Monday, May 23, 2016

Baseball Season & a Blushing Bear


Little League Baseball Season has officially arrived. Games four nights a week between my two boys with tournaments on most weekends...but you know what? I wouldn't change it for the world to see my boys play ball. It takes me out of the loop for crafting and creating, but I know that when they are older and away, I will have all the time I want to play.



I did have some free time this past weekend in the early morning to create this card! I was inspired by the colors showcased on the May Butterfly Reflections, Ink Mood Board (especially the sunset picture in the bottom left side!) and the Sketch 281 from My Favorite Things. I also used the Forest Friends Stamp and Die Set by My Favorite Things to complete the second stage of the CASometry Challenge 2: Make Five. (My first card is here.)


I started inking a cardstock panel with distress inks and then spritzing with water. After the panel dried I die cut a circle and adhered a stamped bear. The bear is void of color except for two pink patches by his cheeks. I often forget to keep my images simple and not colored...I really like the way the background circle stands out. I finished the card by adhering the bear to the circle, and the circle onto a white cardstock base that was embossed with Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Woodgrain Cover-up Die and a bannered, white embossed sentiment.

18 comments:

  1. This is adorable Karen, what a fabulous sponged background!

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  2. Have a wonderful baseball season and enjoy yourselves. This background inking is fabulous.

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  3. What a sweet, sweet card! Adorable! And I'm right there with you...enjoy those baseball games! They go by way too fast.

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  4. This is SO cute!! I adore that striking background! Perfect take on the challenge!

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  5. Enjoy the time with the boys...they grow up so fast!

    I adore your card! Awesome ombre panel and love the rosy cheeks:)

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  6. So sweet! I like the idea to use not-colored critters on cards, should try it too!

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  7. Adorable card, Karen! Enjoy your boys and baseball season! :)

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  8. Happy baseball season, Karen! You are such a good mom!!! And I love your card! The inking is beautiful and that little bear is adorable!

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  9. Oh how I miss those little league days!! ENJOY them Karen, it goes by so quickly. Your card is darling. I like the pretty background for your bear!

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  10. Oh, this is super sweet, Karen! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  11. I love how you kept the bear white against that wonderfully vivid background! Such a great card, Karen!

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  12. that colorful background is perfect.. make that little critter just stand out. love it

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  13. Sweet sweet sweet! Love the colorful background you made for your cute bear!

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  14. Gorgeous inked circle and I love the tiny blush spots!

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