Thursday, 4 December 2014

Joy to the World


I don't do well with sketches.  I don't know why but I hit a mental block when I try to make a card based on a sketch.  So today I surprised myself.  At Splitcoast the challenge on Wednesdays is a sketch.  I did it...I made this card based on the sketch.

This is a simple one to create.  First, I inked up the evergreen stamp from Rubbernecker with Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress inks, sprayed with water and stamped. I stamped the sentiment touching the image to it tie it all together.  I then cut away the piece behind the image to create a panel.   After embossing a piece of dark green paper in a Cuttlebug EB folder, I added it to show under the cut away panel.  The addition of the little red pearls was the finishing touch.

I am also adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAYS

CASology- OLD
(that eb folder is one of the first ones I bought yrs ago)

Crafts Galore Encore- CHRISTMAS 

The Craft Garden- CHRISTMAS

Kylie is Addicted to Stamps- CHRISTMAS


Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Mama Elephant, Rubbernecker/ Distress ink/ Memento bl ink/ red pearls/ pop dots/ utility knife/ eb folder



24 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Karen. Perfect in every way.

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  2. Gorgeous card Karen! Such an amazing design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  3. Wow! Your card came out gorgeous. I love the misted stamp look, perfect for this card.

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  4. Love this design with the textured strip behind your beautiful watercoloured panel. So pretty Karen! Loll xx

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  5. This is gorgeous! Love the soft look of the misted stamping and it's fab the way you cut out the panel for the lovely embossing. Thank you for visiting! xxx

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  6. I really love this, Karen!! Love the sketch, love your take on it, love the colors!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Such a fantastic CAS card Karen.

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  8. That panel turned out gorgeous!

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  9. This is beautiful - I love the look of the two distress inks + water - and I also love the idea of stamping the sentiment into the image! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Karen!

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  10. Very pretty, Karen! Love the pine branch. :)

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  11. This is another amazing card Karen!!! .....And perfect for another challenge http://stampincelebrationblog.blogspot.com/ It closes 23hrs though....Then we get to vote, like MUSE. Love for you to join us if you are able to!!! Have a great rest of the week, and that for joining us at CASology!!!

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  12. I love the way you cut away the pieces around the image to create an unique panel. Embossed panel looks so pretty behind it. Well done, Karen! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology.

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  13. I love the stamping on your card, Karen. I also like the way you placed the sentiment. An all together great creation.

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  14. Beautiful card Karen,you inspire me, thanks!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  15. This is a lovely design. Going to bookmark this and try out with my stamps and return a link. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

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  16. Beautiful card Karen! I especially love the fact that the panel aren't actually two, but cut in between - very creative! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  17. I love the design of this card, Karen! The two panels are a wonderful way to showcase your embossing. Thanks so much for playing along in my Christmas Card Challenge xx

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  18. Very nice card You've made! Smart idea with the emossing part in the back! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes December Challenge! Hope to see you again! Good luck!

    Daria

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  19. A great idea for the cue card and such an elegant card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASOLOGY

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  20. So pretty :) love the green panel peeking from behind!

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  21. Oh, Karen, this is fabulous! I LOVE how you've done this sketch and love the embossed layer beneath. And I agree about the wonderful placement of your lovely sentiment! But, I love all your cards, sweet friend! Hope you are keeping warm! Hugs!

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  22. Very effective. Thanks for playing along with us at The Craft Garden this month

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  23. Love the way you've stamped the image, have to try that too :-) , thanks for playing with us at The Craft Garden !

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