Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Friend Indeed


"You've got a friend in me / You got troubles, / and I got them too / There isn't anything / I wouldn't do for you / We stick together, we can see it through / Cause you've got a friend in me / You've got a friend in me..." Exert from "You've Got a Friend in Me" by Randy Newman for the Toy Story movie




Same day (today). Same stamp set (In Bloom by PTI). Same challenge (Clean and Simple Stamping). Yes! It's a Carbon Copied Day with Piali from Touch of Creation. Did you know that her work is amazing?! Piali chose to work with the Clean and Simple Stamping Sketch and as a bonus, this week they are partnering with the ColorQ Challenge so I was able to choose the palette we got to work with, #89. Some nice, deep, beautiful rich tones. Feeling fallish, I guess.



Every time I pull out this set, I can't help but hum the Toy Story opening song in my head due to the single sentiment. Makes me happy. I used the In Bloom Impression plate on my orange panel and then chose to feature the sentiment with stamping. I highlighted the series of three leaves with a few buttons in the top left corner. Please stop by Piali's blog to see her take on these two challenges!

(**If you are interested in doing a Carbon Copied feature with me, I have a link on my sidebar which will take you to the post to sign up!**)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Bordering Blue, Bravo Burgundy, Really Rust) SU, (White) Office Max
Stamps: (In Bloom) PTI
Ink: (London Fog) Momento
Fiber: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Embellishments: (Buttons) SU
Tools: (In Bloom Impression Plate) PTI

31 comments:

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card!

Kelly said...

I really love that color combo! The carbon copy idea is so fun!

Jen W. said...

Love the IP on that orange panel and the little stripes on the bottom. :)

Lindsay said...

What a fab card Karen! LOVE it!

~amy~ said...

ooohhh....love the embossing...such a neat touch. Gorgeous card...love this feature of yours...so very fun!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

My favorite impression plate, great job on the cas layout...and now I am going to have that song such in my head.

Aimes said...

Oooh fabby colour blocking on this super friendly card, Karen! Love the embossing :)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Chari M. said...

Lovely card, I love those bold colors. I just emailed you a question about the PTI impression plates, I finally got one and I'm looking for some input! :)

BabyBokChoy said...

NICE take on the inspo photo and color scheme!! awesome card. Just finished watching toy story 3 last night :) fun movie :)

Wendy said...

Great card Karen!!! What a great sketch!!!

Chunyuan said...

Fabulous card, Karen. Love the color you chose to work with the PTI in bloom. It is unexprected but gorgeous.

Kara said...

pretty! love the texture. so glad you joined us at the ColourQ!!

Sylvia said...

Hi Karen, You have a lovely CAS design. Love the texture you created. Thanks for joining us for the 100th challenge at the ColourQ.

Heather Innusa said...

Oh Lord, now I have that song in MY head too! This is great. Nice take on the color sceme & the sketch!!! The twine is a great addition too!!

Jay Gee said...

Love this colour combo and your design Karen. The embossing is a perfect detail :)

lostinpaper said...

Another amazing card Karen! LOVE your CAS design and those colours worked perfectly!

Lynn said...

I love the colors...and the flower up in the top corner...fabulous!

Jenny said...

A gorgeous choice of colours Karen and I love the design you came up with for the sketch. The natural twine is a perfect finishing touch too :)
Jenny x

Christina said...

So simple, but so lovely. The embossing is just gorgeous (I can't believe I don't have this plate yet!), and the open leaves in the corner, stamped off the panel, are the perfect touch. Thanks, as always, for sharing your talent with us at the ColourQ!

lisa arana said...

OH MY, this is just simply stunning. I adore that little bit of stamping in the corner. Gorgeous card.

Dana said...

You're right about those tones... Very sophisticated and fall-ish. I love the strip at the bottom of your card; really pulls it all together!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

great colors, super design,,,fabulous card!!
love the cards your kiddos designed too...reallllly cooool....

jen said...

what a pretty color combo- and LOVE how you used it. I may need that plate now. *wink*

lynn said...

this is lovely, karen, and i loved piali's, too!

Jocelyn Olson said...

The embossing is just stunning. Love, love, love it! I love how you used the colors. Beautiful card, Karen!

artfuldelight said...

WOW, I love it!! Fabulous. :-)

Trinh said...

Beautiful take on the sketch & colors, Karen! Love how you showcased the dry embossing.

Alice Wertz said...

so elegant. i love this challenge you came up with. really looking forward to it every week. i'll sign myself up one day! =)

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful card! I especially LOVE the buttons!! Great take on both the sketch and the color combo!!!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Karen, this is beautiful - I love that strip of color on the bottom! Thank you so much for playing with our 100th challenge at the colourQ!

Piali said...

Beautiful Card Karen! ove the in bloom embossing!
Thank you so much for this opportunity...I'm so honored . I had a blast creating for Carbon Copied.
Hugs~