Tuesday 16 May 2017

Happy Day

Hi and welcome to the reminder post for The Flower Challenge, where this month you get to CASE one of the DT cards.  So, for the design team's reminder post cards, we had to CASE our first cards.  This time, I used green inks for my stenciling and black die-cuts for my images rather than silhouette stamping.  I kept the same basic layout and bold sentiment, though.

The stencil I used was one I cut myself using my Silhouette (back when I had one that actually worked, that is!)  I just cut the stencil from white card and I've probably used it 4-5 times and it's still going strong.  I sponged ink in an ombre fashion up the left hand side of the panel, after using some torn paper as a mask for the right hand side.

The flowers were die-cut from black cardstock and the sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I die-cut the panel with a wonky stitched rectangle die and popped it up with craft foam onto a white card base.  To finish the card, I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Key Lime.

Thanks for visiting.  This is my last post as a DT member of The Flower Challenge.  Being on 5 DTs, including running one, has proven a bit too much, so I'm stepping down from a couple.  I wish Aileen and the girls at The Flower Challenge the best of luck and I'll be sure to play along as time permits.

I'm linking this card to the challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges - where they're looking for green in our cards this week.

Products used:

Stamps:  Bold Blooms (Essentials by Ellen)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint
Cardstock: White, Black
Dies;  Bold Blossoms (Essentials by Ellen), Wonky Stitched Rectangles (MFT)
Accessories:  Nuvo Jewel Drops (Key Lime), homemade stencil



I Card Everyone said...

Holy Gorgeous, batgirl!!!

Nonni said...

Wow! Great stenciling and the black flowers look very dramatic, they just pop off from the card, great job! Many DT:s can be exhausting, I'm sure you made the right decision with freeing up some time. Enjoy your week!

dnisme@blogspot.com said...

Love the green and black together! Such a bold, powerful design!

Cara said...

Stunning card, love the impact of those black blooms. Cara x

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

Beautiful card. Love the layers and masking. Thanks for submitting Crazy 4 Challenges. Vicki DT

Kim S said...

LOVE this card! LOVE your use of the stencil with the wavy edge and the variation in colors. It's a perfect accent behind the fun black flowers!

TaeEun said...

Bold and beautiful! The masked stenciling as background is perfect for the black bold flower and sentiment ! You'll be missed, Karren!!! Hope to see your creations in the gallery though!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love the Ombre stenciling with this bright green, makes for a beautiful background for your bold and beautiful flower, love the font on your sentiment too.
So sad to see you go Karren, I hope you play along with us from time to time.
Maria Rodriguez.

Karen Dunbrook said...

great card mf...love the pop of black with your flowers being the star of the show.
So sorry you will be leaving us at TFC we will miss you.
xx Karen

Judy Rozema said...

This is so striking! Love it! Thank you for linking up at Crazy 4 Challenges!

Barb Ghig said...

Another fabulous card, Karren! Your black flowers and sentiment are so striking and I love the effect of your ombre stenciling...Very pretty card!

Ruth said...

I am so sorry you are leaving us. This card just shows how talented you are - no wonder you are on so many design teams! This is beautiful. I love the partial stencilling and the boldness of the black die cuts. xx

Viv said...

Such a gorgeous card Karren,love that dramatic black die. So sorry you are leaving us over at TFC , you will certainly be missed by us all.Hope to see you in the gallery soon 😀 hugs Viv xx

Karen Davis said...

Love that you cut this stencil on your Silhouette (sorry it's not working???)
The black die cut flowers are so perfect over the background.