Saturday, December 08, 2018

Twelve Quick Artsy Cards

Hi everyone.  A reminder for the CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Thank You is only running for two weeks this month.



There's just one more week to play along before it closes.

I'm sharing the twelve thank you cards I sent to my wonderful Guest Designers of my Christmas Tag event.  They were fun and easy to make.  I started by making six large backgrounds using stencil monoprint technique with Brushos.  Once the backgrounds were dry, I cut them in two equal pieces, creating my twelve card fronts.  I pulled out several silhouette stamps and started stamping the card fronts with Black ink.  I used white embossing on black card stock for the banner sentiments.  The front card panels were popped up on foam to add a bit of dimension over the card base which had been splattered with diluted black acrylic paint.

Above are two cards made from the same background.  Below are the remaining 10 cards, again grouped in twos with each set using one background cut in half.  Hope you like them!












Challenges:
CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Thank you

27 comments:

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! Don't think I ever did 12 cards that fast but love the look of these. Your backgrounds are superb and perfect for a silhouette. Love the splatter on the card base too.

Susan said...

What a gorgeous batch of cards!! I love them all - great colour combinations of brushos, great silhouette images!

BożenA said...

All cards are amazing! I love both those that have intense background colors and those that are delicate. A great set of cards for friends. And I'm sure that every friend of yours also wants to thank you for your wonderful friendship and big heart.
Hugs,
BożenA

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful backgrounds Loll, I also love the intense colours with the black silhouettes. I loved mine and I'm sure everyone else die :)

Linda said...

These are all fabulous ..... I loved mine!
The colour combos for the backgrounds look amazing. No matter what colours of Brusho you put together the results are always stunning. The black stamping and the message banners are such a striking contrast too. I'm sure each one was well received xx

nancy littrell said...

You are amazing, Loll. I am the proud owner of one of your cards and loved it!! I had no idea you made 12 of these beauties. Such a fun artsy project. TFS my friend and for asking me to play along on all 5 of your tag events:-) Love and Hugs, Nancy

Cathy said...

Wonderful set of cards Loll, love the backgrounds and such a great way to feature the silhouettes, Cathy x

Liz said...

Super set of cards, Loll, the beautiful backgrounds are perfect for the silhouette images. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Oh my, what an array of fabulous and artsy stencil monoprint cards! Gorgeous effects and colors for all of them. Even though you used the black silhouette, the black spatters, and the striking b/w sentiment strip, there's still something elegant about the cards. I think that's the "Loll-ness"!
Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

These cards are just soooo gorgeous Loll, great backgrounds and perfect for the black silhouettes... very very effective (and quick!!)

Barb Ghig said...

So gorgeous, Loll! I'll bet they look even more amazing in person! Your recipients must be thrilled to have them :)

Judith Jarvis said...

Love all of them...so simple and stylish :-)

Jeanne said...

Lucky helpers! These cards are gorgeous, Loll. The backgrounds are so beautiful and the images just pop! Wow!!

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...these are all GORGEOUS Loll and glad to say that I have one of them! (It's been sitting on my desk for quite awhile now to inspire me and I just love the pinks and oranges that are in mine...one of my favorite color combo's!!) I had no idea that you had made 12 of these either, but I can see how it would have been a quick process (although it sure doesn't look like it!!). All 12 are absolutely BEAUTIFUL and I'm glad you shared this post...wonderful to see them all lined up together!! :0)

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous backgrounds, Loll ... love how you've let them be the stars of the show by using the simple silhouette images over them! Yep, beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

Every one of these is just eye-popping gorgeous, Lolly! I can't wait to own one, any one, because I love them all! Thank you for the inspiration!! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Dolly

Bonnie said...

Even prettier in person if that it possible! I've sure been enjoying mine! Thanks, sweet and talented friend.

Trina P. said...

A fantastic display of stencil monoprint, Loll, wonderful backgrounds for all the beautiful silhouettes. xx

Emma watson said...

Thanks for this lovely post! All 12 are absolutely BEAUTIFUL and I'm glad you shared this post...wonderful to see them all lined up together!!

Karen D. said...

LOVE these mf....all so wonderfully done!! wow.
xx Karen

Brenda in IN said...

These are lovely and what a great idea to cut the background and make two cards at once. I love the backgrounds on every one and the beautiful silhouettes.

Mac Mable said...

I so loved mine....The thistle was a great nod to Scotland, where I live x The colours are so pretty and I love the technique.
I shall treasure my card Loll and 'Thank You' for being so kind x

scrappymo! said...

You are amazing! These all look so good. Your backgrounds are beautiful!

Maxine D said...

Wow Loll, these are so beautiful - love the lot of them, and each one is unique
Blessings
Maxine

Ina G said...

Simple beautiful cas cards Loll. Love the amazing variety you produced and off course there is a 'thistle'. Couldn't NOT see that one. Lucky Mac!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! fantastic collection!

Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous set of cards, Loll!