Thursday, April 21, 2016

Super Moms

With Mother's Day approaching, I thought it would be fun to make a couple of cards for my mom friends: 

The background in the second card is gray, not black, it's PTI Smokey Shadow.  I don't know why it wouldn't photograph correctly.  Maybe I should've asked one of "those" moms to take the photo for me.  Anyway, the sentiment is from Riley and Co. and I cut it apart to separate the sentiment.  The images are from the Paper Smooches Squeaky Clean stamp set. I cut the heart center out of the original washing machine image (yes, I cut out it's heart, yikes!) and used the circle (sun) from Paper Smooches Sunny Side Up stamp set instead.  I added some water in the machine with a Copic multi-liner.  I colored the images with Copics, fussy cut them, and adhered them to PTI Scene It: Basic Backer die cut in Sweet Blush.  I stamped a shadow under the images in SSS Smoke ink using Paper Smooches Shadows stamp set.  The top part of the sentiment was stamped onto a SSS Stitched Rectangle die cut, also in Sweet Blush.  The papers are MME My Girl, PTI cs, and some scraps.  The little trim of embossed dots was made with a Lifetime Crafts embossing folder.

The top card is looking especially girlie, so it's going over to play at SSS Wednesday Challenge where the theme is: Make It Girlie.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

It's also going to play over at MarkerPop Challenge Blog where the theme is: Anything Goes.
MarkerPOP! Challenge #93: Anything Goes

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

Kara Lynne

Friday, April 15, 2016

Tag, You're It! #45

Yay, it's Friday!  It's also time for a new challenge over at Tag, You're It!  Our Muse this time is the wonderful Carol Mayne.  I pieced together a Paper Smooches vacuum cleaner that didn't end up on a card, but I still wanted to use it.  I closely followed Carol's design, because it was so perfect for it!  Here's Carol's inspiring card:
Here's my CASE:
I followed a similar color palette, including the rich colors blended on Carol's tag, and even used a smaller version of her tag shape.  I stenciled the card base with a pink background, and then stenciled with multi-colored dots to reflect the dotted paper on the vacuum.  I love the open space Carol left on her tag which gives the full focus to the shiny dragonfly, and a sentiment that pairs with it beautifully.  Originally, I masked the sentiment section to look like suction underneath the vacuum cleaner, but then my husband pointed out that it looks like a path made by the vacuum, and then the vacuum turned to the left.  Okay, I see it!  Either way, it's a fun card to give to a friend going through a rough patch.
Supplies Used:
Paper Smooches Squeaky Clean stamp set
Poppy Stamps Stitched Mainstreet Tags craft die
My Favorite Things stencils - Snowfall and Wonky Chevron
Distress Inks - Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Lucky Clover, and Hickory Smoke
Copics on the vacuum cleaner
My Mind's Eye "My Girl" patterned paper on the vacuum cleaner
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Ranger Archival Jet Black ink
Paper Studios card base
I hope you have the opportunity to play along with Tag, You're It!  I would love to see how you are inspired!
Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you are having a great day!
Kara Lynne

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Sending Prayers; a Copic CASE

I think I'm finally back now.  My shoulder is healing nicely (although slower than I would like).  I've made some cards, and I'm ready to get back into blogging!

Did you see Sandy Alnock's post and video where she colored that MFT Etched Flower stamp with just three Copics, R17, 37, and 89?  Amazing!  I thought, "I have that stamp and those three Copics, why not give it a try!" 

So I did:
I used Memento Lady Bug ink to stamp the image.  This was actually my second go of it.  The first one I turned into cards:
Then I decided to color using four Copics, V12, V15, V17, and V09
That was my second attempt too.  I used Memento Lulu Lavender ink to stamp that image.  The first attempt I also turned into cards, but used Memento London Fog ink to stamp the image.
Then I decided to use five Copics, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, and BG18, and colored this:
I used Memento London Fog ink to stamp the image.  Again, this was a second panel, and the first was turned into two cards.  Here is one of them:
The sentiment on the aqua card was stamped with PTI's Hawaiian Shores.  After I photographed everything, I turned the other panels into similar cards.  I used SSS Stitched Rectangle Dies and the SSS/Hero Arts Prayers stamp and die set.  The cardstock was all from my scraps. 

Thanks so much for coming over to visit, I hope you're having a great day!

Kara Lynne