Saturday, November 13, 2010

Art is in the Eye of the Beholder

Hi Everyone:  The French Foliage stamp set is so versatile.  You can use the entire stamp set or use parts of the stamp set with other stamp sets.  I want to try combining this set with the Artistic Etchings stamp set.  Maybe it's the name, or I like to think of it as the emotion that it conjures up, that these two sets somehow go together...maybe I'm out to lunch.  It's probably whatever appeals to the eye...after all, art is in the eye of the beholder.

Anyway I digress, so back to the card of the day.  This is a card for Lloyd's BIL who is celebrating his birthday this month.

Stamps: French Foliage (C-121166 - $17.95, W-120845 - $24.95 P 14 Holiday Mini), After Thoughts (Level 1 Hostess Gift)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Crumb Cakes, Always Artichoke, Glossy White
Ink: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Linen Thread
Smooch Technique used on the glossy white CS – dab Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Always Artichoke inks on a heavy plastic (I used the top lid of a wood stamp container)using a dabber and swoosh the ink around to blend. Take the glossy card stock and slide it across the smooched ink. You can cover as much or as little of the glossy card stock that you wish.

I would like to give credit to Rochelle Gould who inspired this card.

So I am off to start getting ready for two of the grandchildren who will be spending the night with Nan and they want to make crafts...just like Mommy or as Sarah calls her Mama. 

Everyone have a great day and until next time...



  1. This is a lovely masculine birthday card!

  2. This is one beautiful Birthday card. Lovely colors.

  3. This is a very handsome masculine card!

  4. Well this certainly appealed to MY eye! SO VERY PRETTY! Love the fall colors. Wonderful card.

  5. Great Card Karen, I love how you have created your background on the White Gloss Card. Enjoy the time with your grandchildren.

  6. Terrific masculine card. Love the background.

  7. Fabulous card...a work of art! I love the technique you used! A perfect masculine card!

  8. Beautiful work with these gorgeous autumn leaves, Karen!! The perfect fall birthday card!

  9. Beautiful Fall Birthday Card! Isn't Fall wonderful?

  10. Karen, I love love love French Foliage. Your card colors and design make for a perfect masculine card. Great job.

    PS: Have fun the grandchild... aren't they the best ever?

  11. Gorgeous card Karen! Don't you just love French Foliage, it is my favorite this year!


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