Sunday, 8 January 2017

Cheer Team

So, here's the thing... Yesterday, when I decided to make a card, I had the insane idea to film it.  Totally unprepared - no nail polish as my nails are really brittle at the moment due to the remover I was using; no jewellery as I don't wear jewellery on the weekends; no idea what I was actually going to do other than color an image with Zig markers.  But I hooked up my iPhone and pressed Record.

Once it was finished, my 14-year old son took my phone to his Mac and created a video and then uploaded it to YouTube!!!  I was going to do a quick voice-over but he was getting over it by that stage, so no voiceover.  I did win the battle on background music though 😃

And here is the card that started it all:

I made this card for the new challenge at Art Impressions to try a new technique.  My technique was using a water brush to color with Zigs.  I've used paintbrushes in the past but the water brush was so much easier.  Another new technique was to use Press n Seal to hold the watercolor paper onto my board.  That wasn't such a good idea when you're coloring an image, but it's genius for doing watercolor backgrounds and stenciling.  A great idea from Jennifer McGuire.  My third new technique was filming the making of this card 😄

It was pretty simple to create, but when I stamped the sentiment directly onto the watercolor panel and then die-cut the image the sentiment was way to close too the edge and didn't look nice.  To fix that mistake I added a white-embossed banner (all of this is left in the video!).

I'm also going to link this to the "New" challenges at Just Us Girls and Sweet Stampin' as this stamp set is new to me plus I was inspired by the blues and whites over at The Heart Desires.

And here is the video.  If you prefer, you can watch it over at YouTube.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog

Products used:

Stamps:  Cheers set (Art Impressions)
Ink:  Intense Black (SSS), Versamark
Cardstock:  Strathmore watercolor, Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Black
Dies:  Sunshine Layers (WP9), Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Zig markers, white EP, Caribbean Ocean Nuvo Crystal Drops



Jen Mitchell said...

What a great card! And I loved seeing you in action. You're a YouTube star!

Rosemary said...

what a fun card, karren!!

Lisa Lara said...

Love love love this card Karren. I love how you used the AI set!

Chris said...

What a great card! Fun and fabulous, I love it! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing this. What a neat card. Love those ladies cheering. It was fun to watch you in action. Tell your son he did a good job, too. :)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love it when you use these fun stamps with the cheerful ladies, Karren - always bring a huge smile to my face - aren't they just having super fun!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to do the video - enjoyed seeing how you do your colouring, so much - you make it look so easy - love your selection of colours and the colour you have chosen for the card base!!!!! And I do think that the black banner with the sentiment works perfectly - in my opinion it's better than the sentiment stamped on the white!!!!! Such a cheerful, happy card - love it!!!!!!
Have a great week!!!!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve the cheering 'squad' and the sentiment ... now I'm off to YouTube to watch the magic happen! Congrats on all of your firsts - it is amazing!

Barb Ghig said...

LOVE this fun card, Karren! Beautiful coloring with your nice that you found out it was easier to use a water brush :) Fabulous sentiment, too!
Thanks so much for sharing your video with son did a great job setting it up for you!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun card Karren! Those ladies sure know how to have fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle said...

What a fun card, Karren! It makes me smile. :-)

Ina G said...

You made me laugh when I saw how much fun these Ladies were having. Lovely colouring and did a great job trying 'new techniques'. Great way to start the New Year. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Us Girls.

Nancy said...

Such a fun card Karren and a video too! Sounds like your son is a big techy! Mine too! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my god - that was me at my Christmas party but she looks more elegant doing the splits! Fab card Karren!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thank you so much for sharing your fun card in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge!

Karen Davis said...

Completely adore this card, what joy to receive!! Beautifully coloured and designed too.

~amy~ said...

What a great video, love the fun added music :)
Excellent coloring on all the blues!
Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires Challenge!

Reneé Matarese said...

This is so much fun!! I just love the color combo! Thanks for joining us in the new year at Art Impressions! ~Renee

Toni said...

LOL--so cute! Those ladies always crack me up. Hope you join in at The Heart Desires again!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

great dimension and use of the colors! Thanks for joining us at THD!

Juhi said...

LOL, loved reading your post, love the video too :). The card is awesome and so is the coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at THD this month. We hope to see you again next month!