My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lawn Ornaments

Good Morning Everyone!

It's been a while since I posted a card made with some of my Scrolls Work stamps, so today I have a couple of cards made with little garden gnomes
I created the background using the Marble background stamp and made a punny sentiment on my computer to match the lady gnome and her home. 

Here is a closer look at all the elements.  I roughed up all the edges of the paper to give the card some texture and a rustic look.

After I made this card, which I thought would make a cute welcome home card, I couldn't help but think of one of my favorite movies, Amelie.  If you read my blog, you know I'm a huge fan of all kinds of movies. 

 One story line in the movie revolves around Amelie's dad.  He is a lonely widower who never ventures out to do much.  To encourage him to move on with his life, Amelie decides to pull the Traveling Gnome Prank. She steals a garden gnome from his yard and gives it to a friend of hers who travels alot.  She in turn, takes pictures of this gnome in front of all these historic places and monuments and anonymously sends them at random times to Amelie's father.  It's so cute to see his bewilderment when these photos arrive!  I won't tell you what happens in this subplot of this sweet movie, you will just have to see it for yourself. (FYI...You will have to read, the movie is in French . Unless you are French, then it's just a movie ;)

Any hoo, that is where is got the idea for my Bon Voyage card.
These are the stamps I used to create it:

Eiffel Tower...I think you already know I love this stamp!

I'm  happy to say it also fits the challenge at Double Dutch which is create a card based on a movie.

Also, if you would like to win some free stamps from Scrolls Work, click here to play the Question Game!

Thanks for visiting today and have a great weekend!

Details not listed above- Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Versafine, Markers: Copic, Punches: Stampin' Up, ribbon, buttons, twine from my supplies.


Nordicblogger said...

There is so much "scope for the imagination", as someone once said....was it Anne Shirley? Anyway, the picture really does invite you to use your imagination. Beautiful card!

Erica said...

What a great card Karin, I don't know the movie but it sounds lovely :D Thank you for playing in the Double Dutch challenge!


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