Sunday, April 17, 2011

Krafers' Paradise Featured Crafter

I'm thrilled to be the Featured Crafter at Krafers' Paradise in Singapore! Sandy Ang contacted me a couple of months ago to ask me if she could feature some of the cards I made using Unity stamps. Krafers' Paradise is now selling the Unity co-brands and Sandy thought my work might be inspirational for their crafty shoppers. Wow!! Thank you, Sandy and Krafers' Paradise!

I made this card more than a month ago for Take Two Week but I never posted it! It's the perfect card for my husband who's a bike commuter. He loves that he can just whiz by all the cars that are bumper-to-bumper in traffic and get home to his family very quickly after his workday. ;) This card uses colours from an older colorQ challenge, #76 to be exact, and uses stamps from two Iron Orchid Designs sets, My Dear and Love Never Fails. The sentiment is from a Cosmo Cricket set called Joy Ride Icons.

I created a background using stamps from the two Iron Orchid Designs sets in Summer Sun ink and then stamped the man riding a bike. His hat and shorts are inked in brown, his shirt and legs in Kiwi Kiss and the bike in Old Olive. I inked the sentiment using the rock-'n'-roll technique with Kiwi Kiss in the centre and Old Olive on the edges. I cut it out, punched holes, strung Cappuccino baker's twine and adhered it to the white panel with foam tape.

I'd love it if you could stop by the Krafters' Paradise Blog and leave some love. Thanks so much!

Sources: SU Early Espresso & Old Olive cardstock; Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Unity+Iron Orchid Designs My Dear & Love Never Fails; Unity+Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride Icons; SU Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss & Old Olive inks; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; The Twinery Cappuccino baker's twine; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; Stampin' Dimensionals

33 comments:

Meg said...

Wow, congrats to you, Em!!!! I'm heading over to Krafers' Paradise right now to check out the recognition of your awesomeness. This card is fabulous--love the sentiment! Your background is perfect as is the little bicyclist!

Brenda said...

Congrats Emily! And your card is absolutely beautiful, great masculine card! Love that bicycle!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

CONGRATS!!! You are super amazing--and I'm not surprised that your cards are featured!! They are AMAZING--love this card! LOVED it the first time, and I love love love it again! LOOOOOOVE:)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats, how fabulous!!! You've gone global :) (But I was rooting for you in the southern hemisphere last year, so I guess this world take over thing isn't really that new).

Sunghee said...

Wow wow~!!! So gorgeous!!! Love the background images. Congrats! I'm not surprized at all. Who wouldn't love your cards!!!

Ujjwal said...

Congrats Emily!! This card is such a delight!! love it :)

Jay Gee said...

You are amazing at these types of stamped college cards - gorgeous! And congrats at being featured at Krafers' Paradise :)

Saskia said...

Beautiful card Emily!!! :)

Lynn said...

Beautiful card Emily...you are a master at layering your stamps!

Janna Werner said...

Again this fantastic colour combo and grats for being featured .. you know, you deserve it :-) HUGS Janna

Angela said...

Yet another part of the world to dominate ;)
Congrats on the feature, Em!

I love the combo of the delicate background with the cutie biker and semi-snarky sentiment -- right up my alley!

lynn said...

that sentiment is perfect, emily! congrats on your feature:)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

How lovely that more and more people can enjoy your cards!! They are worth admiring all over the world, dear friend!!
This one is perfect for your hubby! Love the colors together! And going by bike to ypur work is such a lovely luxury, which I happily enjoy as well!

Wishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Wendy

Jen W. said...

Emily, I love all the layered stamping on this card! And the long card shape is so perfect for the sentiment. I always think of you now when I see bicycle images. :)

Karin said...

Congrats to you Emily! This card, along with the others over at Krafters Paradise are wonderful. You have the best eye for design!

BabyBokChoy said...

The colors are fantastic and your card is so beautiful.

mustavcoffee said...

Wonderful news Emily, much deserved praise! Congratulations and a gorgeous card, I simply love it:0) xxx

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love this You do amazing things with Unity!!!!

Jennifer said...

Congrats Emily!! You deserve it!! I always LOVE to see all your Unity creations and this one is Awesome!!! (= LOVE the color and great bike image!!! (=

Julie E said...

Congrats - great colors and mix of patterns and images on this one!

btenn said...

Congrats on your feature! I've already checked out Krafters Paradise : ). I get so excited and happy for you - you so deserve it!!

Beautiful card too! : )

B

Angie Blom said...

WOW.. stunning and such a wonderful write up on Krafters Paradise.. left you some love there too. I just love what you did with this stamp set.. Ijust got mine in the mail yesterday.. I can't wait to use it now.. you are awesome!! xx

Erin said...

I really like the size of this card! the colors are fab too <3

Karen B. said...

you ARE an inspiration!

Gwen said...

An a.ma.zing. design! Love that bicycle rider!

Emily Keaton said...

What a cool card, Emily! Love that sentiment. And congratulations on being featured at Krafers' Paradise!

Scrapcollectr said...

Beautiful, Emily! Great combo of images...
*smile*

Lindsey said...

Wow, that's awesome, Em! And so is this card, of course. :)

Kary said...

Hi Emily, this is a beautiful card!! I love the colours and how you made the different stamps work together. Congrats, too!! You deserve it!

Sandy Ang said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful stamped creations at Krafers Paradise. Love the colours on your biker card and that too true sentiment

Heather said...

Gorgeous, love the colours :)

Rachel B said...

Congrats on the feature! I love this card. I didn't pick up these stamps when they were on sale and am kicking myself now! I love the background. So beautiful!

~Tammy~ said...

Just beautiful! Love the way you bring it all together so nicely!