Tuesday, 25 October 2022

More Circle Fun

Today I have another circle themed card to share, I hope you like it.

This is a one layer card, I masked and inked directly on the card base using distress inks and then went over it with a light grey ink and a circle stencil. Once the mask was removed I stamped the circles and clear heat embossed them to give a bit of interest and shine. The sentiment was also heat embossed.

Simple but quite effective I think.

Thanks everyone for your kind message re my unfortunate accident last week. My bruised wrists are looking very colourful at the moment and are slowly improving. You will be noticing more posts from me because I am unable to do heavy things like gardening at the moment. More time in my craft room is a positive outcome anyway.

I am sharing this at:
Less is More #746 - use a stencil
Cards4guyz #307 - Autumnal colours. I think this card has a very masculine look

Cardstock: White stamping card
Ink: Distress ink
Stamps: Circles by Artemio; Penny Black from the garden (sentiment)
Stencil: AALL & Create #39

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Hilary, sorry to hear that you are still on pain and hope that your wrists will improve more quickly! In the meantime, I'm sure that you will use your time enjoying your craft room! :) This CAS is delicious in its simply design, love the muted colours of the masked zone and the stencilled circles. Those stamped decorative circles are so beautiful, they seem mini-mandalas, so sweet!
Sending my best wishes for a speedy well being!

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous OLC, love the colours you chose for your background and the circles are a perfect addition ♥

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So glad you're improving about the big fall, Hilary!! It'll take a while! Just love your black circles - perfect for a guy!!

brenda said...

These things seem to take so much longer as we get older, but pleased you managed a little craft, I fun circles very pleasing on the eye.

B x

papierelle said...

That looks stunning!!!

Bonnie said...

Very effective, artsy and fun, Hilary!

Leslie Miller said...

Again with the interesting stamps and artistic card design! I like the shadowy effect of the light gray ink on yellow. Your embossed circle medallions have so much dimension I could have thought they were die cuts. I hope you're having fun and not hurting too much.

I Card Everyone said...

Your circles are sure to make someone's heart spin, Hilary! Such a fun design!

GerJanne said...

Hi Hilary,
you once wrote you like my CAS cards. Well, I do like yours too.
This is such a wonderful card with all the circles. Very lovely!

dj said...

Simple yet effective...YES!! Thanks for playing along with our "fall colors" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

stampinwithanita said...

I am sorry to hear about your pain, but your card is wonderful! I love the subtle background circles with the dark circle overlays. Thank you so much for joining us at The Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and gorgeous card, love these colours together

nancy littrell said...

Love your OLC with the softly stenciled background for your more bold black stamped and heat embossed circles, Hilary. Happy to hear you are continuing to heal from your fall. The perfect time to recuperate and create in your craft room:-) Love and hugs...Nancy

Ashwini Rao said...

So sweet! I love that you actually stamped the circles outside the ombre stripe - they look awesome that way! Sweet card. :)

Julie B said...

I agree Hilary, it does have a masculine feel, I thought they were cogs to begin with! Great masking and stencilling too, thanks for sharing at Catrdz4Guyz. :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is a fantastic design, and a great result of your masking, stenciling and heat embossing techniques. Thanks for playing with us at Less Is More.

coldwaters2 said...

I hope that your wrists heal soon Hilary I love this CAS style creation it is very inspirational the striped panel with those circles look very pretty
lolo x

GerJanne said...

Hi Hilary,
Because of my trip to my friend, I gave only a comment on the card, which is very beautiful.
I've read your whole story now. Hope your wrists are less colorful, but you have good reasons now to craft instead os heavy work ;-) Nevertheless, I hope it will be better soon!
(sometimes I'm very surprised of myself, how many words I know in your language, whahahaa)

Greta said...

Absolutely wonderful card, Hilary! Love everything about it! Glad you're improving & can spend time crafting!

perfectly4med said...

A super CAS card - your layering is very effective given it's a one layer card! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Linby said...

A wonderful contemporary design.