Monday, July 8, 2013

The Dawn Treader is Back at Port

I'm back from a fun 4th of July camping trip.  We camped at a state park across from Mackinac Island, Michigan.  We toured the island and went swimming in a cold Lake Michigan.  Now that I've returned, I started to look back at my blog feed to catch up.  Wow!  I couldn't even find where I left off!  I'm sorry not to comment on all of your beautiful creations.      

I want to share a Silhouette non-card creation.  When we bought our pop-up camper, I was reading C.S. Lewis' The Voyage of the Dawn Treader to the girls.  We all decided that that would be our vessel's name.  It took me over a year to get the courage to cut into the vinyl and adhere it to the camper.  Finally, I took the plunge and here are the results:
I got the Narnia font off the internet and cut it in black.  Then I cut an inside border version in gold.  I adhered the gold to the black using the transfer paper, and then adhered all the pieces onto the camper using transfer paper and a level.  The W was a little off, but otherwise it came out okay.  I was concerned that I would walk out the next day and see little pieces of vinyl shriveled up on the garage floor, but I'm happy to report that it's still sticking!

Thanks for coming to visit, hope you have a great start to your week!
Kara Lynne

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

More fun with Dynamic Duos

That gray plus one challenge over at Dynamic Duos kept me thinking...
The gray and pink cardstock are Bazzill.  That gray reminds me of wool cashmere!  The swirl and sentiment were cut on the Silhouette and adhered using the Xyron sticker maker.  I used ribbon from Hobby Lobby's Studio His and Hers.  The embossing folder was Tim Holtz Sizzix Damask.  I used glue dots to adhere the ribbon and papers to the card base.
 This card was inspired by Dynamic Duos #59

Thanks for coming over to visit.  Hope you're having a great day!
Kara Lynne

Monday, July 1, 2013

Only U

I combined two fun challenges together, can you guess what they are? 

I cut circles in three shades of gray card stock on my Silhouette.  These two aqua felt arrows are from Fancy Pants.  I ran everything through the Xyron Sticker Maker.  The tough part was positioning everything on my card!

Here are the challenges that inspired me:

Dynamic Duos #59

 CAS-ual Fridays:  CFC 107

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!
Kara Lynne