Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A Bathtub Pop-Up

After a long, uphill struggle:
 It's time to relax!
 
I think the girl looks a little too serene during her climb up the hill.  Maybe I should stamp some sweat coming off her forehead!
The front panel is all die cuts and Distress Ink with the exception of the girl and her bike which were colored with Copics.  I masked and DI'd the insides of the wheels to match the bg.  The sentiment was computer generated and die cut with the banner from the box pop-up set.  The inside pieces are all colored with Copics and a bit of white gel pen.

Rub a Dub Dub is my new and the bathing beauty from Mermaid for You and the Mountain Border are old (if May of 2016 is old).  Frankly, most of Lawn Fawn products are new to me and are so much fun to mix and match!

This card is also traveling over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up and they are featuring Lawn Fawn Products! 


Supplies:
Stamps:  Fawn Fawn Rub a Dub Dub, Bicycle Built for You, Mermaid for You (bather)
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Mini Pop-Up Box (also for the banner), Road Border, Stitched Mountain Borders, Forest Border, Treat Box Add-On Spring House (flowers)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, DI Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn, Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Shabby Shutters, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey
Copics:  E0000,000,00,31,35,37,79,95,97,99, R000,20,24,29, W4,W8, C00,0,1,3,5, Y02,08,13,15,17, YR04,09,15, B000,01,32,34, RV10, V01,20,22,25,BG000,11, YG01
Paper:  Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon (bathroom tile)
Other: White Signo gel pen, font - Kristen ITC


I hope you find time today to relax and enjoy!
Thanks for coming over to visit, and have a wonderful day!

Kara

Monday, September 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #9: Leaves

Hey everyone, it's time for a Twofer!  September's prompt at the Twofer Card Challenge is leaves so my cards feature an older die, Verona Flourish, by Poppystamps.
The leaves on the first card were die cut from water color paper painted with Brusho powders.
The leaves on the second card were die cut from PTI colored card stock.  I originally water colored the houses with Kuretaki watercolors but they were too bright so I inked everything over with DI Fossilized Amber turning reds to orange and aqua to green.  A bit of DI Gathered Twigs was also added.  The leaves got a dose of Fossilized Amber as well.
Supplies:
Stamps:  SSS Tilted Banner Sayings
Dies:  Poppystamps Verona Flourish, Vincent House, Clovis House, Stitched Main Street Tags, PTI Scripted die, MFT Blueprint 26
Paper:  PTI Royal Velvet, Amethyst Allure, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Terracotta Tile,
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, DI Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye, Brusho Purple, Scarlet, Brilliant Red, Kuretaki Water Colors

Our special guests this month are Linda (Scrappin', Stampin', & Singin'), and Susan (Cat's Inkcorporated)  Please head over to the Twofer Card Challenge blog to see the amazing inspiration from them and the rest of the team!

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

Friday, August 31, 2018

Twelve Kits of Ocassions August Guest

Today I am thrilled and honored to be guest designer for the Twelve Kits of Occasions!  My dear friend, Birgit, is one of the twelve talented designers on the team and she invited me to be her guest this month!  I have watched these ladies work their magic for years - each designing cards based on the same supplies.  At the end of every month they showcase their creations and it's so fun to see how each one interprets the kit based on their own styles.  You can see just what I mean by going over to the 12 Kits of Occasions blog!  The supplies in the kit are also listed there.

This month, Birgit put together the kit using the theme Fairy Tales.  She sent out the most darling images, die cut pieces, and papers with lots of room to let our imaginations go wild!  Here are my cards using the kit:

I Copic colored and cut this gnome and his little accessories, colored a background for him, framed it with a MFT scalloped frame onto one of the patterned papers from the kit, and also used an included sentiment.
This "Big" guy was in our kit, along with the cupcake, papers, and sentiment.  I added a Paper Smooches building die cut out of scraps to give perspective to his size.
Birgit included little intricate die cuts - so whimsical!  I colored them all by smooshing them in various Distress Oxide inks and arranged them on a Oxide smooshed background cut from an MFT Stitched rectangle.  The sentiment and blue card base was included in the kit!

This voluptuous fairy was so fun to color!  Everything on this card was included in the kit except that I die cut the MFT Wonky aperture, cut a few LF stars out of the glitter paper, stamped words from HOTP, and added a little glitter glue.
Birgit included sequins in our kit so I knew I wanted to make a shaker card.  The mermaid and her little friend came pre-cut, and I colored them to match those gorgeous papers from the kit!  The turtle was attached with Copic-colored thread to the inside of a PTI shaker window.
This little darling and the mushrooms were also pre-cut.  I colored them to go with this adorable paper, added a MFT scalloped border for the grass, and a MFT frame around the included sentiment.
I wanted to use all those pretty little die cuts and all those beautiful design papers, so I found various stitched rectangles in my stash and die cut a color blocked background.  I cut apart the sentiment that was included in the kit, and added Lawn Fawn little white flowers and hearts to fill in the empty blocks.

I want to thank Birgit for the opportunity to play along with these twelve talented and lovely ladies!  I had a blast!

Thank you for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!
Kara

Monday, August 27, 2018

Newton's Nook Guest Designer Week 4

Today is my fourth and final guest appearance over at the Newton's Nook blog!  I hope you will drop by and check out my rainy day surprise!

It was inspired by this photo of my daughter from many years ago:
Thanks so much for all of your support and encouragement!  Thank you, Newton's Nook, for the special honor of being your August guest designer!  It has been my extreme pleasure!
Kara

Monday, August 20, 2018

Guest Designer for Newton's Nook Week 3

Ice cream is on the menu over at the Newton's Nook Blog today!  This is my third Monday as guest designer and I have a couple of sweet treats to share. 


I hope you will click over to the Newton's Nook blog to check it out!  Have a great day!
Kara

Monday, August 13, 2018

Guest Designer for Newton's Nook Week 2

It's the second Monday of August!  Do you know what that means?  I'm guest designing over at the Newton's Nook blog today!  Please come on over and check out my three variations on a theme.


Thanks for coming over to visit!  See you over there!
Kara

Friday, August 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #8: Geometric

Our Twofer Card Challenge this month is: Geometric.  There are so many ways to use shapes on our cards and I can't wait to see your ideas!  I took the route of a geometric cover plate die by Papertrey Ink called Twist Die.
I thought this geometric pattern would look great for a masculine card so I die cut it out of chip board and then out of patterned paper.  I covered the chipboard piece with the pp piece, glued it on a card base, and then filled in the inside pieces like a puzzle.  If you look closely, you'll notice that not all my pieces landed in the right place - Shh, don't tell Dad!  The top layer was lightly ink blended with Brushed Corduroy DI.  The sentiment panel was kept simple to keep the background as the focus.
On this feminine encouragement card, I used the cover plate in a subtle way without cutting through the paper to give the idea of a trellis in the background.  The sentiment was white heat embossed and smooshed with Oxide inks.  The leaves and flowers were also colored with Oxides.  I pretty much just made puddles of ink and water on a craft sheet and dipped them in a couple of times.  Little dots of white gel pen completed the flowers.
Supplies:
Stamps:  PTI Tucked In: Father's Day, PTI New Every Morning
Dies:  PTI Cover Plate: Twist Die, Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die, Lawn Fawn Cole's Letters
Paper:  7 Gypsies Travel 8x8 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white cs, chip board from packaging, blue and brown scraps
Ink:  VersaMark, Distress Brushed Corduroy, Distress Oxides Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
Other:  Signo white gel pen, twine, fun foam, SSS fine detail white embossing powder, Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder
Thankfully, you don't need to crack open a geometry book for this one.  Just get those shapes out and choose one to use for two different designs for two different occasions!  There is so much inspiration over at the Twofer Card Challenge blog from the design team and our special guests, Cheryl (Paper Panacea), and Brenda (Inkspired to Stamp).  I hope enjoy!


Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara