Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Still in Existance


I still exist! The Bald Dragonfly still exists! Scary night last night when I found out my everything Google was disabled. Glad to be back up and running this morning.


There's a new challenge site in town, Runway Inspired, and it is incredibly awesome, has an incredibly awesome creator and design team. I didn't want to miss the inagural challenge, so here's my entry! I was drawn to the pattern and color of the dress, along with the black lines of the logo behind the runway. I love the simplicity of my card. I took a white card base, embossed it and then stamped the sentiment. Then I also embossed some yellow cardstock with the same embossing plate and ran it through a die cut and stitched those onto the panel. Yep, the tension was off on the sewing machine, but I'll run with it (pun intended) because I kind of like the messy look.




I was also inspired by the Young Crafter's Unite Challenge to use die cuts!

(Short on time here, so I'll post the supply list later!)

41 comments:

  1. great card. Love that you embossed the die cut too!

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  2. This is simply beautiful Karen!! I hope your having a good week!!

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  3. Lovely card! I love your use of texture, the punch, and stitching.

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  4. So glad to have you back! I was a bit panicked last night when I thought you'd left blogland forever!

    This card is AMAZING! Love how you used the impression plates and the stitching on those cool border punches looks fabulous!

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  5. Pretty creation. Love this.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.com
    http://sudha-kalra.blogspot.com/p/shop.html

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  6. The embossing detail is simply amazing Karen!

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  7. great card. Glad to see you got your blog up and running too as I would miss seeing you in the mornings.

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  8. So super fab Karen! Love how you were inspired!

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  9. Love this fun and fabulous take on the challenge photo, Karen! :)

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  10. hooray, you're back! I love this, such a simple idea but I love the graphic look of it!

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  11. Love it- so much texture & interest- CAS perfection! :)

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  12. Fabulous card, this challenge is on my to do list, but perhaps I'm running out of time? SOOOO glad you sorted Google's issue... man what a pain in the rear... sorry to hear about the headache.

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  13. Gorgeous. Love the way you used the border die (that die is on my list for next order) and how your embossed cardbase and die! Glad you figured the Google's issue.

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  14. Cool design! Love the sparse look. :)

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  15. Such a lovely card! Love the yellow against the white cardbase =) Thank you so much for joining our Young Crafters Unite challenge!

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  16. Wow! Another beauty, awesome embossing!

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  17. Thank you for the WONDERFUL idea!!! I know what to do!!! :)

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  18. Karen, I'm so happy to see you playing along! I'm totally drawn to your simple layout, and the detail in the texture is fabulous! I love your stitching too...the issue you mentioned with the tension looks intentional- I like it, hehe. Thanks for playing joining the first Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  19. Fabulous card Karen... love how you pulled all the elements from the photo. Your stitching is fun too :)

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  20. Super hip and trendy design, Karen!!! I LOVE IT!!! So glad your blog-o is up and running again!!! Sorry I haven't visited lately. Between traveling and getting ready for the holidays I'm scrambling----it's all fun, but it leaves very little time for creating and/or blogging! Hope you and your family have an absolutely MAGICAL holiday season!!!!

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  21. wow this is gorgeous...great take on the inspirational photo...

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  22. Heeheehee..I like it a lot as well Karen!
    TFS~

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  23. love the black stitching on yellow!! so glad you played:)

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  24. wow that's lovely simple die cut card..!!

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  25. One word - B E A U T I F U L!!... hugs..xoxo

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  26. So glad you joined us, Karen. This card is gorgeous, bold, graphic. Love the stitching.

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  27. AMAZING! Your paper is high quality...it almost looks like fabric! ;)

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  28. gorgeous! the embossed paper is such a fabulous touch.

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  29. love love your take on this challenge, Karen! wonderful textures and the design is just amazing! LOVE!!

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  30. LOOOOOVE your embossing--even on the yellow paper! FAB design:)

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  31. Hey Karen - sorry I've been MIA - just wanted to stop in and tell you how much I'm loving your cards - especially this one!
    So glad your blog is all better!

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  32. Love all the texture on your card! Glad you got it sorted. I was thinking you closed shop!

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  33. I love the stitching through the geometric shapes Karen, the slack tension really works :)
    Jenny x

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