Thursday, 12 December 2019

Leafy Birthday

Hi and welcome.  Here's the latest sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches team where our hostess this week is Narelle Farrugia.
I am in need of a birthday card for DH, whose birthday is on Christmas Eve.

To make this card, I blended some distres inks onto a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I then added a stencil and went over again, using slightly more pressure.  Finally I added some flicks of water and die-cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.

The leaves were die-cut from black cardstock and then flicked with Antiqued Bronze Mica Spray and white gouache before being set aside to dry.  I then stamped and die-cut the sentiment.

The card was easy to put together and makes for a nice masculine card.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the rest of the DT as they have some gorgeous cards as always.

Products used:

Stamps:  KIS Birthday (PTI)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks
Cardstock:  White, Black, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT), Skeleton Leaves (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  White Gouache, Antiqued Bronze Mica Spray (Tim Holtz), Scribble Script Stencil (Donna Downey)



Cécile RIBON said...

Wow, Karren! What a beautiful birthday card. I'm jealous of your talent to create the most amazing backgrounds.

Christine Kiehl said...

Beautiful. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Dawn T said...

A very pretty card Karren.

Judy Rozema said...

The background is so cool! I love the sparkle on the leaves too. What an awesome birthday card. And congratulations to your son on his Interior Design diploma!

Barb Ghig said...

Your hubby is going to love this card, Karren! The leaves are a perfect element for a masculine card and your stenciled background is fabulous! Another really cool take on the sketch :)

Jen Brum said...

This is such a gorgeous card Karren! Your husband is going to love it. Love those leaves! They are fantastic and that background is perfect! You nailed it!!!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Beautiful card! I love the bits of sparkles on the leaves and that background stencil. (I bought that stencil a while ago because of your enabling super powers)!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Fabulous card, Karren. Your background is fantastic and a reminder to me to stencil over an inked background for the gorgeous tone on tone look you have acheived here.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Happy birthday to your husband!He is going to love this card as much as I do!