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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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Inspiration Challenge Christmas Card

*Please scroll down to the previous post to enter my blog candy this week!*

Hi Everyone

DRS Designs is sponsoring The Play Date Cafe this week, and I love this inspiration challenge.  Starry, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is one of our favorite paintings.  Not really a stretch, I'm sure it's a favorite of many, but I used that picture in the far right corner as the main inspiration for my card today.


I love that I was able to make another Christmas card for myself (I'm up to 20 now!) and here are the links to the stamps I used for it:


The colors and the stars were the obvious choices from the photo, but I really like how the swirly border punch echos the swirls in the painting.

DRS Designs is also one of the sponsors of the last challenge at Stamp Something, where the challenge is to simply stamp. The prize is worth a whopping $50.00!   Hope you can play along! If you fancy a peek at a Halloween card, pop by the DRS Designs blog to see my card posted over there!

Have a great day!

Challenges for this card-
I Did it Creations-Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time-Anything Goes
Fun with Shapes-Punch or Diecut and Anything Goes
The Rubber Cafe-No Designer Paper

Details not listed above- Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Stampin' Up, Punch: EK Success, Nesties, Stickles, Gems from my supplies

17 comments:

Amanda R said...

This is stunning Karin! You used the inspiration to its full potential and I am very jealous you have 20 Christmas cards already!

Monica said...

Such an unusual colour combo. Something so very nice and peaceful about this card.

xxx Monica

Hazel said...

What a fab card - love the colour scheme - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 37 - hope to see you again soon.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card and layout too Karin.

Josephine said...

This is so lovely - great image and the shape enhances it beautifully.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Lindsey said...

I wouldn't have thought Christmas when I saw the PDC colours this week, but the way you've used them makes it perfect! What a pretty card.

massofhair said...

I have a Stampotique character called Karin, she's quite lovely:-)

Love your xmas themed card and the swirls add a wonderful element to your creation:-)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love that you created a Christmas card with these colors! FAB job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Michele Gross said...

Really lovely way to use the colors!! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Gina said...

Awesome card!! I love the colors in that painting too. The swirly border is perfect here, especially with that inspiration piece.

sunghee said...

another awesome card! Love the swirly borders, too. Color distressed background with sparkly star makes it even better.

sparklingblackrose said...

Absolutely stunning :-) Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop over and enter :-)

Ida said...

Wow this is lovely. Very nice use of the punch to recreate the swirls from the IP photo.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great card, I love that swirly border. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT this week and good luck. Julie DT

Cheryl said...

This is beautiful! I love the design, colors and the edge punches.

Samantha said...

Wow! I would never have thought you could do a Christmas card with those colors, but you've done it magnificently!

printed pens said...

This Christmas card is beautiful as well as the design, colours and edge punches are excellent with the swirly border. Thanks for joining in challenge over at OSAAT this week and good luck.

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