Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Red Bird & Modern Holly


"Oh little red bird /Come to my window sill / Been so lonesome / Shaking that morning chill / Oh little red bird / Open your mouth and say..." ~Gillian Welch


As I create, some cards just lead to a song and I can't get it out of my head for days, such as the case for this Little Red Bird Card. I'm so excited as today Christina from Sea Glass & Sentiments is joining me on a Carbon Copy post! We are both featuring Wplus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes and Additions stamp sets and participating in the gorgeous color scheme at CR84FN.


Let me tell you, if I may, Christina is so talented. I can spot her cards from a line up because of their perfect execution and fresh designs. To sweeten the pot, Christina is one of thee nicest blogging pals a gal could have! Please stop on over to Sea Glass & Sentiments to see Christina's take on the Carbon Copy!

In other exciting news, I was asked to feature a card and sketch over at Scraprendezvous during their month long feature of holiday cards.



Please mosey on over to Scraprendezvous and take a peak at my sketch. I'd love to see your take on it too!

45 comments:

~amy~ said...

ooooohhh....lovely cards Karen...I really enjoy the Carbon Copied feature...it's fun to see 2 different takes with the same stamps. I heart Woodgrain Silhouettes...thanks for the inspiration.

Your Christmas card is beautiful...love the inking...congrats on the Scraprendezvous gig!!!!

Lindsay said...

Your card is so delightful Karen! LOVE that woodgrain and those branches! I too love this little feature, off to see what Christina did! Oh and that second card? A-mazing.

Lynn said...

Love when I open your blog and see another Carbon Copied! I adore Christina's style as well. The pop of red on your first card is gorgeous...and I love the design on your holiday card. The bling berries are perfect!

Fifty-two pairs in 2010 said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, KAren!
I love the new card. It's just my style!
Rosie

Dawn said...

You guys ate simply the best! Both of these are beautiful. I love the versamarked leaves! Thanks for the love girl!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

Chari M. said...

Kraft with a touch of red...Yum! They watermark leaves are amazing!!!!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Great cards as usual and speaking of cards, I loved your card in the Nov/Dec issue of Paper Crafts.

Lin said...

Love your card, Karen l- a beautiful use of the CR84FN colors!

Jingle said...

Karen, these are gorgeous!

Kelley Eubanks said...

These are both great!! I love the modern holly!! Great design!

Jen W. said...

*Sigh* I love that little red bird and the peek of red ribbon. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
Did you sponge the leaves for your Scraprendezvous card? They're gorgeous!

Jocelyn Olson said...

CONGRATS on your feature! Woo hoo! I love the card and its modern take. The cardinal card is awesome...the design, the little red ribbon loop, the woodgrain. I love it all!!

Virginia L. said...

Both cards a GORGEOUS! Love the first one as it is so warm and sweet! That pop of red is SWEET! Congrats on the Scrap RDV!! I absolutely adore the sketch and design! You so rock, Karen!!!!!!

Christina said...

Can I first tell you how excited I was to see that you used a red bird on your card? I had the same thought, but wound up going in a different direction. Needless to say, I LOVE the little bird and your amazing design. You are one fabulously talented gal, and I am feeling so honored today to play along with your Carbon Copy feature! Thanks, too, for all your kind words! *blush*

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous cards, love the versamark leaves... and off to check out Christina's card :)

artfuldelight said...

Life has been a bit hectic the last couple days so I haven't been by as much as I would like but I just looked at all your projects over the last week or so and they are simply divine my friend. Everyone of them, gorgeous!!!!!! :-)

Chunyuan said...

Love the little read bird card. the woodgrain and white twine add great texture to the card. Also like the die cut panel.

Congrats to your feature. What a modern holiday card.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love both of these!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Karen, both your cards are stunning and I love the earth tones. When I saw the title of a bird, I squealed. You know how much I love it when you use birds!

Alice Wertz said...

the woodgrain and distressing add so much textures to the first card and i really like the pops of red. so pretty and peaceful. and your second card is simply fabulous. love love that you used those stamps for a holiday card. thanks for the inspiration, Karen!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are darling Kren! Love the little red bird on the first! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Cheryl said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

Nance Leedy said...

What a cool idea! I'm a hug fan of both your work and Christina's and today's cards are drop-dead gorgeous! Love the little red bird and the woodgrain and adore the leaf silhouette in the bg...gorgeous!

BabyBokChoy said...

both cards exude elegance. The bit touch of red in the first one is just STRIKING!!!

Marybeth said...

Both are just adorable and beautiful. Love the little red bird!

Dana said...

Love those pops of red in the bird and ribbon tab!
Also love the holiday card! Modern, simple and festive!

yyam said...

Oh wow! That first card is a stunner! Love the subtle stamping and the pops of red! :)

jen said...

these are both delightful! congrats on your feature- off to check out your CC!! :D

Jenny said...

Two awesome cards Karen, love the rustic feel to the first card and The stylised holly is just brilliant on you're featured card :)
Jenny x

Michelle said...

Congrats on being featured! Your holiday card is so adorable:) i also love the bird card too, so elegant.. The cardinal's adorable!

lynn said...

a big congrats, karen! such a creative sketch card--love the leaves!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Your cards are gorgeous, Karen! Love, love, love that fun holly image. so eye catching and unique and I love the CAS design. Gorgeous font on the sentiment, too. And what a lovely red bird card. LOVE that woodgrain and love all the kraft. the small touches of red are so beautiful. You should share the red bird card with us at The Kraft Journal this week, for our To Die Cut For challenge. This would be perfect.

Sue Lelli said...

Karen, LOVE both cards! LOVE the red birdie the best with the leaves and twine! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Wendy said...

I love the color contrast of kraft & red!! Lovely Karen!!!

Kelly said...

The red pops against the kraft! Just love it. Reminds me of the fat little red cardinal in my backyard yesterday and I mean PLUMP! (;

Lisa said...

These are lovely Karen! Love pop of red on both of them!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh, I love love your red bird!!!! I am really really swooning over this!!!! Fabulous job my dear!!! [Well, you always do a fabulous job, but I thought I would just put that out there AGAIN! :-) ]

Cheryl said...

Both cards are so very pretty! I love the watermarked leaves on the red bird card, and the Peace & Joy card is gorgeous in it's simplicity. So glad you joined us at CR84FN this week!

lisa arana said...

The watermark on the kraft is just fabulous and the red bird is just the perfect pop of color.

Andrea M said...

This is fabulous Karen! I love the beautiful red bird!! I agree, Christina is so talented and so amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these cards are FABULOUS, Karen!!! I LOVE the woodgrain, color combo and layout on the first one!!! And...CONGRATS on your special feature!!! YAY!!! LOVE those pearly berries on the Peace and Joy card!!! Beautiful CAS work!!!

Suzanne Russell said...

Love them both, Karen! Each is so uniquely you! Love your style. thanks for the inspiration!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Karen. You know how much I love birds. Especially the Cardinals. Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN!. :)
Hugs~

Julie E said...

Both are such great CAS cards!