Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ellie's Thank You

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I am so exited to finally put ink to paper with W+9's Unforgettable, and Fresh Cut Florals!  I've had Fresh Cut Flowers for a while, but only played around with it; I never made a card.  Guess what came in the mail....The MISTI!  



The sun was going down, and the pink card base was glowing onto the white background, so pictures got a little strange.  Look at the difference in depth between these two!  I used a wide variety of W+9, SSS, and HA shadow inks.  I die cut Fresh Cut Florals first and then stamped them using the MISTI.  I put the little pieces on a sticky note so they wouldn't move, and then placed the stamp on them, shut the door, opened it, inked the stamp and closed the door.  It was a lot of fun!  I cut an oval out of a piece of white cs and embossed it with a -- folder.  The background was ink blended with Broken China and Mowed Lawn.  I cut out the little Ellie and cut further into her trunk in order for her to hold her little flower.  Ellie and her flower were colored with Copics.  I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiment which is also from Fresh Cut Flowers.  The card base is PTI's Raspberry Fizz.

This card was inspired by the following challenges:
W+9's Throwback Thursday #2 - Very Vintage Florals.  Fresh Cut Florals are my oldest W+9 stamps and I was inspired by the first and second card examples.

Fusion Card Challenge (Cupcake Inspiration).  My last two posts had cupcakes on them so today I just used the sketch.

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4.  I love Darnell's challenge, it makes me so happy to use NBUS.  Today it is MISTI and W+9's Unforgettable.


Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne

36 comments:

  1. Love those beautiful colored flowers, embossed background and sweet little elephant! SO happy and fun!

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  2. Absolutely DELIGHTFUL!! Wow, those stamped flowers are sensational! Isn't MISTI dandy? I know you are going to have tons of FUN. Can't wait to see what you make next! Hope that you get more craft time!

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  3. This is super adorable, Kara! I can see you are going to love using your new MISTI! Ellie is so cute holding her flower.

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  4. This is gorgeous Kara . . . and I can't wait for my MISTI to arrive! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

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  5. What a fun card, Kara Lynn. Little Ellie is so darn cute, and I love that you've got her holding a flower. And those colors...vivid and bright and fun. Love the woodgrain panel too. And my MISTI comes early next week! Sooo excited about that. Can't wait to use it!! Love your sweet card. And how 'bout those Badgers??!!!!! WooHoo!!!!! Bev

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  6. Love this card Kara Lynne!! I need to get that floral set, always love when I see it used. And I also need the elephants...NOW look what you've done LOL!! Yay for your MISTI! I think I'm going to love mine the most for die cuts ;)

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  7. Oh your colouring is superb!! This is so beautiful ... I have ordered the Misti ... should make life easier ... well I'm hoping!

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  8. Oh Kara Lynn~ This is so sweet! I love how you colored the little Ellie and the bed of flowers framing him are so bright and cheerful. I can't wait to see more using your new stamps!

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  9. What a great combination, Kara Lynne ... that sweet little flower toting elephant is just adorable ... and my goodness, what a beautiful floral display ... vibrant, bright and just gorgeous! I love this set and had a smile at what you said about playing with it for a while ... that's exactly what I did before finally using it on a card! Been resisting the Misti ... but can feel my resolve weakening each time I hear how great it is ... blogland is full of enablers!! Anita :)

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  10. I love how you arrange the flowe Kara
    love the colored Elephant and love the embossing paper there give a good texture
    you always make a beautiful and adorable card Kara
    I adore this one too
    no exception
    Wish I can get one of your card soon...
    still waiting for your post if you send it :)
    hugs, Monika

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  11. This card is soooo beautiful and your coloring is amazing!!

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  12. your card is absolutely adorable, kara!! love that sweet little ellie framed by all those lovely flowers!

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  13. Such a beautiful and sweet card, Kara! Love the darling elephant holding the flower! And, all the flowers below him are in amazing color...so pretty!

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  14. Kara this is gorgeous! Love the flowers and how Ellie is holding one in her trunk! So fun to have the MISTI to play with! :)

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  15. Oh my goodness, this is just too cute Kara!!

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  16. One more reason I *need* a MISTI ... love how you created your beautiful bouquet and awesome coloring on your little ellie too ... so glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

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  17. This is fabulous!! I love the flowers, the colors are great!! And the embossed texture is awesome!!!

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  18. SQueeeeeallll! This is the epitome of what makes a cuteness overload! Love the dry embossed overlay and the elephant is so so so awwww-dorable.

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  19. This is darling! Love the brights and the fun texture and cute elephant!

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  20. Kara, this is such a bright and happy card. Love the wood grain embossing and the way you have framed the bottom with those beautiful flowers. I have that set, and you have now inspired me to drag it out. Love that little elephant that you have colored so wonderfully.

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  21. Kara Lynne, this ele is pure sweetness. I love how you used the Fresh Cut Florals as your base!

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  22. Kara your card is amazing! Love your arrangement and beautiful colors.... this card is full of so much beauty! I am not even going to ask if you loved your MISTI

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  23. This has to be the most adorable card EVER!
    Bravo Kara Lynne

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  24. I can't believe you stamped those flowers. They look like store bought stickers. And that elephant is so cute.

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  25. So pretty! I love your coloring on that little elephant. It's prefect!!

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  26. So cute and your coloring is fabulous! Love the flowers.

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  27. So sweet! Wonderful cluster of flowers and love the embossed panel!

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  28. Another adorably sweet and perfectly colored and executed card, Kara Lynne! Gosh, I've missed your talent! (Do I say that every time?!) So ... you got a Misti, eh? That's one more friend in the plus column. How many in the negative column? Um, none. Email me and let me know where you bought yours, please! And thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

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  29. You are just amazing Kara Lynn....what a fabulous card, those flowers are stunning and that adorable elephant too. Just love your card!

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  30. Just as cute as can be, Kara! Love all those bold pops of color! This simply oozes springtime! I've been trying to pick up that elephant set for awhile now, but it's always out of stock.

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  31. Oh how cute!!! I love that adorable elephant and your cluster of flowers!

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  32. What an adorable card, so so cute!

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  33. love this so much! the woodgrain with the flowers and elephant is just righ!

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  34. Kara, thank you so much for sending me this card! It is truly a work of art and I look forward to hanging it up in my craft room! :)

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