Thursday, 12 July 2018

Stay Awesome

Hi and welcome!

I love the colors at Color Throwdown this week, but for some reason I never like anything I make that uses kraft cardstock.  Anyway, I love gray and yellow so decided to push past my fear of kraft and make a card using the sketch at MFT Stamps, which is beautifully CAS.  I am using the tic-tac-toe board at Southern Girls Challenge (I went with bling-stamp-yellow).

I inked up this new-to-me stamp set (which has now been retired) and colored it with Copics.  I added some white gel pen dots to her dress to zhoosh it up a bit (she is in France, after all 😁). I die-cut the images with the co-ordinating dies and set it aside to work on my card base.

I stamped "Stay Awesome" from Essential Sentiments onto a strip of Desert Storm cardstock and added a thin strip of black underneath before adhering that to a white card base.  I then added the Eiffel Tower, moving it up the card a bit to appear further away, and finally the girl.  I colored her scarf and handbag with clear sparkle pen and also added some sparking clear confetti.

Thanks for visiting!

Products used:

Stamps:  Mon Cheri, Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid
Cardstock:  White, Black, Desert Storm, X-Press It
Dies:  Mon Cheri (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Sparkling Clear Confetti (Pretty Pink Posh), White Gel Pen, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Southern Girls Challenge.


Hannelie said...

Your coloring looks amazing as always! I really think you were successful with the colors...Kraft cardstock included!

Cindy H. said...

Sweet card! Love the image, your use of colors and design.

I Card Everyone said...

This little French belle always makes me smile... you've captured those colors beautifully, Karren! a wee bit of kraft has done the trick!

Linda Callahan said...

Oooolala.....adorable! Love the subtle colors......sweet card!

Dawn Turley said...

Just gorgeous Karren. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls challenge this time around. Good luck

Barb Ghig said...

I really love this Mon Cheri girl...and, I love how you colored her, Karren! I also love how you placed her in front of the Eiffel Tower...such a sweet card!

Nancy R. said...

Your pretty card caught my eye in the MFT sketch challenge gallery. Beautifully done!