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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cherry Topped Cupcake

Hi Everyone,

DRS Designs is sponsoring the challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations this week, so I wanted to play along to support them. And the the inspiration photo is super cute :) Join in and you will have the chance at a $ 10.00 voucher to the DRS Designs store.

Here is the photo:

And here is my card:

I went for a CAS look and used a cupcake embossing folder for the background. I stamped the Cherry Top Cupcake and the Sweet Birthday Greeting and die cut it using my rectangle Spellbinders die. I colored the image with my Copic markers and added some glitter glue to the frosting and cherry. I added bakers twine and attached my matted panel to the card with foam tape. A few gems finished it off.
Don't forget you also have a second chance to win a $10.00 voucher to the DRS Designs store by joining us in our Thursday challenge. This week's theme is Lovely Hearts!
Good Luck!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hogs & Kisses

Hi Everyone,

I love puns. Well, let me rephrase that. I love puns on cards. Puns told to you by a weird, creepy uncle, where you have to chuckle to be polite, eh, not so much. Thank goodness we don't have any of the latter here. Only cards made with super cute stamps :)


I used the Leonard Pig's Bath Time Buddies stamp and the Giant Chocolate Chip (I'm pretending it's a Hershey's Kiss) stamp to illustrate the Hogs & Kisses Greeting. After stamping and coloring, I stamped the Splatter Background in a light peach all over the main panel. That helped match it to the marbleized card base in the same color. I nipped the corners with a Fiskars corner punch and added the sentiment with some dimensional tape.
Here's hoping that you are smiling!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Love & Happiness

Hi Everyone,

Well, I'm finally making my Valentine's Day cards and I used a couple of the newly released Valentine stamp for this simple greeting.

The background was made using the Interlocking Hearts stamp, stamping in red ink onto red red background paper. I made a banner and stamped it using the Polka Dot background stamp in red to match the background. The new Valentine's Full of Love greeting was stamped and die cut and layered onto a scalloped mat that was coated in brown glitter.

The Sweet Offering Cutie Pie Kid was stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut and I adhered him with dimensional tape. A few gems and it was complete.
If you don't have a banner die, here's a trick I used on my card. Cut a long rectangle and stamp as desired. Then use the corner of a square punch on the bottom to make the two points. Here's a photo to help you visualize it.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Stenciled Background

Hi Everyone,
The challenge this week at the DRSH Designs blog is "Hot Trends-Stencils" and I had so much fun making the first card, (you can see it on the challenge post), that I wanted to try again. I had this Spellbinders Impressibilities metal stencil named Diamond & Stars, which I originally bought to use for embossing. However, I'm so used to embossing folders giving me a deep, crisp look that I didn't care much for this when I tried it. It's too subtle for my taste. So, when this challenge presented itself, I pulled the metal stencil out again.
I decided to try a gradient look, and started off sponging ink in a light pink, working my way up to red at the bottom. When I was done, I crossed my fingers as I pulled away the stencil, and what do you know? It worked :) I stamped the Ribbon Heart in black pigment ink and heat embossed it with rainbow embossing powder.
stamped and die cut the new Valentine's Full of Love Greeting and added to my card along with some gem flourishes and pearls.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you join us for our Stencil challenge right here!
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