Monday, October 11, 2010

The Rainbow


Sometimes we just need to be reminded... Reminded with a hug, a note, a prayer, a listening ear. Sometimes we just need to know that there will always be someone... Somebody that can give us a hug, a note, say a prayer or lend a listening ear... Sometimes we just need to know that everything will be ok, that the rainbow of life follows the storm...

When making this card, I felt like I was back in design school. "Your assignment is to design something to represent a meaningful quote." Quite philosophical-the black paper is the storm, the acetate the sky, the rhinestones represent tears of sadness, and then of joy. And the baker's twine-well, that represents happiness, the rainbow.


 The JUGS current challenge is to make a card with acetate, and that usually means a difficult card for me to photograph. There is an acetate layer underneath the black panel and in front of the white. I adore the brightness and thickness of the twine (which can be found here! Check back next week, I just might be giving some away for my birthday!)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific, (Black) SU
Embellishments: (Twine) Divine Twine, (Rhinestones) Michaels
Tools: (Labels 8 Nestabilities) Spellbinders

40 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, Karen. I love the way you've explained why you used each element, it's like seeing inside a bit of your creative process. This is really lovely and striking!

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  2. I love how the twine is so bold and pops off the black! Well done! Just beautiful!

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  3. Amazing, Karen. I love every detail!

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  4. Gorgeous Karen - this is definitely one of my all time Karen Baker faves!
    btw...just saw your green ghosties card on my Facebook feed via PC Magazine post :) Nice feature!

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  5. this is so, so cool karen. love the colors on the black background.

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  6. It's a wonderful card, Karen! Even before I read the sentiment, I noted the rainbow of bakers twine! Another example of symbolism.

    Nice job!!

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  7. Classic Karen Baker...I love that you put so much thought and meaning to your cards! Love the subtle use of color through the use of the baker's twine.

    Indeed the rainbow of life follows the storm...:)

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  8. At first glance I thought it was a pretty card. Then I read all the representations and now I find it fabulously beautiful! Love it and all it represents!

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  9. At first glance I thought it was a pretty card. Then I read all the representations and now I find it fabulously beautiful! Love it and all it represents!

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  10. The symbolism is lost on me ( ;) ) but the card is uniquely pretty!

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  11. I dream of going to design school! :)
    This card is lovely and I love baker's twine too! Just bought three rolls!

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  12. This is stunning! and so true. :)
    Boy, I love your style!

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  13. Excellent work! Love the symbolic meaning of each element on the card!

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  14. AWESOME design, Karen! Love the "Baker's" twine( do you own the baker's twine? --LOL) and acetate in this!

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  15. awesome card.. I have the twines too... lovely!

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  16. Simply stunning, Karen. I really love the way each element of your design has meaning, it just makes it even more special.

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  17. Thanks for explaining the symbolism Karen, all that profound stuff is lost on me. (I don't think I'd have got through design school!)
    Love the simplicity of this card.

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  18. What a great card Karen! The symbolism is a fantastic way to convey a message!

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  19. I agree with what everyone else has said - this card is just so CAS - love the symbolism which speaks louder than words.

    :)

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  20. I think I will just say "DITTO". Love this card and the meaning behind it.

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  21. LOVE the card and this post...

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  22. Love this card, Karen!
    The twine looks great! :)

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  23. oh, karen, how awesome! and your explaination adds so much to this great card-love it:)

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  24. Karen, this is a STUNNING, graphic card and I love your explanation!! It really is absolutely beautiful :) What a wonderful interpretation of a quote! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS - we really appreciate your support!!!

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  25. Love your interpretation of this beautiful quote! Lovely card and great use of the acetate! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  26. Very philosophical indeed! I never liked those type of assingments- always so hard for me to think outside of the box. Looks like you've always been great at them.... :)

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  27. AMEN to that!
    Love your thinking process, fabulous Card Karen!!

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  28. fabulous design, Karen. LOVE how your rainbow. amazing!

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  29. Fabulous! I think it goes perfectly with that quote!

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  30. Love the story behind this one... and I've put in my wish list for baker's twine, might have just buy it myself... I think the photo is great! Continued birthday cheer from NZ wine country.

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  31. LOVE how you used all the elements! Awesome card, Karen!!!

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  33. Truly an amazing card! I love all the little details that went into creating this fabulous little number. Great job!!

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  34. THe symbolism is magnificent - I have a DD who is an Industrial Designer and I loved every single design project she did in school - yours reminds me of the type of thing she did - I love it. Thanks for making JUGS one of your stops along the challenge road!

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  35. Hi Karen, I love the design of this card! It's fantastic. Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately but I am still popping in all the time and you have been making some really wonderful stuff!! Happy Birthday for next week!

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  36. Oohhh, I love this, Karen! It looks so rich and reminds me of expensive jewellery on a felt bust.

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  37. Well, I'm finally doing some catching up on my blog reading and told myself I'd hold myself to commenting on just one post -- and this one is it. Looks like you learned your design lessons well at NC State! Love all the symbolism in this card and your explanation was stellar. Lots of great cards here -- sorry I've been away for so long, but happy to be caught up... for now. :)

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