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.



  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!

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

  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.

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

    God Bless

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

  6. Karen, your card is beautiful.

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

  8. This is so beautiful Karen. Love the colourful retro feel and the birdie is a lovely touch of life.
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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!

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

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

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

  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 :)