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Thursday, April 2, 2009


Emily from Stamping Bella runs a weekly contest and this week we had to come up with a card or layout using this color palette. How 'springy' are these colors? I happened to be down at Stamping Bella after she posted the contest, so I was able to get paper and embellishments that are pretty darn close to the color palette. I used Tatiana Ketto for this one and if you look closely, or click on the card to enlarge, you'll see I used a technique called 'paper piecing' on her outfit. Paper piecing is when you stamp your image on white (or your color choice) and then you stamp the image again on patterned paper and then you cut out whatever piece you need from the patterned paper and adhere it to your stamped image! It is so cool!! (Thank you Nicky, for showing me this technique!)

I got the card template from my Close To My Heart "Originals Card Confidence Program" which is a hardcover book and it's full of card ideas! You get the instructions complete with paper dimensions and also a template CD. Of course, once you get your paper dimensions and template (if needed..this one has a flap on it, which is a template) try using your own imagination from there and using different colors and ideas! This one looks nothing like the one in the book! I have to say, I think this is one of my best cards yet.


Tanya said...

Karen great job on this card. It looks so nice and the colours all blend so well. Very pretty

Karen said...

Thanks Tanya! I honestly love this card. I love how it all came together.

kelli said...

all i can say is . OH MY GOD, YOU ARE STEPING UP!!!!! WOW

Karen said...

Hey Kelli, not bad huh??? I even surprise myself!!

Michele said...

This card is so cute!

Karen said...

Thank you so much, michele!!