Friday, January 30, 2015

Lawnscaping FIT Team JAN 2015 BLOG HOP

Well, hello hello friends! Welcome to another edition of the Lawnscaping FIT Team Blog Hop!  As we did last year, we will be inspired by different colors, or color combos, and want to inspire you with those colors :)  We have a new sponsor of our monthly blog hops this year, but before I get into that, I just want to make sure you are on the right track on the hop!  You should have found your way to me by the fantastic Isha!  I will have the blog hop order listed below just so you can be sure to hop to each blog and see what each of us has in store :)



We are so excited to announce that we have a NEW FIT blog hop sponsor this year!!!!!!! Please join me in welcoming The Ink Road to the Lawnscaping sponsorship family!
The Ink Road is an adorable shop run by the fabulous Lara Smith!
Her store is filled with all kinds of adorable crafty goodies from stamps
(she carries our beloved Lawn Fawn) to dies to supplies to journals and planners!
If she doesn't have it, she can get it. She also price matches... .
AND YES, she ships internationally.
When you receive your order, you will smile because the packaging is absolutely adorable!
Each order is filled from the creative heart!
Be sure to check her out at her shop: The Ink Road and go here to visit her Blog!
The winner of the FIT Team hop will receive a gift certificate to her adorable store!


So - now onto my card :)


For my card, I created a shaker!  I first started out stamping out my background with Argyle Backdrops from Lawn Fawn onto a piece of white card stock.  I love this background builder stamp, and who doesn't like Argyle.  It is a great pattern to use for masculine cards. I love the contrast between these two blue ink colors.  Once I was done inking up my background, I die cut my panel out using the largest die from the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die set, and also created a window using the next to last size in the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable set. Then, I worked on the inside panel of the shaker.  I stamped onto a piece of blue card stock using the So Much To Say stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I stamped it in white pigment ink, and then applied white embossing powder and used my heat gun to set the powder.  Then, I added a piece of acetate to my window and then some foam adhesive around the window.  I did double up on my foam adhesive to ensure that my seed beads would shake freely :)  Once I added my beads, I adhered my shaker panel to my white card base.  
I felt I needed just a little something extra as it felt too plain, so I die cut out two stars from the Star Stackables from Lawn Fawn.  I inked up a polka dot background stamp and stamped the pattern down onto my white start, and then added my smaller star on top and finished it off by adding a bit of shimmer with my Wink of Stella Pen ( even though its hard to capture here.  Well - that's it from me - now its time to send you off to the one and only Lenny!!  Be sure to leave comments for your chance to win a gift certificate from our new and awesome sponsor!!

And, here is the blog hop order!
Kari http://www.kwcarddesign.com/  - THAT'S ME :)
Lenny http://getinspiredandbecreative.blogspot.com/
Yukari: http://handmadebyyuki.blogspot.com/


See you soon!!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

LSC #98 Create a Background with stamps

Hi all!!  Welcome to another challenge for Lawnscaping!!  This challenge focuses on creating a background with your stamps.  So - its time to look at those stamps a bit differently and stretch them to a new level!!  For this challenge our sponsor is the one and only - Lawn Fawn!!  Have you seen there upcoming release!!  WOW!!  Can't wait to get my hands on these fun new goodies!

Back to challenge talk!!  Here is my card I created!






So I wanted to ink this cute set Whale you be mine? And, I wanted to use the coordinating dies.  So, I used the sentiment and the little heart in this set to create my background. I inked up the heart in Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink and the sentiment in Soft Vanilla ink.  I love this whole color combo! So fun and cheery. I die cut a piece of white card stock from the Stitched Journaling Card Die, and created my background, and then I stamped my whales, and colored them in with Copics.  I also created some water for them out of vellum.  I didn't want my stamped background to be covered up too much, that is why I chose vellum.  I also used a B02 Copic to color my vellum and I used one of the Stitched Scallop Border Dies and created my waves for my water piece.  I adhered all my pieces onto the stamped panel, and added some Lemon Lawn Trimmings. And, my card base is a Mermaid Lawn Fawndamentals note card.

So cute!  Loved how it turned out.  Hope you are able to join us for this new challenge!! Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!  See you soon!

Kari

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wishing We Lived Closer

Happy Sat. evening!! I wanted to pop in quickly to share with you my latest card tutorial!  I used two stamp sets - In My Heart from Mama Elephant and Sending and Wishing from Simon Says Stamp.  I think these two sets really compliment each other!


Like I mentioned above, this is my latest video tutorial, so below is the video on how this one came together!!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend my friends!!

See you all right back here soon!

Kari

Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Monthly Feature : SSS Card Kit Tutorials - JAN. 2015

Hi everyone!!  I wanted to incorporate a new feature over here at my blog and on my YouTube Channel that will be monthly.  I have been a subscriber of the Simon Says Stamp Card Kits ever since they began about two or three years ago.  The best part I think when becoming a subscriber of this kit in particular is you can "opt out" of the current month's kit that is up if you are not interested, and pick back up the next month.

I am starting off this feature with January's Kit.  Although this kit put together is sold out - you can still get elements individually :)  The papers in particular for this month's kit are so awesome!  The color scheme is right up my alley!!  So - here is the card I made using this kit.  I will try to share with you two cards a month - but definitely one.







I did use a few elements that were not included in the kit, like the dies and the enamel dots/gems, but most of the items used did come from this kit.  Below is the video tutorial as well!!  It is my first voice over tutorial, and I'll tell ya, I couldn't be happier!  I've been wanting to do this for a long time, and now I can!!  I hope you enjoy!!  See you soon!!

Kari

Monday, January 5, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #97 - Winter Themed



Hellloooo!!  Happy New Year!  Welcome to a New Year, and a new challenge for Lawnscaping for 2015!!  Can you believe it!  The new year is already going so fast!  We are already 5 days in!!  With a new challenge, also comes a NEW SPONSOR!  We are happy to have Ellen Hutson, LLC as our new sponsor for this challenge and many to come this year!  

Since we are officially in Winter, we are doing a Winter Themed Challenge this go 'round.  


And, here is my card to share with you!  



I decided to use Winter Fox for my focal point.  I think this is one of very few times if at all that I have inked up this cutie!  I know, crazy huh!?  I used some pattern papers from Bo Bunny, to accent this beautiful fox.  I stamped "her" down onto a piece of my favorite white card stock - PTI Stamper's Select White CS and I colored her in with a few Copic Markers.  I paper- pieced the coffee mug to match the background to make it stand out a bit more.  I also added some Wink of Stella to add just a bit of something "extra" to my images as well.



I love the whole color scheme!  I hope you are able to join us for this new challenge for your chance to win a gift certificate from our awesome new sponsor!!  

Stay warm like Miss Winter Fox, and I'll see you soon!!

Crafty Hugs!
Kari










Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year my crafty friends!! Thank you all for a great 2014!!! And, here's to a wonderful and crafty 2015!





Crafty Hugs!!
Kari

Friday, December 26, 2014

Lawnscaping FIT Team DECEMBER Blog Hop

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to the final Lawnscaping FIT Team Monthly Blog Hop for 2014!  This month we are focusing and inspired by Greens and Turquoise colors!!  Thank you to Spectrum Noir for sponsoring this hop once again!!  You should have found your way to me by Isha, who is super talented!!



Here is my card for this hop!  I wanted to make something simple, but was colorful.  I chose the stamp set "Wish You Were Here" and what a perfect way to represent these colors than this stamp set.  I chose the globe image.  I wanted to have fun and do something different than just coloring in the image.  So I chose to use two colors of embossing powders - both from WOW!



I die cut a piece of PTI Stampers Select white card stock ( my favorite) and used the circle stitched die from Simon Says Stamp.  Then, I inked up my globe image with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  Usually when I emboss, I use my VersaMark Ink, but I really couldn't do that for what I wanted to do, so the next best thing is the VersaMarkER - I color in the areas I wanted blue, added the blue embossing powder, heat to set with my Milwaukee Heat Tool,  and then moved on to the green areas and repeated the same process.  I set my main panel aside, and worked on my card base which is the same white card stock.  I wanted a subtle background and I absolutely love the Tiny Star background from Hero Arts.  I inked it up in Wet Cement ink from Hero Arts.  Then, I worked on my sentiment - I masked off "World" because I wanted it in green, and inked up the rest of the sentiment in my VersaFine Black ink, stamped it down, then masked off the other parts of the sentiment except "World" and stamped in in Green Hills ink, also from Hero Arts.  I wanted it to stand out a bit more, so I took my Copic Multi Liner and outlined it, and it really made it pop!  It was time to add my main focal point, so I added some foam adhesive and adhered it to my card base.

So Fun, and colorful too!!  Now, its time for me to send you off to Lenny - I am sure she has something awesome in store as well!!  Remember to leave a comment for your chance to win some products from Spectrum Noir!!  Take care and see you in the New Year!!

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