Thursday, September 15, 2011

Harmony parallel with nature

I was very happy to see that my Just Because card was picked as one of the Fab 4 at The Play Date Cafe! Thank you for all the comments on my card.

This card is for the Lily Pad Resist challenge. Resist is one of my favourite techniques and you can use it for so many different things, here I used it to create a frame around a stamped scene.

The photo frame was white embossed on glossy cardstock and then the scene was stamped using dye inks. The embossed frame resists the ink. The scene was coloured with blue dye inks, using a Stylus Tool, starting with the lighter inks and gradually building up colour. Mist was added with white pigment ink. I stamped the rowing boat before colouring and should have stamped it with darker blue ink, because it ended up looking a bit ghost-like. The second panel is a watercolour piece with Perfect Pearls and stamped with a swirl stamp. The background Core’dinations cardstock was embossed and sanded to reveal the inner core.

Thank you so much for looking!

Supplies: Stampscapes stamps: Lakeside Cove Lg. 049G, Boating Fishermen 093B, Cloud with Rising Moon 197E, Cattails 016B, sentiment; Studio Calico photo frame stamp; Hero Arts Magical background CG211; Ranger Archival Cobalt ink; Adirondack: Aqua, Stonewashed, Denim; Memento: Danube Blue; Colorbox Frost White; Core’dinations cardstock; trim; cheese cloth.


  1. Your cards are stunning. Will be back for sure!

  2. Another beautiful scene Anna-Karin! Love it!

  3. Oh my goodness, I'm absolutely mesmerized by this glorious card design. Gorgeous! I'm so glad you joined the resist challenge at Lily Pad Cards!

  4. Wow, this is gorgeous art, Anna-Karin!


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