Monday, February 15, 2016

Inspire Me Monday: Shaped Card with Kathy Racoosin

Note from Marcella:
After you check out Kathy’s gorgeous post below, scroll down to see our newest digital download from the Instant Garden, and get links to our designers’ cards!
Hello Friends, How are you today? I am delighted to be back for another installment of Inspire Me Monday!  :) Have you heard about The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge? I am the creator of the challenge and we are in the middle of the fourth challenge. I have found that crafters like to have permission to color & to have the freedom to NOT create a card. Just to color for the sake of coloring.

Today I wanted to share a little bit of both. Let’s start out with this beautiful stamp set called, Orchids Rock. When I am coloring something every day I find myself reaching out of my comfort zone. I might use an unusual color combination or color a background that I might not normally go for. Case in point my coloring today. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this background but, I went for it. Let’s just say it looks artistic? I like the color combo but, I think next time I will square off the background. Lots of dots with the Copic markers and a white gel pen softened the harsh background but, I enjoyed doing it and that’s what’s important here. 
The orchids were super easy to “blend” with the colors I chose. I hope this mini tutorial helps you out if you aren’t comfortable blending colors. 

 I have been having printer issues and was finally able to print this beautiful digital stamp set called, Climbing Clematis (I printed the digial flower on 80 lb neenah cardstock).

Our printer is pretty basic and I didn’t have any problems with the ink on the paper smearing. Whew! My big decision of the day was to color this beautiful print over the course of a few days & frame it or cut out the flower to make a shaped card for the post today. 

That’s the beauty of digital prints .... they can be enlarged! I printed the Clematis again and cut out both flowers. I used a black marker along the white edges to give my card a polished look. The back of the card was scored and glued on to colored flower.
Thank you for letting me share with you today and I hope you take some time to do something you enjoy.

Hugs, Kathy

P.S. If you are interested in the coloring challenge it's never to late to join in at The Daily Marker


Carol McCready said...

Love Kathy's coloring. The flowers are beautiful.

CherylQuilts said...

Kathy, your coloring is always so amazing and vibrant! I especially love the large clematis card you've made from the single bloom! It's fabulous, and what an extra special card for someone or even for including on the top of a gift! Thanks again for inspiring me! Hugs!

Berina RGA said...

This is gorgeous Kathy!! Your coloring is amazing, as always!! Love the Clematis card!!
Moxie Craftie

Chark said...

love Kathy's coloring! These flowers are beautiful!