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Monday, January 18, 2010

Amour, a Giveaway and 8

The sketch (#150) at CPS this week inspired me to come up with this card.

I started with a retired metal frame (Foundry Frames) from Close To My Heart (wish we still had these!). It was originally an off white color and I rubbed it in Versamark ink and then sprinkled with Cocoa Embossing Powder and heated. After it cooled, I rubbed a tiny bit of black ink on it (just around the raised parts) to get more of an antique look. I then added a few Antique Copper Mini-Medley Accents and complimented it all with some elegant stick on pearls. I used two stamp sets: Spot On Backgrounds (D1280) and Love Language (D1343). Colors used are: Colonial White, Blush and Cocoa.

Are you still reading? I hope so because now comes the giveaway part. I just happen to have an extra package (2 frames) of these vintage looking Foundry Frames from Close To My Heart that I used on my card (and that are now retired...boo hoo.). I have included a photo of them here. They are each 4" x 4" in size. Please comment on this post no later than Wednesday, January 20 at noon (Mountain Time). If you live in the US or Canada, you are qualified to win. I will randomly draw a name on Wednesday afternoon and announce the winner here that day. Then you can email me with your mailing address so I can ship these puppies out to you ASAP.

As you can see, I've linked you to many of the products I've used on my website. Click here to order 24/7...especially if it's 8 DAYS until your missionary son comes home. CAN'T WAIT!

21 comments:

Kaycee said...

Karen,

It is absolutely beautiful. I read your blog daily and set in aww of all your creation. LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

Michele said...

Karen,
I love your blog. Thanks for a chance to win!! I wish CTMH still had these frames too. Im excited for you that your son is comming home next week!!

Lynette said...

Karen:
WOW you have lots of fun things on your blog since I have been gone. We had a wonderful time. I am putting the details on my blog so you can enjoy. You are making me so dang jealous. Our missionary (I guess I should say my daughters missionary, but he is a part of the entire family) comes home in 628 days. How would it feel to be down to less than 2 weeks. I guess we will know when that day arrives.

Kelli said...

As you know I think your blog is wonderful, thanks for this little contest! The card is beautiful!

Sheila said...

Your blog is amazing - and thanks for the chance to win!

Terrie in AZ said...

I can't wait to check out your blog everyday...I hope I can meet you at Convention. You are one of my idols!

Sarah said...

Don't enter me in the drawing..I do have one set of these left (and I am hoarding them)...But I wanted to tell you your idea for darkening them rocks...as does your card.

The Blakley's said...

Hey Karen,

Very cute way to use the frames!! Thanks for the idea! Also, I am soooooo sooooo excited for 8 days (for my own personal reasons of course) but for you to get Easton back home! Very exciting. Thanks for being so amazing!!

Debra said...

Gorgeous card! I have those frames (and I know where they are)! This will make a great anniversary card for my hubby! TFS!

Alanna said...

Your card is gorgeous Karen. The frame looks so great how you did it.

Karla Kroese said...

Such a pretty card! I, too, love those frames, and wish we still had them.

Jennifer Bohnart said...

just had to post that your card is amazingly beautiful!!!! so stinkin' cute!
and no need to add me to your fun giveaway. I just wanted to post on your talent!!
and I think I will cry with you when your Son returns!

Kim Harper said...

Karen,

I love this card it is so beautiful. I think the frame looks so lovely on it. I didn't buy these when they were for sale, and now wish I had.

I bet the next 8 days cannot go quick enough for you!

Here's to a quick countdown!

Thanks for sharing so much on your blog!

Laurel said...

Oh my, so gorgeous!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Great card, Karen! Thanks for the tip on embossing metal. 8 days, WOOHOOO! Well it must actually be 7 now at my time of posting... :)

Tammy said...

I love your blog and thank you for the chance to win these beauties! Being the mother of two boys, I can only imagine your anticipation!

Karen said...

I look forward to reading your blog--I try read them daily and just love the cards you make--sometimes I enlarge them and try to figure out how you did a certain technique--like on 1/19's blog of the 3 hearts--did you emboss the pink and blush markers too? Anyhoo, keep up the great work!

sandyh50 said...

Beautiful card! I love your tip on embossing on metal!

Rudy Rukus said...

Really cute card and fun giveaway!! I love the three hearts card above too. You are so creative it really is annoying teehee!!

Kim said...

Your card is just gorgeous! I love all your embossing, great technique! Thanks for playing with us at Practical Scrappers. I hope to see you again next week!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

sewingseeds4U said...

Just happened on your blog from the CPS site. What a beautiful card...can't wait to peek backwards.

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