Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop

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Today is the Design Divas Facebook Group Blog Hop.  I feel very blessed to be a part of this extremely talented group of ladies.   The theme of the blog hop is Oldies but Goodies utilizing stamps, papers, embellishments, etc. that are at least 6 months old to make a card or project.  The blog hop starts here if you want to start at the beginning.  If you are following along you should have come from the Carolyn’s blog, Kirei Na Kami.  Isn’t her stuff amazing?!?!?

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For my card I used With Sympathy, it is so sad how this stamp set found its way to the forgotten list.  I forgot how amazing it is.  I stamped the swirl image using Frayed Burlap distress ink, then stamped the flowers in Chipped Sapphire distress ink.  I then randomly added some adhesive pearls and stamped the sentiment from Damask Designs in Chipped Sapphire ink.  To finish off the card, I tied some satin ribbon around the Fine Linen card base.  It matches perfectly…love that!

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For the inside, I cut a piece of vintage cream cardstock slightly smaller than the card size and rounded the edges.  I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Basics in Frayed Burlap and the flourishes from Vintage Labels in Chipped Sapphire.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Your next stop on the blog hop is Julie Buhler’s blog, Paper Pleasing Ideas.  Julie’s stuff is incredible, she totally inspires me!

~Karen

27 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so elegant! Love the colours and the inside sentiment inside the brackets.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is so pretty- perfect image for a Sympathy card too. Great DIVA hop!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Truly Elegant Karen. I love the clean and simple design. The colors are perfect together also.

Lorraine said...

Oh Karen, this is so pretty! Love the design, colors and details!

Barb said...

Karen, this is stunning! Such a beautiful stamp and I love that you used sapphire blue on it.

Chrissy D said...

Very elegant and beautiful. THe touch of pearls are the perfect accent! TFS! Have a great day!

Runnergirl Creations said...

Great card! Very elegant! Thanks for the hop! :) I'm a follower now. Blessings!

Carmen O. said...

OMGosh your clean and simple style creates such an elegant look! Beautifully done.

jkreucher said...

this is pure elegance! love your design and wonderful colors!
Judy

Mary G. said...

Karen- this is beautiful! Very striking!

Deb said...

How simply elegant and absolutely lovely! Love these colors!

Sue W said...

So glad you pulled out this wonderful stamp Karen it makes such an elegant card. Bedautiful.

Kirei na Kami said...

WOW!!! I love this strikingly gorgeous creation...the regal colors, the romantic swirls and blossoms, the elegant layout...everything. Your creations always fill me with inspiration and positivity:o) Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and creativity!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Sharri said...

Beautiful CAS card Karen! The colors are perfect for the swirls and flowers! Great job!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOw karen! what a beautiful card and such a lovely sentiment inside. SO nice!

Cindy said...

Love your card. Very classy looking. Love the crisp blue!!

Melissa Cash said...

Gorgeous card Karen! I love the simplicity combined with the beauty of the flowers and pearls. Thanks for hopping along with us this month!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful card, Karen! It is so elegant!!

Lisa Lara said...

Karen this is stunning. Oh and the inside is lovely too. I love CAS cards and this is soooooooooo classy! wow.

The Wired Angel said...

Your card is beautiful, Karen.. that stamp is a keeper! Fab job. Peggy x

Vicki said...

Oh, Karen! Such a beautiful card! I love everything about it! Your sweet spirit always shows in all your work and I am inspired! Blessings to you, sweet friend!

The Stamper's Touch said...

What a beautiful card!!! You've inspired me to pull this set out again and ink it up!!! Love the way you did the inside of your card also, positively stunning!

Linda

Maria Matter said...

simply STUNNING Karen!
I really like this clean, elegant style!!! beautifully done!
have a lovely day!
hugs & blessings

JazzyH said...

Very elegant!

Ching-a-ling said...

Absolutely love the elegance and all your added details to your card.

Scrapping Julie said...

VERY pretty Karen!!! one of my favorite sets from PTI.

Brenda said...

Karen this is so beautiful and elegant. I love it!!!