Saturday, May 20, 2017

Crafting Forever for CPC71

Thank you for visiting Karen's Stampin' Habit!  Today I've designed a card with some new products that will be available to everyone on June 1st when the 2017-18 Annual Catalog goes live.

This fun stamp set is called Crafting Forever.  It comes in either Clear Block Mount or Wood Mount red rubber. The images are perfect for crafters like you!

My inspiration for this card is a sketch from Craft Project Central ~ CPC71. Here is the sketch:

As you can see, I turned the sketch on it's head, and added the sentiment on the lower right. I understand that these sketches are for inspiration and not necessarily to be copied exactly -- good thing, huh?

The Designer Series Paper that I used is also new. It's called Delightful Daisy, and I just know that it is going to be my favorite this year. The prints are gorgeous and the colors are so yummy. This one is a Calypso Coral watercolor wash. I think the terra cotta tone looks perfect with the little painted pot.

I stamped the paintbrush images with Basic Black Archival onto thick Whisper White and watercolored them with my Aqua Painter.  I colored the gray block with Watercolor Pencils and fussy cut it out.  The images are popped up on Dimensionals over a double strand of Baker's Twine.

On the inside, I used two more of the stamps in this set ~

So fun! If you would like to order this set, I have linked it to my online store in the Product List below. If you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, you can order it now as part of your preorder privileges. If you are not a Demonstrator, but would like to hear more about becoming one, please contact me. I would love to talk to you about all the perks and benefits of joining this fun company! There is an awesome signing up special and there are no expectations for you to sell anything unless you want to. It's just a great deal! Contact me!

If you would like to play along with the CPC challenge, click HERE and it will take you to their website and give you instructions to post your creation.

Have fun crafting! See you next time ~


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  1. Great water coloring! So great to meet you yesterday.

    1. Thanks Patricia! I hope to see you again one day!

  2. Fantastic card Karen. Perfect images for an artsy person... and great coloring! Love it!

    1. Thanks, Monika! I can give these to a couple of my team members - wonderful friends!

  3. You did a great job turning the sketch on its head. ;-) Your watercoloring looks awesome, and I love the assorted brush colors--it looks like a real pot of brushes. Love your card!

  4. Gorgeous card, Karen! Your watercoloring is beautiful. (I love this stamp set!)