Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Peace & Joy


Peace strolled down the lane, taking its sweet time to enjoy its surroundings when suddenly it came upon another. "Hello, there," Peace kindly reached out. "Hello," said Joy. Together they went, skipping down the road. Along their way they found Happiness, Patience, Innocence. And then they came upon Love, Understanding, Liberty and a whole slew of others...


Today is a Carbon Copy day and Lora from Fluer de Lo is joining me in using Wplus9's Poinsettia Patterns for an entry into Yvonne's Guest Designer Challenge: Clear Block Stamping with Piali Biwas. Lora has an exceptional writing ability and her cards are purely clean and simply gorgeous.

My card today is another attempt at a modern design with it's off center stamping, clean lines and fresh color combination. In this card, I took creative liberties and used the poinsettias and rhinestones to represent snowflakes. Gotta love creative liberty!

Please hop on over to Lora's blog to check out her take!
Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) OfficeMax, (Basic Black) SU, (Kraft) PTI
Stamps: (Poinsettia Patterns) WPlus9
Ink: (White Craft) SU, (Onyx Black) Versafine
Other: (Rhinestones) Michaels

38 comments:

  1. Love that little "friendship" story. :) Great card! Wonderful non-traditional colors and if you hadn't said that those were poisettias, etc., I would have just thought, "Cool snowflakes! Wonder who makes those."

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  2. Sigh...I just love this card Karen, ten times ten puffy hearts!

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  3. I have been in love with that stamp set for some time. Great job with it!! Have a good day!!

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  4. Those poinsettias so make perfect snowflakes and I love the white ink on the kraft. :)

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  5. Karen,
    Not only am I inspired by your card (just perfect!) but the story is fabulous and I will think of it all day!

    Hugs!

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  6. wow...clean crisp and elegant.

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  7. Karen! WOW! I love this card and everything about it! The black and white on kraft...gorgeous!!

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  8. Did whole gang live happily ever after? :) lol. Cute card :)

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  9. beautiful. Love the "simplicity", the off center position and the neutral colors.

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  10. I love this. The black/white/kraft combo is amazable with the gems!

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  11. These medallions make wonderful snowflakes, and I love the added twist of stamping them in black. Beautiful!

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  12. I absolutely ADORE your card Karen!!
    Instant Love, I tell you!

    Thank You!!

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  13. LOVE LOVE this card. CAS and modern perfection.

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  14. LOVE the modern feel of it!!! great combo!

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  15. They totally look like snowflakes Karen! Love the modern feel and the simple design! The basic colors do alot too!

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  16. Just CAS perfection Karen, love the black and white on Kraft:)
    Jenny x

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  17. Fabulous! :) I like the look of the bold black stamps. Very graphic and yet elegant too.

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  18. Modern and classy and I like the idea of white on kraft...

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  19. so very elegant and classy. beautiful and unique holiday card, Karen! love it!

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  20. What a bold and classy card Karen!

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Piali's block stamping challenge! :)

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  21. Karen, I love the kraft, white and black combo. So stunning and elegant. The medallions are perfect for a modern take on the snowflakes. Classic design from a very classy lady!

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  22. A gorgeous classy card, and I like your wonderful quotation too.

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  23. I love the white block of colour and the contrast of the black against it. Beautiful!

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  24. such a classis beauty with a color twist, karen:)!

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  25. I love your colors and the layout! I love the white blocking and the touch of bling! Just right!

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  26. love this color combo - those snowflakes are perfect.

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  27. Hello Karen,

    Still love this card so much ;-)
    I'm leaving a comment here because I think you're not getting my mails ;-S
    I was wondering if you had had a chance to make a Xmas card for Scrap RDV?
    my email is: alexsirmac@aol.com

    MERCI ;-)

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  28. Simple and gorgeous! I love the black and white on kraft.

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  29. You just know I adore that mix of neutrals! Combined with a fabulous CAS design this card makes my heart skip a beat! :)
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  30. Fab colors & design, Karen! And such a great idea to make the stamps into snowflakes.

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  31. The poinsettias make beautiful snowflakes! Lovin' this classic color combo too---so pretty!

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