October 16, 2009

A New Featured Stamper....Karen

I am thrilled to announce my next featured stamper. You know her best as karenmp56 on flickr. Karen's encouragement and kind comments have boosted all of us who post cards and share our creations. Not only is she sweet supporter of her fellow stampers, but she is an accomplished stamper, too! The words I think best describe her cards are.... FUN and BRIGHT! Looking at her cards is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

Here is the first inspiration card:

Don't you just love the bright colors?? The paper flower is perfection--it reminds me of a fresh daisy. Her pearl embellisments are the perfect finishing touch! I love the way she put the pearls right on the button in the center of the flower.


Here is my take on Karen's fantastic creation:



Note: The flower is created by punching small circles and then rolling them in on the sides.


Again, thanks so much for looking-- stay tuned over the next five days for more of Karen's fantastic cards!

Stamps: Text (Inkadinkado), Geometric Background and Dots (Martha Stewart), Leaves (Hero Arts), Sentiment (SavvyStamps)

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Stampin' Up Black Ink


Other: Martha Stewart Cardstock, Misc. Plain Cardstock, Pearl Embellishment (Kaiser Scrapbook), Misc. Button and Thread, Small Circle Punch (Martha Stewart), Large Circle Punch (Paper Shapers)

12 comments :

nancy demond said...

Jill- really pretty flower petals. love the colors you caught, Karen's cards are wonderful she is so fresh and all.

donna mikasa said...

Hi Jill! LOVE your little floral card! I can see Karen's influence and you made it your own. Looking forward to seeing more through the week!

Jacqueline said...

I LOVE Karen's card here and your casing is equally delicious! Great inspiration for today!

CinnamonSally said...

Love your flower petals, great take on Karens card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jillian! What a BEAUTIFUL card you created! I only WISH mine was HALF as PRETTY as yours.........see, now I'll LEARN from you. Thank you for making me your featured stamper.....I am HONORED beyond words.......off to meet the "Hostess Girls" today......I'll be backkkkkkkkkkkkk. Thank you again.
Love, Karen from Michigan xo

Suzanne C said...

Love both flowers but the PP you used on yours is perfect for the technique you applied.

Lovely!

Lin said...

Jill this is so fun! LOVE your idea for the flower petals today!! And great inspiration in Karen!

Heather Maria said...

Karen's card is so beautiful and your card inspired by hers is gorgeous. Love how you made the petals - I'll be copying that idea!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your cards this week.

Susan McRae said...

Love the flower petals and all the colours on this card! So pretty!

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE Karen's cards! they are just like her, always happy and bright and so so sweet, too! LOVE your flower card, too Jill!! wow! what a fabulous card! thanks for sharing this wonderful inspiration!

Kelly Booth said...

Love the Card Jill...Karen is a sweetie and her cards are full of inspiration....

DominoDebi said...

A lovely creation based on another lovely creation - way to share the love!