Thursday, September 20, 2012

Inspired by Karen Thomas - Again!

A friend of mine is going through a rough patch and I wanted to make a card to let her know I'm thinking of her, but I'm not feeling very creative tonight.  I decided I needed to find something I could make my own.  So, of course, I turned to Pinterest and immediately seized upon a card I had pinned from the amazing Karen Thomas' blog Luv to Stamp. I have pinned a number of her cards because her style really speaks to me. 

So after shooing Zoey off my craft table, I made this card using scraps from my scrap bin and a half of a sheet of craft cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Fiskars' All Year Greetings set, which I find myself using all the time, with Chocolate Chip ink from Stampin' Up!  The leaves are a set from the Silhouette Design Studio and are inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I ran the background paper through the Forest Branches embossing folder from Cuttlebug and tied it off with a scrap of ribbon from my drawer and some baker's twine from Hemptique.

It's not as cute as the inspiration piece, but I hope it will brighten my friend's day.  Now I have to pop off to bed because I've decided to work a half-day tomorrow instead of the vacation day I was planning:  too much to get done to take the whole day.

2 comments:

Sjorover said...

Love it!

Pinterest is such a great inspiration...!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

See....now look at this...CAS and elegant all rolled up into one. Love it!