Sunday, 28 June 2015

Many Thanks

Today's card is my last post as guest designer at The Paper Players.  The last six months have been fun with a wide array of wonderful challenges and this card is to thank the team for making me feel so welcome.  This challenge comes to us from Nance and she has a sketch challenge that's right up my alley:


Is this not one fabulous sketch?  For my card, I used some new goodies that just arrived this week - new colors from Simon Says Stamp and a new set designed by WP9.


I started by cutting a stitched circle and white-embossing my sentiment.  I then placed it on the card base and drew a light pencil line around the circle so I knew where to stamp my flowers.

I only used the outline image from this builder set and stamped them in some of the new SSS colors - Duckling, Melon, Sunkist and Hollyhock.  I then stamped a few dots in Jellybean to tie the flowers together.

The banners were sponged in Jellybean and Melon inks before being die-cut.  Some silver thread was dropped behind the circle and some enamel dots added before calling my card done.


The design team have created some wonderful cards with this sketch so I hope you'll check them out and give this sketch a go.  Thanks for visiting and thanks again to the team of wonderful ladies at The Paper Players for inviting me to join you for the last six months.

I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of Anything Goes.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Products used:

Stamps:  Many Thanks (SSS)
Ink:  Sunkist, Hollyhock, Melon, Jellybean, Duckling (SSS), Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black
Accessories:  Silver Thread, White EP, Lil' Inkers Stitched Mats Rectangles and Circles, Blueprints 2 (MFT)

Cheers
Karren

16 comments:

Hannelie said...

Yes I agree, its an awesome sketch Karren...with which you made a fantastic card!
i love the colours you have chosen!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Awesome card, Karren! I love the pretty bright colors with the amazing pop of black!

Claire Broadwater said...

Karren, I have really enjoyed working with you and getting to know you! You are sooo talented and every week I looked forward to seeing your gorgeous creation! I am thankful to call you, My Friend! Today's card is fantastic! I LOVE the black circle with the white embossing. It just pops! The whimsical flowers and so fun and that silver thread is fantastic! SUPER way to use the sketch! XXX

Jodi McKinney said...

Oh Karren - this card just pops and screams FUN and happiness! LOVE the way you rocked it!

Linda Callahan said...

Love everything about this! Great pops of color....and that fabulous black accent!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Jen Mitchell said...

Love the tropical colors. And the white on black sentiment is fab!

SonjaK said...

Such a beautiful summer flower card! Love it! The black circle makes the colors pop so much.

Gayatri said...

Really love the colours. They pop against the white background and black sentiment circle. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes!

stampwithamyk said...

Love, love, love this! The colors are just perfect and your stitched die cuts are so fantastic!

laurie said...

LOVE this! That black with white is so striking....really makes a statement! It has been so fun to have you as a GD at PP, you work is so creative and fun!

Nance Leedy said...

Karren, this card sings HAPPY all over. Love the pairing of the bright colors with the black circle--so fresh and modern. Your stamping, the thread, the design is all just a perfect take on the sketch. I LOVE it! I am so glad that we got to work together on the team. You've been a great addition and I've enjoyed your amazing creations each week. Thanks for rockin' my sketch! All the best to you...((hugs))

stampwithsandy said...

Yay for new goodies! Love the colors, the stamp set, and the black space really makes everything pop. As always, your clean and simple style is a breath of fresh air, Karren. It's been an honor to have you on our team and I do hope you'll continue to play along when you can. Thank you!

Joanne James said...

Another gorgeous card Karren - I love the contrasting black and white with pops of colour, so modern and fresh. We will miss you over at The Paper Players but look forward to seeing you in the gallery from time to time and I will continue to pop by for my weekly dose of artistic inspiration! Thank you for your amazing cards this past 6 months!

LeAnne said...

Love this big, bold creation....that sentiment really packs a punch! It's been great having your share all your amazing cards these last few months! I always wait in joyful anticipation to see what you've stamped!

Lisa said...

This is just terrific Karren!! A very cute summer card!