Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sunshine & Smiles

Hi everyone! Where did this week go?!? I'm happy the weekend is here and am really looking forward to not only stamping but also hope to get my first fleece blanket made for the local humane society! As for today's card, the gorgeous sunflower is from the Sunshine & Smiles digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps. I paired it with patterned paper from the Bo-Bunny Tuscany Collection.

My card base is Chocolate Chip layered with White Cardstock then Tuscany Garden patterned paper stitched around the edges.  The shadow layer is Tuscany Prose patterned paper also stitched around the edges and layered on Chocolate Chip.  The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges and layered on Chocolate Chip.  To embellish the card I added wired ribbon and a sunflower dew drop in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!

  • Stamps: Sunshine & Smiles (Clear Dollar Stamps), Autumn Mums (Designed2Delight)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Tuscany Garden and Tuscany Prose Patterned Paper (Bo-Bunny)
  • Ink: Copics Y15, Y18, YG93, YG97, E71, E74, E77, E79
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Modern Label Punch (Stampin' Up), Wired Ribbon, Sunflower Dew Drops, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape


SandraW said...

Lovely card, Karen! Nice designpapers!

Hugs, Sandra

Carrie said...

this is beautiful, i love sunflowers and your image paired with those papers is stunning

Sandra said...

Karen your card is lovely:) Sandra H

Lorie said...

So pretty! That paper is just decadent!

jimlynn said...

Lovely card! Really like the stitching and paper piercing on this. Beautiful coloring too.
You'll have to post a picture on the blanket you're making!

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful.. I love the papers with the image and the paper piercing
around the image is perfect..
hugs, Janiel

KER said...

gorgeous the stitching and paper piercing...beautiful bg paper and coloring

Sheree said...

What a gorgeous card Karen!! You can take busy papers and a lovely image and create something incredible! Wow!!

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Karen - gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I just LOVE sunflowers!! This is totally gorgeous Karen!! Love the design and that sentiment is fabulous too!! ;) Thanks for sharing!! Smiles, *Vicki*

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a fantastic card. The DP is sooo beautiful - I love it.
Thanks for playing along with us at Paper crafting journey & goodluck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Guylaine said...

oh this is a very elegant card. The sewing add the toutch to the project!
Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Fridays

Mandy said...

Beautiful card, so very pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Autumn colours challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Mummylade said...

Love your autumn colours Karen! I'm so glad you entered this in our challenge at SFTW, and good luck!

Kiki said...

Awwww, this is gorgeous! The colours are so fantastic ...

Thanks so much for joining us at SAM.

Hugs, Kiki

Suzie McFloozy said...

This is so beautiful - so glad I got to come and have a second look as I didn't realise that you entered our challenge at stampin for the weekend too !
Thanks for playing along & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo