Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Karen's Card

Hello! Today I am showing you a card I made for my stamping friend Karen Knegten. I'm sure many of you know her. Karen was rushed to the hospital recently with a brain aneurism. While in the hospital she suffered another and wound up having brain surgery twice. I can't imagine how scary it must have been for Karen and her family. Now she has a long recovery ahead of her. This is the card I made for her. I hope she liked it.

I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock using my Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Large Classic Rectangles. I sponged a bit of Memento Cantaloupe ink just in the center.

Sponged Memento Angel Pink.

Sponged Memento Rose Bud.

Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender.

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

I masked off the top using a sticky note and sponged more Memento Grape Jelly.

I stamped the palm tree, from Aloha (Gina K Designs) using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Then stamped the sailboat, also with Tuxedo Black.

Colored in the palm fronds with YG97 and YG95.

Colored in the trunk with E59.

Then I added some shading with N5 and N7.

I added ripples to the water with BV11 and an opaque white gel pen.

I cut another piece of Pure Luxury White using Spellbinders Labels 18 and sponged Memento Lulu Lavender and Grape Jelly, then stamped the sentiment. I layered with Pure Luxury Vibrant Purple and used a Lovely Lavender card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). Then I added some of those gorgeous Spellbinders Jewel Fantasies feathers, cut using Pure Luxury Vibrant Purple.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Teresa said...

This is really, really pretty and love how you used the die for the corners!! A-mazing :)

Miesje said...

Beautiful! Karen will love it!

Leta said...

Oh my goodness how beautiful

Wilted Rose said...

Breathtaking - I love your sponging technique and thank you for posting how you do it! Karen will adore this gift!

cunny fox said...

Fantastic! very beautiful..)

Leeci said...

Wow, wow and WOW! GORGEOUS. That's all I can say!! LOVE IT!

Cheri said...

I KNOW she will love this Theresa. It's GORGEOUS!

Jan Castle said...

Karen will love your beautiful card!
QUESTION: would you show a video of you actually doing the sponging??? Do you start off the page, move in circles, tap????? I'm sure I'm not the only person who would benefit...thanks so much for your consideration of my request!
Paper Hugs,

Rae said...

All of your cards are absolutely AMAZING! They are works of art. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Colleen Holmes said...

Theresa, this is just gorgeously done and I know Karen will love it. Hugz

PennyLine said...

So pretty, love the technique and the complete card.

gayle-rn said...

Theresa,your card is breath taking and so peaceful.Please give my love to Karen as I have had 2 brain surgeries and 1 gamma knife.I have been a follower of Karen's blog and it was her card making that got me interested in COPICS. I took my 1st class last fri and I am hooked.I hope to try to get to be as good as you too.Thank you for sharing.

Joseph said...

can we use stamps in plastic card printing??
Plastic Cards
Plastic Card
Scratch Cards

Abu Dhabi Tourism said...

Love this simple card which can be used for a variety of occasions. Love pastels. TFS.