Friday, May 4, 2012

A Birthday Card featuring Milly

I thought I'd make something more in my comfort zone after the runway inspired card.  Is this my style?  I don't know, I'm still working on finding that.  Coloring, paper piecing, and creating dimension just make me happy.

  
I just love that image from LOTV, it's called Milly Me and My Dog.  I colored her with copics and paper pieced her outfit.  I poked a few holes strategically on the image and threaded the "rope" through.  The tree "bark" is made from sentiments from an old Close to My Heart set.  After I stamped, I free-hand cut the tree and inked it with Ranger Distress Inks.  The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I cut the fence and flowers with my Silhouette and inked them with Distress Ink.  I got the background idea from the Silhouette blog.  I thought it would be a fun way to use the coordinating papers.  The leaves I just free-hand cut and inked up a bit with Ranger Distress Ink. 


This card is entered in the following challenges:

A Blog Named Hero:  Topsy Turvy - use a sentiment as something other than a sentiment
Now I must confess, I feel bad not using Hero Arts stamps on this, but I only started stamping a few months ago (but scrap-booked for years), so besides the LOTV stamps, most of my mine are ones I bought years ago when my friends started selling things.  Now that I know what I have, I love using them, but I'm looking forward to buying some of the new stamps I see you all using!  A Blog Named Hero kindly states that you do not have to use Hero Art products.  A big "thank you" to them!


Lili's Little Fairies:  Anything Goes


Simon Says Stamp Challenge:   Birthday Card


Have a great weekend!
Kara Lynne

24 comments:

  1. Your card is just gorgeous x x

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  2. Your card is totally brilliant Kara. Love the idea of a sentiment tree !!!!!!!! A perfectly designed card where everything works so well together. This just has to be a winner. I LOVE IT 11111111111111111111111
    Eileen x

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  3. Hi Kara,

    I love your card !!
    I also start to follow your blog and what a
    coincidence I have also 21 followers.

    Saskia

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  4. Wonderful - love your coloring and creative use of your sentiment.

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  5. This is such a sweet and lovel card. Totaly love your text tree. Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero.

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  6. This is Beautiful!! Love everything about it!!!

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  7. Oh my goodness, I can't tell you how much I love this card! It's just the sweetest thing; the sentiment on the tree is so clever!

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  8. This is just super fabuloso!!! Love your lil girl swinging from the "word tree!" Just perfect for this challenge!!!
    Glad I stopped by!
    Shanna :)

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  9. that is such a clever use of the sentiment! what a cute card!

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  10. Ooooooh wow!
    This is so cute and adorable!
    Love all the detail & the coloring!!
    Gorgeous!!!!

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  11. Adorable! Clever stamping on the tree!

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  12. First-time visitor to your blog, but it won't be my last! Your card is soooo creative, especially the way you threaded the "rope" so realistically.

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  13. Kara Lynne, this just the sweetest and loveliest card I have ever seen!!! You need to frame it and start a family heirloom!!! I have so much to say...the gorgeous background paper, the threaded rope, the sentiments on the tree trunk....wow!!!! I'm in awe!! Seriously!

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  14. Hi Kara Lynne! I'm a new follower and I love your work! This card is amazing! I love the sentiment covered tree and adorable little scene. Your fussy cutting is pretty awesome, too!

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  15. Wowwww, this is so GORGEOUS! What a FABULOUS scenery you've created! Thank you so much for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies!

    Hugs,
    Elise

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  16. Too cute! Your coloring is amazing! Adorable card!!

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  17. Adorable Kara Lynne! Really beautiful colors and the stamping on tree adds so much texture! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  18. Wonderful, gorgeous card, such a sweet image.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

    luv

    Debby

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  19. Kara Lynne this is just lovely! We adore Hero Arts stamps, but as long as you craft, we're happy!!

    I think I would have lost my mind trying to do all that cutting! You did a great job. Such a beautiful scene!

    Thank you for playing with our challenge!

    Good Luck!

    Linda
    A Blog Named Hero

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  20. What a fabulous card Kara Lynne! Utterly charming and delightful! I wish it was my birthday card!!! Love it!

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  21. your card is adorable! keep playing and you might win yourself some new hero arts goodies :) thanks for playing along with our Challenge #3 at A Blog Named Hero

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  22. Congrats on your top 3! I really loved your card. Hope you can join us again at Lili's Little fairies, hugs, jayne

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  23. oh this is a sweet little card - what a nice layout/design! adorable.

    xo, Kristina
    visiting from a blog named hero challenge
    Stop by and say hello!
    www.pearlgateway.com

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