Monday, 4 January 2016


Hi and welcome!  Today's card was made for the neutrals challenge at Less is More, the word challenge at Just Us Girls, the challenge at Inkspirational and the new stash challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

My new item on this card is the floral stamp from Penny Black called Demure.  I've had this for a month of so, but this is the first chance I've had to ink it up.  I colored it with warm grey Copic markers after stamping it onto my card base.  I then stamped the "thank you" from CTMH along the bottom.

The card looked a bit dull so I die-cut the frame and popped it up on tiny little slivers of foam tape.  I deliberately cut it at an angle to add interest.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Demure (Penny Black), A Thousand Thanks (CTMH)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Frames (SSS)
Accessories:  Copics, white gel pen


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Sweet Stampin'


Gibmiss said...

Hi Sue
This is Fabulous.... Love the colour you have used a stunning card...
Happy New Year
Hugs Sylvie xx

Ashwini Rao said...

Fabulous coloring Karren! Very impressive!

Aileen (mum) said...

Karen, love how you have coloured this flower. So have to try this technique. Just beautiful

sandie said...

I really like how you have added the die cut on an angle, nice touch. Thanks for joining Ink x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So neutral yet beautiful, love the clean simple lines and awesome colouring.
Superb card and thanks for playing at Less is More. Sarah x

Dotty Jo x said...

So lovely! Jo x

Kathyk said...



Linda Callahan said...

Oh my this is fabulous! So elegant and stylish! I love it! And I love your new header!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

so pretty!

Nancy said...

Sensational card that you angeled the panel! So glad you joined us at Just Us Girls this week and Happy New Year too!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Karen! I'm loving this. Your card is fabulous. So many awesome colors, a great image, and creativity that has NO end. I would be honored to have you stop by and play along with us in these fun challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

CropStop - Anything Goes

I hope that you will join us. It's always fun to make new blog friends, and I LOVE your art. Please stop by to join us, and have a blessed week.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is so lovely - so soft and dreamy!

Rosemary said...

totally gorgeous!!

Cheryl said...

This is such a beautiful neutral card! I love the clean look of the flowers, lending a very serene feeling to the card! Really lovely!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Jen Timko said...

I just wish this had come out of my head!! I'm in awe!

Chris D. said...

Wow! This card is stunning! Love the muted colors you used for the flowers, and brilliant idea to tilt the smaller panel! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, love the angled panel, Cathy x

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous love the effect of the angled panel!
Val x

Chrissie said...

This is amazing!
The design itself is stunning but the use of colour is fab!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Wedgie said...

What a gorgeous card!
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Lisa Kind said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I love the gray! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Cass said...

Gorgeous CAS card. Love the grey. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

mixamatoasties said...

I love everything about this card, it's gorgeous. Love the colour, the simplicity, the design, everything!

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


Anne said...

Stunning shading and such a striking card!
Thank you so much for joining us
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Love this! The raised offset panel adds the perfect amount of interest, and your neutral colouring is just gorgeous. Seeing all these entries is really inspiring me to use neutrals more often!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Shauna said...

Beautiful card! I like the neutral colors and that popped up frame is so unique and fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Ann Chuang said...

So beautiful card! Love the way you added the die-cut frame.