Hello again! I'm ever so happy to turn the page on my calendar to welcome March, aren't you? Even more happy that my friend Karren Johnson from NEW ZEALAND accepted my invitation to Play Cards this month!
Karren is a fabulous card maker, Copic coloring genius, and is on two of my favorite challenge teams: Fusion, and Freshly Made Sketches! Her blog KarrenJ - Stamping Stuff is a treasure trove of fabulous cards! You'll have a blast visiting her blog if you aren't already good friends!
Okay - let me share our assignment:
Did you know that there is a celebration for National OLD Stuff Day! ? It's a perfect fit for me - not because I'm old, but because I'm trying to fall in love with all the oldest of my supplies once more! So, Karren and I had to dig deeply and use a set that is MORE THAN five years old!!
Believe me, that was a LOT of digging! You probably already know that Altenew is at the top of my favorites list ... so that's where my dig began. I think this darling Painted Flowers set c. 2015 is one of the very first layering sets I bought from them - but I won't bet money on it.
Ready for my card? Let's do this...
- I've randomly stamped only the line-drawn roses from the set and white heat-embossed them onto watercolor card.
- Then, using distress inks, went about a very loose coloring - adding more inks after drying each layer.
- Even my sentiment is old - from Paper Smooches who are now out of business sadly - popped onto a little slip of vellum.
- A little more femininity can't hurt so I've added a little snippet of Pinkfresh Studio who established in 2014!
There you have it, a very fresh look to some very old, but treasured supplies! BTW there is another very wonderful friend who shares this name but spells it a little differently - this painting is an homage to Karin a.k.a. Peppermint Patty's Paper Craft blog header!! I've been wanting to attempt it for years!
Karren, my friend, thank you SO very much for Playing Cards with me! I cannot wait one more second to see your card - I've invited all my friends, too - I know you won't mind a bit!
Thanks friends, for stopping by!