Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Daffodil Bouquet

Hi all!  This is a quick post today for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge, where Jennifer Timko is our hostess.




The reason I say this is a quick post is because the bouquet that is front and centre on my card was colored during a previous 30 day coloring challenge and I have no details about the colors I used.



When I saw the sketch, I went looking for inspiration amongst my stamps sets and found this panel colored up and tucked in the pocket behind the stamp set.  So out it came and it helped make quick work of this card.  The sentiment strip is wood card which was in an unopened pack from Stampin' Up from who knows how long ago.  I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the bouquet to it with liquid glue.


I then added foam tape to the back of the whole piece and added it to a white card base.  I finished with some green enamel dots, which match the stems much better in real life than they do in the photos,

Thanks for visiting.  The DT have some gorgeous cards as always, so I hope you'll check them out.

I've just got time to sneak this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where they are looking for Thanks/Thanksgiving cards.

Products used:

Stamps:  Daffodils (Power Poppy), Assorted Greetings (Gina K.)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Amalgam
Cardstock:  White, Wood Paper, X-Press It
Accessories:  Copics, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, Enamel Dots

Cheers
Karren

Friday, 9 November 2018

Wine Aerobics

Hi all and welcome!  I'm here with a card for the latest Fusion challenge called Wine O'Clock.

I created a fusion of sorts and came up with this card:


These images just crack me up! 



I had originally intended to color up a realistic wine image that I have, but when it came time to make the card, I wasn't in a coloring mood so decided to go simple with wine aerobics.  The images are stamped in black ink onto a white card base.  I then added a white embossed sentiment onto some Tangy Orange cardstock, which brings in the color from the photo.  I also added some black and white striped patterned paper and called it done.


Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the fabulous cards made by the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Wine Aerobics (SSS)
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, Tangy Orange (MFT), Black & White Strips (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP

Cheers
Karren

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Tweet Greetings

Hi and welcome!  We have rolled around to another Wednesday (Thursday for me!) which means it's time for another fab challenge from Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is the wonderful Linda Callahan.


As soon as I saw Linda's sketch, I saw the circle as negative space and immediately thought "shaker".  But, as has happened in the past, I'm way too lazy to make a shaker, so I came up with something much simpler.

I actually have a video for this card (first video in ages!), so I hope you'll check it out by scrolling down or over on YouTube.




I started with a piece of Watercolor Wash Brights patterned paper and die-cut the Stitched Dot Circles die, which just cuts little dots in a circle.  I adhered that to a white top-fold card base and then added the frame which was popped up on foam tape.

For the central image, I stamped and colored these adorable birds with Copic markers before adding some white gel pen detail to the hats and scarf.  I also added clear sparkle pen to the white parts on the hats.  I popped the birds and the branch up on foam tape and added it to the card base.  The sentiment comes from the same stamp set.


Thanks for visiting.  The DT have some wonderful cards using the sketch, so I hope you'll check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Tweet Holidays (MFT Stamps)
Ink:  Extreme Black (MFT)
Cardstock:  Smooth White, Watercolor Wash (Brights), X-Press It
Dies:  Stitched Dot Circles (MFT), Park Avenue (Mama Elephant)
Accessories:  Copics, Clear Confetti, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Cheers
Karren

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Ho Ho Ho

Welcome and thanks for stopping by!  I'm here with a card using the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and this week super-talented Jen Mitchell is our hostess.


I created another Christmas card for the slowly-growing pile and while it isn't obvious, I used score lines for one of the horizontal panels.



I created a little scene on a panel of X-Press It cardstock, using the adorable Birdie Brown Secret Santa set.  I stamped and colored the Santa and tree, then also stamped and colored some gifts which I cut with my Scan n Cut.  I then created a mask for the tree stamp and a mask for the "floor" and stamped the All Lined Up background stamp in Antique Linen ink to look like wallpaper.  After moving the "floor" mask, I sponged Pumice Stone ink to create a floor.


I matted the panel onto a Wild Cherry panel and adhered it to the white card base which I'd already scored (you can see it faintly in the photo above).  The sentiment panel was white-heat embossed and added with liquid glue and finally I added the gifts, popping up the centre one on foam tape.


Finishing touches included adding clear sparkle pen to the ribbons and Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard to the ornaments on the tree.



Thanks so much for visiting.  If you haven't already, please check out the rest of the DT cards - they are fabulous!

I'm going to enter this in the Anything Goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.


Products used:

Stamps:  Secret Santa, Lined Up Dots BG (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versamark, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Black, Wild Cherry (MFT)
Dies:  Sentiment Labels (SSS)
Accessories . Copics, White EP, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard, Black Glaze Pen