Saturday, November 17, 2018

MFT GIVEAWAY | Video Tutorial

Hi Friends!  I recently posted a new video on my Youtube Channel showcasing the new Christmas Tree Window die-namics from  My Favorite Things.  The exciting part of the video is that I am also sharing that the video is sponsored by MFT and they are helping me giveaway a $25.00 gift certificate to their shop.  All you need to do is be a subscriber of my channel and also their channel, and leave a comment on the video!


All the details of the giveaway is over at the video description box, so be sure to head there for your chance to enter!!  I also share how quickly this card came together with very few supplies, and it showcases this window die beautifully with the silver sparkle card stock, which is one of my favorites!!


I also use one of the sentiments from the Beautiful Blessings sentiment set also new this month on this inside of the card.  

Thank you all for stopping by and be sure to get entered!  Thank you again MFT for having me as a guest this month and also sponsoring a video on my channel!!  I am truly honored!!

Kari




Tuesday, November 13, 2018

MFT and Friends Guest Designer

Hi all!!  Today is an exciting one on my blog and for me personally as a cardmaker!  I have the pleasure and honor of being a Guest Designer for My Favorite Things this month!!  Today is release day for the November 2018 release, and it is a awesome one - like they all are!  I am happy to be among these talented designers, and play with these awesome products!



For my card today, I am using the new stamp set Frosty Friends, and the Snowflake Window Die.  I started out by die cutting my pieces that I would be using on my card, and the Snowflake Window is die cut from some Sno Cone Card Stock.  I also die cut a piece of Silver Sparkle card stock from one of the Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle dies, and a piece of white card stock using the largest scalloped rectangle from the Blueprints 27 die set.  The banner piece also comes from Blueprints 27!  Such a all around versatile die set!  I set those pieces aside as well as my Summer Splash card base, and I worked on my snowman.  I like images this as they are super easy to add color!

I stamped my snowman in Extreme Black ink, and used my Copic Markers to add a bit of color.  I used BG10 to add some shadow around the left side of his body and blended it out with my Colorless Blender. I used YR09 and YR18 for his nose, RV17 and RV19 for his scarf and gloves, R20 for a little rosy cheek and a small amount of C2 around the scarf where it lays on his body to create a bit of shadow.


I assembled all of my elements together with liquid adhesive and added foam adhesive to add dimension to my snowman.  For my sentiment, I stamped it using the same black extreme ink, and adhered it to my card with foam adhesive as well.  To finish my card off, I used my white gel pen, and added some white polka dots to my snowman's scarf for a bit of interest!  

I love these images so much, so whimsical and fun!!  Thank you so much to My Favorite Things for having me this month as a guest designer!  Truly an honor!  Stay tuned, as I will be partnering with MFT for a giveaway on my YouTube Channel!

For now - be sure to head over to MFT and check out the entire November Release!!






Wednesday, October 31, 2018

My Entry to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge : Bling It Out

Hi Friends! I wanted to share with you my entry for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Bling It Out!  I am sneaking in on this challenge on the few days that are left of it, but I wanted to share my take on it.


I chose to use the stamp set Thanks a Latte, and the adorable cup images that you can customize any way you'd like. I colored in my cups with my Copic Markers, and one candy cane.  I also added a heart to one mug, and a snowflake to the other.  I love Reds and Teals together and I thought this would be a great combo on this card.  I die cut a Fancy Scallop circle from silver glitter card stock, and also die cut a scallop rectangle from white card stock, and used one of the papers from Really Rainbow Christmas.  Before adhering my patterned paper to my white scallop rectangle, I heat embossed my sentiment Warm Wishes from the same stamp set.  Once I had everything put together and adhered onto my Mermaid card base, I added some Star Dust stickles to the centers of my mugs and the candy cane and added some shine using some Nuvo Crystal Glaze.  


This marks one of the first holiday cards I've made this year, and I loved how this one turned out!!  

See you soon!
Kari





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!!

Kari



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 - https://youtu.be/zvIs7CqrXqA

Christy's Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ehnYW7MvhE&feature=youtu.be






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!!  


Video Link - https://youtu.be/4hK72EkR9iE


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!

Kari

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 - https://youtu.be/7Y8S8HN7c9U

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!
Kari

Video Tutorial - https://youtu.be/zZOopm7eKl4







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!
Kari




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!
Kari





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!

Kari