Monday, May 21, 2012

Hanging Lanterns



The Craft's Meow

Have you enjoyed The Craf festivities so far? Today is the last day of the May release and we are celebrating with a blog hop! You should have arrived from the talented Julie Ranae's  blog. Did you know that you have the chance to win the entire release by visiting and leaving a comment on each blog on the hop?

Thank you for your lovely comments yesterday regarding the two sets I designed for The Craft's Meow. I really hope that you will love working with them as much as I have! The card I'm featuring today showcases images from Retro Foundations. I masked and stamped repeatedly the circle image in the set (which could be considered a disco ball....) in a few purple hues and finished with a sentiment and hand drew in the strings/cords for the lanterns. I also added a bit of sparkle with a pen, but unfortunately, my camera didn't pick that up as well as some rhinestones where the string met the lantern for additional sparkle.

A few details before I send you to the next stop: yhere's a full list of participants and the order on The Craft's Meow Blog and, the deadline to comment is 9:00 PDT, Wednesday, May 23rd. Typically Teen is May's Gift with a $50 purchase from The Craft's Meow

Ok, prepare to be inspired as I send you over to Lindsay Amrhein's blog! She's the next stop! 

79 comments:

  1. This looks very cool Karen - I love the different purple hues :)

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  2. Fantastic!!! I love all of the layers of disco balls :) Great colors.

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  3. Gorgeous depth you accomplished here Karen! Wonderful colors too.

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  4. Very clever and COOL card Karen! I had so much fun with your stamp sets! I'm sure they will find their way into my cards in the near future! :)

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  5. VERY cool! Love the layers of the lanterns and yesterday's card was delish! Great job on your stamp designs!...hopping along!

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  6. Sooooo cute!! Love the idea of the disco ball!!

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  7. Best to come back with the "right" account this time around, fun to see what everyone else has done with your new sets :)

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  8. Karen...this is AWESOME!!! Love your sets! the masking you've done here is amazing...perfect actually. Congrats on another successful release! :)

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  9. WOW this is so AWESOME...totally love what you have done here...AWESOME CARD..

    thanks for the fun designs to play with this week...

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  10. Love, love, love. Great set and card too

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  11. Love your card. Love the purple and blue together.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  12. Karen, this card is amazing and I LOVE seeing the stamps you designed!!! Congratulations on being pretty much awesome!

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  13. incredible. Simply awesome Karen.

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  14. Cool lanterns Karen and such a fun design on this!

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  15. Love all the lanterns. Looks like it would be a super fun place for a birthday party. : ) Great card.

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  16. SUCH a fun card! Great masking and love the colors you chose. This card is so festive and modern!

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  17. WOWEEE, Karen, your sets this month are AMAZING!!! Can't wait till I'm able to shop!

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  18. What a great idea, Karen! This is such a neat look!! What a fun release this has been! And I was the lucky winner of your Retro Foundations set! I am DELIGHTED!! Wanted to thank you for visiting, too! I know you girls are busy this week...it was much appreciated!! Thanks again for all your hard work and inspiration this week!!

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  19. What a neat look...the lanterns look amazing.

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  20. What a fun card. You designed some great stamp set.

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  21. Love all the sets, especially the background one !!

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  22. what a fun card. Love the shades of purple. Saw the release and went to buy the teen set and found it to be a freebie. poo. I am hoping it goes on sale next month??? Congrats on your sets. They are great!

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  23. Nice masking - I am still working on using that technique like this - really love the idea!

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  24. Love those lanterns!! Was having computer problems yesterday and couldn't leave a comment.....the sets you designed are fabulous!!!

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  25. Gorgeous lanterns on your card! So creative!!
    Love your new stamp sets :)

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  26. WOW!! I LOVE your card again today!! Such a FUN way to use that image!! This set will be FUN to create with!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!=)

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  27. The hanging lanterns are so very cute!

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  28. Love how you used the disco ball for he background! So cool! :)

    Lauren
    landerson.1018@gmail.com

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  29. That's a lot of disco balls! The
    80's gone wild! Great layering!

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  30. Great card!! LOVE all the lanterns!!

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  31. So excited that your new sets are already on their way to me--that's some great customer service!
    Love the festive look of your hanging lanterns!

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  32. Wowsers they really have dimension, that's some neat stamping Karen :0)
    Jenny x

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  33. What a festive card--great colors! Congratulations on the release of your two FABulous stamp sets. Both are very fun and versatile!

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  34. such a fun card! really like the sentiments you created. super card, Karen! now off to get some stamps. =)

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  35. The lanterns look so cute en masse. They also look cute being so colorful. Nice job.

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  36. Love the lanterns...and click add to cart...ordered your new set plus some so that I could get your teen set too! Can't wait to get inky!

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  37. What a great stamp for making lanterns. Congratulations again on your new designs, they're wonderful!

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  38. Awesome card! Just love the masking you did - so worth it for the effect!

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  39. I adore this, Karen!! The colors are so happy and all of the masking you did - wowza!!

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  40. Wow! This is cool! I love it!
    I just love your two new stamps sets and can see myself using them a lot!!

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  41. This is as brilliant as brilliant GETS!!! Wonderful card!!

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  42. This is really neat and fun!

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  43. lol i remember when disco balls came out! :)
    fab card girl :)

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  44. Love the layering of the balls!!!

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  45. Love the layering of the balls!!!

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  46. Fantastic - I just saw disco ball, I would have never thought of using them as hanging lanterns too!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  47. I love the color choices on your card!

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  48. Just discovering TCM, but more importantly YOUR fabulous designs. Exactly my style. Can't wait to see more. Got you bookmarked!

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  49. Do you tire of me saying "genius" so often?
    Xoxo

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  50. What a great way to use the stamps. Love the card.

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  51. Love your lanterns, Karen! Great colors and awesome masking, too.

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  52. i super love this card! great idea to stamp them repeatedly with diff shades. Truly they are like lanterns.

    ~Luanne

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  53. Fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. What a fun card! Love those disco balls!

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  55. Very fun and colorful birthday card!

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  56. Truly gorgeous!! Love all the purples!

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  57. Fabulous birthday card- I love the look of the repeated stamps.

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  58. I love both of your new sets!
    b_turpin@comcast.net

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  59. This is so exciting! I love it!

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  60. I love how you "hung" so many lanterns: it looks like an amazingly fun party to be at!!

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  61. Absolutely stunning!!! Hugs...xoxo

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  62. This is fantastic Karen! Love the colours!

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  63. Karen your teen set is just a must have in my book! You've the colors in this card!!!

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  64. What a fun card with the pretty shades of purple! So cute!

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  65. This card has just totally made my day - it freakin' rocks!!!

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