May 20, 2009

key ingredients challenge

Good morning! I'm so excited it is time for the May Key Ingredients Challenge, to celebrate the release of this month's Key Ingredients kit. You are going to LOVE this kit! The colors are so awesome and it comes with Dew Drops, hardware, and of course lots of yumm-o-licious ribbon. Don't miss out on a single kit, get a 3 or 6-month subscription and all of these fun items will arrive on your doorstep before anyone else sees them!

Everyone needs a stash of cards on hand for those times when you need to get something out in the mail today, but you have no time to stamp. Our challenge this month is to make an all-occasion card for those times we need to grab a card on the fly. Our required element is to use stitching, faux or real and our restricted element is NO sentiment on the front. How fun!!

I used Mojo87 for my sketch and Branching Out for my images and colored them in with Copic markers - the paper is so delish from this May Key Ingredients, love it!! I added some purple Dew Drops in the corner for a little extra somethin' and then added my stitching element around the square. The key to making faux stitching look real is to drag your pen into each hole instead of using a straight edge. It gives it a look of thread instead of a line of marker.

Thanks for stopping by today! Please hop on over to the other half of the Baker's Dozen to see their take on today's challenge.
You can join in on the fun and win some fun goodies - just head on over to Taylor's blog for all the details!

Ana Wohlfahrt

recipe -
stamps: branching out
ink: memento rich cocoa, copic markers, perfect plum stampin' write marker
paper: choice buttercream cardstock, may key ingredients
accessories: dew drops, ribbon both from may key ingredients, circle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), scallop edge punch, stampin' dimensionals


  1. WoW! I the colors you've choosen for this card. Beautiful!

  2. Love what you've done with that sketch and the KI! Your card is adorable!

  3. Karen your creation is so pretty - love those papers!! and the colors are so soft and lovely! beautiful job!

  4. Karen, this is just BEAUTIFUL! It's so soft and pretty. . .LOVE it!

  5. LOVE this Karen! The colors are a DREAM and I LOVE the layout and of course, you GORGEOUS coloring!! This is a beauty girlfriend!!!

  6. I love love LOVE this!!! Colours, papers, layout, all the details...beautiful!!!

  7. Gorgeous card Karen!!! I've been sitting here trying to find the faux stitching you know, face pressed up against the screen looking at the BIG square thinking WOW... how neat is that... and now have just realised that the stitching is in fact on the little square!!! Oh and it is still very neat!! hahahaha.

    I LOVE it!!!

    xx SJ

  8. Oh Karen....truly beautiful card. Love the branch off the edge, and that pop of white against the dark CS is just SUCH a great accent!

  9. Wonderful Karen! Love the two circles and your stitching is awesome!

  10. Wonderful card. I love the colors you chose and the ribbon tied around the border piece is so pretty.