Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Carbon Copied with Karen

I'm SO excited to be joining Karen Baker at The Bald Dragonfly this week for a new challenge that she features on her blog....Carbon Copied! I have been a fan of Karen's since I first stumbled upon her blog. She is the queen of out-of-the-box cards and you all know how much I love thinking outside the box. :) 


The idea is a cool one! What happens when you have two designers create for the same challenge with the same stamp set?  You get Carbon Copied!



We are working with Practicing Creativity's You're Dandy set and the Vertical Sketch Challenge for Moxie Fab. Here is the sketch that we used and here it is flipped as I used it. As soon as I flipped the sketch I saw trees and I knew that the sunrays in You're Dandy would work perfectly as trees.

 
I inked up the sunray stamp with Distress Inks, spritzed it with water and stamped it on white cardstock. Don't they make cute trees? To create the background, I stamped the asterick image repeatedly in Versamark, embossed with clear embossing powder and inked it up with Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Broken China and Faded Jeans). I gave it a spritz with Tsukineko's Sheer Shimmer in Frost to add shimmer. 


Supplies Used:
  • Practicing Creativity (You're Dandy)
  • Distress Inks (Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Broken China and Faded Jeans)
  • Tsukineko Sheer Shimmers (Frost)
  • Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch (#905)
  • American Craft rubons
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous embossing powder
  • tulle



17 comments:

Karen B. said...

Yep, my jaw just dropped when I saw this beauty of a card. So elegant and peaceful. The shimmer is amazing. The colors are amazing. The tone on tone panel/ribbon treatment is amazing. I think I will see trees now when I look at those rays. Thank you so very much for playing today!

~amy~ said...

wow wow wow! What a gorgeous card...funny how you both flipped the sketch yet each of your styles are so very you guys...lovely work!

Heather Innusa said...

Oh my - this is so very, very pretty!!!

Wendy said...

WOW Wendy!! What a fun idea. Your creative mind is awesome! I hope you have a super day!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is SOOOOO elegant and pretty!

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you're interested in winning some of the new markers, there's a challenge going on the TT Blog (just follow the link on my sidebar)......I'd love to see what you do with them!

Have a great day,

Vicki

Jingle said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Moxie Fab, indeed! I love it!

AnitaRex said...

Fantastic! Love that you made a Christmas card! :> So pretty!

Jenny said...

Hi Wendy, I've popped over from Karens blog :) I don't know this stamp set but the rays make excellent trees, love how you've inked the snowy sky too :)
Jenny x

Lindsey said...

Brilliant way to use this sketch!

Taylor U. said...

You are SO cool. I want to be just like you when I grow up, for serious :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love what you've done with this sketch, stunning. Fun to see how you and Karen came up with totally different ideas.

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Tiffany said...

Wow! Super gorgeous! The pointed trees really make a statement, love the wrap-around of the ribbon and tulle!

Melinda said...

Your card is breathtaking and your take on the sketch, brilliant. I always love your inked backgrounds. They seem so smooth.

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, and very clever...Wendy!! I love how pretty your background turned out, and your wonderful tulle as well!!

Kandi Phillips said...

LOVE IT! What a gorgeous background and your take on the sketch is awesome!

Cath said...

Hey Wendy! Thanks for linking this up to the Vertical Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)