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.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

CAS-ual Friday Challenge 05 (2 Cards)

These are the two cards I've done so far for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge 005, which is a sketch.  For the top card, I used  Pink Pirouette base cardstock, Pure Pomegranate cardstock (SU), and a butterfly that I embossed from Magenta.  The doily half is from WalMart.  To do the butterfly, I inked it with pigment ink, heat set, edged it in white, heat set, then stamped the flower (Hero Arts) in Black Staz On ink.  I then covered the butterfly in Versamark ink, then used UTEE to emboss 3 times... I learned this technique from my friend Elaine R, who owns Scraps N More. I foam mounted the butterfly to the doily, then finished the card with some sheer white ribbon from Michaels.

For the second card, I started with a base of Real Red cardstock (SU), then cut the front about 1.5 inches from the top.  I took a piece of white cardstock, and adhered it to the red flap to make a full card.  Using the leftover piece of red cardstock, I cut the piece to size, and rounded the corners.  I added the white doily, which I stamped the flower (Hero Arts) in Mustard Seed distress ink. I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts) in Colorbox Frost White ink.  I completed the card by adding some yellow ribbon from Michaels.


  1. Beautiful cards, Karen! Love both of your cards with doily! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. This is beautiful! I love the doily! And that butterfly is gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful work!
    Great take on my sketch.
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Oh goodness, that embossed butterfly is simply wonderful! Such fun cards, so glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  5. 2 wonderful takes on the sketch! Love that you got so much inspiration from it :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Fabulous projects!! Really like your take on the sketch!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your fun work in future challenges!


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