Thursday, March 24, 2016

Playing Cards with TK =]

There is a new little blogger in town, who has been card-making for some time, but only shared her kind, sweet comments, and encouragement all around blog-land - you all know her as TK, but now?  She is:
 
TK of  Time 4 Kards -  Yay!!
 
This week, my normally mundane, loads of [not so much] fun laundry Monday turned into a long-distance, speaker-on, crafty card fest with TK.  She had wowed me with this card:
 
 
I asked her if she'd share the details about the awesome embossing folder - you know I cannot resist them.  TK sent me the embossing folder!!  The nicest surprise, on a day I really needed one!  Well we had to 'play cards', right???!!
 
TK sent me an email ahead of our scheduled call with my supply list, so we could get right to work.  She chose another e.f. from her stash - seems there was a three-for-ten sale that day - whoop, whoop =]   I didn't have the exact blue, or green she used, but that was okay - I had plenty of distress inks to choose from. 
 
So, are you ready?   Here's my card, TK - I was inspired to:
  •  keep it on the masculine side
  • add some silver thread to represent your silver embossing
  • and I used a different Mama Elephant set, but with the same font you used on this darling card you sent me. 
Hope you like it!!
 
Bundled Sage, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks; 
W&W hello In a Word Cutaway; M.E. sentiments.
This card is a 5x7 as I didn't want to discard one little bit of that panel!
 
I did try another panel during our chat - with less random inking, and water - LOved it, then mucked it up by spritzing again - arrrgh - yle!!   
 
Later in the day, after it dried, I just wouldn't give up on it ... ran it through the Cuttlebug in the embossing folder, purposefully staggered just a bit out of sync with my stamping, and created an even more masculine thank you,  thank you very much!
 
MFT Thanks die; Darice Argyle embossing folder 
 
Enough about me ... I cannot wait to see what TK created on the other end of that very long phone-line!!!  [do you have in your mind the picture I've created of two girls with the old-timey tin-can phones with string yet? =]
 
Hugs, and thanks, to you, TK - you have a very sweet, and very generous heart!  I cannot wait to plan our FACETIME day of playing cards!!  xx
 
=]  Michele
 
 

22 comments:

TK said...

These are AWESOME, Michele!! See what was one technique turned into even more when your brain wrapped around the process!! While I love both, the second one intrigues me because of the off-set dry embossing! It is not amazing that you did miracles with these few products!! Enjoy!

Tracey McNeely said...

Awesome cards Michele! I love those colours and the EF! TK is always so supportive, gald you had fun playing with her!

Barb Ghig said...

Talk about inspired!!! You have done such an amazing job on your cards, Michele! I love this color combo and how you created so much dimension with your embossing folders...WOW!

Lisa said...

Oh how FUN are these!! That's is a great embossing folder and you, as always, worked your magic with it!! Perfectly masculine and great colors!!

lostinpaper said...

FABulous masculine designs!

Cat Craig said...

Oh these are both fantastic! What fun to play together long distance. It really makes it fun to b eable to create together whether side by side or on the phone facetiming--telecrafting works!

Happy Dance said...

That TK is just sweet, isn't she?! And then again, so are you darlin'. Love the idea of long distance crafting together. What a fun idea. And your cards really turned out beautifully. Great colors, too! Getting any snow? We got about an inch. EZPZ. Bev

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Love those masculine colours, Michele. Feels like a warm cardigan. Awesome EF. You always know just what to do with them! That artichokie card cracks me up! And speaking of cracking, have a wonderful Easter! Xx

LeAnne said...

These are amazing! I love how you added the silver accents on the first one...a trick that escapes me. That thread always looks like a mess by the time I'm done with it! The colors are boss too...I have some on my desk right now quite similar! Fresh!

Kristie Goulet said...

I absolutely LOVE these, Michele and love that you "played cards" over the phone with TK! :) I visited her blog and became her newest follower. :) Thank you for sharing the link to her blog.

Have a Blessed Easter my sweet friend. ♥

Bobby said...

Now I have to try that, Michele. I have a similar argyle folder, on a smaller scale, and I've done ef printing before. Your two look so different, yet the same. I can't wait to see what TK did.

Eliz Stewart said...

This looks like lots of fun...and I do have lots of embossing folders. TK has lots of color but her card does not look embossed. Think I may need to play with this... Good use of the folders! Yeah!

Nora N. said...

Oh!! This looks like fun and off to try it!! LOVE the first one but the second with the darker colors ROCKS!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic looks to the embossing folders! What a wonderful technique!

Susi K. said...

Spectacular cards - both of them! Both BG's turned out amazing! The "staggered" BG definitely has me wanting to give this technique a try.

LauraJane:) said...

Super COOL technique! Thanks for the introduction to TK:) I'm swooning over her card, yellow of course:)

LauraJane:) said...

Super COOL technique! Thanks for the introduction to TK:) I'm swooning over her card, yellow of course:)

Brenda said...

What a fun post to read Michele! I do love when crafter's can get together for a fun chat on the phone or in person! I think I have a folder just like this, so I am so loving the inspiration from you two lovely ladies. I am simply in love with your cards and I really love the second one! Both are nice and masculine for any guy, but will still work for a woman just by changing the colors. Love, love, love! I wish many more chats for you and TK!!! Now off to have a look around her blog even though I'm so behind on my commenting! Hugs, Brenda

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a fun way to make cards! They are all just amazing.

Marybeth said...

Aww so sweet of TK and you both made gorgeous cards! How fun!

Anita in France said...

That sounds like soooo much fun, Michele ... how fantastic for you and TK to be crafting together across the continent! Fabulous cards ... awesome techniques ... love that argyle style! Hugs, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

The bgs you created are absolutely wonderful, Michele!!!! And I really love how you've done the sentiment on the first card with the bottom part stamped in the different colours and on separate white strips - it looks great!!!! The panel that is tilted sightly works perfectly and I really like the silver thread and the three dots you added!!! And how you've done the dry embossing on the second card was so clever and worked so wonderfully to create a stunning look!!!! Two great cards!!!!
Hugz