Thursday 3 November 2016

Thankful Leaves

Hi and welcome!  I'm thrilled to be back as GD with the Time Out Challenge team for our mid-challenge reminder post.

And we are inspired with words for this challenge.

'Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart'

For my card, I used some more NBUS (the Calli Letters sets).  Although in 90% of cases, my NBUS becomes OBUS (Once Before Used Schtuff), these letter sets were so easy to use and I love the font, so I'm sure to use them again.

I masked off a panel across my card and sponged on Distress Inks.  After removing the masks, I stamped an image from the Penny Black Lush and Lavish set - overstamping several times to get a good, rich impression.  Then I stamped the letters and by the way, I only practiced once on a scrap of paper - these really are easy if you look straight down on them as you're stamping.

I finished off the panel with some rainstones and a die-cut frame before popping it up on a white card base with some foam tape.

Thanks for visiting and thanks also to the Time Out team who have made me feel so welcome.  Be sure to check out their cards.

Products used:

Stamps:  Lush and Lavish (Penny Black), Calli Letters, Calli Letters Upper (Mama Elephant)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon 
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Wonky Stitched Rectangles (MFT)
Accessories:  Rainstones (PTI)



Anita in France said...

Just beautiful, Karren ... wonderful ombré blending of those gorgeous warm colours ... the drama of the black leaf sprigs against it are fabulous ... so striking! Thanks so much for joining us as our Guest Designer at Time Out! Anita :)

sandie said...

Fabulous sponging and I love the black silhouette elves stamped off the edges of this. I also really like this fon. It has been so good having you as our GD for this challenge, both your cards have been stunning and inspiring for our followers x

Nonni said...

Fantastic card, Karren! Your black stamping looks so dramatic on the sponged strip and the stitched edges are perfect. Thanks so much for being our GD!

Jen Mitchell said...

Bravo to you for stamping those letters absolutely perfectly. They don't look easy to me!

Rosemary said...

wow... that is just gorgeous, karren!! always love your inked backgrounds!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is just so gorgeous Karren... The inking is so beautiful and the black leafy image on top of it and extending to the white background is fantastic. The clear drops add a beautiful finishing touch. It's been wonderful having you with us at TO.