Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Bookworm Birthday

I'm sharing a card today that I made for a voracious reader (I just liked using the word voracious).  Anyway, I haven't inked up the Our Story MFT stamp set yet, and I was inspired by the many great cards that used it in the MFT Superstar challenge.  This is the inside of the card and the chair and table are popped up.
This is how I imagine my dear aunt enjoying her birthday - curled up with her yellow lab and kitty.  A banner in the back says it's her birthday, but she enjoys quiet time alone.  You may recognize the images in the picture on the wall behind the girl.  They are from the MFT stamp set Up in the Air.

 Here's the front of the card:

Stamps:  MFT Our Story, Up in the Air, Happy Hippos (balloons)
Dies:  MFT Celebrate, Fringed Scalloped Borders, Stitched Scallop Basic Edge, Inside and Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax, Pop Up Elements Narrow
Copics:  E000, 00, 11,31,33,35,37,39,50, C00,0,2,7,8, BG70,72,75,78, YG00, 03,06, Y21,23,26, R00, 12,14, YR00,20 BV00
Patterned Paper:  MFT Dots and Stripes Confection, Plaid Patterns
Other:  Woodgrain embossing folder, DI Tea Dye, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

This card is going over to play in the following challenges:

Yay!  It's Darnell's 12th NBUS Challenge!  All three stamp sets I mentioned are NBUS!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

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


  1. What a fun and sweet birthday card for your aunt Kara! And so much work has gone into it! I'm sure your aunt will LOVE it, anyone would! Thank you for your visit to my blog whilst I was away and for your kind comments! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  2. FABULOUS card Kara! Looks just like me minus the cat, and 2 dogs instead of one! I'm sure your Aunt is going to love this!! :0)

  3. Holy guacamole!! What an adorable scene and perfectly executed!

  4. It's so great to have you back from summer break, Kara! I've gone back to make sure and catch all your creations since you've come back! No doubt in my mind that you ARE an MFT Superstar, whether they agree or not! (But how could they not???!) This card for your aunt is extraordinary in every way! I'm sure I've said this before but you have missed your calling as a children's book illustrator! Your coloring and your attention to the smallest detail ... I mean, really? That photo on the wall? Please!! You are AWEmazing!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

  5. This is absolutely fabulous. I love that wonderful scene you have created, and such a clever way to wish your Aunt a happy birthday. Whatever contest you have entered....I think you just won!

  6. Gorgeous card Kara, I am sure your Aunt will love this! The whole design is absolutely fabulous! 😍❤️

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  7. Kara you are killing me with your talent! This is another amazing creation... You've brought everything to life and I love it!

  8. WOW, this is amazing Kara, she looks so happy in her chair! Every time I look at the card I see something else new, it's wonderful!

  9. This is simply all your amazing details.

  10. oh my gooossssh
    you made a very cute and lovely adorable scene
    and I love that wall color too
    I knew your coloring is stunning
    but this card also STUNNING CUTE!!
    PS: hope your hand and all is well miss you...I was busy my daddy visit Munich since 31 July till 16 Sept no chance to crafting and blogging hope you can forgive me sweety
    hope seeing you around again and I am so thrilled to get visit from you a talented Kara...

  11. Such precision and perfection, Kara Lynne ... wonderful detailing and such a sweet scene ... I'm sure your aunt will just love it! Hugs, Anita :)

  12. How absolutely sweet is this stunning card Kara, so much creativity and style--LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  13. This is simply joyous! Your voracious reader of a friend will LOVE your card! NBUS #186. Dotty Jo x

  14. your coloring skills are beyond amazing and your card is absolutely adorable!!!

  15. Oh my goodness Kara, is this ever cute!! Love! LOVE!