Saturday, September 14, 2019

Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Washi Tape - Oh My!

Hello, Crafty Artisans!
Welcome!! So happy you stopped by today for my Month of Washi Tape to check out some cards with washi tape backgrounds!!  I also incorporated some of my favorite motifs: butterflies and dragonflies!


The washi tape was wrapped around a piece of lilac cardstock.  I picked colors from the tapes to select cardstock and embellishments.  I added a purchased paper butterfly embellishment.  Great birthday card!




The second card has a bold color pallet.  Again, the cardstock colors were chosen from the colors in the tapes.  A dragonfly die cut (Stampin' Up) was added.  I wrapped some more of the washi tapes around a scrap of cardstock and punched out a circle.  A dragonfly was placed on top to the circle and added to the card with dimensional adhesive.  Pearls were also used to embellish.


Just love these bold, graphic washi tapes!!  They really add some pizzazz to a card.



I have a few more washi tape cards to share and I will do that on the next post!  See you again soon.
Karen.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Washi Tape As Focal Point

Hello Everybody,
I am back today with my Month of Washi tape with a few projects using  washi tape as the focal point.  I had several tapes that had really cute designs.  Wondering how to use these tapes, I decided to make the tape the focal point!  Why not?!  Washi doesn't have to be just an embellishment.  I choose this cute city scape tape.  When choosing the cardstock colors,  I paired them back to  colors within the tape.  
Die cut sentiments, ribbon, and pearls were added to each card.













The projects are so cheerful and colorful!  Love how the cards turned out.  No sense letting that washi tape languish in a drawer.  I will share more washi tape cards with you next time!  So glad you stopped by!
Karen


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Asian Inspired Watercolors

Hello Everyone,
I am back after a little break.  Oh, how funny.... Pardon my pun...... I had a bad fall and broke my ankle---duh.  Sooo, I am not very mobile right now.  But, I am feeling a bit better now.  Thought I would get back to the blog and share some artwork I made before I fell.  Since I am stuck on the couch, I haven't been able to make anything lately.  Fortunately, I have plenty of cards to share!!

In fact, I decided to have a month of Washi tape!!   I will continue to post washi tape projects all thru September.

I wanted to start off with this Asian inspired stamped projects.  I used watercolor pencils on the projects.  I really liked the way the pencils blended.  I did not use any water on the coloring.   I concentrated on blending the colors just using the pencils.  I had picked up some Aqua Blend pencils by Spectrum Noir and wanted to see how they would blend.  Check it out.



I used blue and purple pencils to color the kimono on this project.  I also add some glitter.  The backgrounds are covered with strips of washi tape.




I also made a red version.  Red and orange pencils were used here.



I am happy to back and blogging!!  So glad you stopped by today.  See you soon with more projects.  Next time, I will share some washi tape cards.  See you then!!
Karen

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Happy Hello

Hello Friends,
So glad you stopped by and I like to welcome you with a "Happy Hello".



This stamp is from Stampin Up (retired) and was stamped with blue ink.  I added lots of layers,  a ribbon embellishment and three metal dots.



To make this ribbon embellishment: Cut a length of ribbon and sew long stitches down the center.  Pull the stitches to pleat the ribbon.  Glue to the card with Fabri-tack glue.  Cut a second length of ribbon.  Sew long stitches along one edge of ribbon.  Pull the thread to tightly gather the ribbon into a round shape.  Knot the thread tightly.  Glue to the card and add a third piece of ribbon tied in a knot.

This card is now in my send out box.  So, it will go out to someone....

See you next time!!
Karen

Friday, June 21, 2019

Congratulations Graduate!

Hello Everyone!
Wanted to share this card I made for my niece, Christina.  She graduated with her Associates degree in Health Information Tech.  Her favorite color is Aqua....

The envelope was also decorated with Cardstock and ribbon.


Three different dry embossing folders were used on this card.
I started with a dark teal card base.  I dry embossed the stripes on a medium toned aqua cs.  The white cs was dry embossed with a graduation hat folder and layered onto the dark teal cs.



The sentiment was also dry embossed on gold paper.  I added a teal ribbon and some Liquid Pearls dots on the corners.



Here is a better look at the graduation hat dry embossing.


So, turned out pretty nice and a fun way to utilize all the embossing folders that we have in our stashes.....

So glad you stopped by today!  Hope you are having a sweet day.
Karen.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Father's Day and Birthday Card with Camping Theme

Hello!
I wanted to share this fun Father's Day Card I made for my brother.  I used some fun camping themed papers from We R Memory Keepers - Happy Campers pad.  I used die cut sentiments and added some metal dots.




I also used the same papers to make my brother's Birthday card.  The cards went together pretty quickly once I figured out  the layout.  And, my brother really liked his birthday card.  He enjoys the outdoors and has a travel trailer for camping.



So glad you stopped by today.  See again next time with a Graduation Card!!
Karen

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Vintage Chickens and Lamb

Hi Everyone!
Back with more of the vintage chicken projects.  I also made a cute vintage lamb.  I wanted all the projects to go together as they would be used as art to decorate my friends apartment.  See the other chickens here.
All projects are 4.50 x 6.25 inches.
This chicken was stamped in a dark rust ink. All edges were distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink.


This cute lamb was stamped with brown ink and colored with Copics.



This is a chicken from Stampin Up (retired).  I colored with Copics.  



All of the pieces are currently displayed in my friends apartment.  She did a great job using the pieces.  Some are in frames on small shelves, and some on a hutch.  Lovely!!

See you next time with a Fathers day card --- with a camping theme. 
Karen