Friday, 11 August 2017

Queen Anne's Lace

Good Morning.
Meet today's card.

I made this one using a very fun technique called Tissue Paper Watercolour.
Please check out the great video my friend 

So I began by re-inkers directly onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water then pressed the tissue paper into the wet ink.  
It is good to have some wrinkles and bumps in it, they add interest.  
I then set it aside to dry.  That's the hard part, the wait.  You could also help it along by drying it with a heat tool but I decided to be patient.
When it was dry, I glued it onto a piece of acetate and let it dry.
** I didn't have any regular acetate on hand but I do own a laminator, so I laminated one of those sheets together and used that.  It was nice and sturdy and great to use!! ** 
I die-cut the flowers from the TH Wildflowers and glued it over the acetate side.
Lastly, I die-cut the Wonky Stitched frame, mounted my piece behind the frame and pop-dotted it onto my plain white card front.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look!!

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges- Bright and Cheerful
CAS on Friday- EXOTIC
Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES
Paper Minutes- SUMMER

Stamps- none
Inks- Re-inkers- Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers (Ranger)
Paper- heavy white (local store); tissue paper
Accessories and Tools- Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle); Wildflowers (TH); laminator; 
laminating sheet; Tombow Mono Aqua glue


  1. Stunning card! Love the tissue paper background, it's sooooo cool! xxx

  2. THAT is a pretty card. Nicely done!

  3. Love this! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! Ciao, Lisa

  4. Marvellous technique and colours. The white die cuts look great and love the idea of the laminator x

  5. love that deep blue, really makes the white flower pop :)

  6. Gorgeous reinker background for your tissue paper background and die cut Queen Anne's Lace my friend. Nice to know laminating sheet instead of acetate sheet worked well too. TFS, Karen. Hugs

  7. LOVE the deep, saturated colours from your re-inkers on tissue paper Karen. So great that you were able to make your own acetate sheet with your laminator!! Thanks for the shout out, dear friend. xx

  8. The white die cut is so pretty against the richly colored tissue paper background! Such a pretty card, my friend!

  9. That is such a beautiful background for the Queen Anne's Lace die.

  10. Brilliant technique and the colours are fabulous, beautiful card Karen, Kate x

  11. Hi Karen ~ This is beyond stunning and the background is perfection! Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~

  12. Gorgeous background, Karen! Thanks too for the tip on the laminator. I do have acetate but I do think this would be sturdy. Great idea. Love the color blending of the inkers you chose as well as your wonderful framing!

  13. Hey, Karen. My friend aussie aNNie recommended that I look at your work for some inspiration. I'm wanting to try some of the Oxide Inks and have ordered a few. Between you, Loll and Bonnie I've seen some really pretty projects. [Bunny]

  14. Gorgeous card and great idea to use the laminator x

  15. Beautiful card Karen, love those rich background colours, Cathy x

  16. Beautiful rich colours! They set off the Queen Anne's Lace perfectly.

  17. The Queen Anne's Lace die cut white flowers look beautiful over that pretty tissue paper and laminated sheet background Karen, and the Wonky Stitches frame suits it perfectly. I love your resourcefulness in using a laminated empty pocket instead of a piece of acetate. I must remember that tip. x

  18. SO VERY Beautiful and something I think even I could attempt????? LOL.

  19. so beautiful! I love Queen Anne's Lace and your use of that die against the reinker background is striking! sigh ...

  20. Beautiful card, I love the colors!! Thanks for showing it for the paperminutes-summer-challenge this week.

  21. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

  22. Amazing card. Great design x