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.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Black and White

Hi Everyone,

This first card is one that I made for someone who is recovering from surgery. I wanted it to be more than just "Get Well", so I chose a sentiment to match the pocket watch image from the Steampunk set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.  Keeping with the vintage look, I went ahead and aged the watch with markers and inks...Also added ribbon and a doily since it will be sent to a female :)  And the yo-yo was made by me.

Here is the entire set:

I also needed a quick thank you note, so I used a bit of paper from the set Bold Black and White and paired it with a couple of traditional stamps. Super simple, but it has an elegant look.

Here is that set :

Thanks for stopping in today...And check out Lindsay at her Frugal Crafter blog for lots of fresh ideas and you can read about her podcasts on this post here!

Have a great day :)

Challenges for these cards:
Ribbon Carousel-Anything goes w/spooled item
Come and Get It-Anything Goes
Dream Valley-Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts-Anything Goes

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, DCWV, Stamps: PTI, Stampin' Up!, Dies: Spellbinders, PTI, Ink: Memento, Punches: EK Success, Ribbon from my supplies and Yo-Yo made by me.


Doreen said...

Two gorgeous creations Karin,I do like the distressed look of the first one.xxx

1CardCreator said...

These are both gorgeous Karin! You always inspire me to use my sets in a more creative way! I love the yo yo too, very clever how you used the doily too.

This Art That Heals said...

Oh my, how I love these. I love how you added crackle the watch. I love everything about both of them.
I like how you chose time to relax in place of get well.

Have a great day!

Sonia said...

Totally Gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!!.

Danielle Daws said...

Beautiful! Love your yo-yo flower! Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel this week.

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, Karin, I love the black and white thank you card! Very elegant. I sometimes forget how striking that combination can be. So glad you joined the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie TT DT

Angelica Carballo said...

Hola!! Karin

Your cards are very elegant.. Love distressed look in your stamp.

TannyP said...

What a beautiful pair of cards, Karin! I love the watch - so perfectly aged and the clean, crisp black and white of the second card makes me fingers itch to get inky!
Thanks for inspiring =)

papertrails leaver said...

Karin these are spectactular cards! love the black pattern papers you used for both. The clock has a fabulous vintage appeal! Superb! :-) Amy

Amanda R said...

So elegant Karin! Love the black and white too!

Lindsey said...

These are gorgeous, Karin! Nothing like a classy black & white card. And thanks for the motivation to use my steampunk set, which I have thanks to you. :)

Laurel said...

What a fabulous creation! Thanks for playing at RCC.

Livert said...

Amazing card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this week.


Monica said...

Hi Karin,

Both such wonderful cards... so stylish and classy. Can NEVER go wrong with black and white.
The clock, doily and yoyo look awesome in the first card.

The second card is charming beyond words.

xxx Monica

Anonymous said...

Both gorgeous cards, the black and white together look stunning
Lindsay xx

Carole of Brum said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

Donna Ellis said...

Love your black and white themed papers - and the soft pastel yellow with the get well card. Beautiful, as always

scrap joanny said...

wow I love both of this card - this white and black is wonderfull !!!! thanks so much for playing with lollipopcrafts - hugs Joanna

Cheryl said...

Wow Karin - both cards are fabulous! I really love all the vintage-y goodness you used on the first card. The second is so bold and striking.

Lindsay Weirich said...

both are beautiful!

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