Sunday, 16 October 2016

You Can Do It

Hi!  Today's card was made especially for Becca's Hop to Stop to raise awareness for victims of domestic abuse.  I'm also linking up to Simon Says Stamp's Totally Resistible Challenge.

Becca is asking us to make a card with purple on it, and this is my card:


I started with a panel of watercolor paper and white embossed the butterfly from Tim Holtz' Perspective Mixed Media set.  Over top of that I white embossed the You Matter background stamp.  Then I set to with Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet Distress Inks.  Around the edges I rubbed in some Seedless Preserves and Black Soot Distress Crayons.

I die-cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a white card base.

I've been waiting and waiting for the You die-cut that matches the You Matter stamp set to come back into stock, so while I wait, I decided to scan the stamped image and cut it with my Silhouette.   And yes, I do see the irony.  I really should use my Silhouette more :)  The rest of the sentiment was white-embossed onto black.  I finished the card with some Wink of Stella and clear sequins.




Thanks for visiting.

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Products used:

Stamps:  You Matter, You Matter Background (SSS), Perspective (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Versamark, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord Distress Inks, Seedless Preserves, Black Soot Distress Crayons
Cardstock:  White, Watercolor, Black
Dies:  Blueprints 11 (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP, Clear Sequins

Cheers
Karren

38 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Popping on over from Becca's blog....I ADORE that bg work! Those words are so pertinent to the Domestic Violence awareness & it really POPs.... can see why you wanted that 'you' die cut, too! LOVELY!!

Pink Unicorn said...

Wow this is so stunning, love the combo of stamps you used and the beautiful way you blended all those different purples to create your gorgeous card!

Becca Cruger said...

This is absolute perfection Karen!! It's dramatic with simple lines that make your sentiment shine! Barb, this is beautiful!! That hydrangea has such pretty detailing and looks awesome paired with that dry embossed background. Thank you for raising your voice in support of victims of domestic violence at the Hop to Stop.

Jerrie said...

OOH, this is gorgeous! I love the script, butterflies and that black bold statement!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Stunning card! Love butterflies, love a script BG and of course, purple is my favorite color. Such a perfect sentiment and BG script for this cause.

VanessaB said...

gorgeous card!

marilyn said...

Very powerful card....full of hope!

Andrea W said...

Such a pretty card! I love the your embossed resist background and the sentiment is perfect.

Laura Fredrickson said...

Fabulous! This is a stunner...I love the text stamp! That's awesome!

Rosemary said...

purple never looked so good... fabulous card, karren!!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is so stunning, Karen! And the message couldn't be more perfect for this cause!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Karren!!!

Suman Pandit said...

absolutely Brilliant Karen !!

Suchi said...

This card is breath taking!!!! :)
Suchi xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This card has the WOW factor Karren! LOVE the boldness of it and the layered embossing is fabulous! Thank you for your kind words on my blog for myself and Mum, it was greatly appreciated! I'm afraid I must dash, got to sort out some more things that my poor mother had got into a muddle because of the Sepsis! Have a wonderful week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Chris Dring said...

Wow! Your card is so stunning! LOVE that background you created, and it really sets off your simple sentiment! What a beautiful card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous resistance technique and such a wonderful stamp! Thanks for supporting the Hop to Stop. Domestic violence awareness is an important and very personal issue for me.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The background you created looks amazing!! What a beautiful card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow Karren, this card is a piece of art! Love it so much. You did such a fabulous job embossing and inking all over the panel!

Barb Ghig said...

What a great cause, and I love, love, love how you played with the color palette, Karren! Your butterflies are so pretty, and I love how you added sparkle to your die cut sentiment! Stunning card!

Glenda J said...

This is absolutely stunning Karren! Such a beautiful card for a worthwhile cause.

Christine said...

Oh, my, this is breath-taking. What a gorgeous background and such a sweet, encouraging sentiment!

~amy~ said...

THIS is beautiful...and the sentiment is perfect.

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow this card ROCKS - so pretty:)

Lisa said...

So beautiful!! Love the white on black sentiment ... it just pops..

Jeanne J. said...

Stunning color and composition here Karren!

Tanja said...

your card looks fabulous - love the resist

Jingle said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wow. This is a stunning card. Love the collage effect and the simplicity of the sentiment.

Jen Mitchell said...

Amazing! You've perfectly shaded this so that the spotlight is on the sentiment which then leads to that beautiful butterfly. Great card and a great sentiment!

Viv said...

Fab card again Karren, loving that amazing vivid purple too ;) Viv xx

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful butterflies with all the pretty purple background! Such a beautiful card for a great cause!

Team Clark said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the awesome text stamp and butterfly combo and the black glittered "You" is AMAZING! Great project. Hugs, Autumn

Amy A said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the resist! :)

Julie B said...

This certainly packs a punch Karren, love your bold use of colour and the bold background stamp. :)

Jeanne H said...

Wonderful card. It really shows you care.

Lisa :) said...

This is SO gorgeous!!!!

Helen Wallace said...

Just visiting from Becca's blog to say what a gorgeous card. Love the bold purple and all those encouraging background words. A triumph. TFS