Thursday, May 14, 2015

Graduation Celebration

Before I get to the cards today, I wanted to let you know that I will be on a little blog break.  As the school year is winding down, the activities are speeding up.  I wish I could be more consistent at commenting right now, but it's just not happening.  Please bear with me, I hope to be back at full speed in June.

We have several graduations to celebrate this year, and I've had a friend asking for some graduation cards too.  I know I sound like a mother when I say, "these kids are growing up way too fast!"  This first card is inspired by Jennifer Mullen's card here.  I loved the way she arranged the buildings.
I cut the banner out of a cut file on the Silhouette.  The cool thing was using the MISTI to perfectly place the sentiment on the banner!  I kept the negative cut, positioned the sentiment, and placed the banner piece back inside like a puzzle.  I'm such a happy card maker right now!
I used Paper Smooches Super stamp set, Smarty Pants stamp set, Sentiment Sampler stamp set, Super 2 dies, Clouds dies, and Bam Bubble dies.  I colored Mr. Super Guy and his cap with Copics.  His hand was cut out a bit for him to hold on to the cap.  The papers are from PTI, and all the card bases on this post are Paper Studios.

These two cards were made with an older Stampin' Up! mortar board colored with Copics.  The clouds were cut using Paper Smooches Clouds dies and the sentiment is PTI's Swoosh stamp set and dies.  The paper is PTI's Spring Rain.

These last two cards used the same Stampin' Up! mortar board and Technique Tuesday's Incredible.  The sentiments were heat embossed with Wow! embossing powders and then the card base was splattered with DI Black Soot.

I used the colors on my first card from this week's Color Throwdown #342  Hey, and he's up in the air too!

I thought I'd throw one last card in the ring over at Virginia's View Challenge Blog where challenge #14 is all about dimension - my favorite!  I've added dimension to each of these graduation cards, but I just really like the depth of the first card.

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!  I will see you all back in June!

Kara Lynne

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Best Mom Ever!

Here's another Mother's Day card that I made for tomorrow:

I took a couple of different fonts and merged them into a rounded rectangle on the Silhouette.  I then cut it out from a scrap piece of cream cardstock.  A piece of acetate was glued to the back, and the entire panel was glued to the background with sequins enclosed (thin for mailing).  The paper is from Paper Studio's Khloe Lane, and the sequins are a mixture of Doodlebug and Hobby Lobby.  The card base is also from Paper Studios and it's ink blended with DI old paper to blend with the cream color in the print.

Thank you for coming over to visit.  I hope all you mothers have a great mother's day, and for everyone who finds the day painful, I pray you have comfort and peace.

Kara Lynne

You Made Growing Up FUN!

I had some time to color, so I made a couple of Mother's Day cards using Copics.  This card design was inspired by my mom, she truly made our home a fun place to live!

Those houses from Penny Black Victorian Home were so fun to color.  The background was ink blended with DI Tumbled Glass on a Paper Studio card base.  The sentiment was printed onto PTI Limeade Ice cs and cut to fit.  The green is not so acidic looking IRL.  The balloons are from Penny Black Critter Party , also colored with Copics.  I cut a small slit in the window and tucked the thread into it, taping it down on the back of the house.  Each thread was then adhered behind each balloon with foam tape.

I'm linking up to Marker Pop! Challenge #68: Anything goes!

Thanks so much for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a great day making your home a fun place to live!

Kara Lynne

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Happy 18th Birthday

I can't believe that April whooshed by!  The end of the school year is always so busy around here, and now we're putting plans together for Vacation Bible School for the summer.  It's all good stuff, but it really takes me away from the blog.

Here's a masculine birthday card I made for my nephew:

I splattered DI Cracked Pistachio, Chipped Sapphire, and Faded Jeans on a Paper Studios card base. The circles are a Silhouette cut file in blue and green from my scrap papers.  The "birthday" is from SSS, cut four times and glued together.  The "happy" is from PTI's Stylish Sentiments: Birthday.

That's all I have today!  I will hopefully be back soon with some Mother's Day and graduation cards.  I also hope to be around visiting too!

Thanks so much for coming over to visit.  I hope you are having a great day!

Kara Lynne