Saturday, 24 January 2015

Friend Tag

My first full week of work after 5 months off has gone by and it's the weekend - yahoo!  After doing laundry this morning, I escaped into my craft room and cranked out five cards.  Four of them are for upcoming DT challenges so you'll see those in due course, but the fifth one was just for fun and to enter a few challenges.

I used the colors from Color Throwdown, the cue word from CASology and the sketch and theme from Just Add Ink to come up with this card.



I know that the friend sentiment isn't necessarily romantic love but I hope it still qualifies at Just Add Ink.

To make my card, I first stenciled some embossing paste over the Tim Holtz Measured Stencil onto both my card base and the blue tag.  I stamped the flower using Rose Red ink stamped off and full strength.  The leaves were stamped using Lucky Limeade.  The friend sentiment was made with a Dymo labeller.



And that's it!  Thanks for visiting.





Products used:

Stamps:  Pretty Peonies (WPlus9)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Rose Red (SU)
Cardstock:  White, Audrey Blue (SSS)
Accessories:  Pretty Peonies dies, Dymo labeller, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles, MFT Stitched Tags, Lil Inkers Anytime Tags, Tim Holtz Measured Stencil, Embossing Paste, twine

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got top honors at Just Add Ink.

21 comments:

Narelle Farrugia said...

As always your card is just gorgeous Karren! I love the look of embossing paste but am too scared to use it! You've combined the challenges perfectly and I'm loving that simple sentiment - it's so striking in black. Thanks for joining us at JAI this week!

Christine Blain said...

Karren, I love the eclectic mix of elements you've used - they go beautifully together! The embossing paste, and Dymo label, are my favourite 'bits'. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. x

Lyn said...

Gorgeous I love the embossing very much and now cannot wait to see more of the cards you created :)

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Joni Andaya said...

So Pretty Karren :)

Patrice said...

Friend definitely qualifies! This is a gorgeous card Karren, but we expect no less from you *smile*. I love that you've mixed it up a bit with the embossing paste and dymo label - very cool. x

laurie said...

What a fun tag..so bright and cheerful!

Hannelie said...

Beautiful detail, and still so fabulously CAS!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Fabulous card karren! That Tim holtz stencil makes quite the statement too! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Nikki Spencer said...

You never disappoint Karren, absolutely love your clean style and using the Dymo labeller is genius..:0) Lovely to have you join in at Just Add Ink.

Vickie Z said...

Love the stenciling, tag, a flower! The sentiment looks great! So glad you played almg with CTD!!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, bright colours and I love the added texture! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Wow!! This is so cute and love how you added the texture over the tag with this wonderful flower and colors.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the texture paste detail on this beautiful tag! Gorgeous use of the throwdown colors!

Rochelle Blok said...

What a bright and beautiful card Karen! The embossing paste on the tag looks fantastic! Loving the mix of all your different elements! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Karren, this is totally sweet, thanks for stopping by my blog!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology this challenge for the FRIENDS cue this week!!!!

KimB said...

I was wondering what you had used for your background Karren! Love how you carried it through to the tag. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Louise Sharp said...

STUNNING! It is without question that I adore that flower and what a clever idea to use the dymo labeller. Thanks for making an extra card this week and playing along to our challenge at Just Add Ink, it's always nice seeing your name pop up. Louise xo

Di Barnes said...

Love your fresh & pretty creation, Karren - great colours, texture & use of the sketch. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.
Inky wishes, Di

Tina said...

Your card is CAS perfection! I love how you've made so few elements look stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Wow I love this pretty card - congrats on the win this week at Just Add Ink.

Trish
JAI Design Team