Friday, January 6, 2012

Karber Challenge

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This card I made with the adorable Karber clear stamp set, Hawaii. Being a girl from Hawaii, I just had to have this set! I made this card to submit to Karber's current challenge for January, Use Some Bling!

For this card I paper piece the heck out of the lil hula wahine! I stamped her ti leaf skirt on some Bo Bunny vinyl ribbon with brown StazOn ink and cut it out. I ran a green apple Copic marker along the edges of the ribbon where I cut it to make sure it blended in well and there wasn't any white fabric showing. I stamped the haku lei on her head again and colored it and placed tiny bits of bling in the center of each flower. I mostly wanted to paper piece the haku lei to give it some dimension. Plus it let me be a lil more carefree when Copic coloring. Side note ...I used the flash for this picture, so the color looks a lil off, but you can see the bling a bit better.

For the base I cut four scrap pieces into small squares and applied them down in a color blocking like look. Then I cut two circles on my Cricut, one 1/2 inch larger than the other. On the blue circle I stamped the Aloha sentiment from the stamp set repeatedly till it covered the entire circle. I colored in the sun from the same set it yellows with a hint of orange and adhered it to the top right slightly off the circle. For the banner on the bottom I embossed the Aloha sentiment on a strip of paper and cut out in a rectangle with two slightly smaller rectangles. I edged them both with an orange Copic to make sure no white core was showing. By adhering the center part with the sentiment with foam adhesives and the two flags with tape runner adhesives, it gave it a 3-D look. I curled up the ends of the flags a smidge for bit more dimension and I then I was finished.

Thank you again for the continued support of my blog with the comments and followers! Only one more follower needed and I'll post the blog candy! I'm so excited! I'll post a picture here soon! I've got heaps of goodies wanting a new home! :)

Inky and glittery fingers for all!


  1. Such a darling card! Love all the details about it. Thank you for playing The Karber Challenge :)

  2. Your coloring is fabulous! I love the layout and patterned papers you used...great design! :)

  3. Hello Gaby!
    Ohh, this stamp is sooo adorable. I love the layers and all the colors of your card. I wish there's a stamp with Philippines theme {hehehe}

    Thank you for following my blog!


  4. SUPER SUPER cute! LOVE that little hula girl! Great background too!! Beautifully done:)

  5. so so cute.. love the gems in the flowers in her hair!