Monday, July 6, 2015

Sending Love

I am so excited to finally be able to announce that I am privileged to be a Guest Designer for The Kraft Journal challenge blog for the months of July and August. My good friend, Karen Letchworth is taking a well-deserved break this summer to help her daughter prepare for her wedding and to do some traveling. I'm helping to fill in for her while she's away. You'll love Karen's work so please stop by her blog, My Cup Runneth Over, and let her inspire you with her beautiful work. 

The Kraft Journal blog is sponsored by the online store The Kraft Outlet.  They have a great selection of kraft cardstock, notecards, tags and other items at fantastic prices.  Please be sure to check them out! To play along in the challenges, all you need to do is follow the theme and use kraft cardstock or something that has been purchased in The Kraft Outlet.

This week's challenge is a Summer theme. I think this adorable little girl looks like she is enjoying a bright, sunshiny summer day by collecting a bouquet of flowers. The image was colored with Copic markers, die cut and then matted on a eyelet circle die cut. A few sequins topped with tiny rhinestones were scattered on the image panel for a little sparkle. The card base and die cut mat are made from Lunch Bag Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock. The patterned paper was embossed with an embossing folder and then matted with Buff Cover Weight Cardstock. This same cardstock was used for the sentiment panel and for the interior of the card. The side panels were wrapped with Dark Green Baker's Twine.

I saw this Center Panel Easel Card on Dawn Griffith's YouTube channel.  This was a new version of Easel card for me so I had to give it a try. The border die that I used to line the interior panel also cuts out these little flowers.  I used them to embellish the side panels and added rhinestones to their centers. 

The finished card is a standard 4.25" x 5.5" when folded. 

Cardstock:  The Kraft Outlet (Lunch Bag Kraft Cover Weight, Buff Ivory Cover Weight), Papertrey Ink (white for image)
Patterned Paper: Craft Paper (Random 6x6 pad)
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps (Stamp Art Designs by Kathryne - Sophie (retired digi)), Sweet 'n Sassy (Across the Miles (retired clear stamp set))
Ink: Stazon (Jet Black)
Copics: Hair (E33, 35, 37, 50); Skin (E00, E11, R20); Shirt/Headband (R81, 83, 85); Pants (B21, 23, 26; R81, 83); Shoes (N1, 3, 5; R81, 83, 85); Flowers (YG03, 05; V01, 04, 05; Y11, 15); Grass (G03, 07, 09); Sky (BG000, 10; B000; N0; Colorless Blender)
Tools/Embellishments: The Kraft Outlet Baker's Twine (Dark Green), Want2Scrap Baby Bling, Darice sequins, Uniball Signo gel pen (white), Zig Wink of Stella brush glitter marker (clear), Sakura Pigma Micron pen (Black .01), Spellbinders dies (Petite Ovals Small, Petite Scalloped Oval Large, Standard Circles Small, Eyelet Circles), Sweet 'n Sassy die (Lacey Eyelet Border)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #234 - Anything Goes
Inky Impression Challenge #216 - Pink & Girlie
Pile It On Challenge #76 - Fun in the Summertime
Crafting When We Can Challenge #98 - Summer Fun
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge (TT070115) - Summertime

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I hope you'll come back often.


Robin said...

Great easel card! I love how you colored and that image is just so cute. Thanks for playing along with CWWC and good luck. Hugs, Robin

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely image and a fantastic card style. Great idea!!! So take a look on my blog - if you want?! I created the same style...

Hugs Doris


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