Thursday 9 June 2016

Awesome Birthday

Hi and welcome!  I'm thrilled today to back as a guest designer over at Time Out Challenges!  This is the midway challenge and the theme is Home Sweet Home.  Here is the fabulous inspiration photo:

Wow, so many options!  I decided to go with the bricks for this card and wanted to create a bit of a graffiti look.  Check it out:

To keep my card CAS, I masked off a circle and sponged over a stencil using my go-to "brick" inks - Simon Says Stamp's Cobblestone, Burnt Orange, Sparrow and Dark Chocolate.  Once that was finished, I embossed the Awesome word from WP9 onto black cardstock using Crushed Curry EP and fussy cut it out.  The rest of the sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base using black ink.

Thanks for visiting!  The design team have some wonderful inspiration for you so be sure to check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  So 80's (WPlus9)
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Sparrow, Cobblestone, Dark Chocolate, Burnt Orange (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, Black
Accessories:  Crushed Curry EP, English Brick Wall Stencil (MFT), Circle Nestability die



sandie said...

Great to have you back as out GD at Time Out. I really like what you have done with the stencil here, perfect masking. And I have this sentiment set and have never thought of embossing and fussy cut it out, but it looks so cool like this-thanks for the inspiration x

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Karren, hope you're well!!!!
Still working through all the cards everyone posted the last three weeks and I have really enjoyed my visit to your blog, now, so much!!!!! Your cards are all so beautiful and a true feast for the eye - you have such a wonderful CAS style!!! I will be a regular visitor again, now and will leave some luv every time you post!!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments - so much appreciated!!!!
Have a great Friday and happy crafting!!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a great design Karren! love the brick! Julia xx

Rosemary said...

super awesome take on the inspiration photo, karren!!!

Jill V said...

This card is awesome! I am definitely going to make a note of the ink colours you used - the brick looks so perfect it's incredible. The graffitti is such a creative way to add the sentiment. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration as GD!

Joyce said...

Love how you emphasized the bricks this time. Fantastic design. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Time Out.

Shona Chambers said...

This couldn't be more perfect for the challenge and love that awesome stamp!!!

Anita in France said...

So cool, Karren ... love how you created a sense of depth in those stencilled bricks ... that sentiment is fanastic against them ... so funky! So happy to have had you Guest Designing with us at Time Out! Anita :)