October 19, 2009

Karen's Inspiration - Day 3

If you haven't seen this card by Karen get ready because your jaw is going to drop!

I just love the colors, blending, textured flowers, scallops, sentiment, yes- everything. And I haven't even gotten to the envelope yet! The flower on the envelope reminds me of a beautiful collage. The stitching ties everything together. So clever and unique! I'm telling you, if you need some inspiration you've got to take a peek at Karen's photostream on flickr.

On my card, I tried to recreate some of Karen's textured flowers and stitching.

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you tomorrow with more of Karen's fabulous cards!

Stamps: Sentiment (Hero Arts), Background Plaid (Martha Stewart), Leaves (Hero Arts)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, VersaMark
Other: Misc. cardstock and thread, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, JoAnn Craft Essentials Embossing Powder, Misc. Button and Pearls

8 comments :

Arlene said...

Both cards are so beautiful. Sorry I haven't been to visit before now. Karen's work is wonderful and your cards take no second place:)))))

Nancy said...

Karen is so inspiring, not just her wonderful style of art but also her sweet personality that comes through every one of her comments.
Both cards today are filled with pretty eye-candy!
Love this inspired by idea!

Jacqueline said...

What an excellent take on Karen's card, absolutely gorgeous inspiration today from both sides!

Donna Mikasa said...

Karen's card is my absolute favorite of her work! She is amazing in her attention to detail and choice of colors. I mean, who would have thought a turquoise button?

Love your take on her card, Jill! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Diana said...

This is so beautiful. What a nice gesture, Karen is so sweet and loveable. You rock!

Heather Maria said...

Love both of your cards. Fantastic layering and details on the flowers and love the stitching and colours too.

Virginia L. said...

I am a fan of Karen's and now I'm yours ,too! This is a stunning card!

Heather Maria said...

Big congrats Jill on your win on the HA blog! Love your wonderful card.