Thursday, July 28, 2016

Workshop: August 7 --- Pop of Pink

I am working on cards for the workshop on August 7.  I will be deciding which will make the cut this week.


Products Used
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, and Pop of Pink Specialty Paper
Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Embellishments:  Rhinestones, Metallic Doilies

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Workshop: July 24, 2016

I am planning my project for Helen Broussard's Workshop on Sunday, July 24.  Here are a few of the cards I am working on.  I love the new stamp sets and dies, so many choices.






Some of the sets and items I used to create these cards.

You can purchase these products from me on my Stampin' Up Website.

Paper: 
Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Water color

Stamp Sets:
Weather Together, Country Livin', Fabulous Flora (hostess set), Thoughtful Branches (available in August)

Accessories/Dies:
Embossing Folder-Woodlands, Dies, Thoughtful Branches, Sunshine Wishes, Umbrella Weather, Ribbon - Ruched Dapper Denim and Twine, Punch - Decorative Label

Ink: 
Real Red, Rose Red, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Basic Gray,

Techniques: Water coloring, Embossing Reverse Coloring,

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Friday, July 8, 2016

Workshop Projects, June 26

I created a card/scrapbook page for my last workshop using the Love You Lots stamp set.  I first created the card and placed it on my scrapbook page.  The stand alone card came second and was a little bit of a morph of the original card on the page.  It was fun deciding what to do.

I hope you enjoy both.


Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

June 26, Workshop Projects

The following are cards made at Rhonda Kratzer's workshop in June.  The cards were a lot of fun to make and I love both stamp sets.

If you would like to join in the fun next time, Helen Broussard will be hosting a workshop at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Orange on Sunday, July 26, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  

Contact me for more information.

The card below was stamped with Crumb Cake ink and then water colored on Shimmery White card stock.  The white and Dapper Denim layer was popped up.  I used pearls in the centers of the flowers.  The flowers, of course, were punched with the coordinating punch, Blossom Bunch Punch.


Products Used:
140691  Grateful Bunch Stamp Set
131043  Sahara Sand card stock
141414  Dapper Denim card stock
101910  Shimmery White card stock
141394  Dapper Denim Ink
126975  Crumb Cake Ink
126944  Daffodil Delight Ink
138326  Mint Macaron Ink
141398  Peekaboo Peach Ink
140612  Blossom Punch
119247  Pearl Basic Jewels

This card was created with one of my new favorite papers, Playful Palette Paper Stack.  Stamping and cutting and rhinestones were the order of the day.


Products Used:
141727  Marquee Messages Stamp Set
141657  Playful Palette Paper Stack
141418  Sweet Sugarplum card stock
141415  Emerald Envy card stock
121045  Black card stock
101910  Shimmery White card stock
140931  Black Archival Ink
119246  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Hope you enjoy.

Happy Stampin',
Karen Colburn

Thursday, July 7, 2016

"Love You Lots"

I love the hostess set Love You Lots.  I experimented with some different mediums and techniques.  I used watercolor on the frog card You're the Best. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pin for the eyes.


 I used color pencils on the elephant card, stamping it first with Archival Black Ink.


The hedge hog card was created by stamping the hedge hogs first then masking the sun. I used watercolor to create the sky and and ground.  The hedge hogs were color with colored pencils.  I then sponged the sun and painted blue across the sun. 

 I used one of my favorite new background stamps, Playful Backgrounds.  The frog was colored using colored pencils.


I used the Playful Background stamp set again.  It is hard to see, but the lady bugs have been painted with the Fine Tip Glue Pin.


This is such a fun set.  I loved creating these cards

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn