Sunday, April 29, 2012

Phases


I definitely go through phases when card making, do yo? Sometimes it is graphic and modern, sometimes it is shabby and vintage, and other times fun and cute. Sometimes my phases are introduced through a new stamp set or product or tool. Sometimes it is because I've seen something and just want to reproduce it. Always, no matter what phase I'm in, I still think I keep things clean and simple and still true to me. Anyway, thank you for everyone that comes for a visit, even if what you find here is what might not have originally drawn you in.

So this card I made while still in my shabby and vintage phase. And the I am loving the ink distressing tool phase. And the ooh this picture is so pretty phase. And the I just discovered how easy the lovely May Arts silk ribbon is for making big, full bows phase. And last but not least, I just got the Market Street Stamps Sweet Lace stamp in the mail the other day phase. I first misted a piece of kraft card stock with Partridge in a Pear Tree Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, then stamped the lace with white craft ink and then sprayed the cards stock once more,  with a little bit lighter misting this time.


Market Street Stamps is having a Block Party, thought I'd join in on the fun! And I'll also be linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes too!

41 comments:

Ryann Salamon said...

Whatever the phase...Lovely card, Karen! :)

Laurel said...

This is so pretty, love that bow!

jengd said...

Beautiful Karen! Love the layered ribbon/bow.

Lynn said...

Karen, I adore your style...you do always keep it CAS which you know I love, but wow...do you teach me so much with your techniques. This is so soft and feminine! Gorgeous my friend.

PS I hope you are submitting lots for the misting/stamping for the Nov/Dec PC...because you certainly rock your mists!!

Barb said...

Wow, this sure is a pretty card, Karen! I loved reading all the "phases" you used to create this beauty! :)

veronica said...

your misting/stamping in white is gorgeous! love the effect it gives.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous dearie!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Karen, that card is absolutely stunning. I don't think there is any style you can not do!

Kara Lynne said...

I love your insight on "phases". It really struck a chord with me. It's nice to know we don't have to put ourselves in a box, but still have our personal style. This card is gorgeous!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. love your different styles. I want to do some other styles but could not put it together. Second what Lynn said about your misting/spraying magic.

Jenny said...

Whatever phase you're in Karen, it's a joy to visit your blog.... I tend to go through product phases especially when new stash arrives :0)
The lace stamp is gorgeous...just like a fancy pair of patterned stockings stretched over a piece of card!
Love the flowing bow too as a contrasting texture :0)
Jenny x

BabyBokChoy said...

Phases keep things interesting but you always are true to your style no matter what!! another lovely card :) very pretty!

Piali said...

Beautiful card Karen!!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I'm with you - a bunch of phases!!! I like that I try different techniques too and just don't stay with ONE type of cardmaking!!!

This is gorgeous!!! Love the brown/ivory mix! and wow on that bow!!!!!!

Jay Gee said...

You rock at misting Karen and I love your cards and style no matter the phase :)

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Karen. i like all your phases...lol.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

So stylish and beautiful!

Christina said...

I'll keep coming no matter what the phase! You do it all so well! That lace pattern is so soft and delicate, and the ribbon is gorgeous. Love the blingy button you added, too.

Aimes said...

I love your CAS take on shabby chic, Karen! The sweet trim on your ribbon softens this design beautifully!
Hugs!
x

~amy~ said...

This is really pretty...love the bow/ribbon!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Hi Karen...

The lace stamp and that bow are so pretty!!!
And honestly ... what draw me here is your clean and simple style!!! I truly enjoy each visit!!! Thanks for that... hugs...xoxo

Lisa said...

Any style mood you're in is ok by me, they're all fabulous! Love the pretty rich brown on this card and the ribbon treatment is amazing!

papertrails leaver said...

This is so increibly pretty and classy!

Rose said...

stunning!!!
your CAS style always inspires me :)

Dana Nelson said...

I adore that background paper!

~Tammy~ said...

As you have visited me for awhile now, you know that I am an eclectic creator. I craft by mood, inspiration, product, and sometimes just by what's on my desk. I think wherever the creative process takes the creator is alright no matter what as long as it's fun and enjoyable!

Your card is beautiful and the ribbon treatment is stunning!

Lalo said...

This is one of my all time fave as far as backgrounds go! And I try my hand at different card styles and wish I could master some but I'm just not that good :(

Angelica Suarez said...

Gorgeous, Karen! That big bow is just amazing! Thanks so much for linking up with us this weekend at Market Street Stamps! - angelica

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Be(e) said...

That background is amazing, Karen!! (i first thought it was patterned paper) As is the bow, the distressing, etc :)

Alice Wertz said...

such a beautiful and subtle background. i adore those may arts silk ribbons!!! =) love seeing your work with all the different phases. you are an inspiration, Karen!

Marybeth said...

Oh my I love this clean elegant card, looks like everyone else did as well. Just so elegant!

Courtney K said...

love the look of that background!

artfuldelight said...

Very pretty card!! :-)

Jen W. said...

So this is probably the only background stamp of theirs that I don't own and you're making me really regret that situation! :) Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

yyam said...

Oh wow! Love the subtle background stamping. Such an elegant card Karen! :)

Annette said...

this is gorgeous...I love that amazing background and that ribbon is so perfect...lovely card...

jen said...

Wow! I love how all those phases came together here- beautiful!!!

Lisa Arana said...

I love all of your phases and this is so stunning!

Julie E said...

I like! So subtle it comes across as soft and pretty.