Thursday, 8 June 2017

A Quickie!

Hello and Welcome

Here's a very quick card I made as I've not had a lot of time for crafting over the past week or two.

I began by stencilling the background with Distress ink through sequin waste.

The Flower and leaves are from an Artemio set which I stamped with Archival ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I coloured with pencils and fussy cut the flower and leaves.  I added a little gold gel pen to the flower and scribbled a border round the card.

I would like to join in the challenge at
Moving Along With the Times #47
Wet and/or Dry Embossing




44 comments:

Liz said...

Lovely card, Barb, I love the subtle stencilled background and the beautiful embossed flower. xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Barb, a lovely background and striking flower - a super quick card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Cara said...

Love the stencilled background on this super card. I hope you manage to squeeze in a little more crafting soon x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Barb, I love the background you've created and the flower you've used too.

Sue xx

Aquarius said...

Great background and the scribbled border shows up the flower nicely and 'finishes off' the whole card. Had to smile at a recent comment from you - yes I'm still being tempted by the magazine section in the supermarket and/or newsagent.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful stenciled background, love its shadow look and the stunning flower!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous flower and a lovely card.

Kath x

Carol L said...

I love the soft stenciled background with that big bold flower! NJ!

Mrs A. said...

Striking flower and I love your scribbled border. Hugs Mrs A.

Babs Watson said...

A fabulous stencilled background and your black flowers look beautiful against it.

Hugs Babs x

Wendy L said...

Beautiful embossed flower, lovely card, thanks for joining us at Moving Along With The Times.

Veerle said...

Love this background Barb, looks very pretty.
Hugs Veerle xx

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Barb, I love your pretty stencilled background.
Janice x

meg said...

Your beautiful flower sits so well on the stencilled background, a beautiful card

Cobnut Crafter said...

It may have been a quick card but wouldn't have known it if you hadn't said! Love the glossy heat embossed flower such a nice contrast to the subtle background. Anne x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi there Barb, a striking card simple and yet effective. I am just the same not much time craft xx

SARN said...

Absolutely superb xxx

Di said...

Love this card Barb! Miss seeing you blogging as much.

Hugs

Di xx

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful card,Barb.Great design and a pretty flower.Have a nice weekend.

Gr,Sylvia x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The subtle background makes that beautiful flower really pop. love it.
Lorraine

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Barb, how beautiful, it's a lovely design with the super background and gorgeous flower, Kate x

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Moving Along with the Times.
~DT Janis

Linby said...

Beautifully CAS - love the stencilling gives it that certain edge.

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a very brilliant and wonderful card.
Love the background, and that flower is a gorgeous colour and beautifully created.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

Hi Barb, love the stencil background and the flower design and color.

Hugs Diane

AlisonC said...

I think I should challenge myself to make quick cards sometimes. I can spend a stupidly long time on some of them! Your background is very pretty and sets of your flower. It's an usual dark colour but looks sparkly and special.

hazel said...

This is a beautiful card Barb.
xxx Hazel.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How sweet! I like the scribbled border. I must remember to do that more.

Aquarius said...

Hello There
There was originally a page on Crafter's Companion giving details of plates to use with the 3d folders but it seems to have disappeared. In the Gemini you use the normal base plate and the thinner plate with folder and paper in between (this is leaving out the thicker main cutting plate - for cutting the three plates are used). This should work with the E-bosser I think because there is a thin plate there if I remember rightly. Big Shot plus should work with this same thin plate and the normal embossing platform set up. Don't know about Cuttlebug because I've never used one but maybe a plate, folder and some card used as shim to get the height needed, leaving out the cutting plate. Hope this makes sense - couldn't fine an email for you to send a detailed reply.

Sue said...

This is a gorgeous card Barb! huggles Sue xx

Claire said...

Hello there Barb, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving really kind comments, I've come for a visit to your blog :)
I love your card and using sequin waste is genius and gives a great effect, I also like your free hand border and the one corner that you've rounded off x

Mia said...

A quick but so lovely card!

Gerrina said...

Such a great flower; super colours and a background that really let it pop! Have a good week!

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Barb - love the contrast between the background and the flowers
Blessings
Maxine

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Barb, just doing my 'rounds' of commenting and this is just beautiful. Love the background effect, very clever...gorgeous card.xx [aNNie]

KandA said...

Fabulous card Barb, love the super flower against the stencilled background and scribbled border xx

rachel said...

great stencilling barb - and I love that flower. Brilliant xx

Craft buddy said...

I love this, it's a great card, great techniques, lovely card for our embossing challenge x Jessie

Pat said...

This is very pretty Barb and I love the contrast between the dark flowers and the light background, and the stencilling looks great in the background too as does that scribbled border. x

Donna said...

Wow, this flower is stunning and your stenciling is fabulous the way it fades. I somehow missed your blog Barb when I was catching up from vacation, so much fun to see 3 new cards to me today!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

A quickie, but a beauty! Quirky and fun! Love it my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Greta said...

Very creative--love the use of the gold gel pen & your doodled frame is amazing, Barb! PS--cannot imagine a skunk running through the house! I about lost it when I saw that one in the yard about 20 ft from the sliding glass doors--haha!

Angela Radford said...

You have been so busy since I was last here and what gorgeous results. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Donna said...

Love this. The background, your border drawn by hand... love this look you've achieved, Barb.
xxx