My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Celebrate Summer

Hi Everyone,

I made this card over the Memorial Day weekend, but I'm hoping I can use it for the Fourth of July.  The Americana color scheme just screams summer in the USA. 

I made it with an image from the set Birds and Branches from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.  I just love that little flag hanging from the birdhouse :)

Don't look too close, I had a small goof up.  After coloring the image, I went along and added the shadow with a light blue Copic marker and the red did this little bleed!  Weird.  I've never had that happen before so I have no idea why.

Here is that set.  I used it for my card last week too:

Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to check out Lindsay's blog and the rest of the DT too.

Challenges for this card:
Kaboodle Doodles-Show Your Countrys Colors
KB Cute Monday-Anything Goes
Kraft Journal-Kraft and Memorial Day
2 Sisters-Anything Goes
Crafty Emma-Embossing
Totally Gorjuss-String or Twine
Fairy Knoll-Memorial Day
Phindys Place-Summer Living
Anita Be Stampin-Lots of Layers
Everybody Art-Banners or Flags
Party Time Tuesday-Anything Goes
Stamping Boutique-Red, White and Blue

Details not listed above-Paper: DCWV, The Paper Company, Markers: Copic, Punch and Twine:Martha Stewart, Embossing: Cuttlebug, Nesties,  Pearls from my supplies.


TannyP said...

The instructor for my copic intro class said the reds tend to be difficult...I'll blame that because you did an amazing job on this card! Love those stars and the fantastic twine treatment =)

Cass said...

Hi there, your card is so pretty Karin. I love the textures and the wrapping of the string. Did you make that string from Lindsay's tutorial?

Have a great day!

mudmaven said...

I think it's just perfect!!! Love all the wonderful details - buttons, string, etc. Great job. Thanks for joining us for our Show Your Colors challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

Helen said...

What a lovely 4th of July card! Love those stars, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Karin.xxx

Dorcas said...

Lots of great details on this card. I wouldn't ahve noticed the bleeding if you hadn't said anything. (don't you just hate it when people say that? lol)
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Phindy's!

craftymum said...

A wonderful Card. Thank you for joining us at TG this week
hugs sarah x
p.s. I have blog candy on offer on my blog

Cheryl said...

I hate when that happens. I never would have noticed if you didn't 'fess up. I only have that problem with the darker colors, like red.

I love your card! So patriotic! All the details like the twine, stars, label, edge punch, etc. are just perfect.

Amanda R said...

Can't see any bleed here Karin. What popped out at me was not only the color scheme but the embossed stars, WOW! those are fantastic!

Cec said...

Great card. I love the patriotic theme and those terrific embossed stars. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Collette said...

Great job on your card. Love the dp's, twine, border, everything. Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

Jill said...

What a great card! Just love the Bakers Twine! Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

Audrey Pettit said...

This is really adorable, Karin! So cute for Memorial Day, the 4th, and all summer long. Really love your stamping and love the baker's twine, too. And how cool that you cut out some of the Cuttlebug embossed stars. Really love that touch.
Thanks for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal.

ona_i_ja said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

Annette said...

awesome card...

Miranda said...

lovely card karin, very cute
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

Kat said...

Great card Karin. Love how you've used the twine. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Debs said...

love the image and your stars are awesome, thanks so much for joining our challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week, we hope to see you again
Debs R

anusch said...

Schöne Umsetzung.
Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Chocolate Orange said...

A great card !
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time. Good Luck !!

Choccy x

Emily Leiphart said...

I agree with Tanny. Never mess with red Copics!! Don't touch them after you're done! ;) The card is superb regardless. I love the patriotic colours and details and the fact that the twine looks like a cool fence!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

Tracey Malnofski said...

Wonderful card, image is colored perfectly and love the added stars! Thanks for joining the challenge at TSB!

Tracey & Christy

Anita said...

So fabulous and patriotic! I love kraft with red and blue. Thanks so much for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

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