Thursday, March 3, 2016

NBUS and Fun News to Share


One of my favorite challenges to play in is at Scrapy Land, because if you win you get a $15 gift certificate to use to pick out more dies. I have admitted in the past and am still addicted to buying dies. The challenge this time at Scrapy Land is Anything Goes as long as you use a die from one of the many companies they sell for. I used my favorite new die on this card from Poppy Stamps called Floral Frame.

I am happy to share that I have been picked to be a Guest Designer on the Scrapy Land blog from April to July. For this month, I can still participate in the challenges there. I am also entering this card in the NBUS challenge here.
 I was playing with my Color Burst for a class on backgrounds I am going to be teaching and this is the card I came up with. I embossed the watercolor paper with a crackled embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers before and after sprinkling on bright Color Burst Colors and spritzing with gold iridescent Glimmer Mist. The gold shows up much better IRL in the embossed lines. After it was dry, I attached Poppy Stamp's beautiful die and a punched butterfly, then added Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops and Crystal Drops. I like to add a strip of the beautiful CB paper in the inside of the card:


Hope you have a bright, colorful and happy day!

16 comments:

designbydonna said...

Another cool background Karen. And I am loving that Happy Birthday die.

Barb said...

Hi Karen, Congratulations on your Guest Design Team position.

Your card is beautiful. I love those vibrant colours and the die is very pretty. I can see the crackling on the card quite well. That's a lovely technique. Thanks for sharing. Barbxx

Bad Kitty said...

so great card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki ❤

scrAPpamondo said...

Also I am die addict! :D
Lovely card, your background is stunning and the frame looks so pretty!

Sue - said...

Hi Karen thank you so much for your kind comment and becoming a follower. I have reciprocated! Love the bright background of your card and congrats on your GDT spot.

Cat Craig said...

What a fabulous background, those colors go so well together! Congratulations on your GDT spot.

Dena J said...

Hi Karen! Thank you for joining my blog. I really enjoyed seeing your cards here! You try many fascinating techniques, and I look forward to learning from your posts. So fun how our craft can bring people together to share in the fun and friendship.

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful, vibrant and cheerful card Karen. Congratulations on the guest DT position
Blessings
Maxine

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that die you used so I can see why it is a favorite of yours. Great background too with all those colors and pattern.

JD/ Jill said...

That's a really neat background, and I like that neat die.

Congrats on being chose as a guest designer!

Sybrina K said...

Karen, Saw this in Darnell's NBUS Gallery and just had to stop by and say hi. Love, love, love this background. :)

Helen F. said...

Fabulous die on your pretty card~great background too!

Donna said...

Stunning card Karen, like the deep colors of your Colorburst background, I have Brushos and my backgrounds tend to be softer.

Kath said...

A great card - love the rich colours and the design. Thanks for your message on my blog - have just become your latest follower.
Kath x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi thanks for popping over to my blog yesterday and I am now your latest follower.

Love this card the butterflies and background are beautiful

crafty hugs Pen x

Patricia St Martin said...

Karen, Beautiful love your background. Good Luck! I hope we see you again!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land.
Hug, Patricia
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