Saturday, 18 June 2016

But First...


Hi!  I'm back for the second time today with my card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, which has a summer theme.  My card also meets the themes at Curtain Call and City Crafter, so I'm linking up there too.  Inkspirational has a masking theme and as I did two different types of masking on this card, I'm adding my card.




This is a one layer card and involved masking off a strip on a white card base before sponging Antique Linen ink for the sand and Tumbled Glass ink for both the sea and the horizon, using a much lighter touch for the sky.  I also used a cloud mask for the sky.  Once I was finished sponging, I used a white gel pen for the waves and a Copic marker to add texture to the sand.

Once I was happy with the image, I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment in black ink.


A very simple card but I hope it evokes a feeling of peace while drinking coffee on a warm morning with a view like this :)

Thanks for visiting.







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Products Used:

Stamps:  Oh Frappe (Essentials by Ellen), Distressed Patterns (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass Distress
Cardstock:  White
Accessories:  White Gel Pen

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at City Crafter

54 comments:

Ann said...

Just beautiful!

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! Love your card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

CarlavdM said...

WAUW...what an awesome card you made...looks so real with the beach and sea.

Sue Reynolds said...

Really amazing...what a wonderful creation of the sea...very calming card. I can see me sitting by the sea with a cup of coffee...CAS and awesome.

Gail said...

Love how you did this! I have that sentiment - hmmm I might lift it!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Such a PRETTY card! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)!

Sheri Gilson said...

Very pretty! Love the CAS design!

Rosemary said...

clean and simple perfection, karren!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful...so calming... LOVE!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fabulous, love the beach scene

Rebecca Yahrling said...

What a delightful card. And yes, it definitely invokes peace.

Ruth said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the simplicity and it's amazing what you can achieve with two distress inks and a gel pen. Really artistic and lovely! Xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for the inspirational beach scene.

I Card Everyone said...

Karren this is so amazing! I had to go in for the really big close-up!!! xx
=]

Bad Kitty said...

great card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Beverley said...

WOW! CAS perfection! Superb masking and inking, and loving the extra details - FAB! Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

Ceal said...

Very cool card thanks for sharing

Linda Callahan said...

Wow.....sooooo gorgeous!

Nikki C said...

This is just wonderful :)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!!!

Migdalia said...

Very PRETTY!
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

StampingbugKerry said...

Stunning...serene, gorgeous beachy scene. love it!

Tonya said...

Oh my! Your card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Karren, good job with your masking! Happy hopping and enjoy your summer!

Krafty Kaylin said...

love the ocean

Aileen Ryan said...

Ohhh Karren this card is absolutely brilliant. I want it!!! Just love the beach scene and the clouds and the sentiment. Best coffee card I have seen.

Julia Aston said...

what a gorgeous strip you masked and inked Karren! love the 'waves' - a beautiful one layer card and perfect sentiment for Coffee Lovers hop!

~amy~ said...

um, WOW. I love this.

Karen B. said...

Simple BUT gorgeous! One of my favorite cards from this hop.

Kim Heggins said...

LOVE your card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your CAS style.

Stella said...

I LOVE a CAS take on our theme and this is brilliant. Wow! Less is definitely more! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Anita in France said...

Serene and stylish, Karren ... just the perfect spot for a lingering coffee! Anita :)

Hetty said...

Love your card,what a beautiful creation.

Michele Henderson said...

This is so beautiful! It looks so easy but I bet it's not! You made the beach look just gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect!

OH Babs said...

A beautiful and creative card.

Petra Swart said...

How, creative and simply stunning, Karren!!! What a lovely beach scene you've created so cleverly!!! Love your great OL!!!!!
Hugz

Shelly said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!

Sierra Winters said...

Great card, Karren!
Your art is lovely! I hope you're enjoying the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Summer Blog Hop as much as I am. Happy crafting!
Sierra
www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

Helen F. said...

Love this CAS design

Imke said...

LOVE your Card, Karen !! CAS in perfection and great take with the Summer Coffee theme !!!

Imke ~ My Crafty Place

Arianna Barbara said...

Love it!

The Altered Paper said...

Simple-to the point and a lovely card!

Suchi said...

Perfect CAS! :)
Suchi xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally love this CAS card!!

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so glad I stopped by to get caught up...this card is absolutely GORGEOUS, Karren! I love how you created the beach scene, and kept it a CAS one layer card...so beautiful!

Tina H said...

So pretty! Love the simplicity :)

Cris G said...

OHHH, this is super creative and beautiful! Not a single image of coffee, just the written reference... the masking and coloring is pure delight!

Helen Gullett said...

Super amazing! WOW I love your CAS design and the feeling of summer for the scene.

Stella said...

Congrats on your win at CCCB! So well deserved!

Seleise Barrett said...

wow! That's amazing masking and it's an art piece for sure! love it!

Sheryl said...

Wow. Amazing card!

Akshma Aksh said...

Amazing card

Kim M said...

This is a wonderful example of masking! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at Inkspirational! :-)