Thursday, July 7, 2011

Candied



Moral of the story? Everything tastes extra yummy when it's candied!


Super excited (perhaps it is the sugar rush?-hah!) for this week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge to create a shaped card! There is one fabulous prize up for grabs from Paper Smooches! For additional challenge details, rules and fabulous eye candy from the Girl Fridays, please visit the CAS-ual Fridays Blog!


Kim from Paper Smooches makes creating shaped cards extra easy when using one of her many fabulous templates! I used the Apple/Pumpkin template. I first printed the template out onto white cardstock, coated it with hot pink acrylic paint (after seeing this inspiration piece here, there was no other color option!) and cut it out. I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Vegtastic and then coated the piece with gesso, for a purely candied finish. The card was finished by paper piecing the stem and leaf and adding some bold stickers.

Looking forward to seeing your shaped creations in the CAS-ual Fridays Gallery!

36 comments:

jen said...

wow, Karen- this is so fun- and I'm not a bit sugared-up! :D

~amy~ said...

Absolutely wonderfully fun!

Jan said...

This is great Karen, love it xx Jan

Lindsay said...

Wow. You are amazing! Love it girl!

Lynn said...

Karen, this is so sweet. Did you sand the card after you painted it...love the distressed look!

Be(e) said...

Wow!! Gorgeous color and texture on your card! So much fun!!

Christina said...

Love this, Karen! The paint gives this such a fun, distressed look!

BabyBokChoy said...

Do I ever love a fushcia colored apple!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Who doesn't love a candied apple!? This is fabulous and the paint added nice texture!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Should I ask what candied bacon is? Great card, love the green letters.... really should do more with stickers. I've been inspired with a shape card, it's somewhere in the mess on my desk.

Jenny said...

Very appropriate for the time of year, love the shiny effect too :)
Jenny x

lynn said...

candied bacon...yuk! your card on the other hand is very cute, karen! love paper smooches:)

Alice Wertz said...

love your bright pink apple! this must look amazing in person. fab card, Karen! hope you have a lovely weekend!

Kryssi said...

Cute apple car, Karen!!! Love the artistic swiping!..... Side note: I am happy and sad about GI! Happy because you're right, I won't be losing sleep haha! And plus I own most of the prizes offered and even the cruise is a negative for me. 11/5 is my baby's birthday! Obviously sad for the obvious reason, it's like a rejection. So, it's okay. You win some, you lose some. I didn't expect to make Top20 last year at all!

Michele Gross said...

candied bacon? think I'd like to try that! Super fun card, love the color!!

~Tammy~ said...

Yummy, you now have me craving sweets and you are right almost anything taste better candied! This is a super fun and amazing card! Love the paint added! Have a good weekend!

Emily Leiphart said...

Mmm, your first line got me drooling and by the time I was done reading your post, I wanted to eat your card! LOL I just love it.

alexandra s.m. said...

I'm trying not to eat sweets ;-S
Your card is Yummy Karen!
TFS~

donna mikasa said...

Great shaped card! Love the "candied" effect!

Dana said...

I immediately thought CANDIED APPLE when I saw your shaped card Karen. Just fabulous.

Kit said...

you have a great blog, love your creations

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg this is just adorable!!!!!
We did get rid of all the puppies (sad face) it was hard to say goodbye!!!Thanks for asking!!!

E.T said...

too cute!

Laura Davis said...

What a special card!

Laura

Jocelyn said...

Super fun, Karen! I love the apple card in pink!!! The painted look is awesome.

Julie E said...

Understated sweetness - the paint is great!

artfuldelight said...

Awesome card!! I love shaped cards. I am going to have to check out the templates! :-)

Jen W. said...

Love the touch of gesso and that stripy stem!

Stephanie said...

Adorable card! I love the finish on the apple - Beautiful!

Amy said...

Oh Karen...this is great! I love the distressed look the paint gave to this!

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful yummy card! ;)

Vicky Hayes said...

You've made that apple look mouthwatering! I love the painted finish and the graphic lettering.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Mmmmm . . . loves me some candied apples, and I especially love this one! I've never used Gesso, but it really adds a super dimension and texture that's so unique and interesting. Another brilliant composition, cute girl!!

Alberta said...

Apple-licious! Fabulous! Love the touch of using the paint - great texture.

Julie Day said...

Love what you did with the apple template! Nice and bright and cheery and perfectly CAS :)

Michelle said...

Such a cute card! Love the hot pink, totally brings a smile to ones face:-)