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.

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 80

With the colours as red, orange and white, I did this weeks Play Date Cafe Challenge (#80).  I started with a white card base, cut and folded to a standard sized card.  Taking some scrap orange cardstock, I used Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in Dried Marigold, and stamped the Envelope Pattern stamp (Hero Arts) on the cardstock.  I rounded opposite corners.  I used some white cardstock, and stamped the  Letters and Flowers stamp (Penny Black) in Barn Door Distress ink. I rounded the two corners that were opposite the orange rounded corners, and adhered the white cardstock to the orange cardstock piece..  I took some sheer red ribbon (Michaels) and wrapped it around the orange cardstock, and tied a knot.  I then taped the orange layer to the white card base.  As a finishing touch, I added 5 tiny bling (Recollections) on the right hand side.


  1. Great use of the stamped images Karen :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

  2. Such a pretty, CAS take on our color story! LOVE the way you've overlapped your stamping! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. OH--what a beautiful card! Love how the opposite corners are rounded! FU!N Thanks for playing along with us over at the PDCC:}

  4. This is just gorgeous, Kristina! The colors are perfect and your design is over the top beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!


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