Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Glitter Lace

It's Designer Challenge Day over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  

For today's challenge, Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us What your favorite technique learned from the Technique Friday With Els series". 

They will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 


The winners will be announced on Friday, July 21 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

The challenge this month is to create a card inspired by one of the fabulous Technique Friday videos by Els.  Els has so many wonderful ideas; it was hard to choose!  I decided to use her glitter lace technique on this cute cat card:


Incredible, huh?  I couldn't believe that even the smallest detail on the lace came through!  Wow!  I used the Silk Microfine Glitter in Forest Green and Desert Gold. So sparkly and pretty!

I colored the sweet cat from the Purr stamps and die cut it with the coordinating dies.  The cat is colored with Copic:  Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, G43, and G46.  I added some gold polkadots onto the collar with a Kiriwina Wink pen.

The cat is framed with a white die cut using the Fitted Ovals and a Dotted Scallop oval with a dark green piece of cardstock.  I stamped a sentiment from the General Sentiments set and die cut it with one of the Stitched Fishtails dies.  (I just cut off the fishtail!).  I added a Beaded Strings Die 2 to the top along with some pearls.  I finished the card off with some lace.

And I created a second card using some of the NEW stamps:


I used Forest Green and Cool Diamond for the technique.

My supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Supplies from my stash:
Black ink, pop tape, pens, pearls, green and gold cardstock


Monday, July 17, 2017

Coffee Card with a Surprise

It's my day to be featured at  Love it.  I'm going to have to move very soon.  I seriously hate moving....but I'm excited to have a reason to craft some fun thank you cards to those who help me.  Like this one I created for my son:


I used the Thinking About - Rio de Janeiro papers and Row Houses Stamps and Coordinating Dies.  Love the vivid papers and cute stamps!  I used the Sliders and Spinners die to create a pull out on top with a fun surprise:



The stamp is colored with the following Copic markers:

Mat:  E41, E43, Y00
Trees & Pots:  G40, G43, G46, E17, E97, E13
House:  B12, B14, B16, B24, B26, C1, C3, E41, E17, E97, E13, E31, E33

To see the full instructions for this card, please check out my Elizabeth Craft Designs Post.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Love with Flowers

Hi Y'all!  It's my day to be on the blog over at Dare 2B Artzy.  Love coloring these images.  There's so much FuN detail.  This flower is from the Flowers for Mom stamp set.


LoVe love it!  The Copic markers used are R32, R35, R37, YR12, YR14, YR16, RV52, RV55, YG00, YG03, YG06, B12, B14, B16, C1 and C3!  The paper is from the Fields of Joy collection, and the die is from the Love You Layer Die - both from Dare 2B Artzy too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Reindeer Emma

I've got a card over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog today that shows some Christmas in July inspiration for YOU to join the Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes Challenge!  You can do a Christmas project or anything at all!  Here's what I did with the all new Reindeer Emma with Ornament:



Isn't she sweet?  Love her!  I colored her with the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Hair:  E51, E53, E55
Clothes and Christmas Ball:  B32, B34, B93, B95, R32, R35, R37, R89, G43, G46, C1, C3
Kitty and Headwear:  E41, E43, E31, E33, R81

The paper is from Echo Park, and I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - Stitched Rectangles, Fitted Circles and Dotted Scallop Circles.  The sentiment is from Unity.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,



Karen

Monday, July 10, 2017

Fire Birthday Card

I'm showing a card today that is in a very unusual-to-me color palette.  I wasn't feeling particularly motivated, so I just started playing with the Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides.  Add a flower from Elizabeth Craft Designs Flower Power Stamps....and some embellishments (of course), and this is what I got:




I like it.  The colors are like fire :)  The Copic markers in the flower are:  YR12, YR14, YR16, Y00, Y02.  I added some Vintage Photo ink to the edge.  I embellished with a leaf from ECD's Pair of Leaves 1 die that is covered in Desert Gold glitter and adhered a circles die cut behind it all.  I then added a sentiment from ECD's General Sentiment set. With some heart enamels, lace, ribbon and Starform dots, the card was done.  

The full supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from my stash:  Distress Oxide Inks, Copics, Black Ink, Lace, Ribbon

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Birds are Happiness

The Feathered Friends stamps and dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs make me happy.  Like this one I colored and made into a CAS card:



Isn't that bird the sweetest!  It's colored with Y12, Y15, Y18, Y00, Y02, YG00, YG03, YG06, G12, G14, G16, RV63 and RV66.  The polka dot paper is beautiful.  It comes from the Thinking about - Rio de Janeiro 12x12 paper pack.  I adhered a strip of the green polka dot to white cardstock and then die cut it with a stitched rectangle die.  The purple color is cut with a fitted circle, and I layered a dotted scallop circle and then popped the image.  The sentiment is from the Dream Sentiments, and I added the flower from the Feathered Friends stamp to the corner.  With a few enamel dots, I'm done!

The full supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen




From my stash:  Enamel dots, Copic markers, black cardstock

Monday, July 3, 2017

Boho Pink

There's a new challenge post over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog.  I did a Boho Pink creation.  Is that a thing?!  I used Boho Avery to create this:


I used the following Copics:

Clothes:  R81, R83, R85, C1, C3, RV52, RV55
Hair:  E31, E33, E35
Skin:  E000, E00, R21, BV20

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen