Thursday, July 4, 2013

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Hi all! Kristina here. :)

Today I'm playing with the Green Thumb stamp set from Paper Smooches. I thought it would be fun to have a super tall card (that still fits inside a standard business envelope) and have the carrots sticking out from "ground". :)

I colored the carrots with Inktense Pencils and created the ground and sky with Distress Inks. The sentiment was stamped and embossed on vellum.





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60 comments:

  1. A beautiful card and fab tutorial 8)x

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  2. I love love love this card!!! Wow! Fabulous work.

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  3. This card is sooooo clever and cute. Love the carrots and the sentiment a lot.

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  4. This card is sooooo clever and cute. Love the carrots and the sentiment a lot.

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  5. Wauw! Kristina I love this card. The cut out slips for the carrots are really effective.

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  6. My husband says I have to stop watching your videos because I want to try everything you do! This is so cute!

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  7. I think this is the prettiest 'dirt' and the cutest carrots I have ever seen - a great card! I want to try Inktense pencils myself someday...

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  8. This is really cute Kristina. Love all the distress colors you used.

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  9. Crazy good card, Kristina. I especially like the refresher about using the Inktense pencils.

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  10. Just love this card. Great technique!

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  11. WOW love, love, love this card. Very innovative.

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  12. Really looks like real dirt, great use of distress ink!

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  13. Fantastic card; love the message conveyed by the growing carrots (which are absolutely darling!). Delightful and cheery!
    c

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  14. Darling card. I love the narrow vertical format. Thanks for the video tutorial.

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  15. I absolutely LOVE this card, it's sooo cute - well done and thanks for that awsome inspiration, you never cease to amaze me :-)

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  16. What a fun card. Thanks for the video

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  17. I love everything about this project, Kristina! Incredible watercolouring and super fun content. With the long, thin format of the card, I just couldn't help thinking that this would make a really cute bookmark if the recipient trimmed the front down. Awesome!

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  18. You just amaze me. I love the water coloring look using the distress inks. I think this card is so cute. I love your videos they are so detailed and you inspire me in so many ways. Thanks. Have a great 4th.

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  19. Oh, my! The details on this card are extraordinary. You come up with the best ideas, Kristina. This is definitely a keeper for whoever receives it. Love the sentiment, too.

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  20. Great dirt! This card is perfect.

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  21. Absolutely adorable! And thanks for the video - I always enjoy watching you put together cards!

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  22. Love this card so much... the dirt, and the coloring on the watering can!

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  23. cool card!! really different, love it ♥

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  24. What a fabulous card. So clever Kristina. Love those distress inks and that technique

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  25. This is such an awesome card! Love it!!

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  26. Great video and such a fun card! TFS ;-)

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  27. OMG!! Kristina this is AWESOME!! I LOVE your FUN card!! The shape and the design are just so PERFECT!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS 4th of July Weekend!! =)

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  28. Can a card be any cuter? I love it!

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  29. Kristina, I love this card especially for gardeners. I have this set and you opened up a whole new world for its use. Thanks so much!!!

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  30. Thanks for your video tutorial. I learned so much by actually watching your watercolor techniques! What a fun card. <3 J

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  31. Awesome tutorial and cute card!!

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  32. what as cute card, Kristina!

    Carmen L

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  33. What a cool card! I love your earth and how you cut the slits for the carrots. Love it. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  34. You are so clever! Love this card! TFS

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  35. Who would have thought of this idea! very creative Kristina....love it

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  36. the "dirt" looks so real! This is great. I spent my 4th of July watching your videos- did a search for anything that had silhouette instructions and played and played... I sure know more now about that now! I have also been experimenting with distress ink and watercolor paper...it is so much fun! This is really a cute card. Thanks for the tutorial

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  37. WOW! What a fabulous card!

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  38. cute idea. Would work well on a regular sized card. Just wouldn't have as many carrots for the rabbits to eat.

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  39. haha...this is so funny!
    Cool card!

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  40. great idea!! thanks for sharing Kristina!

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  41. Such a FUN card!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  43. OOPS! I had requested a tutorial previously and THEN noticed the video... I really love how the dirt was made and will keep this technique in mind when making cards for my mom (I always make her garden themed cards).

    Laura C.

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  44. this is probably the best card I've ever seen Kristina make. I LOVE it!

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