About Me

I am a new empty nester, and I love to make cards and ATCs. I am always looking for ways to use the product I have, to learn new techniques and ways to do things, and most of all, to have fun with the creating of my art.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


This is one card that I did for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge.  I took some retired Pale Plum cardstock from SU, and  used my new Hero Arts Envelope Pattern stamp and stamped it with Purple Hydrangea Versamagic ink.  I took some scrap pinky red cardstock, and punched three 2 inch circles from it.  I added the ribbon (Michaels) then attached the circles and trimmed to the edges of the card.  I took some MS purple vellum, and inked a Hero Arts Butterfly in Dried Marigold Distress Ink, clear embossed it, heat set, and cut out.  I did this three times.  I used a little bit of Scor-Tape to attache the butterflies bodies to the circles.  Finally,  I used the Dried Marigold Distress Ink again and stamped the Hero Arts "you're in my thoughts" on the base cardstock.  This card also satisfied the last Hero Arts 1.5 hour Scramble, which was the sketch option.


  1. Karen, it was so nice of you to play with us twice this week! I love how sheer these butterflies are. THanks again for playing with us at the Cafe!

  2. A lovely card, the butterflies are really pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  3. Those butterflies are too cute! Great use of our colors, too!

  4. I love that you used vellum for those butterflies. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.


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