You're So Sweet

Monday, January 26, 2015

 
Hello!
So...snow days....they're pretty much the best!
I had a chance to play around today and I'll have even more time tomorrow.  We are expecting 18-24 inches of snow overnight.  I just hope not too many people lose power. 
Piper is loving the snow!
 
 
On to the card!  This wood stamp is by Serendipity Stamps.  Isn't it the coolest?  It's a large stamp, about 6x6 I think.  I've never had a background stamp that big.  Anyway, after stamping it in Versafine Onyx ink I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I know Memento works best with Copics, but honestly I'm not impressed with how that ink stamps.  Any time I Copic color I stamp with Versafine.  Occasionally I'll emboss it like I did here, but most of the time I'm just very careful when I color not to pull that ink into  my image.  I've been on the hunt for a Memento reinker, maybe if the pad is wet enough I'll get better results.  Until then, Versafine it is.  Coloring this took quite awhile, but I think it was worth it.  It's certainly not a mass producible card. 

 
Since it's a Valentine's Day card I decided to make the owl living inside peek out from a heart shaped knot hole! 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
 

 



Cardstock: WP9 Cupids Bow, Recollections White 110 lb.
Stamps: SS Wood Background, WP9 Winter Pals, Knock Knock Valentine
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Dies: SS Mini Scroll/ Scallop Heart, WP9 Winter Pals, SSS Stitched Rectangles
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Copic Markers

18 comments :

  1. Gorgeous background and wow love your colouring!

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  2. Happy snow day, and after looking at this card, 'Happy Coloring Day!' Gorgeousness off the charts on this bg stamped and colored masterpiece! Sweet little owl too!

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  3. Wow what a great background. I love it colored. I hope you stay safe with the storms.

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  4. What an awesome background! I thought for sure that was paper. So awesome! Stay safe in the storm. I am hoping we don't lose power here and if we do not for too long. xx

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  5. I love that whimsical wood grain and what you did to it! Amazing coloring, Kara!!

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  6. Wow, what a cool background stamp, love the way you coloured it. At first I thought it was patterned paper.

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  7. Fabulous card, and I love how you colored it.

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  8. That background is fantastic! What a lot of work to color, but totally worth it!

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  9. Kara I love your card and esp that you colored the background! It reminds me of those Flair Marker posters from the 70s - I spent many many hours coloring those.

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  10. It is very cool--love the look your got! Hope you are staying safe and warm!

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  11. This background stampe looks AMAZING the way you colored it! Darling card!

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  12. Um...I am SO incredibly impressed that you colored that background by hand! It looks AMAZING!!! This is awesome! LOVE it!

    On another note, thank you so much for pinning a few of my creations to your Friday Inspiration File board! It always makes my week! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  13. so happy we didn't lose power either and I just got a ton of crafty time in ;) LOVE love love that background- its gorgeous! wonderful card :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

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  14. WOW! So cool how you colored this and another amazing design!!!

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  15. This is awesome, Kara! Yay for a snow day for you. I've been thinking about you as I've watched the news/weather forecasts the past week. PS I feel the same way about Memento ink.

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  16. Oh, this looks amazing, Kara! I love your colouring skills!

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  17. This is wonderful. I love the bold red woodprint. And your use of a simple black and white image is perfect with it.

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