Rich Foliage

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And here is my take:

Rich Foliage | by karen @ carefree creations

So I had this awesome idea in my head – a cool geometric kinda thing (a la Ardyth)…but, I have the worst time creating with geometric designs myself (I love looking at those designs and have a tendency to buy geometric stamps). I scrapped a few cards before I decided to go in a totally different direction!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

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Stamps: Botanicals 2 (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive (Stampin’Up – SU)
Paper: Watercolor (Ranger); Black, Pacific Point (SU);
Other: Quote Tag die (PS);
Technique: wet paper watercolor

Sun Spots

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And here is my take:

Sun Spots | by karen @ carefree creations

I had lots of ideas for this sketch, but this one stuck in my head. I had the curry ink still out from last week’s and I knew it was perfect for this stamp. And, yay, practically a one-layer card!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

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Stamps: Dot Spot (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Crushed Curry (Stampin’Up – SU)
Paper: White (PTI); Dapper Denim (SU);

Wedding Bells

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Wedding Wishes | by karen @ carefree creations

I love this stamp set, but haven’t used it for a non-Christmas card yet – until today!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Wedding Day Wishes
Stamps: Bells & Boughs, Fancy Flourishes, Keep it Simple (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Crushed Curry, Perfect Plum, Smokey Slate (Stampin’Up); Truffle (Momento);
Paper: White;
Other: Bells & Boughs die (PTI);

Warmest Wishes

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And here is my take:

Warmest Wishes | by karen @ carefree creations

I rotated the sketch. Lots of sequins! Sorry for the lack of yadda-yadda…I’m brain dead!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Warmest Wishes
Stamps: Lots of Snowflakes, Inside Holiday Greetings (Simon Says Stamp – SSS);
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Blue Violet (SSS);
Other: White embossing powder (Hero Arts);
Technique: one-layer card olc;
Challenge: CC&S

You Matter to Me

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

And here is my take:

You Matter to Me | by karen @ carefree creations

When I first saw this color combo, I thought about dual colored flowers.

There are 3 layers to the you die-cut sentiment.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

You matter to me
Stamps: Many Thanks, You Matter (Simon Says Stamp – sss);
Ink: Peek-a-Boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush (Stampin’Up); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: White, Black (Papertrey Ink);
Other: You die (SSS); White embossing powder (Hero Arts);

Celebrating PTI 2016

The last “year” card. This time for Celebrating PTI 2016. I do wonder what the rest of the month is going to bring us!

Sending Hugs & Sunshine | by karen @ carefree creations

I am so happy with how this turned out! A one layer card that doesn’t feel flat!

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Sending…
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Painted Petals;
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Bright Buttercup, Crushed Curry (SU), More Mustard (SU), Canyon Clay, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse;
Paper: White;
Technique: olc one-layer card;

Celebrating PTI 2015

Woohoo – I am caught up! This post is for Celebrating PTI 2015.

Spring Celebration | by karen @ carefree creations

I used Twig Wreath (the only one of the 5 that I own). I paired it with another 2015 set – Layered Banner.

I wanted a soft color palette this round. Still, these aren’t colors I would normally put together, but I was trying something new.

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All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Twig Wreath, Layered Banner, Skinny;
Ink: Kraft, Mint Julep, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Pale Peony, Lilac Grace, Saffron Spice;
Paper: White, Mint Julep pattern;
Other: Layered Banner die;

Welcome Baby

Tomorrow is a holiday, so I’ms staying up late to stamp more (it is only 8, but I’m usually reading, unwinding by now). I’m playing along with Simply Less is More: Alphabet challenge.

Welcome Baby | by karen @ carefree creations

The theme is alphabet. My mind immediately went to monograms, but I wasn’t sure if that fit, so I looked through my stash for an alphabet stamp. This set stood out. I don’t need baby cards, so I wasn’t sure what colors to use. Originally, I tried yellow and grey, but that didn’t work, so I re-stamped the foot in blue, cut it out, and popped it up. Much better.

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welcome baby
Stamps: I’m Here, Short & Sweet (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: So Saffron, Lost Lagoon (SU); Truffle (Momento);
Paper: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink);
Challenge: Simply Less is More: Alphabet

Celebrating PTI 2014

This card is for PTI Celebrating 2014 and Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

      

Hello | by karen @ carefree Creations

I got the color scheme from a Feb 2016 PTI Inspiration Card. I really love jade, teal, and hawaiian together!

The sentiment is 5 layers (though no layers under the “lo”).

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All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Leave it Be, Ombre Builders;
Ink: Bright Buttercup, Vintage Jadeite, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Ocean Tides;
Paper: White, Enchanted Evening;
Other: Leave it Be die, Wet Paint die;
Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches

Celebrating PTI 2013

This card is for both the PTI 2013 and CAS(e) This Sketch challenges.

      

All the Time | by karen @ carefree creations

I’ll admit, when I first saw the CASe sketch, I was scratching my head and pretty much figured I would just succumb and use a circle. In the PTI Hands of Time set there is one image in there with the side cut off. As I was trying to put together my PTI card, it took a while, but it finally dawned on me that that image would be perfect for that sketch!! This card makes me so happy…it turned out just like I thought!!

I used my MISTI to ink the clock image using layers of ink and sponging to get the fade.

The sentiment is layered 3 times to give it enough dimension and shadow to stand out against the detail of the clock face.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thinking of You
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Hands of Time, Everyday Photo Finishers;
Ink: Spring Moss, Ocean Tides;
Paper: Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss;
Other: Big Basics: Thinking of You die, Hands of Time die;
Challenge: CAS(e) This Sketch