Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Carbon Copied with Karen Baker

I am thrilled to be playing along with a new challenge that the fabulous Karen Baker has created.  The challenge is to use the same stamp set and the same challenge.  A "carbon copy" of the stamp set and challenge, but likely two very different designs.  The stamp set Karen and I are playing along with is PaperTrey Ink's set from Stamp-a-Faire, Iconic Images and the challenge is Jay Gee's Nook Challenge.  We both adore Judith at Jay Gee's Nook, so we thought this would be a great one to do together. 

Karen is amazing at adding texture to her cards without a ton of layers so I wanted to try to do the same with my card.  I took my PTI Linen Impression Plate and inked it up with SU Perfect Plum ink and then ran the kraft paper through my Sizzix to create a bit of texture.  I then added the twine, bird and sentiment.  I stamped a few images on the white panel and then adhered the sentiment panel with dimensionals.   Let me know what you think.  And...be sure...to stop by and what Karen has created. I am sure you'll be impressed!

Here is the inspiration photo from Jay Gee's Nook.

32 comments:

Jen W. said...

What a fun challenge! Love the coloured impression plate technique and the torn edge of the paper and twine give it a wonderful rustic feel. :)

Arlene said...

Love the softness of this and the way you placed the bird on the twine...absolutely gorgeous! :)

Karen B. said...

Sih. Your card is so soothing. I love the detail of inking the impression plate! Oh, the twine too, love the twine and the bird. I can't thank you enough for joining me today, for providing an enjoying place for me to visit in the morning, and for offering advice to me here and there! Thanks Lynn!

artfuldelight said...

Gorgeous card!!

Piali said...

Very beautiful card!!!Love the impression plate details.

wendyp said...

gorgeous card!!! love the way you have the bird perched on the twine!

Heather Innusa said...

This card is absolutely beautiful!!!! The twine adds something so wonderful to it! So happy Karen sent me over ;).

Marlena M. said...

Lynn, this is a beautiful card! I love the texture and simplicity! ;)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is so soft and gorgeous, Lynn! I love the torn edge and the bit of plum with the neutrals is PERFECT! :)

Barb said...

What a fun idea this is! Beautiful card, Lynn! So soft and delicate looking! I love the way you used the twine!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the twine resting spot for the bird, woo hoo for fun challenges with blogging buddies.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous design, Lynn! What a FUN and creative challenge that you and Karen have! Love the colors and twines...so subtle and beautiful! Hope to see more!

Kathy Martin said...

Just lovely! Great shade of purple! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Just lovely! Great shade of purple! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I was inspired by you gals! Thanks :)

Jen Carter said...

What a super fun challenge!! I love the card you created and the way you interpreted the photo! I love that you put the bird on top of the twine!

Christina said...

The look of the texture on this is fantastic! I'll have to try that with my impression plate. Love the bird on the twine, too!

Dana said...

Love, love, love this gorgeous card! Perfect pairing of white and kraft with that fabulous purple! I esp love the torn edge and the letterpressing with your Linen plate!

Be(e) said...

Oh, I love your card!! Great use of the colors, the distressing is fabulous!
what a fun challenge! Off to see Karens' card! Hope it'll be as good as yours ;)

Jenny said...

I love the new challenge and your card is just gorgeous Lynn. the inked IP has given a wonderful pattern and the crossed twine for the bird is lovely :)
Jenny x

Jay Gee said...

Wow Lynn, you have made me blush!... but I also adore both Karen and you as well... always so much inspiration when I visit and I love hearing and seeing how you cope with 4 boys! You are amazing LOL.

Your card is so gorgeous - really love all the texture from the impression plate, torn paper and twine. Just Beautiful :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Lynn!
TFS~

~Tammy~ said...

So soft and beautiful!

~amy~ said...

I popped over here from Karen's...such a fun idea...love your card...love how you inked up the impression plate!!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous!! So light and airy, love that purple on the bird, beautiful results!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Beautiful! Love the softness of it.

Ida said...

Super fun challenge. Oh my your card is wonderful. I love that you and Karen both came up with very different cards using the same stamp set.

Andrea M said...

What do I think?! I think this is downright AMAZING! Your texture is gorgeous! What a beautiful card!!! Karen's challenge idea is so fun - what a great way to get to know other crafty folk!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn! I love the misting and texture as well as the purple bird on the 'wires'. It's all fantastic!

Amy said...

This is such a fun challenge! I already signed up! The purple paired with the kraft is just so pretty. Love the bird on the "wire"!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS creation, Lynn!! LOVE the bird on the twine and the inking on the focal panel and background!

Ange Kelly said...

Love that distressed look on your card Lynn! thanks for playing along with us this month ... cheers Ange