Day three of our Trio Challenge

Hello Friends, Welcome to the third day of our "Trio Challenge" . The stamp that Lucy, Jennifer and I are showcasing today is from from Hero Arts and i think you will love it. I am just as excited as you are to see what Jennifer and Lucy has designed for us with this same stamp. Just click on their names to see how they will inspire us today.

Be Jolly

Be Jolly

The white dots gave this front panel that little extra something that I was looking for.

Be Jolly

I have always loved decorating with holly and enjoy the holly trees in our yard. So you can imagine that I love to color holly too. I used my copic markers on white paper for this card. I applied glossy accents to the berries. The goal was to keep this a clean and simple card but, I still needed something to draw your eye to the center . I used  a large oval nestie and cut right through the colored center panel. Then I used pop dots to elevate the cut panel. At this point it was clear that I needed to color more holly leaves to glue around the oval.

Copic colors: (Greens) G02, G05, G07 and YG95  (blues) B000, B02
Note: I use more of the blue in the corners to draw your eyes more to the center. I colored all the blue you see in the card. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comments. This weekend is a special one because it's parents weekend at our sons college. We are enjoying spending some quality time with him! I hope you had a great weekend! Hugs, Kathy
Supplies:(click on an image for more information)


Blog hop and Jennifer and Lucy's trio challenge

Welcome to SRM's BLOG HOP.  IF you are coming from the talented Nina Bracket's blog read on. If you are just beginning head on over to  SRM's blog to start the hop.

If you are stopping by for Jennifer's, Lucy's and my "Trio Challenge" Please scroll down. I hope you will join in the SRM hop too. 

Here is my blog hop card. Who wouldn't love this Penny Black image?

Just say Boo

 This grey background happened by accident. 

Just say Boo

See how I wrapped the hat? I wanted to use a ribbon but, then you would see the lines.
Just say Boo

I will have more details at the bottom of my post on this card.

Now you want to hop over to to Jen Martakis (a Two Peas Digital Designer!) who I so admire. Here is Jen's blog to visit next in the hop.

Here is my card for our "Trio Challenge" I can't wait to see Jennifer's card here and Lucy's card here. Thanks for your sweet comments on the three of us teaming up. It's just as exciting for me :)

I have such a difficult time adding sentiments  and  I just couldn't find the right spot on this card. Maybe because I went nuts with the dots on this one. I wanted for it to look like water splashes.

Here is a close up of the images and the moon. I flipped the whale (see the one on the right) and the same whale has two smudges on it. I decided to keep it because whales always have markings on them. Notice the textured look on the whales...that is done with a rag and Copic's blending solution.

I will post details at the end of this post. Now for this next card there is a short story. I made my card for the challenge and thought I was finished. A few days later checked the details of our challenge and realized I needed to design a card with the WHALE ...not the dolphins so back to the ink pad.

This was the first but, wrong card. By the way these images you can find here by "Lawn Fawn" I just love them and they are so easy to color.

Just Wavin" Hello

This is where I discovered how I love the dots on this dry embossing

This will be very basic. Email me if you have questions. Thanks :)

“Just say Boo” card
Distress your shape with stormy sky then a little on the edges with black soot. Stamp with stars in black ink. The splatter dots were created by accident when I cleaned up my craft mat with a wet wipe and laid my background on top. It picked up the liquid and ink...I liked the look so I recreated it to fill in the background. Add white dots to accent the stars. Stamp image with and color with copics. Paper is from Pink Paisley.

Whale card
To flip the whale all you do is stamp on the white paper, cut the image out and turn the image over. On the "back" trace the outline so it now looks like a stamped image. You can hold it to the light to see where the eyes and mouth should be traced. 
I started with baby blue paper for the bottom panel. I inked up the embossing folder with
faded jeans  THEN I placed my paper inside the folder and put it through my cuttlebug. After the ink dried on the paper I added white dots. For the purple strip I used labels five and colored with copic makers (V04, V06) after cutting the waves with fiskars punch I used a heavy hand and distressed it with faded jeans.

Dolphin card
For the background ... I distressed it first with tumbled glass then with broken china. I start out in the corners making swirl motions and keep adding color the same way. Try to keep a spot in the middle that doesn’t get inked as much. Then add the darker distress ink to give the background more depth. Once dry put in your embossing folder add white dots to your hearts content. Images are stamped with memento tuxedo black ink then colored with copic makers.
See you tomorrow. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs,Kathy




SRM birthday cards

This is a fun filled week with posts almost everyday. This Birthday card along with many other inspiring cards you will see at SRM's blog today. Tomorrow SRM is having a blog hop and Jennifer, Lucy and I will have day two of our "Tri Challenge" Scroll below for my giveaway too.

make a wish

make a wish

This card was inspired by Nathalia's card here that I saw in "Penny Circle" Flickr group. Thanks Nathalia :) When I was little I loved playing with paper dolls and creating this card took be back thirty or so. I took some hats from my PB Halloween stamps to use as party hats for this card. Don't forget about the SRM blog hop ....there is always great prize packages  up for grabs. See you then...
Hugs, Kathy

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