Rich Foliage

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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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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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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

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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);

Congrats New Driver

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Congrats | by karen @ carefree creations

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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).

Congrats
Stamps: Road Signed, Special Delivery (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Watercolor Wishes (Stampin’Up);
Ink: Pure Poppy, Black (PTI);
Paper: Bright Buttercup, White (PTI); Green Leaf (Simon Says Stamp);
Other: Road Signed die (PTI); Grassy Hills die (My Favorite Things);

Hugs & Kisses

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Hugs & Kisses | by karen @ carefree creations

I had to go Valentine with this color scheme. This is a very simple card – one-layered 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).

Huge Hugs & Kisses
Stamps: We Connect, Sweet Hearts (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Rose Red, Sweet Sugarplum, Cranberry Crisp (Stampin’Up); Black (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);
Technique: one-layer card olc;
Challenge: CAS(e) This Sketch #190

Birthday Succulent

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This is the fifth Tuesday and so it is a Timeless Tuesday double challenge. One of the ideas behind the “Timeless Tuesday” challenge was to bring back retired colors paired with a past sketch. I love, love, love Sage Shadow so I knew I would definitely use it in my first Timeless Tuesday challenge.

Here is my take:

Desert Succulent | by karen @ carefree creations

Sage Shadow is one of my favorite colors, mostly because it is perfect for succulents. I do not have a green thumb, and Colorado isn’t the best place for succulents, so I don’t have any around me, but I do like to stamp them.

The succulent is 3 layers. The bottom layer was die cut, the other two were hand cut. I originally stamped on white, but it was too stark. I ended up with a pale cream that goes well with the orange colors.

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

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Super Succulents (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Peach Parfait, Dusty Durango, Sage Shadow (Stampin Up – SU);
Paper: Rustic White (PTI); Peach Parfait, Dusty Durango (SU);
Other: Super Succulents die (PTI); Square Lattice embossing folder (SU);

You’re the Best (Snowflake)

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You're the Best | by karen @ carefree creations

I figured I really should do some sort of seasonal card, so I went with snowflakes. Since I wanted a CAS card, I kept the pattern paper to a minimum. I love plaid – and chose a pattern that was dense without a lot of white showing. I also wanted darker colors so the white snowflake would stand out.

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

you’re the best
Stamps: Because You (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Blueberry (MFT); Polar Pals pattern paper (Doodlebug);
Other: Fancy Flakes die, Sentiment Splits Curve Vertical die (PTI);
Technique: heat embossing;

Bold Flower Thank You

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Bold Flower Thank You | by karen @ carefree creations

When I came up with this color scheme, I knew I would do a two-toned flower. Of course, I thought it would be layered, but I really love the leaf image in this set – and since I couldn’t do two-toned leaves, this style leaf was a good alternative to give it interest.

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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).

Thank You
Stamps: Ruby Rose, Keep it Simple Thank You (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Island Indigo (Stampin Up); Smokey Shadow (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Ruby Rose die (PTI);