Monday, July 25, 2016

Praying For You

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have a Guest Design opportunity with Inspired By Stamping coming up in August.  I have had several of their stamps for years, and also got some new ones along with some of their die-cuts, papers, and crochet trims.  I created this card with one of my older stamp sets, but still a favorite of mine.
I used Crate Paper patterned papers, stickers, and ephemera pieces.  I inked the papers with  Tim Holtz Burlap Distress Ink, and stamped my IBS sentiment using a dark brown chalk ink.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch on my polka dot patterned paper (near the bottom), ran a couple lengths of Black Licorice Baker's Twice around my card, and added some sweet flowers by my bow.
There's also a sweet little chick which is a sticker from Crate Paper, and he's sitting on the bottom border of my card.  I put him on double-sided 3-D tape so that he would stand out a bit.  He matches the gold tones in my patterned paper and draws them out.  It really turned out soft and sweet.

I'm going to link up and play along in these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Things With Wings" - I added a sweet little yellow chick sticker at the bottom of my card. 


Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Simon Says "Add Some Texture" - I didn't like just the papers, so I added the twine, some flowers, and the 3-D bird to give my card more texture.

I'm so grateful for your visit to my blog, and I thank you for it.  If you leave me some love by way of a comment, I'll make sure to swing by your blog to say hello as well.

Blessings,
Karen





13 comments:

  1. What a precious card! So many pretty patterns and colors. Thanks for the introduction to IBS; I'd never heard of the company. Stopped by their blog to see the gorgeous samples. Congratulations on your upcoming design position. You will fit in well there!

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  2. How lovely and sweet card, Karen. Love the sentiment :)

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  3. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my selfie blog post, it was such a fun card to make. I visit your blog often and am so inspired by your wonderful creations. There is so much to look at on this card - everytime I look I see something new. Beautiful card.

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  4. Hi Karen:
    what a sweet card I love the MS punch, you chose lovely papers and embellishments.

    God Bless
    Hugs
    Dottie

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  5. Lots of wonderful layers on this gorgeous project, so tactile! Cathy x

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  6. Karen, your card is beautiful.

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  7. Love this card Karen - lovely soft colours and beautiful details.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. This is so beautiful Karen. Love the colourful retro feel and the birdie is a lovely touch of life.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  9. Oh, Karen, what a sweet and beautiful card! I love the beautiful DP you've used, and that sweet bird just seems so friendly! I love the embellishments that work so perfectly with this card! Beautifully done, Karen! Hugs, sweet friend, and continued blessings!

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  10. Beautiful layering! I love the pretty papers you chose. I'm a new follower...off to check out your blog:)

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  11. Hi Karen....have enjoyed looking through your blog...absolutely darling, home-spun cards! Love it! Today's card has so much charm...love the layers!

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  12. Simply beautiful!I love the pretty DP!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  13. Such fun layers and texture! I love the color combo too, great mix of papers. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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