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Coffee Lover\’s Wreath

I always love the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hops and I\’ve made this bright cheery card for their  Spring/Summer Blog Hop.

Sunny Studio Quilted Hearts Embossing Folder
I wanted to do a springy wreath so I went through my stamp sets looking for images that would work for my idea.  

 
I started by dry embossing the background and then I die cut a circle for the sentiment area.  The \”quilted\” panel was attached to the card base with foam tape so there would be nice dimension. I stamped, Copic colored and die cut a bunch of images and then started working on my layout.  When I had the wreath the way I wanted, I took a picture with my phone so I could glue everything the same way.  


Supplies:
Altenew Tea Time stamps and dies
Avery Elle Festive Wreath stamps and dies
Photoplay Thinking of you stamps and dies
Sunny Studio Quilted Hearts Embossing Folder
Jillibean \”Enjoy\” sentiment (heat embossed) stamp and die

I am so pleased that you stopped by!  Pop on over to the blog hop and see all the creative cards.

Karen 


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WWC211 – Kath\’s Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

I always love our \”Feminine\” Challenge prompts!  Please be sure to pop over to The Watercooler Website to see what the other Artists have created this week.  

I have a fondness for pattern stamping, and when I received a new stamp set for Christmas, I thought this brightly colored layout would work well.  I used my new Inkblot Shop This & That stamp set along with images from SSS Hello Friends and Photoplay Thinking of You.  

I started by embossing the sentiment (Ranger Letter It Birthday)  on Bristol paper.  I then worked out from the sentiment and embossed the larger images first. Next I went in and filled in with the smaller details.  I colored/watercolored with Tombow Dual Tip markers and I like how bold the black embossing combined with the bright watercolor markers turned out.  I finished by adding a few black sequins to this otherwise one layer card. 

I really liked this layout and wanted to try it using different coloring techniques to see which I liked best.  

  1. Today\’s card is embossed and water colored with Tombow markers
  2. I did a Blog Post in January showing the same layout colored with Copic markers.
  3. Inktense colored pencils
  4. Kuretake Watercolors.
In the end, the Tombow markers and Copics were my favorite two.

If you look at both, leave me a comment and let me know whether you like the Copic or 
Tombow version best.

I am entering this card in:
Thanks for stopping by!

Karen


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Bright Colorful Pattern Stamping

I have a fondness for pattern stamping, and when I received a new stamp set for Christmas, I thought this brightly colored layout would work well.  I used my new Inkblot Shop This & That stamp set along with images from SSS Hello Friends and Photoplay Thinking of You.

I started by stamping the sentiment (Ranger Letter It Birthday) with Gina K Amalgam on XPress It paper.  I then worked out from the sentiment and stamped the larger images first. Next I went in and filled in with the smaller details.  I colored with Copic markers and added three black sequins.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Anything Goes Challenge

The Twisted Challenge  This is my first time to enter a Twisted Challenge challenge.

  • Something Old:  my beloved Copic markers
  • Something New:  my new sentiment stamp set from Ranger.  I love the big flowing script!
  • Something Gifted:  I received the cute Ink Blot Shop stamp set for Christmas last month.
  • Something Blue:  Blue is my favorite color so I\’ve colored some flowers and blueberries blue.  
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge This is my first time to enter this interesting challenge.
Grab our badge:
Daring Cardmakers Lots of Color Challenge  This is my first time to enter a Daring Cardmakers challenge, but I LOVE bold bright colors so I thought this prompt was perfect for me!.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen
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Square Valentine with Octagonal Insert

I bought the Gina K Wreath Builder template a while back and thought it would be fun to use for a valentine.  Instead of rotating an 1/8th of a turn each time, I skipped and did quarter turns.  I started by stamping the cute birds from Photoplay Thinking of You. Then, in the areas in between the birds,  I used the template again and stamped hearts and butterflies from a stamp set I received for Christmas (Inkblot Shop This & That).  This card is for my mother-in-law and she loves birds and butterflies. 

Handmade card featuring butterflies and hearts from Inkblot Shop\'s This & That Stamp set.

After coloring with Copic markers, I was very happy with the panel, but I wondered how it would look with the four corners clipped.  I was a bit nervous but went ahead and loved the octagonal result.   I mounted on a square 4\” x 4\” hot pink card base.  I wanted a vintage feel like the small valentines we used to exchange as kids.

Copic colors used:  RV 4, RV 23, Y06, Y08, R35 and BG11.

I am entering my valentine in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Holiday Challenge  This week I made two valentine\’s and Addicted so Stamps Holiday Challenge called to my designs. 

Time Out Loving Challenge This week I was ready to work on Valentine\’s so the \”loving\” theme was perfect for me.

The Card Concept Pink Party Challenge   I was inspired by the gorgeous hot pink, white and black color scheme and the butterflies on the table runner. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen