Monday, May 30, 2011

Thinking of You and PPA 95

Hello Everyone:  Here we are, and nearly the start of June and summer is where?  We can't seem to get more that 2 days in a row of sunshine and even then it's not that warm at least compared to what we are used to.

My card today is for the Pals Paper Arts challenge.  The challenge this week is "Elements of Style" with the brad featured.  Brads can be used in so many ways on a card, IE, flower center, attach layers together, hold a bow together.  I am sure that you can think of a few others.
PPA 95

Stamps: Elizabeth (w – 117120 - $11.95 IB&C p 18), En Fran├žais (w – 109521 $21.95 IB&C p 142)
Paper:  Naturals White, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Basic Black, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink,
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Antique Brad, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch Versa-mark

The Antique Brad for this card forms the center of the flower.  The flower was cut from Real Red card stock and distressed by scrunching, spraying water on them and finally separating the layers of card stock.
I have wanted to use the Elizabeth stamp since I got it during Sale-a-bration.  I really struggled with this card as I wanted it elegant but simple.  Actually, I cut the image at least 3 times,  each time changing out the ink and the embossing powder. Finally I settled on the Basic Black Craft ink and the Clear Embossing Powder.    Then it was the layout...did I want portrait or landscape, which newspaper print did I want to use.... 

This card is going out to a friend and I would like to have her know that I am thinking about her at this time. So into the mail tomorrow and then it's gone and I can't agonize about it anymore.

Enjoy your evening and until next time....



  1. I think you created a very elegant and classy card ... it's beautiful! I wish I could send you some of our heat from Alabama! Thanks for playing at the Pals Paper Arts!

  2. Your agonising was worth it Karen as you made a lovely card, one I am sure your friend will be delighted with.

  3. This is a stunning Red, White and Black Design Karen. Very Elegant and I am sure your friend will love it. I do!

  4. WOW! This card is just beautiful....because it is my favorite color combo! Great job Karen!


  5. Absolutely stunning card. I think red, black and white is always so dramatic.

  6. Beautiful colors and that flower is stunning with that brad.

  7. An elegant beauty!! Wonderful work, Karen!

  8. Love the red/black combo and yours is just stunning!

  9. Absolutely stunning, Karen! The colors are so dramatic! Very classy!

  10. Great colour choice on this elegant beauty!

  11. ooh, the black and red is always so eyecatching! Wowee!


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