Saturday, 31 May 2014

Striped Birthday

I had the chance to do a bit of stamping today, so I decided to make a card for a few challenges.  This is for Friday Mashup's challenge to use stripes, the watercolor challenge at Just Add Ink and uses the colors from ColourMe.


To make my main panel, I took the Wide Stripes Background stamp and colored each strip in different colors (Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar).  Before I stamped them, I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped onto watercolor paper.  Once the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment in Wild Wasabi.  

I layered the panel onto a 5" square Baked Brown Sugar base and adhered tiny strips of Wild Wasabi down each side of the watercolored panel.  

I cut some stars out of Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Baked Brown Sugar and placed them at the top right and bottom left of the center panel.  The inside matches the front.




Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Handwritten Borders, Wide Stripes Background (SSS)
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Wild Wasabi, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Accessories:  Verve Starry Die

Cheers
Karren

10 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Super fun!!

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Such a fab technique you've used and just perfect for the water colouring challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

Trish
JAI Design Team

inkeverywhere said...

Great masculine card - and a very versatile layout. Thank you for sharing the technique too. Chantell JAI

Narelle Farrugia said...

You're so clever Karren - I'm loving these water coloured stripes. You seriously are the technique Queen!

Christine Blain said...

Wow - this is AWESOME!! Great use of colour, and I love your 'take' on our watercolouring challenge, Karren. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

KimB said...

I love the ripply edges on your stripes Karren it adds so much texture. Thanks for playing along with Just Add Ink this week.

Lisa said...

Love those bold stripes, they look fantastic!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Patrice said...

Karren this is such a great card - love the rippled edges of your watercolouring. So glad you could join the challenge fun at Just Add Ink this week.

Tina said...

Very cool effect with the stripes - a technique I really need to try. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

Lynda Day said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing with the Friday Mashup!