Thursday, 29 May 2014

Happy Tag

Hi and welcome back for another Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.  This week the fabulous and talented Jennifer Timko has given us this fantastic sketch.



How versatile is this sketch???

I decided to do a bit of watercoloring with my card this week and came up with this (I flipped the sketch):



The card base is stenciled with translucent embossing paste to add a bit of interest.  To color the tag, I smeared some Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit on my craft mat then spritzed with water.  I laid the die-cut watercolor paper into the inky mess and pressed down.  Once the tag dried, I embossed the word "happy" using Pool Party EP then stamped "birthday" using Memento Tuxedo Black.

I cut the little tag hole using Coastal Cabana and tied some Pool Party seam binding ribbon around it.

This card uses the colors from Fab Friday and the tag theme from Seize the Birthday.

If you haven't checked out the divine inspiration from the FMS design team, head on over there now!

Thanks for looking.




Products used:

Stamps:  The Big, the Bold and the Happy (W&W)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit, Versamark
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Watercolor
Accessories:  Pool Party EP, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil, Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste, Lil Inkers Tag Die

Edited to Add:  This card was one of the Fab Five.

14 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

So many beautiful techniques on that tag! Love it!

Jen Brum said...

Wow! This card is so fabulous Karren! I love the texture of the embossing paste and the colours on that tag! Super fun!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a FABULOUS card Karren :)

Jen said...

Ooh, I love how you did the watercoloring on the tag. It sounds so easy and looks so fantastic!

Lesley Croghan said...

SO trendy and love the colours! Fabby my friend!

Cindy Hall said...

I love the look of the clear embossing paste, and your technique of the watercoloring on the tag is amazing! This is such a gorgeous card!

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW,Karren!! Love how you flipped the Sketch and used a Tag!! Beautiful colors!!!

Amy O said...

I love your watercoloring, and now I'm going to have to try that technique. Beautifully done, Karren!

OttawaMom said...

Awesome tag and great background! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Love the stencilling, love the water coloured tag and I love the embossed sentiment - fab card Karren!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Ohhhh LOVELY Tag!!

Janet Zeppa said...

Love how you used the clear embossing paste!
So glad you played along with us at Seize the Birthday!

Brian King said...

What a beautiful combination of challenges, Karren! Your watercoloring is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the FabFri color challenge!

Amanda Mertz said...

What a great look you got with the inks and watercolor paper! Who wouldn't want to receive this beauty on their birthday?!?! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!