Penned In Lemon Lime!

Hey Inker’s…I can’t seem to get enough of this color right now! Lemon Lime Twist is one of five new In Colors coming out on June 1st, and if you like colors that make your projects POP, you’re gonna love this one!

Penned In Lemon Lime! New In=Color Lemon Lime Twist, and new stamp set Crafting Forever! Inker's Workshop 2017
What do you think?  Too bright, maybe a little out of your comfort zone?

If you’re thinking, whoa…neon green, you’re pretty close, but you can tone it down by using it with neutrals or by using it in small amounts as an accent. Go ahead, try it!

You have probably seen a few cards with my name on them floating around out there using this bold, new color (I’m loving it!), and I couldn’t resist sharing another one (hmm…should I stop now?) There’s still a few weeks before the new catty goes live, so here’s another sneak peek of Lemon Lime Twist, this time with the pens from the new Crafting Forever stamp set…gotta love it!
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Penned In Lemon Lime! Dahlia background on card. Inker's Workshop 2017

• I used the large Definitely Dahlia stamp in the same color for added texture in the background!
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Penned In Lemon Lime! Detail pens from the Crafting Forever stamp set. Inker's Workshop 2017
• New In Color Stampin’ Write Markers were used to color the pens.
• Accents of Basic Black were used on the pens, for the greeting (Balloon Celebration),
*and layered in between. Don’t these two colors make a fantastic color combination?!
• New 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon matches the card stock …to a tee!
• Of course, I added a single rhinestone for a bit of sparkle on the pen, I know…I can’t seem to   **make a card without one!

Will Lemon Lime Twist be your new favorite?
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Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

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Layers Of Blue!

 

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects
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Hello Inkers!
My texture project for today’s hop includes several lovely Layers Of Blue!

 Layers Of Blue! Inker's Workshop - Pals Blog Hop May 2017

Today’s project is made entirely of Dapper Denim & Whisper White!

One of the reasons I chose Dapper Denim is so I could use this great scrunchy ribbon
one last time, sadly it retires at the end of May.
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Layers Of Blue! Inker's Workshop 2017 texture details

Did you count the layers?
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There are eight layers to this card, that may seem like a lot, but each one is in small doses,
so it doesn’t look too heavy when put together. If each layer were large in size, it would
tend to be overwhelming.
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Let’s start from the bottom, shall we…
• 1st layer, card base (of course), is Whisper White Thick card stock.
• 2nd layer, is the blue brick. using the Brick Wall embossing folder, edges torn.
• 3rd layer, a piece of 3″ x 4 1/2″ stamped with the largest splatter from the
Touches Of Texture stamp set, in Dapper Denim, of course.
• 4th layer, the long background stamp from the same set, with torn, inked edges.
I forgot to get a pic while adding layers (oops!) but, if you look closely under the doily, you
can see the edges peeking out.
• 5th layer, doily with edge cut off, sponged with ink.
• 6th layer, banner stamped with greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, edges inked.
• 7th layer, stamped flower from Touches Of Texture stamp set, cut out with Stitched Shapes
Framelits Dies, popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals (my fav!), and a small rhinestone for a touch of bling!
• 8th and final layer, Dapper Denim 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, tied in a knot.
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Layers Of Blue! Inker's Workshop 2017. Blue brick background.

The brick looked a little …well, blah…so I added a few smears of  white Craft Stampin’ Ink
around the edges and grout lines, with a Sponge Dauber, and that pulled it in perfectly!.
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Layers Of Blue! Inker's Workshop 2017 matching envelope.

A little ink on the envelope flap is always a good thing!

Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below.
We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
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Layers Of Blue!

Eastern Palace Suite…Another Sneak Peek!

The Eastern Palace Suite early release is just days away…are you in?

Eastern Palace Suite...Another Sneak Peek! Inker's Workshop 2017Here’s another simple sneak peek using one of the gold embossed sheets (Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper), Dapper Denim card stock, and of course those stickers!!
Can I just say I am obsessed with these stickers!
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Another Simple Sneak Peek! Eastern Palace Suite. Dapper Denim with gold sticker. Inker's Workshop 2017

Want a shortcut to looking like an artist?  Just peel & stick!

Along with circles and borders, some of the stickers match up with a few of the framelits…how fun is that!  Cut out the base flower with the Big Shot,  layer on the gold sticker and you can look like an artist in a matter of minutes!
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Add even more interest to the card by bringing the sticker theme to the inside!
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Available only May 1-31, 2017, Stampin’ Up!  is offering an early release of two exclusive bundles for the Eastern Palace Suite, a Starter Bundle (great for beginner), and a Premiere Bundle, for the more avid crafter. Look closely… if you order the Premier Bundle you will also get the new Very Vanilla Thick card stock, and a pkt of Very Vanilla Medium envelopes, for free!

I know you have all been seeing samples of this new suite on Pinterest and other social media…tell me what do you think of it so far, for you is it a big thumbs up, or not so much?

I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek!
Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

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 Eastern Palace Suite…Another Sneak Peek!

New! Eastern Palace Suite…Simple Sneak Peek!

Hey everyone…starting on May 1st, you can get your hands on the new Eastern Palace Suite!
So, today I am sharing a simple sneak peek to give you an idea of what’s to come!

Eastern Palace Suite,,,Simple Sneak Peek! Tranquil Tide with stickers. Inker's Workshop 2017What do you think of this new In Color?

I will have more than one sneak peek to share with all of you this week, so be watching for them!

For today’s project I used one of the new In Colors…Tranquil Tide, it’s a deep rich tone that goes great with anything gold!  I also used the new THICK Very Vanilla card stock, something I have been hoping for since the day Stampin’ Up! introduced the Whisper White Thick!  It is fantastic for card bases and die cuts as well, and it can stand up to much more layering or texture than the original Very Vanilla card stock.  For me, this is exciting stuff!!

Eastern Palace Suite...Simple Sneak Peek! detail stickers Inker's Workshop 2017There are stickers, people!

One of the really fun (and unexpected) things in the bundle are the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers.
I am freaking out over these babies!  I  haven’t used stickers in ages, and I forgot how much fun it is to just peel & stick! These are good quality stickers with plenty on each sheet,  well worth the money, and they match up with some of the Thinlits too… so cool!

I have to tell you, this is not my usual color palette, so I was really taking a chance on buying this bundle. Two things swayed me, the new In Color, Fresh Fig (I was hoping for something like Blackberry Bliss, which is near and dear to my heart!) and the Thinlits…they were just too much for me to pass up. So, I left my comfort zone, put in my order, and waited.

Was it worth the wait?  Heck Yeah… I have had a blast with this bundle!  Even though Fresh Fig turned out to be a little more muted than I had hoped, it’s a pretty color, and I quite like it.  The two wow factors (for me) turned out to be the Eastern Medallion Thinlits, which have just oodles of possibilities (I can hardly stand it), and one I didn’t expect, the Lemon Lime Twist ink!  It’s bright and bold like a green apple, and there’s paper in the pack that had me practically jumping up and down when I pared it with black…more on that later.

As a demonstrator we get to purchase limited items from the new Annual Catalog ahead of the public, that gives us time to make a samples for everyone to see and get the word out. Several weeks ago, Stampin’ Up! offered demonstrators the opportunity to purchase new items from the upcoming catalog (in the form of bundles) even earlier than normal, and what’s more exciting is that they are opening up that offer to customers early too!  That means you can get some of these great products that will be available in the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog a full month before the new catty goes live!!!

Click on the banner above to see the bundles!

Available only May 1-31, 2017, Stampin’ Up!  is offering an early release of two exclusive bundles for the Eastern Palace Suite, a Starter Bundle (great for beginner), and a Premiere Bundle, for the more avid crafter. Look closely… if you order the Premier Bundle you will also get the new Very Vanilla Thick card stock, and a pkt of Very Vanilla Medium envelopes, for free!

I know you have all been seeing samples of this new suite on Pinterest and other social media…tell me what do you think of it so far, for you is it a big thumbs up, or not so much?

I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek!
Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

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Butterfly Bling Card #GDP083

Good Morning, Stampers!   Today’s project is brought to you by…me!  Hahaha!
I think the coffee is kicking in!  Anyway, today I have a Butterfly Bling Card to
share, it’s for this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

Butterfly Bling Card #GDP083

You probably know by now that I love my stash, and I keep a box of paper
scraps right next to my work table.  Can you guess where this is going?

Butterfly Bling #GDP083 scrap of dry embossed paper with antennae. Inker's Workshop 2017

Yep! A big part of today’s project is from the stash, and the scrap box!
This section was torn off a larger embossed piece, but when I started
looking at it, I noticed those antennae, and thought hmm…I could make
them work for me, so I outlined them in Basic Black ink.

Butterfly Bling #GDP083 showing butterfly on antennae. Inker's Workshop 2017

I used them as a background layer, and ta-da… I have antennae for this butterfly!


Be sure to check out all the designs over at the GDP !  There are always
some great ideas and inspiration there!  Just click on the globe above and
it will take you there.

Now, more butterfly stuff.

Butterfly Bling #GDP083 side view. Inker's Workshop 2017.
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Did you notice?  This butterfly has three layers!

All three layers came from the “stash”. The base is made from Gold Foil Sheets
using the Bold Butterfly Framelits, the middle is cut out in Basic Black using the
Butterflies Thinlets Dies, and the top layer (Bold Butterfly Framelits) is Fabulous
Foil Designer Acetate, it’s gold on one side, and silver on the reverse, twice the fun!
There are glue dots down the center under the rhinestones to hold the piece together,
the wings are free floating, but the acetate does not bend well, so the layers are not
as noticeable as I would have liked.  Maybe scoring the acetate first would help?
Always learning.

After adding the layers to the card base, the background really disappeared, normally
that would be okay, but I wanted a hint of these little guys to show up, so I used a
Sponge Dauber, with some Crumb Cake ink and carefully tried to add a bit of color
to the background after it was all put together. I think it helps give the antennae a
better place to live, don’t you?

I also added a few sprigs of greenery for a finishing touch, I found these little cuties
in the Jar Of Love stamp set!  Who knew?

Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen
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Oh, I almost forgot, the Very Vanilla used for the base is thick card stock!
It will be available in the new catty…Yippee!  Since it’s not available to the
public yet, it’s not included in the supply list below.

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Butterfly Bling Card #GDP083

Goodbye Gorgeous Grunge!

Hey Inker’s…many of my favs are on the retirement list…EEEK!!
For me, it will be hard to say Goodbye Gorgeous Grunge!

What’s on your list?

Goodbye Gorgeous Grunge! card using retiring sets. Inker's Workshop 2017

This card has more than one item on it that’s retiring.  Besides the Gorgeous
Grunge stamp set (#130514), the Kraft 12 X 12 card stock (#133674), the
Special Reason set (#142902), and the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies (#142750)
are retiring. The retirement list is long, but items will go fast, so be sure to check
it out the entire list below, you don’t want to miss out!

Goodbye Gorgeous Grunge! Angel view. Inker's Workshop 2017

An angled view of the card shows the layers, the bottom and top layers are popped
up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can also see that my flower went crooked…oops!
I was a bit too generous with the glue when I added the framelit, and my flower did the
slip & slide!  Let that be a lesson, more is not always better when it comes to glue!  I
left it to dry, and when I checked on it, boom..there it was…already dry. So, crooked
or not, it’s on the card…it only adds to it’s charm 🙂

Don’t Miss Out !!!

Retiring Products. Inker's Workshop 2017Click on the banner above to see everything that’s going away!
Remember, there’s a limited time to get these goodies, and it’s only while supplies last!

Until next time…
Karen

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Goodbye Gorgeous Grunge!

Three Inky Backgrounds!

Good Morning, stampers…
take a look at these three inky backgrounds!

Threee Inky Backgrounds! Inker's Workshop 2017

Each one is mounted on their respective colors, and they all came from
my stash! That means that most of the work was already done, all they
needed was a greeting…don’t ya just love it when that happens?

After I cut them all the same size, I added the gold “hello” greeting to
each one to make them a set. They are both inky, and simple at the
same time, my friend is gonna love these!

Three Inky Backgrounds! Pink and yellow hello. Inker's Workshop 2017

This background is a combo of Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry.
It was made using the Acrylic Block Technique, at least that’s what
we are calling it here, because I don’t know the name of it. I even
looked on Pinterest and, this is the best guess I came up with. Ink
is added to a clear block, either with ink refills or markers, it’s
spritzed with water and then pressed onto watercolor paper.

I added even more water after I lifted the block, but you can still see
the line of pink where the ink puddled on the edge of the block.

Three Inky Backgrounds! Mix of Elegant Eggplant & NIght Of Navy inks. Inker's Workshop 2017

This one is a mix of Elegant Eggplant and Night Of Navy ink on
watercolor paper, and it’s mounted on Elegant Eggplant.

Ink that was left over from another project was spritzed with
water on the mat and the paper was put face down on it. I let
it run and puddle, then, once it was dry, I flicked water on it
again to get even more movement.

Three Inky Backgrounds! Rich Razzleberry Ombre Ink Pad. Inker's Workshop 2017

Have you seen the Ombre Stampin’ Pads?

They are on page 180 of the Annual Catalog. If you have one, you
can make this quick and easy background!  Just open up the ink
pad and swipe it across some Shimmery White Card Stock and,
give it a quick spritz of water…dab off the excess, and that’s it!

What do you think of these three inky backgrounds?
Ready to make some of your own?

Until next time…
Karen

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Three Inky Backgrounds!

OOPS!   I forgot to add the Shimmery White card
Stock to the supply list.  It’s on page 175 of the
Annual Catalog…item #101910.  Squirrel!

 

It’s Your Birthday!

What a great way to say…It’s your birthday!… masculine style.

It's Your Birthday! Masculine birthday card from Inker's Workshop

Very Vanilla, and Basic Black make such a great, simple combo!

This card is completely neutral, with a masculine or almost an old
fashioned feel to it but, for a different look, add a pop of color or, use
the same design and, simply switch out colors…both would be great
ways to say It’s Your Birthday to someone, masculine or not!

It's Your Birthday! Masculine birthday card with balloons from Inker's Workshop

To make the smudgy background, you need a Stamping Sponge and
an ink pad.  Dab the sponge in the ink, stamp off some ink, and then
lightly swoosh it down the center of the card front. Start out with very
little ink…because, you can always add more, but you can’t take it back!
I think we can all relate to that scenario..LOL! I would normally use a
Sponge Dauber for this (my personal favorite), but the Basic Black ink
was drying too fast to get an even layer of color here, and It was leaving
little circles everywhere…so I went with the sponge and, got this look.

Don’t be afraid try different things during the process to see what works
for you!

The balloons are punched out (Balloon Bouquet punch) using the Urban
Underground Designer Series Paper Pack, I love this paper and I have
certainly got plenty of use out of this pack!  There may be more in my
future…wait, who am I kidding, MAY be more…there WILL be more!

It's Your Birthday! Matching masculine envelope, Inker's Workshop

Stamping not perfect… like the balloon above?
Leave it be, if the card or paper has more of a distressed look,
it will fit right in, no need to stress out about it!

On the envelope..
.the Washi Tape and greeting from the card are repeated on
the flap and, a balloon from the Balloon Adventures stamp
set mimics the paper on the card almost perfectly!

Enjoy!
Karen

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catalog by clicking the link on the sidebar.

However…
If you would like any of the current Stampin’ UP! catalogs
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info included and I’ll get one out to you….ASAP!

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It’s Your Birthday!

Sending Big Hugs!

Don’t you just love sending big hugs out in the mail?
Well, it’s even better to get them…it truly is HAPPY MAIL!!

Sending Big Hugs! Inker's Workshop 2017

Sometimes the things you want the most out of the catalog are the last
in line to get used (what’s with that?!). Such is the case for these Large
Letters Framelits, they went onto my list the minute I saw them…they
went with something I already had, and I was very excited.. yet, when I
pulled them out, they were still firmly stuck to the tape in the package…
unused after all this time…so, what’s with that?

Sending Big Hugs! angle shot, Inker's Workshop 2017Doesn’t the word hugs really stand out with that colorful background?
In fact, it almost got lost in all that color, so it’s layered onto a piece of
Vellum Cardstock to soften the background so the word hugs can
be the star.

The Happy Celebrations set (Occasions Catalog) has some great
stamps that you can use to make backgrounds (like these circles).
Bermuda Bay, and Marina Mist were used here, but just change
them out for any color and get great results!

Time To Fess Up!…
What’s the one thing you ordered from the catty…
that you just had to have, but you haven’t used it yet?

Get out those unused items and start sending big hugs today!

Enjoy!
Karen

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Sending Big Hugs!

Sharing In Your Sorrow

 

Sharing in your sorrow. Sympathy cards are never an easy
thing to make, or send out, but sometimes life hands us the
unexpected, so it’s nice to have a few on hand.

Sharing In Your Sorrow. Sympathy card from Inker's Workshop 2017

This card actually started out as a thank you card, but somehow
this sentiment just sort of fit. It’s a bit quirky for a sympathy card,
but all the better, then one knows it truly is handmade!.

Sharing In Your Sorrow. details, gesso with fern. Inker's Workshop 2017

I smeared gesso onto a piece of designer paper
(Falling In Love Designer Series Paper), I tried using the
Whisper White Craft Ink pad, but I wanted more coverage
than I could get with that, so out came the gesso. After the
gesso dried, I stamped on it with the fern from the Butterfly
Basics set and finally got the contrast I was looking for.

The stamped piece behind the fern was created using the
Timeless Textures set, and the Sharing In Your Sorrow
sentiment comes from the Thoughts and Prayers set.

I tore some of the paper by hand and used three colors
of ink to sponge the edges…Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
and Elegant Eggplant.

The color of the paper, the gesso and the ink all came
together and has this sort of elegant, but artistic moody
thing going on…what do you think?

Until next time…
Karen

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 FYI: You may have noticed I have been away for a while, there’s a reason for that.
I have been battling with my internet and ,what I will call, computer gremlins!

Basically, I was unable to even log onto my blog or get my email!  Seems
there were some security updates going on which left my computer at risk…
yikes!!  Nothing to do with my blog or such, just settings on my laptop and I
was reluctant to log into anything until I knew things were secure!

I have found a temporary way around it so I can be getting things done,
while things are being fixed!  Hopefully, I will not have to be MIA again
because of it… these things scare the crap out of me!

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Sharing In Your Sorrow

 

When I’m With You

When I’m with you, I can be myself.  When I’m with you, it’s okay to be silent, and
you will understand. When I’m with you, it feels like home, and I am at peace.

When I'm With You. Distressed everyday card. Inker's Workshop 2017

 

Aren’t real friends, the best friends?
Those who know the real you, and accept you anyway,
are such a blessing to have in life…my friends are the best!!

When I'm With You. Distressed details. Inker's Workshop 2017

This distressed piece started out as a full sized card.
After tearing a piece off, it still didn’t look right, so I cut it in half.
Now, the wide borders really make that center pop!

It can be a hard choice to tear up something or cut it in half when
you just spent a good chunk of time making it, but if you’re not
happy with it, or your idea is not working out, you probably won’t
use it anyway! Chances are you will try to finish it, but you will still
hate it because it doesn’t look like you wanted it to, so it will go
directly into file 13.

This is what opportunity looks like! This is the point where you
leave your comfort zone and see what can happen. If you were
going to toss it anyway, tear it up, color over it, or try something
new.  It may still end up in file 13, but you may end up with a
great piece of art. Either way, you have gained that experience.

Enjoy!
Karen

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When I’m With You

The Pink Dragonfly!

The Pink Dragonfly…sounds like a secret code, or the femme fatale in a
delicious spy novel, doesn’t it?

The Pink Dragonfly! card on wood background. Inker's Workshop 2017

Well, it’s just a card… and it’s pretty obvious how it got it’s name.

This card was so much fun to make…
I love it when an idea presents itself and it turns into something great!

The Pink Dragonfly! inked grid paper ready for card. Inker's Workshop 2017

The Pink Dragonfly! inked background on grid paper. Inker's Workshop 2017

The background started out as the stamped off ink from my last card (see it here)
…just left overs on my grid paper.  It looked pretty good, so I added more splats
of ink, cut it up, sponged the edges and used it for this card…how fun is that!

The Pink Dragonfly! Dragonfly cut out of watercolor scrap. Inker's Workshop 2017

The Pink Dragonfly is cut out of a left over scrap of watercolor from my stash.
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The Pink Dragonfly! ink details. Inker's Workshop 2017

I put them together and layered them onto some Melon Mambo card
stock with a hint of Washi Tape showing out from underneath, and
the word hope cut out in black.

The Pink Dragonfly! envelope front. Inker's Workshop 2017

The envelope front…

The Pink Dragonfly! back flap of envelope. Inker's Workshop 2017

The envelope back.

The Pink Dragonfly! With envelope to match. Inker's Workshop 2017

This card just plain makes me happy…

Enjoy!
Karen

Psst… I am a cancer survivor of 27 years, and I think this
would be perfect for someone who needs a little hope. Do
you know someone who could use a little lift today?

Make them a card.

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The Pink Dragonfly!

Distressed Butterfly Card!

Hey everyone!  I’ve been playing with some ink and came up with
this Distressed Butterfly Card! 

Distressed Butterfly Card! Inker's Workshop 2017

I know, I know…butterflies again?
Yep…I love them, get used to it!

Distressed Butterfly Card! Coloring flowers with watercolor pencils. Inker's Workshop 2017

This card really came about because I wanted to use the new
Watercolor Pencils again!

Here’s how things got started. Since there are currently only
13 watercolor pencils, I decided to experiment with mixing the
colors. So, Early Espresso is used on all of the shadow lines,
Rich Razzleberry is on the petals, and Old Olive makes up
the leaves and stems. I didn’t use any water, these are all
colored with the pencils only.

Don’t worry about staying inside the lines…just have fun!

Distressed Butterfly Card! Finished flowers colored with Watercolor Pencils, no water. Inker's Workshop 2017

I think using the Early Espresso for the shadows really
worked with each of the other colors, and helped bring
it all together…but I can hardly wait for more colors!

The finished flowers, and most of the card, are rubbed
over using Crumb Cake ink and a Sponge Dauber. That
lends to the overall distressed look I decided to go with.

The butterflies and the ink splats were only added after
I decided the flowers looked kind of old fashioned. Just
goes to show you that not every idea ends up where
it started!

Have you tried the new Watercolor Pencils
from Stampin’ Up! ?

I hope you enjoyed today’s
Distressed Butterfly Card!

Karen

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Distressed Butterfly Card!

One Single Hello!

Hey stampers! Just by sending out one single hello,
you can change someone’s day!

One Single Hello! Distressed Tuscan Vineyard card with purple grapes. Inker's Workshop 2017

This card is cased from the Annual Catalog (pg 95). I added a few
touches, like the background paper and some distressing, but kept
the over all idea intact. I was feeling a little stuck for an idea, and
decided to look through my catalog and see if inspiration would strike.
I came across this Tuscan Vineyard stamp set, (which I have only
used once) took one look at those grapes, and remembered that
they were the whole reason I bought the set to begin with!  I have a
friend who loves wine, and this one single hello will really brighten
her day!

Down to my last card!!
I have used every last card I’ve made, so I’m going to be working
on restocking my stash of cards.,and I’m going to encourage you
to do the same.

There is some sort of odd comfort level knowing that you have
a stash of cards at the ready for any occasion. You are not
rushed or pushed to make something that you throw together
at the last minute, so you can enjoy the process. At that point
stamping becomes more enjoyable to you… something just as
much for you as for the person receiving it…that’s what I call
Happy Mail x 2!.

Enjoy!
Karen

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One Single Hello!

 

Inky Flower Friendship Card…and new Sale-A-Bration items!!

Hey Inker’s…with all this winter weather going on, I thought it would be
fun to cheer things up a bit with this Inky Flower Friendship Card!

Inky Flower Friendship Card. Inker's Workshop 2017

If it’s overcast or gloomy where you are,  get out some ink, start playing,
and feel your mood change…a little burst of color can certainly help
settle those winter blues!

A few of my favorite stamp sets and a watercolor background came
together for this fun and funky card, and really put me in the mood for
stamping…know what else can get you in the mood for stamping?
Three more FREE choices during Sale-A-Bration!

2nd release SAB flyer. Stampin' Up! 2017CLICK on the brochure to see all three!

As a demonstrator, I had the opportunity to get my hands on some of the
new items early…time got away from me, and I didn’t get as many projects
done as I would have wanted, but here are some REALLY quick ideas for
the new Reverse Words stamp set, one of two FREE sets that Stampin’ Up!
is adding…TODAY!!!

Cheers for SAB. new Reverse Words set 2017. Inker's Workshop

Cheers…is heat embossed in white and then colored with ink…
known as Emboss Resist…an easy to technique to learn!

Want a couple more really quick ideas?

Hoorah… is stamped in black ink to get the full color, and then
stamped a second time for a slightly faded look. Get two cards
and only ink up once!

Enjoy!
Karen

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Inky Flower Friendship Card…And New Sale-A-Bration items!