Saturday, 20 February 2016

This Little Piggy

Hi and welcome!  It's a scorching hot Saturday afternoon here - 29 degrees celsius and no breeze.  Ugh!  Interestingly enough, we have a new guy at work who has moved to New Zealand from India.  He says that our heat is hotter than that in India and that he struggles to cope in our heat.  Hard to fathom - you'd think that 29 degrees here is the same as 29 degrees anywhere in the world.  Anyway, probably my Northern Hemisphere friends would quite like 29 degrees right about now :)

My card today was made using the sketch at MFT, the hat theme at Cardz for Galz, the critter theme at Tag You're It and the birthday/stencil theme at Friday Mashup.

I started with a white card base and stamped the sentiment right at the bottom.  I then took a piece of black and stenciled over it with the English Brick Wall stencil and white ink, fading out at the sides, top and bottom.  That panel was adhered to the card base using foam tape.  I had the girl from Green Pastures colored as part of The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge so I put her and the little pig onto a vellum tag.  I colored some ground on the back side of the tag.  Before I adhered the tag to the card, I stuck a thin strip of Limeade Ice cardstock to the black panel.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Green Pastures, The Whole Herd (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Unicorn White (Hero Arts)
Cardstock:  White, Black, Vellum, X-Press It, Limeade Ice
Dies:  The Whole Herd, Green Pastures (MFT), Anytime Tags (Lil' Inkers)
Accessories:  Copics, English Brick Wall Stencil


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Cardz for Galz,  Friday Mashup and Tag You're It.


JayBe said...

What a cute little stamp, Karren - love the brick wall background too. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Dotty Jo said...

Brilliant! Jo x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh I am such a huge fan of vellum, this is brillant! Many thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

Betty Wright said...

So sweet! Love that background design and look!

SonjaK said...

Oh, wow, Karren, you've got me gasping. What an amazing card! I'm loving it so so much, I just can't stop looking at it. Those images against the black background are just fabulous.

After a few days with degrees around freezing point we're back to 10 degrees Celsius today - the best weather to catch a cold. So I better stay inside, leave a few comments on some blogs and do some crafting.

Kim S said...

You used this brick stencil a few weeks ago and got it on my wishlist - this card made me actually buy it!! What an amazing sponged effect. And I love how you accented her with the vellum.

Julia Aston said...

What a great design! love the white brick stenciling on the black and the images layered onto the vellum tag!

Rosemary said...

your blog is always so full of perfectly designed cards... this one is just too cute!!

Julie B said...

Love the brick wall background and the vellum tag is genius, a fab card all around Karren.
So pleased you join us at Cardz4Galz. :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Sooooo cool! Love how you've faded your background out!

Hannelie said...

The first time I saw this card, my jaw dropped. With a closer look now, my jaw is on the floor! Most awesome wall effect ever!

anja curvers said...

Wow this is really cool love, love it. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.

Kara Lynne said...

I really love the depth of your background and your vellum tag that highlights the sweet girl and her piggy! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun over at Tag, You're It!

Jayme Ziemer said...

What a great card! It reminds me of my 4-H days! Thanks for playing a the Friday Mashup!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh dear your vellum tag really caught my eyes
I see your card Friday mashup and right after that I visit your blog
Karren this is a stunning card
will CASE ing your black brick on my card
coool coool and cute
Love this Karren
you are so talented
wish I can be your bloggy friend
Monika from Germany (where do you life Karren?)

Donna said...

LOVE your vellum tag :)
Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It...

Jeanne J. said...

This is so fun! What an illusion for my eyes... I was thinking.. gosh those are such shiny bricks how did she do that? But its the white on black that makes them glow! I love the vellum tag and the cute images too!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karren, congratulations on your win at Friday Mashup! Your card is really AMAZING!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome card!!!! Congrats on you Friday Mashup win!

Jenna ♥ said...

Wonderful card Karren! Love the BGR and all details! congratulations on your win at Tag You're It!!!
Hugs, Jenna
Jenna's Design

Carolynn Sander said...

Love everything about this card! Thanks for the inspiration!