Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I Love Stamped Cards

I completely recognize that I am NOT the world's most talented crafter, nor am I the best stamper by any means.  But I do LOVE stamping even though I don't do enough of it.  I try to throw in a  little bit of everything, and to try my hand at various techniques and styles of crafting.  It's all a process, and I just enjoy the experience.  Creating is just plain fun, and I'm SO grateful for challenge blogs that encourage us to try new and different things.

I made this card using stamps from Mark's Finest Papers -a Heinrich Co.  This card is for the Sketch With a Twist Challenge that I host for them.  It's completely free to sign up at Speedy TV to play along in their challenges.  So, take a minute to stop over at Mark's Finest Papers and sign up.  I'd really LOVE to have you play along in this challenge, and you can win some wonderful stamp sets.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/make-it-monday-81-participants.html%20 - Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge #81 - Clay and Stamps.  This was a real challenge for me as well.  My PTI product is the banner die-cut.

http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.no/2012/09/203-vintage.html - Everybody Art Challenge - Vintage

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/simon-saysanything-goes.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/09/challenge-read-all-about-it_4.html - Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog - Read All About It - They're having a wonderful blog hop and are asking for cards or projects that are stamped.

If you've tried a new technique or crafting project recently, I'd love to hear about it.  I encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and try new things.  I know it may not be my best work, but it's something different, and that's what I'm going for. . . .just to push myself a bit.  I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Have a great week, and I will see you all at your blogs tomorrow.



  1. I think your card is absolutely gorgeous! The patterns are well combined and the colors are gorgeous.

  2. Karen this is so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work so well together. Wishing you a fab Wednesday.
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  3. Karen, this card is wonderful! Love that you've divided it in four parts and made each one different and still combine beautifully! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  4. j'aime beaucoup le patchwork de papier, très bel effet, biz

  5. Hey! Don't be so hard on yourself! I think the card is beautiful! I was just viewing at video at Michael's showing how to create mixed media using beeswax on canvas--looks easy. Might have to give it a try.

  6. A very beautiful card and I love the mix of dp's you chose to go with it.


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