Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Go On and Celebrate!

Hi and welcome to another Freshly Made Sketch challenge!  Today, the very clever card artist Cindy Hall is our hostess.  Check out her sketch.

Isn't this fabulous?  It gives us lots of freedom!  

I decided to make a rainbow birthday card.  I used the inspiration from Just Add Ink which is why this is posting a couple of hours earlier than usual - because the linky closes just before Freshly Made Sketches goes live.

For my background, I used translucent embossing paste and a numbers stencil to give a lovely shiny background.  The sentiment is black embossed on white then cut with a square stitched mat. The horizontal panel was made from different colors taped together across the back, then punched with the chevron punch.  The strip at the bottom is an offcut which I thought added to the overall look.

Thanks for visiting.  Check out the rest of the design team samples and leave a special welcome for Kim Singdahlsen, who has agreed to become a permanent member of our little group!

Products used:

Stamps:  Make a Wish (Mama Elephant)
Ink:  Versamark, Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Lucky Limeade, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories:  Chevron Border Punch, Crafters Workshop stencil, Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste, Lil Inkers Stitched Mats die, Wink of Stella


Edited to Add:  This card received an Honorable Mention at Just Add Ink.


Nikki Spencer said...

What a fabulous effect the paste gives Karren. Love your bold design and use of colour. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

KimB said...

Ooh love the effect of the translucent embossing powder on the black Karren. The rainbow chevron border is a such a fabulous feature too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Amy O said...

Wow! This card is perfect for a celebration! I love the shiny stenciled background -- what a cool look.

Linda Callahan said...

Celebrate good cards.....come on! Love the powerful colors against the black and the shiny embossing paste is terrific in the background!

Christine Blain said...

Oh, wow! What glorious details you've included on this card, Karren! I love everything about it. So glad you could join us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Anonymous said...

I like the rainbow colours against the black background. I'm also a fan of the stitching. Chantell JAI

Stamping with Karlie said...

This is an awesome card :)

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, this is colorful and shiny in all the right places and just downright amazing!

Jen Brum said...

Super fun Karren! Love how those colours look against the black background! Love the chevrons and the fun sentiment! So cute!

Stampingcountry said...

Cute Card! Your black really highlights your focal point.

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW,Karren!! I adore this card! The shiny background,the black,the bright colors...amazing!!