comes from two sets:  The Big, the Bold and You for the "thanks" and Wet Paint for the smaller words.

Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out the wonderful cards made by the rest of this talented design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  The Big, the Bold & You (Winnie & Walter), Wet Paint (PTI), Papillon (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Jet Black Archival, Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Rusty Hinge Distress Inks, Picket Fence Distress Stain
Cardstock:  White

Cheers
Karren

17 comments:

Jo Herbert said...

Gorgeous card.

Hannelie said...

wow! this looks amazing Karren!

Becca Cruger said...

I love how the paint looks over that inky corner. That's a great design element and I totally need to try it!

Debbie Mageed said...

Stunning card! I have never used distress inks but I really love the effect it has on white cardstock! Your sentiment really does take center stage when it is showcased with such deep colors.

Jen Mitchell said...

Beautiful! I love the rich colors!

Marika (MeandMinimecrafting) said...

You've created a wonderful set of colours here! I still can't believe it that you were able to get that look with those Distress Inks that you used.. I have to play with my DIs more often.. Amazing card!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Karren, this is so amazing! I love how you created the distressed ink backdrop for your sentiment! Thanks for the inspiration! XX

laurie said...

Your stamping is awesome! What a great design. Just perfect!

LeAnne said...

This is just perfect, Karren! I LOVE your background...all the subtle details add up to such an interesting look, and the sentiment is big and bold! Wonderful creation!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Karren, you totally rocked this challenge! I love the detail in the background and how the color pops on the clean design. Gorgeous! :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous inky background Karren, love your design, Cathy x

Linda Callahan said...

You are one amazing artist girlfriend!

jaydee said...

Karren, I love your masked off area. It has so much dimension and is the perfect background to your sentiment. Perfect CAS card.
hugs
jaydee

Ann Schach said...

A gorgeous CAS card, Karren! I LOVE how you created the background!

Joanne James said...

For a CAS card this holds so much visual interest Karren - thanks for the explanation on how you created the effect on the sponged panel too.

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Wow, so much work going into your card! It was definitely worth it, the card is gorgeous!! I'm sooo going to have to break those distress inks out and christen them!! LOVE your card!!

stampwithsandy said...

This is such a gorgeous one layer beauty, Karren! Love the background stamping and all the lovely sponging.