Sunday, June 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #6: Trees

It's the start of another fun Twofer Card Challenge and this month is all about trees!  My first inclination was to turn a tree into a piece of broccoli, but I couldn't come up with any good occasion where broccoli would fit well, so I kept both of my cards traditional.

My twofer choice is a wonderful rubber stamp from Purple Onion Designs called 2 Forests (I used the larger of the two images).  First up is a birthday card where the trees line the background of a Copic colored scene: 
 I took a few photos of the process on this card:



The second card is a wintry Christmas card.  I stamped the tree image twice again, this time in black ink and used a Copic multi-liner to extend the line of the hill.  The trees were colored with Copics, but left mostly white.  They were fussy cut and the snowy base was popped up on foam over a sky of Black Brusho that was ink blended with DI Chipped Sapphire to brighten it up a bit, and spattered with white acrylic paint/water mixture.  The word die was inlaid into the sky.
Here they are as a Twofer!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Purple Onion Designs - Stacey Yacula 2 Forests, Bridge, Free Spirits, MFT Anything But Basic Birthdays
Dies:  PTI Christmas Cheer
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart, London Fog, Desert Sand, Bamboo Leaves, DI Chipped Sapphire, Brusho Black
Paper:  Kaisercraft Lush Collection
Copics for birthday card:  B000,60, BG0000,G20,24,29,40,43,46, BV00,02,20,23,25, E07,11.13.15,17,19,23,27,29,31,41,42,43, R000,00,02,05,22 C00,0,1,2,3,4,6, W2,3,5,7
Copics for Christmas card: Multi-liner, YG93,94,95,97, BG0000,70,72, E43
Other:  Acrylic white paint

I hope you will join us this month with a Twofer of trees.  Let me know if you make one into broccoli!  Please head on over to the Twofer Card Challenge blog to see much more inspiration from my Twofer Teammates and our special guest, Maria Rodriquez!
Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you have a wonderful day!
Kara

Monday, June 4, 2018

Graduation Groupies

A wonderful friend graduated from college last month.  She is a dog lover and has two that resemble the two white dogs in the top row of my card. 
 I stamped in black and clear heat embossed the image so I could color with Zigs.  They all got pink cheeks to brighten up the various shades of brown.
Supplies:
Stamps:  Mama Elephant The Dog's Woof, Lawn Fawn Simply Sentiments,  Happy3, Hats Off to You
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Speech Bubbles, MFT Basic Stitch Lines
Paper: Tim Holtz watercolor paper, PTI Green Parakeet, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Light Blue, Light Gray, Mid Brown, Beige, Dark Oatmeal, Gray, Yellow Green, Fluorescent Green, Brown, Light Carmine, Carmine Red, Dark Brown
Other:  Ranger clear embossing powder, SSS white detail powder

These pups are going over to play at:
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 172:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
 
Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara

Monday, May 28, 2018

No Line Copic Coloring Day 3

Today is the third and last day of the series I have now decided to call, "No Line Coloring With Stamps Borrowed From My Friend, Birgit "  This wonderful mermaid image is from Honey Bee Stamps:

The most difficult part for me was creating the scene once the images were colored.  I did not like coloring the water over her, but I wanted her to look like she was in it, not in front of it.  The bubbles and light beams were done with the Copic 0 and a little white gel pen.

Thank you, Birgit, for letting me borrow your stamps!  I had so much fun coloring them!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Honey Bee Stamps Swimming By
Dies:  MFT Thanks and Hello
Paper:  PTI Green Parakeet, Royal Velvet
Copics:  0, B000,00,21,60 for the water.  Unfortunately I misplaced my list of Copics that I used.  I will update the post if/when I find it.
Other:  Signo white gel pen

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara

Friday, May 25, 2018

No Line Copic Coloring Day 2

This little girl is the second image I borrowed and stamped from Birgit
The dress was partial die cut, however, the nature of the solid die made it difficult to do.  The dress is still attached, although it looks like it was cut off and reattached.

Supplies:
Stamp:  Penny Black XOXO
Dies:  PTI Basic Bookmark 3,  MFT Thanks and Hello, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles
Paper:  WeR Memory Keepers - Anthology, MME Lost and Found,  Neenah Desert Storm, PTI
Copics:  G20,21,24,46, YG61,63, R00,05,20,32,35, C00,0, YR23, B60,63, Y00, E000,00,30,31,33,35,37,40,41,42,43,44,50,51
Other:  Scrap ribbon

This card is going to go play in the following challenges:
Penny Black and More: Anything Goes                                      Penny Black Saturday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Please do grab our logo to display on your own blog...or Hedgie

Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara

Monday, May 21, 2018

No-line Copic Coloring

My recent rotator cuff repair has limited some aspects of card making, but the right hand works fine, so I am focusing on no-line coloring these days. This is the first image in a series of three that I borrowed from my friend, Birgit while on our crafting weekend this past March.


Supplies:
Stamp:  Penny Black Summer Love
Die:  MFT Double the Smiles, Stitched Rectangle STAX
Copics:  E000,00,11,30,31,34,35,40,41,42,43,44,50,51,53 YG0000,00,11,13,21, BG0000,10,11,13, G0000, R000,00,21,20,22,24,27, Y00,21,23
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, WeR Memory Keepers - Anthology

This card is going to play over at the following challenges:
Penny Black and More: Anything Goes                                      Penny Black Saturday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Please do grab our logo to display on your own blog...or Hedgie

Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you have a wonderful day!
Kara

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mirror Stamping for See-Saw Fun

The couple from Lawn Fawn's Bicycle Built for You found a park along their ride here on the front of my card:


The boy was mirror stamped to face his girl friend.  I didn't get a crisp stamped image, so I used a Copic Multi-liner to even out the stamp lines. Both were colored with Copics and fussy cut.  The see-saw was stamped on kraft cs twice, shaded with Copics, and cut separately.  They were fixed together with a brad so the couple can move up and down.  I added foam tape to the base for easier movement.  The sentiment will go on the inside of the card.

Lawnfawnatics has a great sketch challenge going on right now.  I used the see-saw as the narrow horizontal block and switched out a square for the circle. 
Supplies:
Lawn Fawn Stamps:  Bicycle Built for You, Let's Play
Lawn Fawn Dies:  Quilted Backdrop, Pivot Pop-Up (cloud and tree), Stitched Hillside Pop-up (partial cut for grass), Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up (stitched rectangle for sky and grass)  
Lawn Fawn Paper:  Perfectly Plaid 6x6 paper pad
Copics:  E000,00,02, 21,23,25,27,29,31,51,53,55,57, RV21,23,25, R32,35,37,39, B60,63,66, C00,02, black Multi-liner

Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #5: Butterflies

A brand new Twofer Card Challenge starts today!  Our theme this time is butterflies.  I used the same die on both cards from MFT's Flutter of Butterflies - lace.
The first card focuses on patterned paper and a shaped edge border whereas the second card is all about gold heat embossing and whimsical watercoloring.

The blue/gold card was fun to create.  I painted along the heat embossed swirls with a blue Zig CCRB pen.  The solid portion of the butterflies was inked in gold and the lace portion was partially embossed and watercolored with the same blue marker.  The white sentiment on the bottom balances the white at the top.

The 'Miss You' card is all patterned paper and acetate.  The acetate adds a subtle texture to the wings, but lets the pp remain the focus.

It's all aflutter over at the Twofer Card Challenge blog with new creations from the design team, and we'd love to have you join us!
 

Supplies:
Stamps:  PTI Fancy Flourishes, PTI Birthday Cheer, MFT Written in Water Color (NBUS),
Dies:  MFT Flutter of Butterflies Solid and Lace, PTI Birthday Cheer
Paper:  Kaiser Craft - Lush Collection, Acetate, Bristol Smooth CS
Ink/Markers:  VersaMark, Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Zig Clean Color Real Brush #30-Blue
Other:  Ranger Princess Gold EP, Zing white EP,  MME Kate&Co green enamel dot, Basic Grey enamel dots

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara