Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy Little Stampers - January CASE 2016


Happy New Year! Can you believe it is January 2016!!!! Wow, last year seems to fly by in my opinion. Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year and hoping it is a crafty one too. 

Kylie has changed things up a bit at Happy Little Stampers Challenge Blog and the old Sketch challenge is now a CASE challenge and each month a different designer will be featured. January features Kylie and her card is simply amazing! Smooshing is something I have tried and not been too successful at....that is until I went over to Darnell's for a craft day with her and Harriet, the week of Christmas. We had a blast, so much fun that we even forgot to snap a quick photo. She showed me how to smoosh and oh my....it was so cool, so easy and so incredible. Just a coincidence that the smooshing we did was perfect for this challenge so I set it aside to use for my card. I hope you will find the time to play along!


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by....enjoy your holiday weekend!



Ingredients
Solid Card Stock: Michael's - White
Stamps: HappyLittleStampers - Butterfly Birthday
Ink: VersaFine - Black
Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh

27 comments :

  1. Oh, I'll say it's perfect, Kim! Awesome timing! I love how you made it into a beautiful CASE of Kylie's card and I think the black silhouette butterfly is so striking against the gorgeous colors!! Thanks for the shoutout! It was fun smooching with you!! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. I'm so glad you were finally successful at smooshing, Kim. It's one of my favorite techniques and can accent any image.

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  3. Beautiful card, and I just love your smooshed background. You are going to need to give me a lesson this summer. That butterfly really stands out against your pretty background colors.

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  4. I adore pinks and oranges together and this looks amazing <3

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  5. Wonderful smooshing & a beautiful card, Kim!

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  6. Beautifully smooshed! Love the gradients of colour. xx

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  7. Splendid smooshing, Kim ... such a lovely blend of colours ... the silhouette butterfly is gorgeous against it! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

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  8. I love how your smooshing looks textured Kim and it adds such a lot of interest to your gorgeous card.
    Happy New Year - I hope you have a wonderful 2016.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  9. Happy New Year!!!!! Baseball is inching ever closer! YAY!!!! Go Cubs, Go Giants!!!! (sorry) Can't wait for the season to start, can you tell?! I've admired smooshing, but haven't even come close to mastering the technique as of yet, but after seeing this beauty, I'm going to give it another shot. Beautiful colors, and that butterfly just pops against them. Love this. And miss you! xo Bev

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  10. Oh my Kim, this is truly stunning! I LOVE that background you have created! Thank you for the inspiration during 2015 and I can't wait to see what you come up with this year! Have a great 2016! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  11. Oh my Kim, this is truly stunning! I LOVE that background you have created! Thank you for the inspiration during 2015 and I can't wait to see what you come up with this year! Have a great 2016! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  12. Love your card! the colours looks so great! Hugs Åsa

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  13. oh how lovely, i love the way this turned out! the butterfly is a perfect image to go with it!

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  14. Hello Kim!
    What a awesome background!
    Love your card!
    Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year!

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  15. great smooshing! Fun, to see you over at HLS! Congrats!

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  16. Oh Kim its beautiful, I love the bold black butterfly over the gorgeous colors!

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  17. Such a stunning background Kim!

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  18. Gorgeous! I haven't tried smooshing yet but may need to add it to the list to try, beautiful effect.

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  19. Happy new year Kim! Your smooshed background is fabulous and so gorgeous with the bold butterfly! A great CASE of Kylie's card.

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  20. Beautifully done, Kim! Love the background! Lovely card!

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  21. I've never tried smooshing before but going to look up a tutorial for that, such a beautiful colorful background!

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  22. Awesome job! I aspire to smoosh!!

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  23. Oooooo, so pretty, Kim. I love the pink and orange together. You are friends with Darnell?! I'm looking forward to meeting her this coming July! :)

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  24. So glad you've discovered how fun smooshing can be!! Took me a while to get over the loss of control over where the colours go but kind of nice to get messy for once. Your background is gorgeous and love the simple black butterfly over top. And lovely to be on a DT with you!!!

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  25. Can I come over for some smooshing lessons, please? No matter how many times I've tried, the results are epic failures...sighhh! Maybe, just maybe, I'll try once more so I can case Kylie's gorgeous card. Yours: sooo pretty! I think you've aced the smooshing!
    Hugs~c

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