Friday, May 4, 2012

A Birthday Card featuring Milly

I thought I'd make something more in my comfort zone after the runway inspired card.  Is this my style?  I don't know, I'm still working on finding that.  Coloring, paper piecing, and creating dimension just make me happy.

I just love that image from LOTV, it's called Milly Me and My Dog.  I colored her with copics and paper pieced her outfit.  I poked a few holes strategically on the image and threaded the "rope" through.  The tree "bark" is made from sentiments from an old Close to My Heart set.  After I stamped, I free-hand cut the tree and inked it with Ranger Distress Inks.  The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I cut the fence and flowers with my Silhouette and inked them with Distress Ink.  I got the background idea from the Silhouette blog.  I thought it would be a fun way to use the coordinating papers.  The leaves I just free-hand cut and inked up a bit with Ranger Distress Ink. 

This card is entered in the following challenges:

A Blog Named Hero:  Topsy Turvy - use a sentiment as something other than a sentiment
Now I must confess, I feel bad not using Hero Arts stamps on this, but I only started stamping a few months ago (but scrap-booked for years), so besides the LOTV stamps, most of my mine are ones I bought years ago when my friends started selling things.  Now that I know what I have, I love using them, but I'm looking forward to buying some of the new stamps I see you all using!  A Blog Named Hero kindly states that you do not have to use Hero Art products.  A big "thank you" to them!

Lili's Little Fairies:  Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:   Birthday Card

Have a great weekend!
Kara Lynne


  1. Your card is just gorgeous x x

  2. Your card is totally brilliant Kara. Love the idea of a sentiment tree !!!!!!!! A perfectly designed card where everything works so well together. This just has to be a winner. I LOVE IT 11111111111111111111111
    Eileen x

  3. Hi Kara,

    I love your card !!
    I also start to follow your blog and what a
    coincidence I have also 21 followers.


  4. Wonderful - love your coloring and creative use of your sentiment.

  5. This is such a sweet and lovel card. Totaly love your text tree. Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero.

  6. This is Beautiful!! Love everything about it!!!

  7. Oh my goodness, I can't tell you how much I love this card! It's just the sweetest thing; the sentiment on the tree is so clever!

  8. This is just super fabuloso!!! Love your lil girl swinging from the "word tree!" Just perfect for this challenge!!!
    Glad I stopped by!
    Shanna :)

  9. that is such a clever use of the sentiment! what a cute card!

  10. Ooooooh wow!
    This is so cute and adorable!
    Love all the detail & the coloring!!

  11. Adorable! Clever stamping on the tree!

  12. First-time visitor to your blog, but it won't be my last! Your card is soooo creative, especially the way you threaded the "rope" so realistically.

  13. Kara Lynne, this just the sweetest and loveliest card I have ever seen!!! You need to frame it and start a family heirloom!!! I have so much to say...the gorgeous background paper, the threaded rope, the sentiments on the tree!!!! I'm in awe!! Seriously!

  14. Hi Kara Lynne! I'm a new follower and I love your work! This card is amazing! I love the sentiment covered tree and adorable little scene. Your fussy cutting is pretty awesome, too!

  15. Wowwww, this is so GORGEOUS! What a FABULOUS scenery you've created! Thank you so much for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies!


  16. Too cute! Your coloring is amazing! Adorable card!!

  17. Adorable Kara Lynne! Really beautiful colors and the stamping on tree adds so much texture! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

  18. Wonderful, gorgeous card, such a sweet image.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



  19. Kara Lynne this is just lovely! We adore Hero Arts stamps, but as long as you craft, we're happy!!

    I think I would have lost my mind trying to do all that cutting! You did a great job. Such a beautiful scene!

    Thank you for playing with our challenge!

    Good Luck!

    A Blog Named Hero

  20. What a fabulous card Kara Lynne! Utterly charming and delightful! I wish it was my birthday card!!! Love it!

  21. your card is adorable! keep playing and you might win yourself some new hero arts goodies :) thanks for playing along with our Challenge #3 at A Blog Named Hero

  22. Congrats on your top 3! I really loved your card. Hope you can join us again at Lili's Little fairies, hugs, jayne

  23. oh this is a sweet little card - what a nice layout/design! adorable.

    xo, Kristina
    visiting from a blog named hero challenge
    Stop by and say hello!