Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cherished Aunt



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Day Two of The Craft's Meow Birthday Bash is underway! Today the showcase is all on the beautiful set called Cherished designed by Nina B. for The Craft's Meow. You can visit The Craft's Meow Blog for links to the other designers showcasing this set and while you are there, read all about the challenge that is going on~be inspired as we have by the image below:

My card features the focal image stamped in white, heat set and then colored lightly with markers. The decorative panel was adhered to a card base that had previously been stamped with some sentiments included in the set. After a touch of lace and twine (my favorite!), I added a focal sentiment.


***Did you hear, did you see? There are also some FREE digital images available if you don't have any The Craft's Meow Stamps. Like The Craft's Meow on Facebook and then click here! Guess what?! You'll have to let me know what you think of them because I designed them! Can't wait to see what you create with them!***

On a personal note, I experienced serious issues with my internet browsing system so the windows I had open to comment on your lovely creations were no longer there after my system was up and running. In short, I will make sure to catch up with your beautiful and inspiring creations the next time you post. Lesson learned to comment right away!

40 comments:

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh Karen, this has to go down as one of my top 100 cards designed by you.

Oh and I love your two digitals.

Jay Gee said...

The softness of the colour palette is gorgeous Karen and I love the lace and that cool little 'paper clip' :)

BabyBokChoy said...

You interpreted that photo most magnificently in your card!! i love the homey and rustic feel to it!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the subtle coloring over white.

Laurel said...

So beautiful!

~amy~ said...

Karen, I love what you've done with the blooms! Such a wonderful card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful card, love how you stamped the sentiment in the background...

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

spectacular! Oh this color palette really speaks to me and love the way you added the tag... looks like the gift tag you get when you receive flowers from the Florist. Of course it wouldn't be that pretty from the florist. : )

Aimes said...

Oooh stamping on the kraft is seriously delicious, Karen! So rustic and pretty (along with your fabulous background stamping!)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Barb said...

Love the stamping and coloring on kraft, Karen! Gorgeous card!

Lynn said...

Karen, this is absolutely beyond beautiful. I LOVE this. It is amazing.

Lisa said...

Beautiful Karen! Love the soft colors and you sweet lace twine trim.

papertrails leaver said...

such a lovely card! Love the colors in earthy tones!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is beautiful! Love how you created the background using the sentiment stamps, and then the coloring on kraft after stamping in white. really stunning.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so pretty

rlovew said...

Love the use of the white for the main stamping!

Larissa Heskett said...

THis card is BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Marlena M. said...

Oooh, Karen, these muted colors are stunning. Awesome elegance.

Virginia L. said...

Love the soft and muted color combo! Stunning!

Mrs. Hill said...

I love the words on the background! A lovely subtle touch that coordinates so well!

Mrs. Hill said...

Oh, and the digi stamps are beautiful of course! I can't wait to use them on one of these challenges!

Be(e) said...

Gorgeous card, Karen!! Love the colors!

Lucy said...

This card is exquisite. There's nothing I'd change. Thanks, too, for the free digi stamps. I just subscribed and am looking forward to more of your creations. I certainly like all I've seen.

Lindsay said...

So rustic, and so gorgeous Karen!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love the aged look of your card! Super COOL! ;o)

lostinpaper said...

Loving the subtle colouring with the white stamping! Another beautiful card Karen!

Trinh said...

Beautiful interpretation of the photo! Love the soft coloring on kraft.

Lisa Arana said...

gorgeous!!! love the coloring on kraft.

FrancineB said...

Beautiful card. I love the soft coloring against the kraft background.

Jen W. said...

This is beautiful, Karen! I love the effect of the outline stamped in white and the soft colouring. Really lovely.

alexandra s.m. said...

Love Love your card Karen!
Such a natural yet quite sophisticated feel about it!

Thank you~

Rose said...

gasp! this is stunning :)

jen said...

What a lovely take on the inspiration, and another gorgeous image!

Vicky said...

so very soft! really beautiful

Jenny said...

Oh how beautiful is the soft colouring Karen, it's so rustic and pretty....love the crocheted lace too :0)
Jenny x

Christina said...

I'm speechless, Karen. This is stunning!

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW... Karen...I love what you've done with the blooms! Such a wonderful card! hugs...xoxo

Alice Wertz said...

love that you stamped the image in white. beautiful card!

Barb said...

beautiful! i LOVE your coloring...crazy jealous in Canada :)

Julie E said...

So delicate with the white and kraft combo.