Thursday, 24 January 2019

Halftone Birthday

Hi and welcome!  I'm back with a card for the latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches where our hostess is the wonderful Linda Callahan.  Check out her fabulous sketch:

This was my second idea for this card - let's just say the first one didn't pan out too well!  And this is the fourth attempt at this design - I'm glad there are two sides to every piece of cardstock 😂

I stamped a rainbow of halftone squares using various Altenew inks onto a panel of white cardstock.  I then took a black Multiliner and a ruler and drew the lines to mimic the sketch - except I forgot to lift the pen when I was drawing the line through the orange square.  To fix that, I stamped another orange square and cut it out before popping it up on foam tape.  I added some gray Copic liner on one side of each line to add a bit of faux dimension.  The big, bold sentiment finished the panel.

I die-cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added it to a white top-folding card base and called it done.

Thanks for visiting!  The DT have got some gorgeous interpretations of Linda's sketch so I hope you'll check them out.

I'm linking this up to Seize the Birthday who are looking for Stamping Only and Sweet Stampin' who are looking for bright and cheerful.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Halftone Squares (Altenew), Make a Wish (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Crimson, Orange Cream, Mango Smoothie, Bamboo, Aqualicious, Lavender Fields (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Seize the Birthday.


I Card Everyone said...

Karren, your quick-fix has really added a little bonus element to your rendition of Linda's Sketch!! Good on, YOU!
I must admit, every time I see these half-tone stamps I regret resisting them! Darling!

Amy O said...

I love your take on the sketch! This pretty rainbow of squares makes me so happy. And I love your oops fix -- I really thought it was an intentional choice and thought it was brilliant before I knew it was to fix an error.

Linda Callahan said...

Oh my your rainbow of squares is fabulous! What a fabulous interpretation of the sketch! Love this!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, Karren! I love that you chose a rainbow of colors for your halftone bright and cheery! Great idea to use your Multiliner in your design, too...Beautiful birthday card!

Judy Rozema said...

I LOVE your card so much! The colors and wonky squares are so happy!

Unknown said...

This is so cool...and I am pretty sure I have some little squares like that but haven't inked them up in a while! Very clever!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I thought the popped up orange square was just a part of your fabulous design! The line through the original square was meant to tell you to add another one. Kismet!

Jen Brum said...

This is such an amazing card Karren! I just love those coloured squares! Your popped orange square is perfect and you'd never know it's covering a little mistake!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so cute! Love your bright cheerful card (especially the covered up boo-boo!) Great idea for the shadow of the black lines too! I'm your newest follower!

Colleen said...

You certainly made some lemonade with your boo boo, but it turned out to be very eye catching and added a little dimension to your card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday

Nancy said...

This is such a fun card! Love when things go haywire and turn out so well! Thrilled you joined us at Seize the Birthday too!

Dotty Jo said...

Great card, Karren! Big congrats on the win, Jo x