Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Here is my BLING card.....this card was made with the emboss resist technique. The main image panel started with whisper white cardstock. I stamped using the marker directly on the back of the stamp. Then I colored in some detail and then colored over the whole thing with a versamarker. I embossed with clear powder and a heat tool. After that I colored on the trees a little with the versamarker again and used some white embossing powder to add snow to the trees. Next I smeared baja breeze ink over top of the entire image for the sky. Lastly, I stamped the snowflakes and then smeared white craft ink on the ground for snowfall. This card only took a total of 17 hours to make. (not really) I also added glitter and bling. The bling shows up much better in real life. I only took 42 pictures and this was the best I could do. It's been a rough night. ;) Of course to top off my frustration I went with this tear your hair out border.....over all, this card was a blast to make!! :) Anyway, if you want to make one of these, just make ONE for someone you really love. Definetley do not make it for a swap card. Happy New Year everyone!! I know for me, watching my husband head off to work everyday in his scrubs, and come home every night.....its enough to make my new year very happy!! God is good all the time, all the time GOD IS GOOD!! Until next time........Karen

19 comments:

Lynnor said...

Gorgeous!!! Fantastic job on the the scalloped border and I love the look of the emboss resist for the snowy sky...as close as I want to get to a snowy sky!!!

Carol Dee said...

Love the card. All the extra work made it really special. Too much for me :) It sure sounds like 2011 is going to be one very good year for all of you. Hugs...

Betty Wright said...

STUNNING! The detailing is just exquisite, Karen! Lovely card!

Jen Timko said...

Ok, the 17 hours comment made me almost spill my coffee! So true with cards like this. It is really, really worth it though! Just wonderful!

Heidi Baks said...

Great card - what a lot of work! I have some issues with getting a nice sky with this stamp - what a great idea to use emboss resist! And congrats on being on the SCS homepage!!

Becky said...

Sounds like a labor of love. :)
It looks fabulous.

Melina said...

Karen! This is gorgeous.....great sparkle ;)

KER said...

beautiful...well worth it i'd say...tfs your wonderful talent

Wanda Cullen said...

Your card is gorgeous, Karen, but ALL those steps would make me crazy! I would have one huge smeary mess instead of a stunning creation like yours!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card!!! I love it.
So happy for Keith's job!!!
gloria

maryr917 said...

this is so beautiful karen-love the detail you put into this card

Deb said...

Beautiful card Karen! Attention to all the little details makes for one gorgeous card!

Joni Kelly said...

Amen! God is good and your card is a labor of love! TFS

Gidget-Trish said...

That is a gorgeous card and well worth the effort. I'm a bit of a newcomer to your blog and took some time yesterday to read through several entries. It was a good job that I wasn't drinking anything because I'm sure I would have sprayed it all over! You made me laugh several times and I know I would love to meet you and I will be a regular on your blog now. Your artwork is gorgeous!
Trish H., Canada

jdmommy said...

Karen, this is fabulous!! I just love it, especially the RED> LOL!! Hugs, my friend!

Marjorie said...

Dear, dear Karen,
I loved your beautiful card, but loved your commentary even more...makes me know how much I miss you, dear friend. I hope that God blesses you and your family with His good gifts this coming year.
Love,
Marjorie D

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous winter scene, Karen! Happy New Year!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Seems like this card was a challenge for you - but the end result was worth it! Beautiful!!

sassykaryn said...

Hi Karen,

I have yet to see you make one card that I do not love! You should view your work through our eyes so you can truly appreciate your creativity.

Also, I just love your sense of humor. You are such a hoot, but you are also a kind and loving person and that always shows through too.

Thanks for creating gorgeous cards and for sharing them with us, and for sharing your daily life with us.

The best to you and to your entire family in 2011. :)