Monday, August 15, 2011

A Rusty Hello


Hello!  A rusty hello! Today Jen W., from JENerally Speaking, and I are playing along with the Inkspirations Colour Challenge #82. We are both using the Purple Onion Design set Hello Noteblock.


Say what?
Same challenge?
Same set?
Same day?
 
That could only mean that today is also a Carbon Copied post! 
(Thank you to everyone that has signed up already, this is going to be tons of fun!) Please stop by Jen's blog today and see her great take on the challenge! I started following the talented and super sweet Jen and the creations she makes in her Craft Cave after "meeting" her through a common blogging friend, Lynn. It is amazing how friendships can develop in this blogging community, and I am so grateful for them.

For my card, I sprayed some mist onto kraft cardstock, stamped a portion of the large block image onto a diecut vanilla sheet of paper and tucked it behind an embossed blue panel. I felt that the twine, woodgrain and messy rust spray worked well with the masculine, old west style letters. Oh, and I added some tiny staples too, for that extra masculine touch!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Kraft, Vintage Cream) PTI, (Ballet Blue) SU

Stamp, rubber: (Hello Noteblock) Purple Onion Designs
Ink: (Really Rust Pigment) SU, (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Other: (Orchid Mr. Huey Mist) Studio Calico
Fiber: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Tools: (Woodgrain Embossing Folder) PTI, (Spiral Notebook Die) PTI, (Staples) Tim Holtz

27 comments:

Jenny said...

Love this feature Karen, it's so interesting to see the different cards! Love that band of blue woodgrain for the note page to tuck behind :)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

Ooooh! I love your misting as always! And I like how you used only part of the stamp - it looks awesome with the notebook paper! Can I add my name to the list again?? :)

Lindsay said...

So so fun Karen! I Love that blue strip of woodgrain on top of that red! The off-set paper is perfect too!

Christina said...

Great use of these colors! Love the strip of woodgrain in an unexpected blue color!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Cool card! You can even make rust look good.

Laurel said...

Fabulous!

Emily Leiphart said...

I'm going to have to ditto what Jen said 'cause it's perfect! Great misting and part-usage of the stamp. I think POD is next on my list of companies to try!

Amy said...

Such a fun concept you came up with Karen! Love your masculine card.....that blue woodgrain is a nice touch!

Chunyuan said...

Love the blue woodgrain panel and misting. Carbon copy is such a fun idea. I have a quesiton -- I tried misting once and card stock got warped. How can you keep the card stock still flat? Thanks, love your card.

BabyBokChoy said...

There is a LOT of techniques employed on your card, fantastic!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is so cool, Karen! LOVE that distressed notebook panel with the bold red ink, stitching and twine!!! And the staples are a perfect detail too!

Jay Gee said...

Great masculine card Karen, I just love that misting and the part use of the stamp :)

Courtney K said...

you create the best backgrounds with ink!

Lynn said...

I think I need to come to your house and take a lesson on misting sprays...this is incredible Karen!

Brandi said...

What a fun challenge! You girls rocked it!

Trinh said...

Love how you used the colors & the misting, as always!

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a super cool challenge! It's amazing how different your cards look. Love the misting...I've never thought of misting on kraft. And the stamp--ooooo--love it! Another fantastic card!!

~Tammy~ said...

You are now named "Queen Mist"! Incredible and so fun! Off to see Jen's card! :-)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I like Tammy's title... love the texture the misting gives the card and what fun to have some staples.... woo hoo! And great job on the Carbon copy agenda, you're off to a fabulous start.

Alice Wertz said...

love how you created the rustic look with the uneven misting and the design is so cool. fab masculine card, Karen!

kasia c. said...

Karen, your misting skills are out of this world!!
I love the addition of the staples, great little pocket.

Atif said...

Fabulous card designing looking too much cute....

Plastic Card

Janetcraft said...

wow, love your style...I am so fond of your card..!! great style!!

Isha said...

Love your card Karen. Perfect colors and your CAS design. TFS.

Renée said...

Love htis! the design is fabulous, the use of the colours is great! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirations :)

lynn said...

love the sentiment peeking out from the embossed strip of paper, karen! awesome card:)

Julie E said...

Oh my, that misting just creates the best background!