Saturday, September 8, 2018

Hello There!!

Hi friends!!  Has it really been since April since my last blog post????  Gosh, I had no idea! My apologizes for the major neglect towards posting on my blog.  To be honest, I am actually glad I took the break from my blog as I was in a rut and didn't enjoy blogging as much as I enjoy posting Youtube videos and posting on Instagram and because of that, my blog took a back seat.  I am here today to say sorry to those that actually read my blog, and I hope to get back into blogging again.  It wasn't my intention to go MIA for so long on here, but it happened.  I am around, and doing fine, but life has had its major ups and downs these past few months.  The biggest I would say is the lost of our sweet Katie ( our Russian Blue cat ) - she was so special to our hearts, and it was tough and still is knowing she is no longer with us, but with loss comes new additions to love.  We now have Gracie ( another Russian Blue) and we still have our Daisy ( Calico Manx ) at least for the moment.  She is getting old and she has her own health issues.  Left to Right - Katie ( RIP sweet girl ) - Daisy ( 18) and bottom Gracie 6 mths old the 15th!

Other things have occurred, but as I have mentioned, I am very active on Instagram and I post videos to my YT channel at least once a week.  So, if you'd like to follow me there - you can find me under kwcarddesign, or Kari Webster. 

This is me literally just popping in to say hello, and my blog is still active.  I just gotta get back into the swing of things and make myself post again here! 

Hope you all are well, and hope life is treating you kind!!  I will be back soon with new card projects!!


Friday, April 6, 2018

Lawn Fawn Day 5 with Christy Gets Crafty Collab!

Hi friends and welcome to Day 5 and my final day of  Lawn Fawn Week!!  I can't believe it has gone by already!  Today I have a special collab with Christy Gets Crafty ( Christy Reuling ) - she is one of my best friends and crafty friends and I am I so happy she decided to do this with me!  I will have her video linked below if you would also like to check it out!  

For today's card - I wanted to do something a little different for me.  I wanted to achieve two things on my card - a monochromatic look, and I wanted to get out my colored pencils.  I haven't used them in LONG time!

For our collab - the theme was to use a new set along with an older set from LF.  I used Our Friendship Grows as my old set ( it is one of my all time favs ) and Easter Party for my new set.  I started out by creating my background onto a piece of kraft card stock.  I stamped in Versamark the flowers from Our Friendship Grows, and I heat embossed them with Rose Gold Embossing Powder from LF.  Then, I wanted to add some white highlights.  I started out using my white gel pen, but then I pulled out my white colored pencil, and that is when I made the decision to color in my girl with the pencils too!

I love how she turned out, and I got the itch to play with my colored pencils more!!  Sometime I'd like to invest in some of the Faber Castell PolyChromos pencils too.  Once I was happy with my colored image, I die cut it out with the matching die, and also a white piece of cardstock using one of the Everyday Banners, and I stamped out my sentiment from Simply Sentiments.  I added my girl to my banner with liquid adhesive, and added some foam adhesive all over the back of this entire piece.  I die cut my background with one of the Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and then I adhere my main panel to to another piece of kraft card stock.
For the inside, I stamped out the largest flower from Our Friendship Grows in Doe ink, and another sentiment from Simply Sentiments in Plastic Flamingo ink.

Well - that's it!!  This is a wrap on Lawn Fawn Week.  I still have the giveaways going on - so if you havent' checked out that video - I encourage you to.  Thank you so much again for Christy to join me for this collab!!  

Video Tutorial -

Christy's Video -

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lawn Fawn Day 4 - Giveaway!

Hi Friends! Welcome to Day 4 of Lawn Fawn Week!  Today is about GIVEAWAYS!  YAY!  I thought it would be fun to be able to do a couple of giveaways, so in order to find out the details, and what is up for grabs - I invite you to watch today's video!!  

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I hope you have enjoyed this week so far!  Come back tomorrow for my last day for Lawn Fawn week as I will have a special guest!  See you then!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lawn Fawn Week Day 3

Hi friends!  Welcome to Day 3 of Lawn Fawn Week!!  Hopefully you are not too tired of me yet!  :)

Today I am sharing a tutorial using Sweet Friends.  I mentioned in yesterday's video that I had some technical difficulties which caused me to have to refilm and remake the card for Day 2.  Welp - it also has happened for Day 3 as well, but it is alright.  If anything, I have learned from this experience not to panic (too much) and I was able to still get a video tutorial up for all of you.

I went ahead and created a different card though than the original card I made for the first video, but I used the same supplies, but added a few extra.  I will still share the original card I made with you too.  I wanted to ink up this cute yogurt or "froyo" cup 4 times, and color it in with four color combinations.  Once I stamped, colored, and die cut my images, I die cut 4 small squares using one of the stitched square stackables dies with the Gotta Have Gingham papers to match each froyo cup.

Before adding any of my pieces to this card base, I stamped out a custom sentiment using Owen's ABC's and stamped it out with Lawn Fawn ink.  I created a faint pencil line for a guide, and then once I stamped it down, I was able to simply erase that line.

I then added the die cut elements to the card front panel which is a piece of white card stock that I die cut using the largest of the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies.  I used my liquid adhesive to do this quickly and easily.

For the inside, I stamped out some sprinkles, and then added my additional sentiment.

Super cute, and perfect for a sweet friend!!  

For my original card, I made a Pivot Pop Up Card - I like both, and I hated that I lost all of my video footage, but I still was able to create a card and video tutorial.

That's is from me today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow, as I will be talking about the GIVEAWAYS and how you can enter to win!  See you then!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Lawn Fawn Week Day 2

Hello, and welcome back to Day 2 of  my Lawn Fawn week!!  If you didn't catch Day 1, I encourage you to see the previous post as it explains why I decided to do this on my blog and YouTube Channel.

Today, We are headed into outer space with Beam Me Up!

I wanted to create a fun card using this set, but in a different way from other cards that I have personally seen through out the web and Instagram.  I decided to create a masked off galaxy background, and also create it directly onto my card base.  I know - pretty brave on my part as it could all go wrong quickly.  Luckily I have some very good masking tape - The "purple" tape, and it allowed me to do this in an effortless way!

I started off by doing just that - masking off a section of my white card base with that purple tape, and then I took vibrant colors of Distress Inks ( all colors listed/linked below) and took a finger dauber, and messily added the colors in circle groups within my masked area.  Once I had the color down, I added chipped sapphire and black soot to create the darkness of my galaxy.  Next, I spritzed on some water, and let it create some faded stars to the look, and I dabbed it up with my microfiber cloth.  Then, I moved on to adding my white paint splatters for the more visible stars.  This is so much fun to do, and I must say VERY addicting!!  It really brings to life a galaxy background!

Next, I created my "ground" or "planet" with more Distress inks, and made it look very distressed.  Once I was happy with this look, I set both aside to completely dry - because after all this was all done on just white card stock!  I then moved on to stamping my images I wanted to use from Beam Me Up.  I colored them in with my Copic Markers, and once complete, I die cut them out with the matching dies.

I added my party hat to the smallest alien, and then added him to his spaceship.  Once my card base was dry, I removed my masks, and revealed nice crisp edges!  So satisfying!!  I also cut down to size my planet to fit with my masked scene.  I added my other alien image and the present with liquid glue. And, for the spaceship, the fun element - an action wobbler!!  To see this in action - you can watch the video tutorial!! 
And the final step, was to add my sentiment on the inside that reads Have An Out Of This World Birthday!

Video Tutorial -

Thank you for joining me today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 3! See you then!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Lawn Fawn Week Day 1

Hi friends!!  Welcome to a special series that I have put together to highlight one of my favorite stamp companies, Lawn Fawn!  I have been planning this idea for little over a month now, and today is the kick off of this fun week over at my blog and Youtube Channel.  I will have a video tutorial every day and even a collab with a special friend, and some fun prizes to giveaway too!!

First card I am showcasing features Simply Celebrate and the Really Rainbow 6x6 paper pad.  I thought these two would be a great fit for Day 1!

I started out by taking one of the papers from Really Rainbow and die cutting it down using the largest of the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables.  I also die cut a piece of white card stock using the Stitched Cloud Backdrop:Landscape Die, and then taking that and die cutting that piece using the largest Fancy Scallop Circles Die.  I wanted to add a little blue to the background of my sky, so I simply used my BG10 Copic Marker, and filled in that area.  I stamped out the branch from Season's Tweetings, and using its die to cut it out, and I also stamped out the bird "lineup" from Simply Celebrate and used my Copics to color these birdies in rainbow colors of course.  

I did trim off three of the birds on the end to have five of the birds on the front of the card, and the other three will be on the inside.  I stamped out my sentiment from Simply Sentiments onto a die cut banner from the Everyday Banners die set and I adhered it to my circle panel with liquid adhesive, and pop up the entire piece with foam adhesive.  I added the branch, and the birds also with liquid adhesive.  For the inside, I stamped another sentiment from Simply Sentiments and added my other birds to the right hand corner to finish it off.  If you'd like to check out the video tutorial, I have it linked for you.  All the supplies will be linked below as well!  Be sure to keep returning this week, especially for Day 4, as I will be doing my giveaway video!  See you then!

Video Tutorial -

Friday, March 23, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics #25 Color Inspiration Challenge

Hi friends!! I am back with another entry for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, and it is my favorite!  RAINBOW!  I was excited to play!

I wanted to create a simple in design card, but feature that rainbow goodness!  So, I stamped out down my white card stock panel the flower border image from Simply Celebrate.  Once I stamped them in Copic friendly black ink, I colored them in with my Copic Markers.  

Once they were colored in, I added the Let's Celebrate sentiment which is from the same stamp set.  I die cut my main panel down using the Scalloped Rectangle Stackables dies, and then mounted it onto a black A2 card base popped up with foam tape.  

For some final touches, I added some shimmer pen, and some white pen accents to really make the flowers pop.  Simple, but colorful!  My favorite!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #24 Fun With Dies

Hi friends!!  Today I am sharing with you my entry for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Fun with Dies.  I decided to play with the new Pivot Pop-up Die!  So unique, and LF always makes it easy to create these fun interactive cards with their dies!

I won't lie - it took me 2 1/2 hours to create this card, mostly because I didn't know what direction I wanted to go in. But, once I figured it out, there was no stopping me in creating this card.  I don't make really in depth cards like this one very often.  Simply because my crafting time on the weekends is limited, and I want to make the most from my time, but I wanted to see how far I could get with this particular card.

I first did A LOT of ink blending with Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks.  Once I was complete with it, I took a stencil that created the look and the illusion of waves of water.  It really adds that texture this card needed.

Then, I stamped out some images from Mermaid for You and Year Six stamp sets, and colored them in with my Copic Markers.  Once colored, I die cut them out with the matching dies, and then I die cut my Pivot Pop Up pieces.  I assembled the main pieces of the pop up, and before I assembled anything, I did all the stamping I needed to do in order to make the process a bit easier.

Next, I put together the pop up mechanism, and put into place, and then I added all my scene building die cuts.  

I actually worked on the front of the card last, because I didn't know what I wanted to do for it, but in the end, I kept it simple as the star of the show is on the inside. 

I do love how it turned out, and it will be a fun birthday card to give a friend for sure!!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #23 - New Technique

Hi friends!! I am popping in today to share with you my entry for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge which is to try a new technique you've never tried before - I have two that I incorporated onto my card.  I tried creating a watercolor wash ombre' background and adding shimmer splatter with Perfect Pearls.  Two seem to be easy, but it isn't usually my go to look and I actually love the way this card turned out!

I started out my card by taking a piece of watercolor paper and used some liquid watercolors and I created a purple into light purple ombre background.  Once my background was dry, I took some Perfect Pearls pigment powder in Perfect Pearl, and added a bit of water and created a small puddle of liquid shimmer and did a light splatter over the background.  And, once you hold up the card, you will see the shimmer catch the light.  It is very pretty.  

Next, I cut down my background using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangles die, and used the next to largest one in the set.  I, then chose some rainbow patterned paper from the new Really Rainbow 6x6 and created a scalloped pierced frame with an Avery Elle die set I have.  Next, I die cut some watercolor scraps I had in my stash, and used the Little Flowers die set, and created my pot of flowers, and the rainbow frame was the inspiration for bringing all of the colors together.  To create a grounding for my pot of flowers, I took a scrap piece of green cardstock, and added that to the back of my frame.  For my sentiment, I stamped the Sending Hugs sentiment from the new Simply Sentiments stamp set and stamped it out using LF Jet Black Ink.  Once I had all of my elements together, I used liquid adhesive to adhere them to my card, and for a final touch, I added white highlights to the pot, the flowers, and a faux stitched edge to the green "grounding" piece, and added it to a A2 size white card base.

Super Cheery and happy!!  Hope it brings a smile to your face today!!  

See you soon!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #21

Hi friends!!  This is my first blog post of 2018, and what a way to start by entering into the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge!  I haven't participated since the very first challenge, so I am WAY over due.  You know how it is though...LIFE gets in the way sometimes!

For my card, I wanted to use the new Rawr mini stamp set - this has got to be one of the more adorable dinosaurs, right??!!  So stinkin' cute.  What is fun, is you can create it to make it look like a girl dino or a boy dino!

I created a simple scene, but it is definitely representing all the female dino lovers - HAHA!  I also created this card for a family members granddaughter!  She is two years old, and absolutely loves anything dinosaur!!  So - perfect for her!!
I used several die sets to create my scene including the Stitched Cloud Backdrop, The Stitched Hillside borders and the Forest Border.  I stamped my dino onto some white card stock that is great for Copic coloring, and used YG63, YG67 and YG95 to color her in.  I also used RV14 and RV17 for the speech bubble and the bow :)

I love how simple the scene is, but also very girly with the glitter red hearts!!  

I had a fun time creating this lovey dovey dino card :) And, happy to enter it into the LF challenge!

Thank you all for taking time to visit! I hope to be back soon with another creation!!  Until then, stay inspired!


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Holiday Card Series Wrap Up ( and apology)

Hi friends!  Today I have my final card to share for my Holiday Card Series!  OK- so that brings me to my apology.  I have failed at getting posts up for every card during this series, and that wasn't my intention.  I was so focused on getting them created, filmed, edited and uploaded to Youtube, that I clearly neglected my blog readers ( how ever many there are ) too.  My sincere apology for that.  I will be transparent with you that by the time I had the video all ready to go, I was too lazy to write up the blog post for them too!!

Well - what I am going to do is insert a link to the playlist, and you can pick and choose to see what ever card tutorial from the series.  I also have a photo to share with ALL of the cards so you can see those as well if you are not interested in watching the video.  I know some just like to look at the photo of the card to get the inspiration!  And, that is what I strive to do - give inspiration.

So - before I get to all that - I will share individually with you the 12th card in this series!

For my focal point, I used the Lil Inker Design Christmas Word Tree Die, and I love it!  I have several ideas on how to use this die, but this is what I zeroed in on today.  I, of course chose traditional colors, but I bumped up the look with glitter paper and glitter embossing powder to give extra shimmer and shine.

I wanted the die cut to stand out, so I cut it out twice with white card stock and once with black, and adhered them together with Distress Collage Medium ( new to me adhesive).  

For the inside I die cut a piece of Pure Poppy Card stock with my circle die from sizzix and stamped my sentiment from the SSS Inside Holiday Greetings with Versafine Black ink.

For all of the supplies for this card - they will linked below in case you are interested.  

Here is the LINK to the entire playlist of all 12 videos if interested!

And, here is a look at all of the cards created for this series! 

Thank you for watching and commenting on the videos and reading the posts ( when I posted ) and again I am so sorry for slacking on the posts.  I hope to do better next year!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Holiday Card Series 2017 Card 7 | Scene Building | Copic Coloring

Hi all!  I am back with Card 7 in my Holiday Card Series!  For today's card, I am using the adorable Christmas Pageant stamp set from Neat and Tangled! These are such cute kids!  I love them so much!

I started this card by stamping and coloring in these cute kids with Copic Makers.  All the colors I used I listed below!  There's a lot!!  Once I was done coloring them, I used the dies that coordinate to cut them out!!  I just love coordinating dies!! Makes my crafty life simpler.

I wanted to create a scene that these kids were actually on a stage.  I found some different pattern papers in my collection that I thought would do the trick!  I also used the In the Meadow die set from Papertrey Ink to create a curtain a valance!!

I had a lot of the scene built, and thought I would work on the sentiment before adding the kids to my card. I stamped and embossed the first half of the sentiment, and then stamped the rest on the inside

After adding the kids to the scene, I added some Wink of Stella to the Star, ornaments on the tree, and the bigger ornament to give extra shine!!  This card was a fun one to put together!!  All supplies are listed below as well as the video tutorial!
I'll be back with Card 8 very soon!!  

Holiday Card Series 2017 Card #6 | Ombre' Inking ( and fixing mistakes )

Hi Friends!!  I hope you had a nice week!!  I am sharing with you Card #6 in my Holiday Card Series.  I wanted to use this big scripty Merry Christmas from Simon Says Stamp.  I also wanted to do one of my favorite techniques, embossed resist.

I started my card by prepping my white card stock with my anti static powder tool, and stamped the Merry Christmas with Versa Mark ink, and then coated the sentiment with Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder.  I used my heat tool to set the powder and until melted.  

I then started inking up my background with Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries Distress Oxide inks.  I knew in the back of my mind that I would lose a lot of the embossed shine on my sentiment because of the inking, but I went ahead and continued with the inking. Once I was happy with my result, I thought I would re-emboss the sentiment.  I tried to speed up the drying process of the inked background, but I didn't prepare it good enough as I thought I had.  I restamped the sentiment as before and applied more embossing powder, and as I thought, some of the powder stuck to my background.  I took a dry brush, and tried brushing away most that I could, and then heat set it.  There was some powder that I couldn't get off, but it was alright. I think it turned out just fine :)

I wanted to add a bit more around my sentiment, so I stamped, colored and die cut the holly cluster from the Christmas Foliage set from Right at Home, and popped it up with foam adhesive.  I matted my inked piece of with piece of patterned paper from the Snow and Cocoa 6x6 pad, and die cut it with a Scallop Rectangle frame from Lawn Fawn.  Once I added my entire panel to my card base, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to my berries, and some Star Dust Stickles to the leaves for extra shine.
If you are interested in the video - it is below with the supplies I used!  Thanks for stopping by!!
I'll be back with Card 7 soon!