Sunday, July 25, 2021

A New Video Series and Purple Onion Designs' Anniversary Sale!

I hope you'll join me over on YouTube for the launch of a new series, 

Color a Critter with Copics and Kara

In this series, I will focus on one animal image and discuss various techniques and color combinations I use to color it.

George from Purple Onion Designs, illustrated by Stacey Yacula, was gracious in volunteering to be featured in the premier video.  He was none too happy to find out it included hanging off a balcony, but hey, that's what it takes to make it in the video industry these days!


You can watch the video here or on my YouTube channel:

 


Thanks so much for watching, liking, and subscribing to my channel! 


Purple Onion Designs is celebrating its anniversary with a crazy good sale! 
I know George will be there, ready to sign autographs.


Supplies:
Purple Onion Designs Stamps: George, Room With A View, Around the Town Sentiment Set
Copics: C00,0,1,2,3,6,8, W00,0,1,2,3,4,6, B20s
Other: Prisma Color white pencil, Signo white gel pen

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

One Design, Two Different Styles with Lawn Fawn | Video

Card designs or sketches are a great catalyst for getting the creative juices flowing.  Here I used a floating card front design to create both a clean and simple card, and a layered frilly card:

Lawn Fawn's new Tiny Birthday Friends are hanging out on this first card.  The giant sentiment die bridges the two sides of the card front:
Same design, diagonal stripes, and sentiment on the second card, but this time featuring Lawn Fawn's Happy Hibiscus and Tropical Leaves dies.  A few lacy borders and an oval backing add to the layered style:


I created a video to show how these two cards came together.  You can watch it here, on Lawn Fawn's YouTube channel, or on my YouTube channel:

Thanks so much for watching, liking, and subscribing to my channel:

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps: Tiny Birthday Friends
Dies: Simple Stripes Backdrop: Diagonal, Giant Happy Birthday to You, Happy Hibiscus, Tropical Leaves, Giant Birthday Messages Coordinating Dies, Lacy Borders
Paper:  White, Rain Forest, Mermaid, Peacock, Textured Dot Tropical and Pastels, Watercolor Wishes Rainbow 6x6 and 12x12
Ink:  Jet Black
Copics:  E000,00,01,21,23,25,27,29, BG11,13,15,18, R12,14,17, Y21,23,26, C1,2

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Friday, July 16, 2021

Final Day of Lawn Fawn Summer Inspiration Week!

Lawn Fawn's Goody Bag is a fun way to give out treats at a party, or hand deliver a gift card!  

I die cut the bag with Lawn Fawn's Watercolor Wishes Rainbow 12x12 paper.  It's double sided, so there's a pretty green inside lining.  The Slimline Tropical Leaves Border fits perfectly around the entire bag.  I layered two of them made out of the same Watercolor Wishes Rainbow paper.

The plain tissue paper was ink blended in pink and green using Lawn Fawn's new Tropical Leaves Background Stencils.  Tropical Vine Borders were curled around a pencil and added to the packaging, along with a small sentiment tag white heat embossed with a Toucan Do It sentiment.
I decorated the bag with flowers from the Magical Iris Tropical Leaves Add-on along with leaves from the Tropical Leaves Die Set.  It's a perfect setting for the toucan from Toucan Do It!

I hope you've enjoyed Lawn Fawn's Summer Inspiration Week!  Head on over to Lawn Fawn's blog to see the featured cards today, and if you haven't been around there this week, scroll back to see all the amazing projects throughout the week from the design team!

 

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Lawn Fawn's Smiley S'more and a Pop Up Campsite | Video!

Old Smiley is back!  Do you remember him from release week?  Well, this time he comes complete with a Pop-Up Campsite inside and a video showing how it all came together:

Here he is taken off the card and stuck to a metal lid to show off his "magnetic" personality:
Here is where Smiley's life began:

Here's the video!  You can watch it here, on Lawn Fawn's YouTube channel, or on my YouTube channel:


Thanks for watching, liking, and subscribing to my channel!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  S'more the Merrier
Dies: Smiley S'more, Simple Stripes Backdrop: Portrait, Build-a-Campsite, Pop-Up Smile, Hearts and Stars Skinny Tag, Oliver's Stitched ABCs and 123s, Outside/In Stitched Circle Stackables, Cake Slice Box
Paper: White, Black Licorice, Paper Bag, Kraft, Ground Coffee, Speckled Eggshell, Guava, Noble Fir, Canned Pumpkin, Fake Tan, Sunflower, Pearlescent Vellum
Ink: Walnut, Clear
Other: Glow in the dark hemp cord, white embossing powder, double sided adhesive sheets
Copic Markers: E21,23,25,74,77,79, YR27, Y19,21,23, G94,99, R81,83,0

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Lawn Fawn's Magic Iris Tropical Leaves Add-on and Stencils

Lawn Fawn's June Release Week continues and today we're featuring a few more items to help create that tropical vibe:

The Tropical Leaves Magic Iris Add-on makes a great decoration on the Shutter Card belly band, and also fits the Shutter Card opening inside!   I lightly inked the Watercolor Wishes 12x12 paper with the new Tropical Leaves background stencils and added some of the new vines and leaves along with the Toucan Do It friends that were previewed earlier in the week:

Check out Lawn Fawn's blog for much more inspiration!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Toucan Do It
Dies:  Magic Iris Tropical Leaves Add-on, Shutter Card, Shutter Card Add-on, Tropical Vines Borders, Tropical Leaves Backdrop
Paper:  Watercolor Wishes Rainbow 12x12, Cilantro
Ink:  Cilantro, Jet Black, DOx Abandoned Coral
Other:  Tropical Leaves Background Stencil, Copic Markers

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Monday, June 21, 2021

Lawn Fawn's Garden Gnome and Delightful Daisy Dies!

Our gnome friend from Oh Gnome and the daisy from Gleeful Garden are now available as large dies!  I've paired them together on a slimline card and used the Slimline Tropical Leaves Border as tall, thick grass:

I cut the pieces in both black (for the outlines) and white and colored the white pieces with Copic markers.  The background is from the new Watercolor Wishes Rainbow 12x12 pack.

I added a sentiment from the Oh Gnome stamp set and set it in a Reveal Wheel Thought Bubble Add-on:

These character dies are so fun to put together! 
Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for much more inspiration.

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Oh Gnome
Dies:  Garden Gnome, Delightful Daisy, Slimline Tropical Leaves Border, Large Slimline, Small Slimline, Reveal Wheel Thought Bubble Add-on
Paper:  Watercolor Wishes 12x12, Black Licorice, White
Ink:  Jet Black

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Lawn Fawn's Happy Hibiscus and Alcohol Inks

Lawn Fawn is featuring Happy Hibiscus and Tropical Leaves dies today for the June release week.  I paired them with a black tone on tone Simple Stripes Backdrop: Diagonal to emphasize the tropical colors.  The leaves and flowers were cut from alcohol inked yupo paper and then inked some more to create more specific patterns:

I hope you are enjoying Lawn Fawn's June release!  Please pop on over to Lawn Fawn's blog to see all the inspiration from the design team!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Dies:  Happy Hibiscus, Tropical Leaves, Simple Stripes Backdrop: Diagonal, Shutter Card Add-on (sentiment "for you")
Paper:  Black Licorice, Textured Dot Cardstock - neutrals

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara