Monday, February 17, 2014

Getting Krafty on a Snowy Monday


I love using kraft paper in my cards and so it was easy to come up with one to use for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp, "Get Krafty". I recently had a request to make some sympathy cards for sale, and this is one of the cards I designed. The butterfly punch, pokey pattern and stamp are all from Stampin' Up. I punched out the butterfly, poked around it with a needle and layered it with pop dots above the patterned paper below. The beautiful sentiment is from Crackerbox Palace. I added a  brown pearl to complete the card.

I am also entering this card in the Monochrome challenge at Open Minded Challenges.

10 comments:

cass said...

Wow! I don't know how to say how much I love this card, the simplicity of the colours and design and the amazing sentiment, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

Crackerbox Palace Stamping Chit Chat said...

This is a very nice card for a sympathy.

Andie Miller said...

What a beautiful and touching sympathy card. So nice and the butterfly is an inspired element. Nice job!

Susan Kennedy said...

Wow Karen!!! This is amazing!! So beautiful!! I love the cutout and then the popped butterfly!! This is so absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
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Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderfully done. Love butterflies always, but I would never have thought of punching it out of the same card and then doing the piercing around it. That looks gorgeous! An amazing card design!

crashyourstash said...

Lovely card. Kraft is good for sympathy cards -- it's honest and humble somehow. I like how you punch the butterfly and used the punch-out elsewhere on the card.

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! I love the piercing around the butterfly. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Get Krafty!

Karen said...

Karen this is just wonderful hun.

Hope you're well.

Thank you so much for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun for our Monochrome Challenge and good luck!

Hugs,
Karen. DT.xx

Karen Schroeder said...

Karen, your card is beautiful. I love that stamp for my sympathy cards too.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That's a totally fabulous sympathy card. Just love the elegance and the way you have integrated the punched element. Very clever!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2014/02/woooow-celebration-in-order-its-500.html