Thursday, May 8, 2014

Damask Blue Love




Hi friends!  When I was making this card, I was in the mood to get back to my stamping roots and get inky. So I pulled out my stamps from Classy Cards 'n Such and put this together.

I started by very lightly sponging some medium blue ink over the Texture Mesh stencil onto white cardstock. Then I stamped the Worn Rose Branch (Impression Obsession) right over the stenciled area. Using a dark blue ink, I stamped the sentiment from the With Love set (Stampavie) at the bottom. This piece was matted with a blue cardstock, and I used the Curled Corner Technique from Technique Junkies to give it a little dimension.

Next, I stamped the Damask Cover-a-Card background (Impression Obsession) onto white cardstock using the Mega Mount tool. This is invaluable for helping you to stamp with your larger stamps like backgrounds. I adhered this background to a blue card base and then I glued the rose branch piece to my card.

Sometimes a gal just has to play with her stamps, and that's exactly what I did. I love how the rose branch looks with the faded stencil-work in the background, and that Damask background looks so rich and elegant.  You can purchase these stamps and stencils at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #131 - Anything Goes
eclectic paperie - Get Stenciled
Hobbybook Blog - Add a Sentiment
Craft-Room Challenge - Roses and Romance

12 comments:

Karen Letchworth said...

What a gorgeous card, Holly. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing with us. You do such lovely work. I love seeing your cards.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

toni said...

Oooooo such an elegant card! Beautiful stamping over that subtle stencilling, and in the background . Just using shades of blue on white has given this card a very classy and fresh look. Great work ! thank you for entering this into the ePlay stencil it challenge! Good luck ! Toni xx

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart and good luck x

Zoe Sanderson said...

A very classy card, love the blue tones and that little curled corner just sets it all off. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Julia Aston said...

Ah - that texture mesh stencil looks super behind your pretty blue stampings! what a lovely card! thank you for joining in on the ePlay challenge!

Amber Milone said...

So pretty! I love the monochromatic theme and your stencil technique. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room.

Debi said...

beautifully elegant and romantic, love the blue and white colour combo, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful design, lovely card.

Thank you for sharing you creativity at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

Sarah Cope said...

I love the elegance of this card, thank you for sharing it with us for the Hobbybook Designer Challenge :)

Sue Lelli said...

Beautiful card! LOVE how you stenciled the BG! THX for playing with our ePlay Challenge at eclectic Paperie!

Micki said...

Uhh this is gorgeous. Love the blue/white color theme and the stenciled background is the perfect accent. Thanks so much for playing along in our May ePlay Challenge!

Erin Smetak said...

I absolutely LOVE your card! I love the way you used your stencil, and the stamp over it is perfect! Your card is gorgeous!!!! Thank you SO much for playing in the ePlay stencil challenge!!!!