Monday, July 10, 2017

You Are JAWsome! ( Duh-nuh)

Hi my friends!!  Today, I am excited to share my design team project for the Butterfly Reflections, Ink  blog as this card was headed in a totally different direction than how it first started!!

I'd love for you to check out the card and all of its creative stages, and read how I ended up creating this JAWsome scene

Here's a sneaky peek!!


Catch you on the flip side :)
Kari

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Combining Distress Inks with Distress Oxide

Hi friends!
Today I wanted share how I used both Distress Inks and Distress Oxide inks together!  It was a layering day as my inks were layered, my stencils, and my die cuts - HAHA!
I started out by using a piece of Ready Cut Strathmore watercolor paper, and used the direct to paper technique with my Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink cube, and covered the entire piece of watercolor paper.  Then, I took out my Fill In Floral Stencils from Concord and 9th, and used the Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink and applied the first layer of flowers.  Then, to add detail to the flowers, I used the second stencil with Twisted Citron Distress Ink.  Very bright, very summer appropriate!
I did the same thing with the blue card which was Salty Ocean Distress Ink, and Oxide ink with the Twisted Citron Distress Ink.  The only stamping I did was the stamping of my sub sentiment from the Crafty Friends stamp set from Altenew.  I also wanted to add a little sparkle and shine, so I die cut both the Scripty Hugs and Scripty Thanks dies from Lawn Fawn from Silver Sparkle card stock from MFT and layered it onto of a white die cut.
Love how they both turned out!  I never get tired of playing with these inks, and you will see more from me in the next coming weeks for sure!!  Have a great rest of the weekend!!

Kari










Monday, June 26, 2017

Flamingo Floatie

Happy Monday friends!!  I know its been a pattern  - but I wanted to share with you that I am over at the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog featuring the adorable stamp set from Neat and Tangled called Flamingo Floatie!!

Here's a sneak of what you can see over at BRI!


Hope you will join me over there and get additional details on how I put this one together!!

Kari

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

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!