Saturday, June 24, 2017

Faux No Line Coloring

Hi friends!  Today I am sharing a card showing how to achieve the look of the No Line Coloring technique.  I recently got inspired by Amy R ( Prairie Paper and Ink) when she showed in one of her recent videos the Barely Beige Ink from Simon Says Stamp, and how when you stamp down an image, what ever color you use with your coloring medium, the lines of the stamped image will take on that color!  It is a very cool effect!!

I used a Clearly Besotted set that sadly I can not find online to link, it may be retired, but I love these rose images, and thought this would be a great set to try this look with.

I stamped my image down onto a piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper, and then die cut it with one of the Mini Scalloped Rectangle frames.  I stamped this main image using the Barely Beige Ink from SSS, and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to do my coloring.  This is a unique look and different from any thing I've done before, but I think I like it!
Once I was completely done with my coloring, I set the panel aside to dry.  I did the rest of my die cutting, and die cut a piece of the Watercolor wash 6x6 papers from MFT, as well as a piece of Fog Card stock from SSS.  My card base is also Fog card stock.  This is a great neutral, and a great alternative to white.  
I went on and stamped out my sentiment from the Craft Friends stamp set from Altenew using the Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink.  I adhered everything onto my card base using either foam tape, or the Tonic Nuvo Glue (which I am testing out).  For final touches, I added some shimmer with the Clear Wink of Stella pen, and finished the inside by stamping the stamp rose image with Fog ink, and stamping another sentiment from the Altenew set.  
Overall, I think it turned out good, but I will continue to practice and see where my journey takes me with the No Line coloring technique.

Thanks for stopping by today!  All the supplies used are listed/linked below and the video is above if interested! Take care!

-Kari





Monday, June 12, 2017

Stretching Your Stamps!

Friends! Hi and welcome!  I am here to share a sneak peek into a card I created for the BRI Blog today, and I share how I stretched my stamps just a little bit further to create a fun extra element!!  Can you guess what it is??


To find out, head on over!!  See you there!
Kari

Saturday, June 10, 2017

5000 Youtube Subscriber Giveaway!

Hi Friends!  I am quickly popping in to share that I have a giveaway going on over at my Youtube Channel celebrating the milestone of hitting 5000 subscribers!  So if you are not subscribed, I encourage you to check out my channel!!  All the details about the giveaway and how to enter are there!


You have until June 30th!!  Good luck!!
Kari

Monday, June 5, 2017

Hello friends,
It is Monday once again, which means you can find me over at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog, and I am showing you how I put together this card featuring the Avery Elle Floral Bouquet stamp set!

This one is a beauty, and I was happy to be able to create with it today!  I'd love for you all to join me over there, and see all the details.  I usually have a video tutorial with my blog post, but today there isn't one, but I promise one is coming VERY soon to my youtube channel  * wink*

See you over at BRI :)
Kari

Monday, May 29, 2017

Hi Friends!  Happy Memorial Day!  Today I am over at the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog featuring two one layer cards! Here's a sneak peek!  I love the look of the simplicity of a one layer card when it has a rainbow look!

I'd love for you to check it out, and of course I have a video tutorial on these cards, and you can check that out. Link to all products used as well as the video are over at the BRI blog!  

See you there!




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