Monday, August 19, 2013

The Paper Nest Dolls - Shaped Cards

It's the start of a new week and for me a new team! I have been making cards with the super cute Paper Nest Dolls for a while and so it is wonderful to be a part of the team.
The new challenge is "Shaped Cards" and you can see all the fabulous samples at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge!
I thought I'd squeeze in another Summer card and Boogie Boy Owen was the perfect guy for the job!

Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Auds Sentiments - Anything But a Birthday Card
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything But a Square
Crafter Cafe - At the Beach
Digi Haven - The Sea
Crafts 4 Eternity - Summer Sun (3 entries only)
Heck of a Challenge - Summer Holidays
Pumpkin Spice - Colored Image

Card Recipe:
Image - Boogie Boy Owen
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiments - The Paper Studio
Paper - Fly a Kite and Away We Go by My Minds Eye
Die Cut (for base) - Lifestyle Crafts
Brads - The Paper Studio
Palm Tree - Provo Craft
Embossing Powder (as sand) - Mix'd Media in Honey by Color Box

This is the fabulous prize for the winner!

I used a large Lifestyle Crafts die to make the card base, I hardly ever make non square cards so this was a challenge for me. I added some Honey colored embossing powder to the area around Owens feet to look like sand, but I used glue instead of embossing ink and let it air dry instead of using the heat gun (it would have melted the crystals and that wasn't the look I was looking for) and I think it worked out really well.
I hope you liked this and will give a shaped card a go soon and come back and share at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge!


debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your cute card.

Unknown said...

Wonderful creation Katie!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Just an amazingly darling card, Katie; I love the tree, the colors, the SAND, it's ALL adorable!!!! ~Valerie, PND DT

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is beautiful! Your colouring is perfect, and your palm tree is such a nice touch. Love your sand too! Thank you for playing along with us at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog in our Anything but a Square Challenge. Good luck in the draw!

KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely adorable, Katie! Great job on a shaped card. Thanks so much for playing along in The Crafter's Cafe "At the Beach" challenge and good luck.
NanaConnie DT

tracym110 said...

so cute!! I love how the tree hangs over the top! so cool!

Heidi said...

Katie, I love this card - being from FL I have an affinity for palm trees and the beach. CUTE!

NicoleDesigns said...

This card is simply adorable.... I love Boogie Board Owen... you did a wonderful job... xo Nikki

~ginny said...

Love it! Bright, colorful, strong images - and I love that sun! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Anything but a Birthday Card” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
Aud Sentiments Design Team
RubberMAD at

Cathy P said...

Sweet card, Katie. I love the image and your coloring. The stitching is a great addition and so are the polka dot brads. Thanks for playing our anything goes challenge at Color Me Creative.
Cathy xx

JenniferD said...

Wow I love it! So much to look at, great Colours and such an awesome Card design!

Danni said...

Super fun card!! Thank you for playing along with the CMC Copic Challenge!!
Danni-CMC DT

Doris T. said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs!
Doris :)

Unknown said...

Katie, this is gorgeous, what a fabulous shape and image, thank you for playing along with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xx

Payne Holler Cards said...

OMG this is so CUTE ....very creative!

So glad you joined us at the CMC Copic challenge (-:
Linda CMC DT

Pia S said...

What a great summery card! The palm tree is such a fun element and your choice of colors makes this card such a cheerful one!

Karen said...

I really like everything about your card. So sunny and bright = SUMMER! Love the idea of the embossing powder for sand without melting - great tip. Thanks for playing along at Digi Haven for our Sea Life Challenge - Karen, DT

Sandra said...

Gorgeous bright and fun card.
Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments.