Friday, July 31, 2015

Hugs and Hello with Tag, You're It! #27

This summer is going by so fast!  I thought July just started and here we are at the end of it.  Where did it go?!  Well, one great thing about this last day of July is that we get to start a new challenge at Tag, You're It! 

I was so inspired by this week's inspiration project by Anja Curvers!  I think I CASEd almost every single element of her card:
Here's Anja's inspiration:
How fun is that!  Now that's one turtle who is ready to party!

I stamped a sweet little elephant from WPlus9 Unforgettable stamp set to mimic Anja's happy turtle. He was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  The flowers are from Serendipity Stamp's Summer Flower Pops, also colored with Copics, and cut out four times in different sizes, layered together, and fluffed up.  Thin strips of black cs create the stems.  The little tag on the flowers reflects Anja's small tag that also says, "hello."  My background was dry embossed with a Lifestyle Crafts Classic folder, holding to a similar graphic background pattern found in Anja's stenciled leaves.  I lightly blended HA Soft Stone shadow ink over the top of the texture.  The main tag was white heat embossed with x's and o's from PTI's Big Hugs stamp set and ink blended using DI Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, and Worn Lipstick.  The main sentiment is also from PTI's Big Hugs stamps and dies.  "Sending" was white heat embossed on black cs, and "hugs" was die cut from a scrap of cardstock (brand unknown).  The bottom corners of the background panel were rounded similar to the bottom shape of Anja's card.  Black textured twine completes the top of the tag.
 
Whether it's a tag, or a tag on a card, I hope you get a chance to play along with Tag, You're It!

Thanks for coming over to visit.  Have a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne


30 comments:

  1. Hi Kara. Hope things are settling down for you :)
    Very cute take on Anja's design. x

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  2. Your elephant tag, paired with the pretty hugs sentiment, is absolutely darling! You've translated Anja's tag with style and flair! Adorable! I agree: the summer is passing far, far too quickly!
    ~c

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  3. This is one absolutely adorable tag card Kara! Your elephant is just so doggone cute and colored just beautifully! In fact, I love every element of this card...too, too cute!! :0)

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  4. Yes, Kelly it is going by way too fast! Love your adorable tag card and that sweet ellie!

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  5. Wow! Love your take on Anja's inspiration! Awesome flowers from Serendipity!!!! Fabulous card!!!! And I agree...summer is flying by!

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  6. I luv your cute elephant and that BIG Sentiment
    the flower lovely in 3D and love the xo xo you stamped there
    so many lovely details Kara
    I miss your visit dear
    hope that you are healthy and only busy there
    big hugs, Monika

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  7. So sweet....I am in love with your sweet elephant. Such a sweet way to send a hug.

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  8. How cute is this??!! This is just the perfect pick-me-up card ever! Sweet little elephant, and those flowers...so much work, but so worth every snip as they turned out beautifully. Wonderful take on Anja's tag. Well done you!! Bev

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  9. Fabulous and ao very cute!! Your elephant is an adorable animal to put in the place of the turtle. Your card just sings - "I am so lucky cuz Kara Lynne made me!!!" Just such a great card!!

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  10. Fabulous card with the sweet elephant! Love the background, flowers, and tags! And, yes, the summer is going by wayyy too fast!

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  11. Oh wow this is adorable!!! Love your sponging and stamping!! Your colouring of Ellie is perfection!

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  12. So cute, Kara ... that little sweetie pie elephant is just adorable holding those amazing blooms with their awesome thread-fine card stems ... gorgeous! Anita :)

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  13. This is oh so sweet Kara! Beautiful colour combo and that little elephant is a real cutie! Have a great week! Hazel xx

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  14. What a gorgeous card Kara and such a great take on the inspiration tag.

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  15. Oh my Kara, this has to be one of my very favorites of yours!
    Absolutely gorgeous and adorable!
    Bravo!!

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  16. What a darling card!! You've colored the sweet elephant to perfection!!

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  17. I LOVE this card. That elephant is adorable and so very perfectly colored. I am totally drooling over those flowers. I cannot believe all that fussy cutting you did--but it is so worth it because those flowers are just smashing.

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  18. This is so sweet! The details are amazing!

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  19. Amazing details and design, Kara Lynn! The colors are so sweet and yummy! Beautiful job! Hope your summer is going well. Hugs!

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  20. Oh, no, this is all you, girl! So cute! Love your palette and all those amazing, textural details! Way to knock this one out of the park, love!

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  21. This is adorable! Your inked background is gorgeous and those flowers rock! I thought I was a crazy fussy cutter but you take the cake - so worth the effort! Gorgeous shading on that adorable elephant and I love the touch on inking on the embossing.

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  22. Love this design! How cute is that little elephant? Fabulous flowers, beautiful background and stunning colours. A feat for the eyes. Beautiful :-) Hugs, Jayne x

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  23. Awesome that little elephant is so, so cute.

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  24. Really cute! That elephant is just adorable!

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  25. So cute Kara :) and I love the dimension in the flowers :)

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  26. There is so much great texture on this card from the dry and heat and embossing and then of course those flowers, love this!

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