Friday, April 18, 2014


Back story:
As a "supportive" wife, I sometimes attend car shows with my husband.  This usually involves his car, some lawn chairs, and a book for me.  He and I walk around once together, look at all the cars.  Then I go back to our car, and read - while he goes around again, and again, and again - looking over all the cars in some detail, and talking to all the other motor heads.  
One summer evening we went to a car show by the beach.  One of my hub's friends showed up with his wife.  My book for that night was actually a Stampin Up catalog.  I had not yet met Karin.  But she was interested in learning about my stamping and scrapbooking hobby. 
Long story, short -- we started taking Scrapbook classes together; and have become good paper-crafting friends.  She makes the most amazing scrapbook pages -- all lace and layers. 
Karin occasionally buys double of things (so do I) and cleans out her craft room.  I sometimes get the benefit of this.  Yesterday, her hubby dropped of a bag of goodies -- which I used some of to create this card for her.  The paper and stamps were all from Karin. 
Card Information:
I used the Hero Arts large lotus background stamp, stamped with Versamark and clear embossed on the text paper.  Then I sponged distress inks over the clear embossing.  I cut this panel, and layered a piece of gray dot paper underneath. Then layered this onto the green paper.  I can't tell you any of the paper companies, as they were loose papers.  The circle and FRIENDS stamps are by Technique Tuesday.  I stamped the circle on acetate with Stazon and cut that out.  "Friends" was white embossed and layered onto the clear acetate.  Then added this with pop dots. 

I used the sketch from CASE this Sketch and the  flower burst from Runway Challenge
The colors are from Color Throwdown
And at A Blog Named Hero the challenge is to use layers or dimension on your card. 

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to comment.  I learn so much from your comments -- about crafting, blogging, and about you!!  Thanks to Darnell's comment, I learned how to fix my contact information.  Thanks, Darnell! 


  1. Wonderful card!! Love the emboss resist and acetate background for that sentiment!! Thxs for playing at CTD!!

  2. What a great combination of textures and techniques! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!

  3. Wow, such a cute card Carol! Amazing results with the versamark resist technique too! Thanks for joining us on the Runway ;-)

  4. So pretty! Love the vibrant colors on your emboss resist panel. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

  5. Beautiful card Carol. Love the heat embossing and the sponging... the look is fabulous. The colors look great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  6. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love your fabulous take on the sketch & inspiration photo!

  7. Eek! Emboss resist with patterned paper. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero!

  8. You're very welcome, Carol! I love how you used that intriguing sketch to make a super card for Karin using the supplies she passed on to you! She will treasure it! Great job combining the challenges and good luck with them! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Very fun color combination and design Carol.

    Hugs Diane