Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ideas Quote on Sea Green Card

Hi Dreamers!
Happy Tuesday!  What, Tuesday is not a day to celebrate !!  Sure it is!  We should celebrate everyday as a precious gift.  So, Happy Tuesday.  And on this lovely day, I have a pretty sea green colored card to share with you.  I made the background for this card using my new mono printing Plate from Blockheads Paper Arts.  This is really a fun new toy!  I made a stack of background pieces and used one of them on this card.

Materials List:
Stamps: Idea Quote and Grunge It Up from Blockheads Stamps
Coffee Archival Ranger
Black Soot Distress Ink
mono printing Plate
Mini Damask Crafters Workshop Template
Acrylic Paints
Cardstock: sea green, dark brown, and white
Spellbinders die


  • Make the background using the mono printing Plate.  Here is a video with some tips
  • Use the Damask Template on the Gelli Plate
  • When paint is dry, trim the background

  • Stamp the floral stamp on the background with Coffee ink.
  • Layer with brown CS on a sea green card base.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Black soot ink
  • Cut with die and layer with brown CS
  • Add Ribbon and Rhinestones

  • On the inside, add a strip of the background 
  • Stamp the floral image

Some super fun Challenges:
365 Cards: tone on tone background
Artistic Inspirations Crafts: anything goes
Paper Take Weekly: pick of the year  ---my pick is July 24-Make your own--I made my own background paper
Tuesday Taggers: Lucky dip pick four---ribbon, sentiment, distressing, die cut
Simon Says stamp: Favorite--making my own backgrounds

Some tips on using the mono printing plate: make sure that you don't apply the paint too thickly.  I achieved the best results with two layers.  Have fun, this is a great addition to my craft tools.  Hope you have a great day!  Love ya.


  1. really love the texture and sutble colourson this. Thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

  2. Absolutely beautiful, Karen!

    Love those colours and the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at TioT!

    Claudia x

  3. This is stunning!!! I LOVE the gorgeous colors and textures that you've created! That sentiment is just beautiful, too! Please join me this month at Technique Tuesday for our Faux Tile challenge and happy holidays! :)

  4. Thats a wonderful tone on tone stamping. Its an elegant card. Thanks for playing along @ 365 cards this week.

  5. I'm glad to find someone else loving the Gelli plate! I have recently got one and an looking forward to playing with it some more. Your card is lovely and however you create your background - it worked! Thanks for joining us at TioT! Alexa x

  6. Congratulations on your win at TIOT - and I'm so happy you did... I'm not sure how I came to miss this, and it's so beautiful - one of my all time favourites of yours!
    Alison x


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