Sunday, July 8, 2012

Rosy Posy Birthday Wishes

Virginia Lu has a wonderful series she's doing about how to stretch your stamps.  Now that I've gotten into stamping and card making, I realize that there are several style categories that stamps usually fit into.  I thought I should find my camp and sit in it, but I really like all styles of cards.  I guess that makes me a card making nomad (not to be confused with "card making mad!").  Anywho, back to Virginia's challenge.  One group of stamps that I can't resist are the cute stamps from Lili of the Valley.  Having two little girls, there's always a birthday party on the horizon.  So how does one s-t-r-e-t-c-h a cute image?  By putting the image into a situation.  This little sweetie is peeking out of the window, waiting to give some little girl a bouquet of birthday flowers.

I started by photographing this card flat so you could see the way little Rosy is looking through the window.








































I can totally see my two girls in this, and many of the LOTV images.  They are getting older now, but a just a year or two ago they wore ribbons in their hair and a little white cardigan over their darling spring and summer dresses.  The front of this card reminds me of those little cardigans.

I realize I didn't get a full photo of the sentiment.  It says "Birthday Wishes" and it came with Rosy when I bought her as a set.  The floral die was cut on the silhouette.  It's called, "one piece spring border" in the Silhouette shop.

I'm so glad you could stop by for a visit, thank you!  I hope you're having a wonderful day.
Kara Lynne

 

18 comments:

  1. Totally adorable, Kara Lynne! Love that sweet image and gorgeous die-cut on the front of the card! Beautifully done!

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  2. What a GREAT way to make this intricate cards with just one image!! Very creative, Kara Lynn! Love your design! Thanks so much for linking up to the "How I Stretch My Stamps" challenge! Your photo paper works GREAT with alcohol inks...thank you!

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  3. I love your gorgeous card Kara Lynn and the all white details are fabulous.
    luv
    Debby

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  4. delightful Kara Lynne. Love the way Rosy is peeking out the window. Too cute

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  5. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fabulous design.xxx

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  6. Wow, this is stunning Kara - love the way you have used the little aperture to view the image, rather than stamp the whole image on the front of the card. The diecut flower spray is awesome - a totally fabulous card!
    Sylvia x

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  7. Your post started my week off with a smile and a chuckle! And I agree, Virginia sure helps us think about designs! You have done wonders with these gals.....your coloring amazes! Adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love your pretty card Kara~ The front of your card is just so adorable...
    And that image is just perfect she just pops right off your card....

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  9. WOOOOOOOOOOOOWZA! This is an amazing card! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your use of white--and I LOVE that little gal!! Beautiful coloring--beautiful card all around:)

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  10. Oh!! Your card is so cute, Kara!! Love it!

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  11. AWESOME! I am so CASEing this! Love your card, and this idea!

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  12. Wow Kara, another STUNNING design. Wish I had your flair. Beautiful image, beautifully coloured and love your WOW design. TOTALLY GORGEOUS GIRL !!!!!!!
    Loved your comment on Rapunzel..... here was me thinking your husband didn't know cards when he told you not to enter one you won with.... Thank you to you and thanks to him too
    Eileen x

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  13. Adorableness! You color like a superstar! I love the little window she's peeking out of and all the lovely white elements. Just gorgeous!

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  14. OH white and white .. so awesome!!! Super cute :)

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  15. So sweet. No girls or grandgirls for me, so I can only imagine the precious sweet things in their dresses and little cardigan sweaters! (Jealous.)

    You cracked me up with the "utter balm!" Didn't you mean "udder balm?!" I've caused a lot of tittering no doubt. (Now why didn't I think to add either of THOSE words to my post???)

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  16. OH how fabulous is this card I love the peep window and those dies on the frnt of the card are fabulous Well done Hugs Elaine

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  17. wow! what a beauty, Kara! love love the white on white design and the pop of purple on the image is fab! love love this!

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  18. Oh goodness, cuteness to the max! I really like this post too, showcases your versatility in cardmaking. The first is so detailed and lovely, and the second is clean and simple and wonderful!

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