Wednesday, June 4, 2014

May Arts:: Art Anthology & Basically Bare

May Arts has teamed up with two fabulous companies: Art Anthology and Basically Bare and we are coming your way with a week long hop full of inspiration!

I have a clean and simple card today, my favorite kind to make1 I started with the cool, old fashioned bare chipboard key from Basically Bare then added Art Anthology's Lava Dimensional Medium, which is a perfect combination! Once the key dried, I tied May Art's Burlap String in Ivory (SM-09) around the key in a bow and adhered behind the key a strip of May Art's 4" Wired Burlap in Natural (398-4-02) I then adhered this piece to a card base stamped with a sentiment and will be sending it over to my cousin who just bought a new home!

I really love the mixings of the products from these three companies, it is a match made in heaven! I hope you find yourself inspired too.

Here's the line up. Please stop by the May Arts Blog for  prize details and more information!
Courtney Lee
DeeDee Catron
Emily Lanham
Gini Williams Cagle
Jen Shears
Jenifer Cowles
Jennifer Davey
Karen Baker
Latrice Murphy
Rhea Weigand
Shellye McDaniel
Valerie Gee


  1. Very pretty Karen. Love the burlap behind the key.

  2. Hi Karen! I love this card! The burlap says "hard work" and the key "unlocking possibilities". What could be better?! You are so inspiring! Hugs!

  3. Terrific card Karen, love the texture!

  4. Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

  5. Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

  6. Cute card and
    I like how you
    used the burlap
    and key.
    Carla from Utah

  7. It is plain and simple but very pretty. Love the use of the burlap and the black key.

  8. Fantastic card! I love the burlap and how clean it looks, thanks for sharing.

  9. Great card, love the idea of the key on burlap. TFS.

  10. very cute!! love the simplicity of this card!

  11. What a great idea. Love the burlap.

  12. Your card is SO ELEGANT!!!
    LOVE the design, LOVE the contrast of the burlap & black key against the white base, LOVE the textures, LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  13. Karen !!! This is lovely! hugs...x

  14. So many possibilities of what to use. Always think before I throw some things away if I can use somehow.