Monday, April 13, 2015

Smiles and Wishes

Today I am joining City Crafter Challenge week 256 where they are celebrating their anniversary all month by each week allowing us to CASE one of the design team's card.  This week it's Samra's card.  If you've never visited Samra's blog, you really should, for your own sake.  It's a feast for the eyes!  She can do amazing things with paste, gesso, and her hand-made flowers that I cannot even dream of!

I did want to play along, however, and this is what I bring to the table:
Using water color paper, I heat embossed SSS Artful Flowers in white and then painted them with Twinkling H2Os.  I also painted the frame, cut using SSS Stitched Rectangles.  The inner frame is cut with a die from PTI's Shakers + Sprinkles on PTI cs.  The sentiment, from PTI's Stylish Sentiment: Birthday, was heat embossed in Zing Purple.  The frame and flowers behind the vellum were adhered with foam adhesive. 
 
Here's Samra's beautiful card:
Isn't it so soft and elegant!
 
 
My next card is for the wonderful challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Flickr group challenge #16: Watercolor
A little more CAS this time.  I again used SSS Artful Flowers and the same Twinkling H2Os on watercolor paper.  The back panel is also watercolor paper.  I cut out and inlaid SSS Wishing die, also painted with Twinkling H2Os.  The rest of the sentiment is from SSS Sending and Wishing stamp set and it was heat embossed in Zing purple.

I'm editing this post to include my second card over at CCCB.  It was my original CASE of Samra, but then I went with the other card.  Thank you, Samra, for encouraging me to include this one as well!

Thanks so much for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne

49 comments:

  1. OMGosh these are all so beautiful! I love the flowers!!! I need to get out my twinklling H2O's and use them again, thanks for the inspiration. I just love the colors.

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  2. Dear Kara Lynne thank you so much for such wonderful praise of my work!!! I truly appreciate you and your support of our celebration at CCCB!!! I have not gone to CCCB blog to see if you added both cards to our challenge, and if you have not, please do so if you don't mind. The second card is such a great case of my card and it would be great to share it with us. The first card is also so gorgeous! Love those flowers and such beautiful design!!! Hugs:)

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  3. Oh my Kara!!! I just LOVE your take on the inspiration card! Truly stunning!! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx

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  4. Your cards are absolutely stunning--both of them. I love your flowers, colors and design.

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  5. Lovely colors and designs.

    Hugs diane

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  6. Wow, Kara Lynne, you sure create BEAUTIFUL stuff! Love love the SSS inking and design! The attentions to details are awesome! It's always such a JOY to visit your blog!

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  7. BTW I am so glad that you bought this Artful Flower set as I think you really knock this one out of the ball park!!!!

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  8. Such pretty purple blooms!!

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  9. All such beautiful cards Kara Lynne! All the purple--swoon!

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  10. Kara Lynne these are beeeeeeautiful!!! The color, your designs, everything adds up to perfection!

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  11. Oh so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  12. Both of your cards are just gorgeous, Kara!

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  13. both cards are just gorgeous, kara... I absolutely love the second card!! (i'm so jealous!! you have the artful flowers set that I really, really want, but it is sold out! :( oh well... )

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  14. Oh Kara your cards are spectacular!! I love those flowers and the water colouring ... the vellum really adds something special! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  15. Stunning - swoon! Both cards are FABULOUS! The vellum overlay on your first card combined with those waterdroplets is amazing and the second card is just a CAS beauty!

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  16. You got some lovely color out of your twinkling h20s...I should break mine out and try them again, love what you've done with your flowers!

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  17. Gorgeous cards...wonderful color...stunning flowers!!!

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  18. Adorable Cards dear Kara...Samra join at HOC challenge and always amaze me..I cant CASE ing her cards I am so bad at flower Images...I love your coloring...you are great at flowrr cards Kara..luv both...biig hugs
    Monika

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  19. Your card are incredible your water color amazing ! I love the look of your soft shaker card! Wow again!

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  20. Wonderful cards! Great fussy cutting of all those flowers and the paper you created is gorgeous. I also really love the dimension from the flowers!

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  21. Holy Cow! Gosh I wish I could watercolor like you! These are gorgeous! So soft and yet so striking. I'll be right over for some lessons!

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  23. WOW...what else can I say. These are stunning. Love your beautiful style and the colors are fabulous.

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  24. Ooolala! Such a beauty with all the lilacs, Kara Lynn! Great design and your watercolouring is to perfection.

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  25. These are beautiful, Kara Lynne! Love the purple and those amazing blooms, and that vellum panel on the first one brings such softness to the overall design!

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  26. Oh my heavens!! Your cards are beautiful!! Your watercoloring is amazing and I LOVE purple!!

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  27. Wow, Kara - these are both wonderful cards. and it is amazing how similar materials can look so different. You've encouraged me to go look for my H2Os which are stuffed in a draw and being shamefully neglected.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  28. Wow, Kara - these are both wonderful cards. and it is amazing how similar materials can look so different. You've encouraged me to go look for my H2Os which are stuffed in a draw and being shamefully neglected.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  29. Oh golly, those are truly extraordinary cards, Kara! I love your watercolor on the Artful Flowers; so gorgeous! thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

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  30. Wow!! The shimmer on these is incredible! I love both the CAS and more layered look you created. Gorgeous work!!

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  31. So very pretty! Love all the beautiful blossoms!

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  32. Both your cards are so beautiful Kara. I just Love how you can see the flowers through the vellum!

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  33. Just Beautiful! Great flowers!

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  34. Wowza, Kara Lynn, I am in absolute awe over these cards! Your incredible watercolored flowers remind me of exquisite Hawaiian leis!! Well done and congratulations on guest designing!! Hugs, Darnell

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  35. Whoa!! Gorgeous cards! Love the watercolor and purple! The layers on the first card is fabulous, and then an awesome CAS card!!!

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  36. Love how your flowers turned out beautiful colors and awesome layout!!

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  37. Stunning cards and the watercoloring is just so awesomely done and those flowers are so "Blooming" pretty!! Nicely done - all those flowers layered like that along with the color almost make them look like hydrangeas!! Super, super gorgeous!!

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  38. super sweet, I adore these flowers!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  39. WOW!!! I'm stunned - this is sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOOOOVE it!!!!

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  40. Hi Kara...hope you are okay
    no other post after this post
    hope you are only busy with maybe a new job or a new pets at home
    hope you are okay and your family member too
    big hugs from me in Munich and wanna say I miss to see your cards
    Hugs
    Monika

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  41. OHMYGOSH these are flipping GORGEOUS girl!!!!! I love everything about them! WOW.

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  42. Just checking in on you. I know the kids keep you busy hope that's why you are gone for a bit. Miss you sweet friend.

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  43. And here I am...commenting (again) and congratulating you on being spotted by Simon Says Stamp! Well, it's no surprise!! SO happy for you :)

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  44. All are really pretty, but especially the Wishing card. Simple and classy. Thank you.

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  45. Many congratulations on being 'spotted' by SSS for this gorgeous creation Kara . . . I'm not surprised, it's a real stunner! Hazel xx

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  46. This is so gorgeous Kara Lynne... I have had my eye on these stamps and dies for a while. You have worked them beautifully!

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