Carnations for Mother's Day

Another inky card to share ... this time using worn lipstick with a touch of milled lavender distress inks sponged through an art stencil to create my abstract background before over stamping the carnations in black, adding colour to the flowers with a water brush again with DIs.

Some of the colour block edges were masked so I could stamp just small parts of the carnations in a lighter grey ink before drawing around each block with a fine tip marker pen to make the whole design pop.  My stamped sentiment fitted perfectly too.  The background panel was cut down slightly with a deckle edge to fit my card base, again edged in marker pen.

I've used - 13.5 cm sq card blank; Claritystamp abstract squares art stencil; Claritystamp carnation stamp; Distress Inks; mag freebie sentiment stamps

I'm playing along this week with The Paper Players: PP384 - A Colour Challenge - any shade of pink

Thank you for visiting - I'd love you to leave a comment if you have time - Steph x


  1. WOW this is stunning Steph, beautiful design Emma

  2. I love the stencilled background. It's very dramatic and a great backdrop for that lovely carnation. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  3. Steph, I love your stencilled background and that fabulous flower. Your placement of the sentiment was genius! so glad you joined us at the paper Players this week

  4. Your background is awesome...such a creative and pretty card! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!


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