Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Beautiful Moments- The Flower Challenge

Morning.
I have to say that I am having a blast playing with the new Distress Oxide inks.  They layer so nicely and I honestly just love to play around and see what I can come up with.

It's also time for another challenge at 


Easy right?
So onto the card I created for the challenge.

Some of you may have seen this technique I came up with called Swipe Your Credit card
That was my starting point for this card.
So I rubbed my Oxide ink pad directly onto my non-stick craft sheet, sprayed with a bit of water and dipped in my credit card edge, then I pulled the ink down my card front.  I started with the yellow first, moved onto the green on the outside edge then the red in the center.
* I use a heavy weight cardstock that I get from a local store.  I find the ink will sit on the surface 
instead of soaking into the paper and is easier to pull over the surface * 

Next, I rubbed the surface with a non-stick pad, stamped the wildflowers with Versamark ink then white heat embossed.  I stamped the sentiment with black Memento and clear heat embossed to help it pop against the colourful bkg.
I randomly stamped the graffiti to add more interest to my background.
To finish off my card, I used the edge of my credit card dipped in white paint to make the little detail lines. I repeated that process with the black ink as well.


Please come and play along with us.
Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Also adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Make My Monday- SUMMER BRIGHTS
Crafty Cardmakers- TIC TAC TOE
(I did summer, stamp, embossing)
A Bit More Time To Craft- ANYTHING GOES
Yes Virginia- SHARE YOUR SUMMER CREATIONS

Supplies
Stamps- Insightful Meadows (Unity); Graffiti (Kaisercraft); sentiment-Blue Bay (Kaisercraft)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Versamark; Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber,
Fired Brick Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy weight cs (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; credit card; white and clear eb powder; heat tool; non-stick pad; 
white acrylic paint

33 comments:

Pat said...

What a great technique Karen and the oxide ink colours are just that bit softer than the normal DI's. I love the black and white lines using the edge of the card too and the grafitti in the background works beautifully. x

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card. Love the Oxide background and the credit card technique. I need to give that a try.

nancy littrell said...

Your Swipe your Credit Card Technique turned out beautifully, Karen. Love how you added your white and black lines. Added a wonderful geometric look to your background. Your heat embossed wildflowers and sentiment really stand out from your background. Love every detail my friend. I agree..the DOX are awesome. I can't wait to get my pre-ordered new colors :-) Happy Stamping my friend. Hugs..

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful design and I love the credit card background design.

marilyn said...

Love your card & background....Still not sold on the chalky/matte finish of these inks though. Seem sort of dull...but maybe I need to work harder on jazzing it up a bit!

Nancy Stislow said...

Karen, I just love the way you combine stamps and color to come up with these magnificent card! This one is no exception. You use stamp combinations I would never think to use. Thanks too for always describing your process. This looks so fun to do!

Bonnie said...

A beautiful background for these sweet flowers, Karen! A great reminder that I got that set in our last holiday round about shopping trip. I need to get it out and ink it up!

KarinsArtScrap said...

great background and a beautiful card Karen
Gr Karin

Aquarius said...

Wow, another fabulous card - you are right the Oxide inks seem to have so much potential. Thanks for the tip about using heavy card in place of watercolour paper for a different result.

Loll said...

Beautiful example of the Swipe Credit Card technique, Karen. Love the pretty colours. DOX inks are so much fun to play with! :) xx

Brawny said...

Great card. Fab design x

Christine Alexander said...

Stunning background, I love your swipe technique with the Distress oxides. I also love all the stamping elements. Awesome card

Craftychris said...

Awesome background technique! Fab stamping too - together they make a really cool card! xxx

Lin said...

How summery, Karen - I have to try your credit card swiping technique!!

Lin said...

Ooops, me again! I get to comment again to tell you thanks for sharing this beauty with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Emma Trenouth said...

Gorgeous card, love the background. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Emma

Mac Mable said...

So artsy, love the background colours and technique. Love how you put all the elements together to produce such amazing cards x Thank you for the inspiration x

Cara said...

This is such a striking card, fabulous x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! Fantastic technique, love the amazing designs you get with it, like in this fabulous background, your flowers just pop beautifully.
Very artistic indeed.
Hugs,
Maria.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is cool! Sort of a cross between a wild field of flowers and an urban landscape.

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS! love the colours and the design, so clever.
Faith
x

Lisa Howard said...

Wow! That's a great technique. Thank you for sharing. Your card is fabulous.

Susan said...

Wonderful job with your technique - need to try that one of these days! Gorgeous card - love the white embossed flowers and the bit of white paint. Great mixed media!

Ruth said...

Another stunner with this technique - something else I need to get round to trying - and I also need to get some of my hands on some distress oxides. All in due course! I love the colours and the detail from those embossed flowers. xx

Cheryl S. said...

Your credit card technique cards are wonderful. Would this technique work with any other ink besides DOX? I keep saying I am not buying any new products for awhile -lol. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.

Maike from Maikreations said...

Such a great graphic card!!! I really love the colour combination you have chosen! Thank you for joining our "Tic Tac Toe" challenge over at the crafty cardmakers! Have a great day and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Love the background. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see your inspiring art work back here again soon. Judy DT

Viv said...

Wow Karen, you have made such a beautiful card here.Great colour combo and love the white embossed flowers and super pretty background too ;) hugs Viv xx

Francie G. said...

Beautiful!

TaeEun said...

Oh! I love your background! I tried that swipe the credit card technique and it was much easier than I expected! Thank you for sharing your talent with us, Karen :)!!!

Josephine said...

So beautiful! That inked background is so lovely, I'm having to fight my resolve not to buy any of those ink pads ...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Daria said...

I love your credit-card swipe technique using Distress Oxide inks. This one is a bit different than the original ones, and it's cool to see it used in a different way. TFS.

Melissa Edwards said...

I love this card! I am a bit confused though. Do you drag the short or long edge of the card through the paint. Also, how many times did you have to swipe it on the card to get all the way down the side of the card with each color? Am I describing it correctly? Thank you so much for sharing this great technique. (I must be doing something wrong! TeHe!)