Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pawsome Day | Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #5

Hi friends!  Hope your weekend is off to a relaxing start!  Today I am sharing with you my entry for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.  This challenge they are featuring a Mood Board with images to get your creative juices flowing!  Of course, what stood out to me is the kitties!!

So, I decided to create my card around that.  I also saw pretty flowers, so I thought it would be cute to have the leaning kitty in the Meow You Doin' stamp set smell the flowers!


To create my flowers, I die cut the set of flowers from the Wonderful Window die set, first from green card stock, and then again in white.  I colored the die cut flowers in white with my Copic Markers, and then carefully adhered the flowers to the sets of green die cuts to make it look like it was cut that way all along.  This is a little tedious, but worth it in the end.  I sat those aside, and worked on my kitty.  I stamped him onto a piece of white card stock with Jet Black ink from Lawn Fawn, and also colored him with my Copic Markers.  The fun thing about coloring kitty cats is you have a lot of freedom!!  I die cut him with the coordinating die.  I also die cut the sun from white card stock that I simply colored with Copic Markers, and also die cut a grassy border.  For my white panel, I die cut using the Stitched Journaling card die - an old favorite, and I inked it up with my newest obsession, the Cloud Stencil from MFT with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
I thought the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow papers fit my card perfectly, and it helped frame my card design.  I die cut them from the Stitched Rectangles from Lawn Fawn to have a finished edge.  For my sentiment, I die cut a white card stock banner, and stamped the 'Wishing you a Pawsome Day' with Jet Black ink.  To finish off my card once everything was adhered into place, I added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen onto the sun and the flowers :)

I think this card came out cute, and I am happy to add it to the gallery!!  

Thanks for stopping by today!
Kari





Monday, May 15, 2017

I've Always Looked Up To You

Hi friends!  It's Monday and that means I'm over at the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today.

I wanted to use the new Giraffing Me Crazy stamp set from MFT.  I think it is just so adorable and I absolutely love the sentiments in this set!!

Here's a sneak peek of my card!!  I'd love for you to go over and visit and check out more photos!!



See you over there!!
Kari

Monday, May 8, 2017

Have a Sweet Day - Butterfly Reflections Blog Post!

Hi Friends! Today I wanted to pop in and share with you my first post over at the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog, and I have a fun and "cool" card to share!!

Here's a sneak peek on what you have to look forward to!



And, of course I will have a video tutorial on how this card came together!  I invite you to visit my YOUTUBE CHANNEL to check it out!

I'll meet you over at the BRI blog!!  See you there!

Kari

Monday, April 24, 2017

Stamped Embossed Resist | Concord and 9th

Hi Friends!  Today, I wanted to share with you a technique I am calling Stamp Embossed Resist.  I recently purchased some new products from Concord and 9th, and I thought it would be fun to use the solid heart image from Heart Smile, and combine it with the sentiment heart image, from Cuddles and Hugs.


I made three cards using this technique, and I wanted to share how all three came together.  As always I do have a video tutorial to share, and any of the products I've used are listed/linked below!


First, I have the more "complex" card of the three.  With all of these hearts that you see, I started out by embossing the sentiment heart - two in gold embossing powder, and this one is WOW Red Apple.  I love the look of this red powder! And, it embosses wonderfully!  I didn't line up my stamp as well as I should have as you will see in the video, so I die cut this heart using the Heart Strings Die from Concord and 9th.  For the white card base, I wanted a bit of something extra, so I took my scoring board, and created three scored lines about 1/8" each apart on the top and bottom framing in the heart.

The die cut pieces were left in the die intentionally, and it helped me adhere these small pieces onto my card base.  I added two more complimentary sentiments from Cuddles and Hugs and I stamped and embossed these sentiments giving a nice contrast with the heart design, and white card base.


For the next two cards, I went a bit more simple, and I die cut this heart panel with a Right At Home Stitched Rectangle Frame ( one of my favorites), and this created a nice panel to adhere to some patten papers from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Rainbow.  I also added an additional sentiment to finish off this card design.


For the third and final card, I used some pattern papers from Concord and 9th, and I die cut that using a scallop rectangle from Lawn Fawn, and stamped the large HUGS greetings from Cuddles and Hugs - using my MISTI stamping tool.  I added some foam adhesive to the die cut heart, and added this to my black card base.  

I have the video below for more depth into how these cards came together!  Have a great week!