Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Dotty Birthday

I recently saw a post from Barb's blog, Enjoying Life that talked about a new Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge.  If you are not aware of it, you can check out her post, she's even having a big giveaway.  Being away from the blogs for over a year, I am trying to navigate through the changes.  There are some cool new challenges out there for sure!  Speaking of which, CASology is featuring the lovely Darnell Knauss who developed the NBUS acronym for "Never Before Used Schtuff".  I decided to combine these challenges and made the following card:


I used the NBUS circle die from SSS Apothecary Labels to cut out some blue shimmer paper (Bazzill).  Then I went back where the circles cut into each other, and used the die to cut an "overlap" in green shimmer paper (The Paper Company).  I adhered it all to white shimmer paper (Bazzill) and then cut into the panel with the SSS Happy Birthday Craft Dies.  I cut another Happy Birthday from orange shimmer paper (The Paper Company) and inlaid the words on the panel.  Doodle Bug sequins completed the card.

Here are the challenges this card is joining:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr: Spots and Dots          CASology: NBUS
Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group! Fun Challenges!         http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EL8pF1-ZrUk/VJnMdhssQtI/AAAAAAAAMm0/fPMWcdXrfQI/s1600/Week%2B129%2B-%2BNBUS.jpg

Thanks for coming over, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne

25 comments:

  1. Wow,Kara! This is gorgeous! I will have to check out Barbs post.

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  2. Love your card design! Beautiful creation!

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  3. What a great card, Kara! I really love that sheen, and the color choices are great for a guy or a girl!

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  4. This card took a lot of planning and care...I adore it so much! And yes, you definitely will have fun at the SSS Flickr group. Barb is quite a hostess and she sure makes everyone feel welcomed! Well done, Kara Lynne !!!!!!

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  5. Love all the inlaid die cutting. Thank you for sharing this week at CASology!

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  6. It's so shimmery and splendorous! Inlaid die cutting is something I need to try because I keep seeing amazing projects like this one.

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  7. This is wonderful. A fabulous way to use the inlaid die technique. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  8. I LOVE the inlay die cutting!! Fab card!!

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  9. Such a cool design! I love how you inlaid different colors of cardstock!

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  10. Oh my...I just love this card and all your festive dots. So fun.

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  11. WoW! Stunning. Love how your card turned out.

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  12. What a fun inlaid design.

    Best of the New Year.

    diane

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  13. this is just so beautifully done!
    I LOVE it!

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  14. Oh, gaaaaarooooaaannnn! Kara Lynne, you are kailling me here with this enabling!! Oh, my God, this card is SPECTACULAR. I want to make it NOW!! I am seriously nuts over the texture and design and colors. So a winner in my eyes, if you couldn't tell!!

    Thank you so much for playing in the CASology challenge! I know you've reached your max three entries for prize consideration over at my NBUS Challenge, but you can feel free to link for fun and be a part of the challenge Pinterest board gallery that way. Either way, I'm pinning it in my other Pinterest board for brilliant cards! Have a great day! Darnell

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  15. LOVE those inlaid die cuts Kara! Makes for a really terrific graphic design! Hazel xx

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  16. Oh you are good. Apothecary labels. Have it. NBUS. LOVE what you did with it.

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  17. Oh, wow! Fab job of the inlaid dies, Kara Lynne! I am very impressed. :)

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  18. Wonderful job with the inlaid dies, Kara! It makes for a very lovely birthday card!:-)

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  19. Wonderful graphic card and great colour combination too, Kara Lynne!

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  20. Didn’t this card win somewhere? I know I saw it somewhere else.

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  21. This is the type of card I love, fantastic die cutting, great design!

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  22. This is in my eyes and absolutely marvelous use of die cuts!!! So amazingly well done and such a showcase of your talents and skills!! What a feast for the eyes!!!!

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  23. Love this! So fresh and creative!

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