Friday, September 14, 2012

Guest Design Gig at the ClassROOM & BLOG CANDY!!

Hello, Peeps!

It’s the weekend!! Woohoo!!

Several weeks back I received an email from Ellen Hutson – OH EM GEE!  I’ve been lucky enough to have met her in real life, and adore spending time with her when I can (she knows all the best restaurants)!  She invited me to be a guest designer on her ClassROOM blog – I was both floored and flattered, especially in light of all the brilliant designers that have shared their amazing talents with Ellen’s readers before me.  Talk about freaked out!  But I love a challenge, and I didn’t want to let her down.  So I persevered . . . and I’m pretty stinkin’ happy with the end results.  I hope you are, too.

Close Up
Here’s a bit of a sneak peek of my project on Ellen’s CLASSroom Blog.  I’d be ever so grateful if you’d head over there to get the skinny on how I created this baby and leave Ellen some love.

EH Blog Candy

Oh, and before I go, I thought you might be interested to know that Ms. Ellen is offering up some amazingly generous blog candy which includes most of the products I used in my project (including what I think is THE BEST white pigment ink on the market today – this stuff is AH-MAZING!).  How freakin’ sweet is that?!  All you have to do is comment on this post here on my blog, any time between now and  Tuesday, September 19th at midnight (Pacific Daylight Time).  A winner will be chosen by the Random Number Generator.  Thank you so much, Ellen!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’ll be back on Wednesday to share the name of the winner!  In the meantime, have a great weekend!
PaperTherapySignature

82 comments:

Frozenstamper said...

Isn't houndstooth the cutest? Darling card, you created here! Nice blog candy, too!

Piali said...

This is gorgeous!!!Love the colors and the great technique!I've to get that HA white ink pad...its hard to find a perfect white ink!

MaRyKaY said...

yepper I agree with you it turned out super stinkin wonderful.
I just love this technique you taught us all today and that card is gorgeous. Like I said on Ellen's blog it's like it was cut from houndstooth paper and glued there. what a great thing you have taught us and wow a chance to win some of that yummy looking white ink . Thank you for the inspiration and a chance for one of us to win some goodies.
Have a great weekend.

janetg said...

Love the colors you used. Congratulaions on your guest designer role. Going to save your blog to my favorites. I have enjoyed looking around at your great projects

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fab technique - loving the colours!

Jennifer Sumerix said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I must try this technique. I'm always searching for a good white pad too, and i will give this one a try, thanks for sharing your wonderful card & a chance to win!

patti said...

Love the houndstooth , it goes with everything. Will have to try this!

Chelsea said...

I love your card and this technique. I've got to find that HA white ink. Good performing white inks are so hard to find. Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

Love the way the dye ink resists the pigment!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Thrilled to have found your blog through Ellen Hutson's newsletter. Love the colors and patterns of this project and how fun to have a chance to win blog candy of products you used. Will def be trying your favorite white pigment ink!
:o) karen

Diane said...

Well, I love to shop at Ellen's so had to stop by...lovley card...now have to stop by "the classroom" to see how you made it...looks totally interesting and fun!!

Efrat said...

Love the card. What a great technique. Thank you for the white ink recommendation, I have to try it now. Love the white on white effect.

Anne Temple said...

I think your card is amazing! I love how the houndstooth really pops on the stamped images. You can really see the detail in each color. Now I really want to try this technique too and get some of that white ink.

joycemc57 said...

I love your card. Thank you for shaing your card and the great technique you used to create it!

BeverlyBL said...

Thanks for guesting on Ellen's site. Love your card and the technique. Gonna have to get some Unicorn and give it a try. I'll definitely be checking your blog on a regular basis.

naturecoastcrafter said...

You continue to amaze me, not surprise me, but truly amaze. To see you carve out a niche for yourself in this community is so much fun. Congratulations, Karo. Now for the card--OUTSTANDING!!! You are a little chamaelon (sp?)--able to seek out new or old and adapt it to make it fresh. Great work.

Nancy S said...

I love your card! It is so simple and fresh. Thanks for sharing.

pcm said...

congratulations on your guest spot. It was well deserved!

Tracey said...

AWESOME card and technique Karolyn!! I so need to get that white ink and try this cool technique...thanks for the tutorial :)

Deb said...

a white ink that actually works! Love this simple technique, so glad that you did this. Love Ellen hutsons classroom, and was glad to see you there

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Really - a great WHITE ink pad? Isn't that like the great white shark?! LOL. Good to know... good to KNOW! Thanks!

Renee said...

What a beautiful card, love this simple technique and yes, lots of dimension!! Congrats on being featured on the Classroom!

Victoria H. said...

Congratulations on your guest designer gig on the Classroom. I love that background stamp; what gorgeous results! You card looks fabulous and has inspired me to get to my craft table...thanks!

Sue McRae said...

I saw your post over on EH today, congrats on your guest designer stint! I have made a couple of cards using the velveteen stamping technique and always love the outcome. I really like the texture this technique adds to your card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great post/technique! Love how that card came out! Thanks to you and Ellen for the chance to win!

maria f. said...

Thanks to you and Ellen. Your technique is so lovely. TFS.

Lori Barnett said...

I'm drooling all over my keyboard! I LOVE THIS DUDE!!!! You are sooooo good...amazing...inspiring...SKINNY and FUNNY! Most of all...a great friend! ((((hugs))))) Gosh...I hope I win this...cause I MUST HAVE that ink. And if I don't win...I'm goin' shopping!!!

Mary Clare said...

Your card is lovely. Wonderful technique; it's first on my list to try as soon as I get the white pigment ink you recommended. Thanks.

harrahx2 said...

Terrific card and I love the whole technique. I am akways, did I say ALWAYS) looking for a good white ink and never seem to be happy! This for me, is a must try.

Lisa Arana said...

You are absolutely brilliant! Love the effect of this technique and I can't wait to put it into action. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bonnie M said...

That looks so hip! Fresh and clean and lovely. Nicely done!

Linda said...

houndstooth is missing in my collection of background stamps. Thank you so much for a chance to win that AMAZING prize package!
Absolutely adore your card with the leaves.

sarah said...

Love your card the,
houndstooth is such a great pattern. Love it!

mtscrapgal said...

Karolyn, before I hop over to the classroom, I can tell you are a talented card maker. I checked some of your older posts. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing your skills.

Margie said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

Rene Stansell said...

Many thanks to you and Ellen, you are sooo creative.
Rene from OZ xo

Kimberly Rendino said...

Awesome technique and card! I can't wait to try that white ink :)

Connie said...

I absolutely love the end result of this technique. I can't wait to try my hand at this myself. It would be so amazing to win some of the products you used to give this technique a whirl, over and over and over again. (That's how much I like it!!) The white ink is coming to my home one way or another. I've been looking for a good white for ages. Anyone want all the whites laying in my drawer that I didn't like? lol) Can't wait to see what else is in store for me on your blog. I will be following you for sure! Thanks again!!

Diane Swanson said...

Your card is beautiful! I can't wait to see how you made it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous card, love the color choice.

Anonymous said...

Love the colors, darling card...shari walker

Carolyn said...

Lovely card and very interesting technique! Thanks for sharing this.

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

Congrats, Karolyn! Love seeing your work on Ellen's blog. Your card is fabulous and now I really want to try that technique. Guess I'll have to get some of that white ink first! :)

Lynn R said...

Thank you for sharing your talents with us. The card is so fresh and clean, beautiful!!

Beate said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer in the ClassRoom. That's pretty awesome!!!
Your card looks amazing!!!!
Hugs and smiles

Carol said...

Congrats on your guest appearance in the Classroom. Absolutely love your card and the incredible texture that this technique gives to make the images pop.

MaryBeth said...

Thank you for sharing your card and technique. The card is beautiful and I love the bright, crisp white ink. Makes the card POP! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley M said...

Your card is truly AMAZING Karolyn! Love, love, love!

Geri said...

Your ability to create amazing projects never ceases to amaze and inspire me! Looking forward to trying the white ink! Awesome technique.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining us in the CLASSROOM. Like your other cards as well.

Fiorella said...

Thanks, I want to try the ink you suggested, couldn't find a good white ink until now!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a stunning card and a fabulous technique! Congrats on your guest design gig!

Cathy Pulickal said...

I absolutely LOVE this technique and your card! I am taking your advice and I bought the HA ink! I can't wait to try this out myself. :)

Jayne said...

I really like your project and you've got me curious about the pigmnt ink. I'm probably going to have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Erin Smetak said...

Oh Karolyn! You are just rockin' it in the stamping world! What an awesome experience this is! Congratulations!
Love your card too! SO beautiful! Love the colors!

PJ said...

I love your card design! The technique will be fun to try. Thanks for the heads-up on the great white ink and the chance for blog candy!! ~Pamela

Maureen Kelliher said...

Love this technique. Thanks for the ink tip.

Geri said...

Please don't count this second post for the blog candy (cuz that would be cheating!) but I just had to let you know that I was up unitl 2:00am experimenting with this technique! Awesome, amazing, soooooo cool! I can hardly wait to find the Unicorn ink and watch the magic happen!!! (I used another brand of white pigment ink, with okay results)

Carey said...

Hi - Always looking for new techniques to try and loving this one! Great project - thanks for sharing

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE your card and technique ...will def try this ..first need to buy the white ink......

Jessica said...

love your fun creation!!! how cool! huge congrats on your guest appearance in the classroom! :)

Isha said...

Perfect showcase of Velveteen technique. Love your card. Thanks fora chance to win too.

Kathy said...

Great tutorial. You make is sound so simple. Can't wait to give this a try. Love the simple one layer card.

Becs Attwood said...

Congrats on being featured on Ellen's blog with this gorgeous project. I love the texture this technique creates. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

That is an amazing technique...it looks fabulous with all the leaves and the little spots of flower color! Thank you for offering up the candy!! Yum...

Patsy said...

I am loving the Velveteen technique and cannot wait to try it myself. thanks so much

Glennis said...

Such a pretty card - love the houndstooth, and thanks for the heads up re white stamp pads. Also thanks for the chance to win

Linda Beeson said...

Yum! I love that closeup of the great technique you used.

JJ Bolton said...

This is such a cool card Karolyn! I'm totally not surprised that THE Ellen Hutson wanted you to guest:) I love, love, love the colors you chose!

Hope you have a great week and get lots done with the house stuff:)

Pamela A palbanatcomcastdotnet said...

Houndstooth - it's so "fallish". Love your design style. Great posting over on Ellen's blog - congrats to you!!

Lavonne Baker said...

Love the color combination!! My current favorite!!

Kerry said...

What a pretty card! I love the colors you chose, and your stamp kissing is just perfect. I love those Paper smooches stamps.

Carmen Nuland said...

I loved your tutorial! It seems so simple (the way you presented it) but it has amazing results - thanks!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow this card is so pretty with the different stamps and techniques you used. Love the colour combo of mustard with grays.

Lisaj said...

What a great technique! I missed it on Shari's blog. Now I need to take another look at my background stamps and white pigment pad! Great card design, thanks for sharing!

richardbreaks said...

Beautiful work!! DIGGING that houndstooth!!

Kelli Hull said...

Oh Random dot org PICK ME!!!!! We will be BFF's!!!! Hahahaha!!!! SUPER Beautiful card!!!! Will be popping over to see the what fors!!!

Veronica Z said...

Wow your card is amazing!! The colors are so vivid! I love learning about new ways to use our stamps!

Lamplighter said...

Two bonuses from the CLASSroom: Learning a fantastic new technique and discovering your blog!

Denise Bryant said...

ery cool card! I love a new technique! Also interested in finding out more about the white ink...
DeniseB

Handgathered said...

Lovin' that houndstooth stamp! Your card is clean and lovely and the technique is one I hadn't heard of. Maybe I'll be able to try that wonderful white pigment ink if I win your candy :) xo Anni

Anonymous said...

Magnificent! (As usual. :-P )

 
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