Thursday, October 27, 2016

4 Crafty Chicks - Coloring on Kraft

Hello again, everyone, and thanks for stopping by!  I'm back again today to share another fun card for the new Challenge #322 at 4 Crafty Chicks where I'm Guest Designing this month.  This is my fourth and final card to complete my month with them.  I've enjoyed their friendship and inspiration, and I know that they would love to have you stop by and play along with them.  This week's theme is Coloring on Kraft.  You can be really creative with this, and use any means you choose to add some color to kraft paper.
I used a kraft card and then layered another piece of kraft paper on top that I backed with a patterned paper.  I chalked the edges of the kraft papers to help it stand out, and then I stamped a dotted background in Tim Holtz Green Paint Distress Ink to create a border on the left-hand side.  I tied some Natural Burlap String next to it, giving this border even more definition.

To add even more color to the kraft paper, I stamped some cute little pumpkins onto the kraft paper, and layered them using 3-D tape to adhere a die-cut version of the same pumpkin stamps.  I did my Coloring on Kraft using three Tim Holtz Distress Inks including the Green Paint, Barn Door Red, and Spiced Marmalade.  I also stamped a sentiment on the side (directly over the polka dot background stamp) using Black Soot Distress Ink.
We would absolutely love to have you all stop by the 4 Crafty Chicks Blog to see all the great inspiration from the other chicks in the Hen House.  Then you can link up your creations and play along with us.  We look forward to seeing your creativity at work as you show us how you color on kraft paper.

Nichole Heady/Papertrey Ink Blog - Make It Monday #265 - Layered Dry Brushing - I shared this close-up photo to help show my dry brushing.  It's subtle, but you can see it better in the second/close-up picture.  I used lots of Papertrey Ink stamps on this card.

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes", so come play along!

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Simon Says "Autumn"

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Halloween Fun - For me, Halloween is all about PUMPKINS.  I decorate my whole house with pumpkins, and make pumpkin cookies to hand out to the kids from our neighborhood who know us (strangers probably won't let their kids eat them) they count on it every year.  Ya gotta have pumpkins on Halloween!

Joy Clair October Challenge - Color/Photo Inspiration - I used the Burnt Orange, Cranberry, and Black on this Autumn inspired card.
Thanks for visiting, and have a great week!


  1. I love this Karen! There's just something about coloring on kraft paper that gives such a warm and cozy feel. Your design and card are just perfect for fall!

  2. Very pretty and sounds like a fun challenge, if only I had more hours in the day....but I do love your creative pumpkins and card!!! Congrats on being a GD, that is always so fun!!

  3. I love Kraft paper and especially like how it looks with a little color added to it. What a stunning fall card you've created!!

  4. Gorgeous card, Karen! Love the country colors :) Thank you SO MUCH for joining us this month as our Guest Designer in the hen house! Your creations have been amazing to see each week xoxoxo Come play often! xoxoxo

  5. Your coloring on kraft is awesome! Love the pumpkins and the other colors you used. Thanks for inspiring me again this week.

  6. Love all the dots, Karen, and those chubby pumpkins are pretty, too! I always love seeing kraft being used - thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. What a lovely card Karen - love the colours on the kraft.

  8. Another awesome card, love your creations each week, so happy you joined us this month, and please keep in touch. Very nice card. Hugs, L ;)

  9. Karen, what a gorgeous card! I really like how you distressed the edges to make it look worn. Those pumpkins are sweet! Thanks for joining us in our Autumn challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

  10. trop sympa, je n'ai jamais vu d'aussi jolie citrouilles, biz

  11. What a pretty card, love your color choices!

  12. Karen, what a lovely card. Thank you for joining us for the Mod Squad Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

    Peggy T.
    Design Team Member

  13. Karen, Thank you so much for playing in the hen house this month! We have so enjoyed having you! Great card as always!!
    Hugs! Tina


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