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 T 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!