Thursday, 17 July 2014

Tangelo Hello

Hi and welcome to Freshly Made Sketch Challenge Day!  This week, the Queen of Fussy-Cutting and my fellow antipodean, Narelle Farrugia is our host and she has come up with this wonderful sketch for us.

On my card, I wanted to make the layer behind the circle the focus and that was totally because I'd just received a new embossing folder and had to use it!  I saw this embossing folder used on the card of a recent Princess at FMS, Sonja, and immediately went searching for it online.  It arrived yesterday and so became the focal point of my card.

I also bought some linen cardstock at the local stationery store the other day and thought that would add some nice texture.  I inked up one side of the embossing folder with Memento Tuxedo Black and then run the linen card and folder through the Big Shot.  

The butterfly was colored with Copics, then painted with Wink of Stella and some Glossy Accents on the body.  The "hello" was clear embossed to give it some extra body.

Thanks for looking.  You really need to check out the awesome gorgeousness of the rest of the design team's samples!

Products used:

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri (SU)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Xpress-it, linen
Accessories:  Hello die (Clearly Besotted), Retro Cirque EF (Tim Holtz), Circle Stitched Mats (Lil Inkers), Rectangle Stitched Mats (Lil Inkers), Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), 1 3/4" circle punch (SU), clear EP, Copics



Sylvia said...

What a lovely card, Karren, love that butterfly, still thinking about the folder, but good job using it! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Karen M said...

This is such a cool card, bright and cheerful. I like the butterfly and the fab background...very 1960's I think x

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I think the word funkadelic comes to mind when I look at this. That background is so cool and I love that you added a traditional butterfly to the front. A little funky meets classy!

Jen Brum said...

Great card Karren! Love that background paper! That butterfly is so pretty! Love the orange and black! Of course who doesn't love that die!? Nicely done!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I had to google what antipodean meant - was a bit worried for a sec! lol. This is such a cool card and those colours are so striking. The glossy sentiment just finishes off this fabulous card.

Cindy Lovell said...

Very cool card,Karren!! This orange pops on the black!! Love the background,the pretty butterfly and the hello die!!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

LOVE that sentiment. Super idea to add Wink of Stella! :)

Cindy Hall said...

This is such a fabulous card, Karren! I love the way you used color! The geometric/abstract background is awesome, and so is that butterfly and sentiment. Really great card!