Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hexagon FuN

It's Designer Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  That means there's a ton of fun and crafty inspiration on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  This month, we are celebrating hexagons.  Fantastic!  And there's a prize.  All you have to do is answer a question on their blog!   Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!


Here's my hexagon creation:



I loved this combination of hexagons with the flowers from Elizabeth Craft Designs Susan's Garden collection.  To create this card, I washi-taped several of the Stitched Hexagon dies to a piece of patterned paper from the Butterfly Dreams 12x12 collection.  Then, I took the fun cuts and placed them randomly on a piece of 110lb White Soft-Finish Cardstock that I cut with a Dashing Rectangle die.  I then "gardened" up

  • Shasta Daisy with a Copic Y15 and some yellow pollen center along with a couple Copic YG17, G43, G46 leaves
  • Forget-Me-Nots colored with Copics B93, B95 with white acrylic marker and Copic Y15 centers and a E33, E31 branch.
  • Baby's Breath with a G43 stem and a smidge of Y11 in the centers of the flowers.

I finished the card off with a few half pearls and a sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamps that I colored in with a Y15.
V20, V22, V25, R81, R83, R85, YG11, YG13, Y26, B93, B95, B97

Be sure to see all the other hexagon goodness on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Saturday, June 16, 2018

Crazy 4 Sketch Challenges

I am excited to be on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog again today!  This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.  Here's what I created:


That pretty birdie is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Feathered Friends Clear Stamps and is cut with the coordinating die.  I colored him with B93, B95, B97, BG01, BG02, BG05, V20, V22, V25, RV52, RV55, YG11, YG13, YG17, and YR14.  The diamonds and sideways Dashing Square die cuts.  That pretty paper is part of the Butterfly Dreams collection.  I finished off the card with a glitter line sticker and some lace.

Thanks for stopping today!  Hope you join the Sketch Challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Let It Go

Happy Thursday!  It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy. I created a card for a friend who's hit a bit of a rough patch using the Totally Tracy Let It Go stamps and the Wacky Boxes Stencil.


To see all the fun details, be sure to stop by the Dare 2B Artzy Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,




Monday, June 11, 2018

A Way with Words - Happy Birthday

I've recently gotten into making Elizabeth Craft Design Susan's Garden flowers.  So relaxing to bend and form the die cuts into pretty flowers.  Here's one I made using the Garden Notes - Forsythia, Shasta Daisy and Frosty Fern.


To make the Forsythia, I colored 110lb Soft-Finish Cardstock with a Y06 Copic, and the center of the flower is dabbed with a G40.  The branch is E33.  The Shasta Daisy centers are colored with a Y15 Copic and I added some yellow pollin.  The leaves on the daisy are colored with YG17, G82, and G85.  The fern is colored with a G43 and G47, and the very tips are dabbed with a white acrylic paint marker.

The background is made with Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint.  The sentiment is also from Elizabeth Craft Designs from the "A Way with Words" collection.  I die cut the circle frame around the sentiment with a couple Dashing Circles Dies and cut the card front out with a Dashing Rectangle.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Crazy 4 Masculine Cards

Today is my second post guest-designing for Crazy 4 Challenges!  This week's challenge is all about masculine cards!


I made this CAS card using the following products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:  Camping Out Clear Stamps, Summer Sentiments Clear Stamps and Wood Effects 12x12 Paper.  I added some fun twine to the card.

Thanks for stopping today!  Hope you join the Masculine Cards Challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A Way with Words - Focus Day

It's another FUN new release day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Whoop!  Today it's all about the A Way with Words line, and I have some FuN features here!  Like this one made with the new Special Delivery and Little Ones dies.


Love that beautiful script die that I cut out with adhesive and colored with Rose Red Silk Microfine Glitter.  Gorgeous!  The circle die cut in the middle is a Dashing Circle die, and on the inside, the sentiment is a Fitted Circle Die cut.  The polka-dot paper is from the Thinking about Rio de Janeiro 12x12 collection.

And here's my second card for the release which again uses the Special Delivery/Day dies and also uses the new Flourished Night Sky Dies.



The paper on this one is the 12x12 Fly & Scrap.   The "Special" is die cut from blue card stock, and then I used a white acrylic pen to add the polka dots.  I added a tail "star" from the Sweet Things dies and covered the star with Periwinkle Silk Microfine Glitter.  Behind the word "special," I have added a Stitched Hexagon and a strip of pink paper.  I embellished this card with a Susan's Garden Shasta Daisy with a little Frosty Fern.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Karen






Sunday, June 3, 2018

Bright Colors Challenge

There's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy - Bright Colors! Show us your creations!  Here's what I made using the Restore the Soul stamps.


Bright colors are perfect for Get Well cards!  It's a great way to cheer up a friend or family member who isn't feeling up to snuff!  The Copic markers I used were:  RV14, RV17, RV23, RV29, YR12, YR14, YG11, YG13.  The image is framed in a Fitted Oval die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The flowers are a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs too and are covered with a Rose Red Silk Microfine Glitter.

Thanks for stopping by....and do join our challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Avery with Summer Drink

It's time for a new challenge at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  It's always anything goes; we love to see what you create!  My card features Avery with Summer Drink.


She just makes me smile!  I colored her with Copic markers:

Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Hair:  E31, E33
Clothes:  R81, R83
Drink:  YR12, YR14, YR16

The paper I used is from Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Fly & Scrap.  To make the frame around the girl, I cut the piece of patterned paper with a Fitted Oval die and then layered it on a blue Dotted Scallop Oval.  Then I reattached it to the card front and layered it in blue cardstock.  I added some ribbon, lace and felt flowers that I had in my stash.  The rest of the products are listed below..

Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,

Karen