October 7, 2009

Happy Wednesday! The week is half over already and I'm just trying to keep up, lol! I have some fun news for you today - the wonderful Nicki at Clear & Simple Stamps has asked me to be a guest designer for October! I will be showcasing the new set, Holi-Dazzle throughout the month, so stay tuned for more.

I started off by using Mercy's sketch, MTSC39. I stamped the bird twice and cut out the feathers of one image so I could layer them outside the scalloped circle. I just love having images fall out of their frame - it gives the card a whole new look. The image is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored in with Copic Markers. I put the finishing touches on the card with some Stylized Vanilla Hodgepodge.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope to see you back soon!

recipe -
stamps: holi-dazzle (clear & simple stamps)
paper: garden green, chocolate chip, very vanilla card stock (stampin' up!), merry moments dsp (stampin' up!)
ink: memento rich cocoa
accessories: stylized vanilla hodgepodge hardware (stampin' up!), real red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (stampin' up!), 5/16" brads (stampin' up!), circle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), stampin' dimensionals (stampin' up!)


  1. This is super cute!! Love the papers and the image is adorable!! Hugs, Cathy

  2. So pretty! I love the layers of the feathers and your coloring. That Vanilla Hodge Podge is great! Congratultions on being a designer for the month!

  3. Very cute! I love how you layered the bird :-)

  4. Welcome to the gang Karen, can't to see all that you create for CSS.

    This card is adorable, love that little birdie!

  5. Karen - this is soooo sweet!!! Love this DP too...it makes a perfect card for the holidays!!! Hugs ~S~

  6. Congratulations Karen on being chosen for designer of the month. Love the card. Gorgeous Christmas card especially that dsp.

  7. So glad you're joining us this month! Love how you arranged the bird image so it extends beyond the panel--looks so pretty!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Of course you will totally amazing!! This card, GORGEOUS.

    xx S

  9. Too sweet Karen! Love what you did with the set. Your pairing of DP and images is outstanding! We are thrilled to have you join us this month!

  10. Congrats Karen!
    Your card is adorable!
    PS You make the best bows!

  11. You did exactly what a guest designer should do ... you made me want to pop right over to the site and buy the stamp. As a matter of fact, I deserve a treat today, I think I will go there right now!