Saturday, 12 November 2016

Stencilled Fall Florals

How are you? I mean really, how ARE you? It's that time of year when it's dark and cold and gloomy and don't even get me started on world events, I mean 2016 has been the year of so many strange and scary things. But let's not go there. Instead, I made a card for my lovely colleague who went above and beyond to help me a while ago when my key card just decided to stop working. Nothing like turning up to work hours before anyone else and realising you can't get in anywhere. On a day when your only other early bird colleague is on a trip out of town. Anyhow, I thought a little thanks would be in place and a good excuse to make a card.

I was inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch and the colours over at Color Throwdown. I'm also linking up over at AAA Cards where the theme is Thanks/Thankful, CAS Mixup where the theme is Stamping+Masking+Your choice (die cutting in my case) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Thanks/Thankful. 

I started by inking through the lovely Fall Floral Trio stencil which has been patiently waiting around for a few weeks on my crafting desk. After finishing the flowers I added a bit of dots using the Dots All Over stencil. Then I inked a piece of scrap card using the orange, pink and red Distress ink and die cut the Thanks using the CUTplorations Thanks Word die. Last I stamped the other part of the sentiment (from Bloom Sketches) and added some orange Distress Stickles to the die cut for a finishing touch.

Card: 250 gsm white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Stencil: ARTplorations Fall Floral Trio, Dots All Over
Other: CUTplorations Thanks Word die, Ranger Distress Stickles Glitter Spices Marmalade 


sandie said...

Beautiful stencilling and love how you mixed up the colours. I am sure you work colleague will love this. Thanks for joining AAA

Lin said...

Your card works so nicely for all of these challenges, and we're glad you're playing along with us, too! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Loll said...

Beautiful colours for your stenciling Karola. I bet your friend from work really appreciated getting this lovely thank you. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Bonnie said...

This is so bright and pretty, Karola! I love how you've used these colors! Thanks again for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Vickie Z said...

Lovely card! So perfect to give to your friend who "saved the day"! So glad you joined us at CTD!

Susan said...

Lovely colour combination and design! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.