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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink January 2013 Blog Hop Challenge

Think Pink!!  

This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge: create a card using 
a pink monochromatic colour scheme with the option to use neutrals.
My nephew and his wife are expecting a baby girl 
in March, so I decided to make a card for the new arrival.

Card Base: 
Sweet Blush card stock
Fine Linen & Sweet Blush inks; Irresistibly Ikat stamps; Stamper's Select White card stock

Focal Image: 
Sweet Baby stamps/dies; Sweet Blush and Lavender Moon inks
Sentiment Panel: 
Framed Out #5 stamps/die; Mega Mixed Messages; Tiny Tags II; Sweet Blush & Kraft inks
Other Supplies:  
Close To My Heart Mini Pearls; Stampin Up Tiny Tag Punch; Pink satin ribbon.

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the Blog Hop!!
Karen C. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Magical Birthday

My sweet grand niece, Polly, turned 3 this week 
so I made her a fun shaker card to celebrate! 

I started by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment with 
Versamark and black embossing powder onto white card stock. 
* The *star* (Framed Out #6) was stamped repeatedly onto the card front 
with Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, New Leaf Ink. 
* The Woodgrain Impression Plate was used to create texture. 
  The corners of the card front and card base (Summer Sunrise)
were rounded to give a softer look to the finished card.

* The Tag Sale #8 die was cut and stamped to match the background. 
* An acrylic "window" and small yellow seed beads were used to create 
the shaker element. This was adhered to the front with foam tape.
* Kenya Ketto (Stamping Bella) was stamped, coloured with copic 
markers and then fussy cut. I positioned her so that the wand  
(with a star accent) overlaps the window and points to the sentiment.  
This was also attached with foam dimensional tape.

* Inside: 
* White card stock was stamped with a border 
of *stars* and the sentiment (Polka Dot Parade #5). 
* The number '3' was die cut from patterned paper;
'rd' (Movers & Shakers) was stamped with New Leaf ink.

Card Details  (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Stamping Bella: Kenya Ketto; C.C.Designs: Magical Birthday; 
Framed Out #6, Polka Dot Parade #5, Movers and Shakers Sentiments,
Inks - Memento: Tuxedo Black; Versamark; 
Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, New Leaf
Paper - Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White; Recollections: Bold Brights Paper Pad.
Dies - PTI: Tag Sale #8 Die, By the Numbers
Other Supplies - Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder; copic markers; corner rounder;
Woodgrain Impression Plate;   acrylic sheet;  seed beads,  amber adhesive star; 3D Foam Tape.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Payton!

Happy New Year!! 
It's January 2014 and time to start another year of crafty celebrations. 
 My first card of 2014 was made for my grand niece's 5th Birthday.

 * Payton loves drawing and colouring, so I used this 
sweet stamp from C.C.Designs - Honey Lesa on her card.
* I used the colour scheme from the patterned paper 
to choose the copic markers to colour Lesa'a clothing. 
* The image was fussy cut and then mounted onto white card 
stock (embossed with a "Happy Birthday" embossing folder). 
* A purple mat was added to a Harvest Gold strip, cut with Edgers #5 Die. 
* The sentiment (It's a Jungle Out There) was stamped with Winter Wisteria. 
* Three purple dots accent the top corner of the main panel. 
* To finish the front, a piece of patterned paper was mounted onto a
Harvest Gold mat and a white card base. The patterned paper was 
outlined with faux stitching (Sew Simple Borders) using Plum Pudding ink.

* Inside:  Sentiment (Mum's the Word) and candles (Birthday Style)
in colours from the front paper. (I added Hibiscus Burst as the 5th colour) 
* The small circle image (Postmarks) highlights the birthday girl's age!!

Card Detail   (PTI, unless noted) 
Stamps -  C.C. Designs: Honey Lesa; Sew Simple Borders, It's a Jungle Out There, 
Mum's the Word, Birthday Style, Postmarks
Inks - Summer Sunrise, Winter Wisteria, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, New Leaf;
 Memento: Tuxedo Black; Close To My Heart: Twilight
Paper - Stamper's Select White, Harvest Gold, Recollections: Purple,Bold Basics Patterned Paper Pad
Dies - Edgers #5 Die, Birthday Style
Other Supplies - Cuttlebug: Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, copic markers;  
Stamping Bella: Purple Dots; 3D Foam Tape

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.