Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Something Tattered For You

I was recently asked to be a part of the Something Tattered Design Team.  And while I'm not an accomplished stamper by ANY means whatsoever, I decided to take on this new position to help me push myself into learning new techniques and discovering my potential.  In addition to that, these are LOVELY shabby-chic stamps.  They're soft, elegant, and just downright BEAUTIFUL.  You can check out their delightful store here at Something Tattered.
For my first project, I created this card using cream cardstock that I used an embossing folder on to give it texture.  I added some patterned paper to the top and bottom that's punched using a Martha Stewart lace border punch.  Then, I added a vintage cream doily.  I found two packaged of these sweet cream vintage doilies at an antique store in Pomona, California.  I used the Something Tattered Frieze Stamp Set to create the heart in the center of the doily.  In the middle of that, I added a small flower die-cut and a resin flower.  I added a seam binding bow at the top, and a strip of the matching patterned paper with vellum on top of that where I stamped the word "Amour" from the Something Tattered Nest Amour Stamp Set.  I placed a small Tim Holtz paper clip on that.
For my next project, I made this sweet little tag using pink cardstock to which I stamped a background in black ink using the gorgeous Something Tattered Study Damask Wallpaper Stamp.  Next, I added black and pink tulle to the top where I also placed a silver diamond button.  I added two layers of lace - one black mini rosettes and the other is a vintage pink lace.  I die-cut a journalling spot out of black cardstock and topped with vellum.  To that, I added a rub-on sentiment (dream) and at the top of the sentiment, I added a small swirl using the Something Tattered Cards Bunting Stamp Set.  There are SO many sweet little stamps in each set that add that little something special to your projects.  I hope you will stop by to see for yourself how lovely these stamps are.

I'm sharing my projects in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says Spring Flowers - I used lovely Prima flowers which can be found at Simon Says Stamp

Just B Creative Crazy - May Just Because Linky Party

Lawnscaping Challenge - Create a Background Using Stamps.  I used a stamp to create the background on my tag (bottom project).  I am just learning how to do this, so I appreciated the challenge.  While I've never won at this challenge, I enjoy playing along in them when I can.

My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #137 - Inking Technique - I'm not the most experienced stamper, but I'm learning.  For these cards, I pulled out my inks and got busy with my new stamps.  I love using ink, and had a lot of fun making these so I thought it was a good fit for this week's challenge at My Craft Spot.

Have a blessed week!


  1. chic, élégant et tellement féminin, biz

  2. Two beautiful and creative creations Karen. Love them both.

  3. Gorgeous card and tag Karen!! Lovely work! Congrats on the DT! :)

    Hope you are well!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  4. The card and tag are beautiful. Lovely details. They give you a warm feeling just looking at them!

  5. Something Tattered has the most beautiful stamps! You are a great fit to the team...you are a fantastic cardmaker and stamper!

    Congrats, Karen!

  6. We are thrilled to have you on the Something Tattered Team-these are amazing!

  7. These are gorgeous Karen - what beautiful images to work with!

  8. Congrats Karen!!!!!! What gorgeous projects you have made! Looking forward to seeing where this new journey takes you!

  9. WOW, you do such a nice job with all your DT assignments, and you continue to inspire me to be creative.

  10. Beautiful card!!
    Thanks for playing with us at lawnscaping.
    xx Tamara

  11. Congratulations on your new team, Karen! They are blessed to have you aboard. :o) This company is new to me... and WOW, their stamps are stunning! You've used them so beautifully. Each project is delightful, filled with such beauty and love. Thank you for sharing your sweet creations with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,

  12. Hello, Karen!
    You have a wonderful creations! =) I love this tag! It's beautiful! Many soft colors and these flowers are so gorgeous!... Great job!
    Many blessings,