Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hello Beautiful

Well I had to get in a card for Mojo Monday this week!

I was inspired by the Capture Life scrapbooking paper pack I had been using to scrapbook and thought it would make the perfect card. I really like the look of the bokeh paper in the background - I think I may need to get more of this! The little square on top was part of a preprinted paper in the pack, and I used the Tim Holtz debossing folder for the hello sentiment.

I started from scratch with acetate and a manilla tag.  I used alcohol inks, including the silver metallic one, on the acetate (I didn't end up using the rectangle), and I layered Distress Inks on the tag and then sponged over top with a Crafter's Workshop viewmaster stencil.  The diecut is a Tim Holtz viewmaster cut - love it!!

I cut the right side of the tag off and embossed the cut-off portion with a ruler embossing folder. I never get tired of the way Distress Ink reacts to droplets of water on top! 

The half circle of alcohol inked acetate was placed behind the viewmaster diecut. I love the way it looks like a scene in the little windows!

Mojo Monday 353 - Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Start From Scratch (my tag and viewmaster background)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Lets Be Clear (acetate)
PDE Linky Challenge - Tags
DL Art - Thankful Thursday July Linky Party

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We had a very sunny, warm one here and enjoyed going for a walk along the river, the amusement park and the Farmer's Market as well as going to an 'old fashioned' ice cream parlour (yay for the kids) and a beautiful quilt store (yay for me). Ok, I enjoyed the ice cream too, lol.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Great colors love your card, great take on the sketch and I would love to have that ice cream the girls have Yum-They are adorable.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  2. This is totally cool. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  3. What a fun card you've made, Karla, with so much texture and fun elements! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. Love your beautiful creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. :)

  5. What a wonderful creation! I love the viewmaster! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Pause Dream Enjoy's Tag Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments