Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Fabulous Coral

Hi and welcome to another fabulous Freshly Made Sketch!  This week our hostess is Linda Callahan - amazing card artist and oh so funny!

I love this sketch and had fun making my card.

My background was inspired by this tag by Tammy Tutterow.  I stamped the speckles stamp from Cracks & Specks onto watercolor paper using Picket Fence Distress Paint, which created a resist.  Once that was dry, I rubbed on some Abandoned Coral Distress Stain and then sponged Abandoned Coral Distress Ink around the edges to darken them.  A tiny strip of gold foil cardstock was adhered down the right hand side.  

The stamped part of the sentiment was white embossed onto black and cut at an angle and the die-cut word was painted with clear Wink of Stella then clear embossed several times to give it a raised, shiny look.

Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you as always.

Products used:

Stamps:  Cracks & Specks (Tim Holtz), Amazing (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, Abandoned Coral Distress Stain, Picket Fence Distress Paint
Cardstock:  White, Black, Watercolor, Gold Foil
Dies:  Absolutely Fabulous (MFT)



I Card Everyone said...

No. fabulous is what YOU are! and so is this card, Karren! Brings me back to my day at Myrtle Beach!

Linda Callahan said...

For are fabulous! You create such amazing backgrounds! This is gorgeous and perfect with the shiny embossed sentiment!

Amy O said...

What a cool card, Karren! I love that background. And the shiny sentiment is perfect with it.

Mimi said...

This is so striking... I love the look of it!

Mimi said...

This is so striking... I love the look of it!

Rosemary said...

so cool, karren... the inked panel is amazing!!

Jen Timko said...

As wow as this is on the screen, I know this is one of those cards that is soooooo much better in person. Fabulous work!!

Becca Cruger said...

What a cool technique! I'm going to have to give this a try because I haven't been able to do much that I like with the Picket Fence Paint or ink.

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

That background is fabulous, I'll tell you that! It looks full of fabulous texture! And I love the shiny sentiment too!

Jen Brum said...

Gorgeous card Karren! I love that background! I can't believe you made it - well, I can! It's beautiful! Love the bold colours! Just overall fabulous!

Lisa Lara said...

This is so crazy amazing Karren. Oh I love your awesome background.

Cindy Hall said...

Fabulous! That's what this card is! I love the way you did the die cut; it almost looks like enamel.