Sunday, October 2, 2016

Celebrate with a Big Flower

Yesterday was World Cardmaking Day. Hope you took time to play. I made a card, but I practically had to force myself.  Sad, huh? There were so many other things I should/could have done... (Aren't there always?) Even sitting in my craft space I was tempted to work on things that were "on my list". But I decided to just play. Then, as is often the case, I was overwhelmed and didn't know where to start. Eventually I tried the Ghosting/Monoprinting Technique that the fabulous Loll used here for the new CAS Mix Up October Challenge.

Stamps: Altenew (sentiment), Stampin' Up (border)
Other: Stencil (Folk Art), gold splatters (LuminArte)

I applied several different Distress Inks on a panel of Bristol paper. Then I got worried that it might not even work for that technique but as you can see it did just fine. I spritzed a NBUS stencil from Folk Art with water and laid it on the panel. After lifting it off I dabbed it with a paper towel. There was no need to wait, the ink reacted immediately with the water. I cut around the blossom, spritzed it with gold. The border is from a very, very old Stampin' Up set (it says 1995 on it) and is gold embossed. The label sentiment is from Altenew. Didn't add anything else to keep it CAS.
Love this technique and want to try it with other stencils!

Challenges (click on the links for more information and lots of inspiration):

CAS Mix Up October Challenge
My choice is heat embossing and/or splattering

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Inkspirational #118 "Glamour"
Isn't this big rose with the gold splatters glamorous?

Thanks for stopping by and be well,


  1. Well, you ended up with a gorgeous card, Susanne! Glad you didn't work on your to-do list--haha!

  2. Beautiful card Susanne. Distress inks are the best for getting good ghosting results ... and it shows with your beautiful blossom. Love the splatters of gold and your gold embossed edging. Awesome design. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  3. Wow, love this bold and beautiful design, Susanne! So CAS and prefect! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  4. Your ghosting monoprint flower turned out beautifully Susanne. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  5. That ghosting technique worked beautifully with this big, bold flower, Susanne! Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Ich war jetzt kurzfristig sprachlos, wow sieht das super aus. Die Technik habe ich leider nicht ganz verstanden (My english is not the yellow from the egg, but it goes! ... *kaputtlach*). Aber egal, es sieht super aus.
    LG Gundi

  7. Definitely glamorous! Super Technik! Wie - Du musstest Dich zwingen 'ne Karte zu machen??? Ich muss mich immer zwingen was anderes zu machen....Jetzt hab' ich wieder ein bischen mehr Zeit - mein Besuch der wochenlang da war ist vorruebergehend weg.

  8. Very gorgeous CAS Card Susanne ! Your stencil is so effective with this technique ! And I love your border no matter the old age of the stamp ! This technique is phenomenal, I have to give it a try ! Thanks for sharing and for the video link !
    Izzy Scrap

  9. A wonderfully glamorous card!! Love it! Thanks for joining us over at Inkspirational!

  10. Wie auch immer du das gemacht hast - es sieht super aus!!!
    Ganz liebe Grüsse Elisabeth

  11. Bold and beautiful, Susanne ... with a fab sense of glitz and glamour! So happy you got to craft, even under protest (tee hee ... I can so relate!) ... you created such loveliness! Hugs, Anita :)

  12. Wow. Big is indeed beautiful. I love this card. What a statement it makes. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. Wowzers, Susanne!!! So beautiful - am I ever glad you stuck to it... LOve that big bold bloom, and thanks for the extra photo showing the glitz!!! I wish the little border wasn't so old - hmmm, maybe I have it!!! Ha! xx

  14. Guess who: the Queen of Late, finally getting around to adding 'words' to your fabulous creations! I hear you about feeling 'overwhelmed' in the creativity department! I have so many 'want to do' ideas floating around, but when it comes down to the 'action plan,' I wind up doing nothing or deviating to something entirely different. We won't even discuss my escalating NBUS pile (obviously I have an obsession *grin*). Your bloom: stunning and, indeed, glamourous! Love it! Hope you're doing okay; you're in my thoughts often, sweet friend!

  15. Oh WOW Susanne! What a marvellous, big, bold, beautiful bloom that is and I love the glitz and glamour of it! Thank you for your visit to my blog today, it is so appreciated, especially at the moment when I feel so low! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic


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