Friday, November 17, 2017

A Wild Holiday!

I was inspired by Elena Roussakis' Lawn Fawn tag on day 12 of Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  Elena made a tag with a lift-the-flap feature and a sweet Lawn Fawn scene.  Here's my CASE:

I also wanted to play over at the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.

The Hats Off to You is my oldest set, which was perfect for this tag!  I tailored down one of the hats to fit the croc, gave the lion some earmuffs, and donned the giraffe and little elephant in scarves that I drew with a Copic Multiliner.  Those scarves were kind of fun to put on - I cut off their heads (gruesome, I know), glued the scarf to the body, and glued the head on top of it.  All the elements including the banner were fussy cut.  The tag was cut the old fashioned way.  I just chopped two corners out of a rectangle of both white and patterned paper, and punched a whole through them.  The flap was die cut into the top layer and the gift card slots were die cut into the bottom layer.  I used the LF Road Border to create the snow hills.  The inside background and banner were ink blended.  I gave the little elephant a sign made with a black piece of cs heat embossed in white and glued to a brown paper "stick".  

Supplies:
Stamps:  LF Wild for You, LF Hats Off to You, LF Happy, Happy, Happy, LF Bannertastic
Dies:  LF Lift the Flap, LF Simple Gift Card Slots, LF Road Border
Ink:  DI Twisted Citron, DI Mowed Lawn, DI Peacock Feathers, VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  LF Perfectly Plaid - Rainbow
Copics:  0, E11,13,31,49, YG 03,06,11,13, G05,14, Y11,13,15,26, YR14, R27,29,39,59, W1,3, C00,0,1,2,3,5, Multiliner 0.3
Other:  Sharpie - Silver Metallic, Scrap of ribbon

Thanks for coming over for a visit.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne


Thursday, November 16, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge - Joy

I had some fun with this week's MFT sketch.  Here's my take:
This is one talented bear.  The "Joy" sentiment was heat embossed in white and then extended with a VersaMark pen and more heat embossing to look like he wrote it on the ice with his skate.  The background was a scrap of Brusho water colored paper that I cut using MFT's Horizontal Snow Drifts to give the background a little movement.  I glitzed up the scarf and background with Wink of Stella and added Nuvo Crystal Drops to the skates and as drop accents on the card.  Do you see where I touched the skate before it was dry?  Every time, am I right?

 Here's the sketch from MFT Challenge 359:
 
Supplies:
Stamps:  MFT Polar Bear Pals, Gift Tag Greetings
Dies: MFT Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover Up, Four Way Chevron Cover Up, Stitched Square Frames, Stylish Snowflakes, Let it Snowflake Too
Ink/Paint: Memento Tuxedo Black, Brusho Turquoise, Ultra Marine, Purple
Copics: 0, C00,0,1,3, 5,B000,00,02,05,16,V01,04,06,09
Other: Sharpie marker - silver,  Nuvo Crystal Drops - Morning Dew, Wink of Stella - Clear

Thanks for coming over for a visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags CASE

My blog feed is exploding with Christmas tag inspiration, thanks to Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags hop.  Usually the days around here are so full that I just get to look in awe.  Today, however, I got to play!  Here's my tag:


 It was inspired by designer Flora Monika Farkas on day 5.  I loved the look of her plaid on both the tag and the ribbon.  She also stamped her Christmas tree directly on her tag so I was challenged to stamp directly on the tag too.  The berry clusters in the front, however, were stamped separately and pieced.
Supplies:
Stamps:  PTI Spruce and Sprigs, PTI Christmas Cheer
Dies:  PTI Christmas Cheer, Poppy Stamps Stitched Main Street Tags, MFT Tag Builder Blueprint 4
Ink:  PTI Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Prairie Grass
Paper:  Southfield Tartan Craft Papers
Other:  SSS Fine Detail Embossing Powder, Distress Marker Gathered Twigs, ribbon snippets of unknown origin
 
I hope you have the chance to join in on the fun over at Tracey's blog.  It's day 14, so there's still time!  I'm hoping to give it another go!

 

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tag, You're It! #77 With Hazel Kinvig-Paul

It's time for a new challenge over at Tag, You're It!  We're CASEing a dear blogging friend of mine, Hazel Kinvig-Paul of My Card Attic.  

When I CASE someone's work, I like to sketch out their card or tag first.  It helps me to look closer at the elements within the design.  Hazel has some remarkable details that I wanted to include on my tag:
Here's Hazel's tag:

There are several obvious similarities in our tags such as the baby theme, baby clothes, scripty sentiment and bow.  One less obvious element would be the connection between the clothing and the tag itself.  Hazel placed the neck of the onsie right on the hole of the tag, which was very clever.  I connected the clothing to the tag by hanging it on the sentiment.  Hazel also has hearts in the background to reflect the little heart on the onsie, so I used a star on the overalls and scattered some in the background as well.

Supplies:
Stamps:  MFT Denim Background
Dies: MFT Creative Clips, MFT Tag Builder Blue Prints 4, Bundles of Baby Clothes, SSS Hand-lettered Greetings
Other: Tumbled Glass DI, Brusho - Scarlet, Brilliant Red, Orange, Yellow, Copic C0, Sharpie - Metallic Silver, Nuvo Crystal Drops - Silver Lining, Strathmore Cold Press 140lb Watercolor Paper

Please stop by the Tag, You're It! blog to see how other DT members were inspired.  I hope to see your inspiration in the gallery!

Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Caring Hearts Card Drive Take 2

These Penny Black birds from Winter Wonderland seem to make their way onto my Christmas projects at least once a year.
This year they're stacking up for the Caring Hearts Card Drive!
A simple stitched snow hill embossed with snowflakes grounds the grouping of birds.  Patterned paper backgrounds determine the colors of Copics and card stock.  I produced ten cards of this design to send to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  Please click on the link to read all about the drive and how you can get involved.
 
Supplies:
Stamps:  Penny Black Winter Wonderland, PTI O Holy Night
Dies:  PTI Make It Market Kit: Shakers and Sprinkles (rectangle frame), ME Landscape Trio
Paper:  BoBunny Altitude Collection, Paper Studio Holiday Cheer, DCWV the Winter Basics, MFT Pure Plum
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Copics: 0, C0,1,3, E11,13,15,18,50,51, R00, 27,29,56,59, RV63,66,69, B12,21,32
Other: Paper Studios snowflake embossing folder, SSS fine detail white embossing powder

Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Caring Hearts Card Drive

I'm happy to participate in the Caring Hearts Card Drive this year.  There's still plenty of time to join in on the fun!  I made each of the cards below with a tag as the focal point.  I made 20 cards, 3-5 tags of each of the designs and added them to a simple dry embossed snowflake background.  Each of the cards has a message stamped inside.  I kept the inside message simple and bold so it would be easy to read.

The three designs above were cut using the Silhouette and embellished with some of my favorite Christmas images (supplies listed below).  The top two are shaker tags.

The two tags above feature PTI stamps and dies.
This little guy is a retired image from LOTV called Puppy Post.

The Caring Hearts Card Drive is a great way to reach out to our lonely elders living in nursing homes.  I hope to make more cards for this fantastic cause.  Click on the link to get all the details.

 

Supplies:

Stamps:  MFT Jingle All the Way, ME Reindeer Games, ME Believe in Magic, PTI Nativity Mini Stamp Set, PTI Oh Holy Night, LOTV Puppy Post

Dies:  PTI Scene It: Bethlehem, Scene It: Basic Backer Die, Petite Places Nativity Die, Silhouette Oh Come Let Us Adore Him, Silhouette Christmas tags

Other: Copics, Paper Studios Snowflake embossing folder, twine and ribbon scraps, Paper Studio Holiday Cheer paper pack,  Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle

Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne

Friday, October 13, 2017

Tag, You're It! #75 with Marcia Hill

Today we kick off a new challenge over at Tag, You're It! with a wonderful fall scene by my dear blogging friend, Marcia Hill!  Marcia is my special guest for this challenge.  Marcia is a beautiful, talented, and encouraging card maker and blogger.  She has a "clean and layered" style which I LOVE, and she's not afraid to try new techniques.

Here's how I was inspired by Marcia:

Here's Marcia's delightful tag:

When I saw Marcia's tag, I was so excited to recreate the fall theme, but as you can see, my tag decided to take another route.
I received a gift certificate in a release blog hop from Studio Katia.  Thank you, Studio Katia!  I chose this adorable stamp set and tag die.  Although it's fall, and this bear is getting ready to go into hibernation, just now he's ready for a party!  The tag shape is similar to Marcia's and her fall sky turned into a blue glittery background for my bear.  The floating orange balloon is reflective of Maria's little orange leaf.

Supplies:
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:  E23,25,27,30,31,35,37,50,51,53, YR00,61,65,68
Other:  glitter paper by Recollections, floss - Hobby Lobby brand

I hope you will join us over at Tag, You're It! for this new challenge.  Take a look there and see the many ways our design team was inspired by Marcia.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne