Saturday, December 8, 2012


Hi crafty peeps!  Sorry I have been M.I.A. for a couple of weeks on my blog.  Ya know how things go - you get busy with life, and other things take over!  I've been around though looking at all the wonderful crafty projects in blog land - and wanted to get back into the swing of things.  Today I bring you my entry for the latest Lawnscaping Challenge.  It is all about color this go round - three colors to be specific - blue, red, and kraft.

Since Valentine's Day products and projects are showing up around blog land - I thought it would be adorable to make to dolphins in love :)  That is why I've named this card dolpIN LOVE.  Maybe cheesy - maybe I am reachin' there a bit on the title - but at least the card came out cute!  I used "Critters in the Sea" and did some reverse stamping.  Reverse stamping can be tricky, but if you practice on it - you will get a pretty good stamped image.  That is why I like doing this technique with Lawn Fawn stamps because their images have a thicker outline.  

I used the "swirls" Cuttlebug folder and did heat emboss some waves of water in blue embossing powder.  I made my hoops from a 1 3/8' circle punch and a 1 1/4" circle punch.  For the male dolphin, I used some Peppermint Lawn trimmings to wrap around the hoop, and left the female dolphin's hoop as is in white.  I created my own custom sentiment from "Harold's ABC's".  

I wanted to add a heart above the dolphins - and then used my red Sukura glitter pen for something "extra".  

To add "kraft" to my card - I just wrapped some "natural" Lawn Trimmings around my sentiment piece.  Hope you all like it and have been inspired!  See you soon!


  1. This is such a cute and clever card! Love it!!!

  2. what a cute card!! love the little twine hoop you created... i still have a lot of practicing for reverse stamping... yours looks perfect!
    -Rachel w k

  3. Awww this is SO cute and I love the clever sentiment!! Great Valentine's card, Kari!! :) Oh! And your reverse stamping is perfect, wow!!

  4. What a super sweet take on the colors - love your embossed water too - so clever! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping, hugs, Karin

  5. Ack! This card is so stinkin' cute! I love it, Kari! Awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at Lawnscaping!

  6. Ummmmm.... I am loving this.. Where to start. The dry embossed background, the lovey dovey dolphins... The twine hoop! The cool custom sentiment! VERY CREATIVE AND CLEVER! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!