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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.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's a Cultural Thing

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's blog hop named "It's a Cultural Thing"  This title encompasses numerous different types of stamps, so you will see many diverse cards and projects along the way.  I hope that you can join us!


If you arrived here from Elenore's blog, you are right on track.  If not, start at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog for all the details.  You won't want to miss anything and make sure you comment along the way for your chance at winning one of the many prizes!

Both of my cards use stamps from the sets Asian Carp (181) and Thoughtful Frames (436). My first card is 5 1/2" square and uses the large plate stamp from  Asian Carp (181) and some glitter paper made using Sticker Paper (99558) and Royalty (G1057) glitter. This is one of the prettiest blends of glitter colors that I have ever seen! So lovely in real life :) The plate was stamped 3 times and popped up for a layerd look.  The sentiment is from Thoughtful Frames (436).

For this next card, I used a piece of patterned paper that had a subtle two toned look, and customized it by stamping right on top with these Asian themed stamps.  The Flourish Oval Frame (3541-436K) was embossed with Clear Detail (EP280) embossing powder and matted for a finished look.  I ruffled the ribbon using 1/2" Tear-iffic Tape (SAT04) and embellished some store bought flowers with Midnight Gold (G1080).


Full details on my card with all the specific product numbers can be found in my gallery right here.

Your next stop is Gerlinde's Blog.  Don't forget to leave a comment so that you are eligible for one of the prizes! 

Thanks for visiting and here is the entire list in case you need it :)
Linda Loew
Amanda Reed
Shona Erlenborn
Angie Blasingame
Barbara Bruder
April Williams
Julie Zippel
Eleanor Jenkins
Karin Martin
Gerlinde Townsley
Marie Berquist
Patti White
Sandy Meier
Dawn Thomas
Donna Ellis

41 comments:

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Your blue card is really beautiful, and I do love that glitter. But I love how you "made your own paper" using one you had but changing it. It is perfect and that is a great technique for making it work. Both cards are fab.

Donna Ellis said...

Karin, love what you have done with the "plate" for the Asian card - great idea, and so richly done! Glitter backgrounds are always eye-catching and so pretty! The floral "in my thoughts" card is also incredible with the traditional black, red, and gold/ivory colors! Really shows how we can blend our "English" items with the other cultures in our country!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

This is a beautiful card and even more sparkly IRL! I picked the top one to go on the display board for Medallions for the shows next year, so everyone will get to see it...beautifully done:)

Monica said...

Both so lovely but the first one is my all time fave. I think it is the BESTEST card I have seen from you. I am a big fan of blue and white Chinese porcelain. This stole my breath away - simply STUNNING!

XXX Monica

Barbara Bruder said...

Karin, Your cards are so so beautiful!!! Love the way the plate looks popped up and your 2nd card is so elegant.

Linda said...

Karin great cards. I love the blue medallion.

Shona Erlenborn said...

So much glittery goodness - what a great backdrop for the plate! Love the colors you used in your second card. Great job on both!

April said...

Karin, your cards are beautiful! I love the glitter and plate on your first card. I like how you customized your paper in the second. Great job!

Karalee Ingram said...

Karin, both are very pretty. Great work!

1CardCreator said...

These are both Stunning Karin! I love that glitter and how you used it too.

Anita Braddock said...

I love Love your cards the first one is Amazing the color is Beautiful I love that you made it pop by stamping it 3 times the backgrown looks amazing glittered. love the sentament. your second card is Beautiful love the papers and the colors the sentament is great. adding the flower adds that pop factor
abbraddock@msn.com

This Art That Heals said...

oooo this blue plate card is stunning. I really like the sparkly background that really brings out the plate.
The black and red on the other is just as stunning. The folding of the ribbon is really pretty.

Your new profile picture is so pretty. Love the hairstyle!

Anonymous said...

Love the intricacy of the SNS Asian stamps and you have used them beautifully. Thanks for sharing -

karenajo

Barbara said...

So much glittery goodness! I ADORE the blue plate stamp. Blue is my favorite color and that gorgeous card would be framed and on a wall in my home! Thank you for sharing two very different and beautiful cards.

Gerlinde said...

Love both cards, but the first one is my favorite. It matches some of the plates I have in my living room. I would be framing that card, for sure! Love what you did with the background on the second one - beautiful!

NWFlamingo said...

Both are SO pretty! Wow!

NanaConnie said...

Karin, your first card is gorgeous with the layered plate and all the blue! Great idea to use the glittered paper for the background. The your red, black, and white combo for the second card is perfect. So elegant with the ribbon treatment!

Gina R said...

Love your cards, very nice

Emily Leiphart said...

Karin, I love your new photo! Those stacked plates are stunning. They look real! And I love the simple elegance of the second card. Great colours on both!

Amanda R said...

Gorgeous Karin! We had similar ideas with the embossing huh? Great minds think alike!

Lindsey said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous, Karin! Love the dramatic colours on both.

Angela said...

So sparkly and elegant! Love these cards. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog -- Lindsey was too kind for sending you :).

E. Marie said...

Beautiful cards. The sparkly background really brings out the beauty of the plate. Reminds me of the antique dishes from my mother-in-law. Love the coloring of your 2nd card and how you folded the the ribbon.

Jann said...

Two great cards. I like how you turned the medallions into plates. They just seem to make the card. I like the 2nd card, not as much typical oriental, until you look closely and visually take the it apart but it fits. Whimisical fits to me

Frann said...

Both cards are wonderful. Such great use of color!

Hopemore Studio said...

Gorgeous!! Both of them have such an eye catching 'pop'. I am particularly fond of the ruffled ribbon :-)
~Angie

Charlene said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Karin but that blue one is absolutely stunning. Looks like fine china.

TerryH said...

Wow! Love both cards, but the second is my favorite. Love the way it looks, black and red.

Anonymous said...

I love both cards but the first is my favorite. I love the look of blue and white porcelain!

I love the red and black of the second card. Great use of the Flourish oval frame. I need to get that!

NancyA
booknplays@aol

Anonymous said...

the 1st card reminds me of the blue willow & I love the colorsblack,red & white 2 great cards Sandy rustydoc1@yahoo.com

birdibrost@hotmail.com said...

These cards are beautiful. The plate card looks so real you could eat off of it!!! Colors, theme everything - great job.

birdibrost@hotmail.com said...

These cards are beautiful. The plate card looks so real you could eat off of it!!! Colors, theme everything - great job.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are beautiful, Karin! Love the Asian Blue Willow look of the first. Reminds me of some china of my mom's. The colors and ribbon treatment are just terrific on the second.

Kathy Vogel said...

I especially love your first card. The blue plate is so lovely. The glitter is great too.

happy said...

The popped-up plate is fantastic. I like the quoye on your other card.

Dawn said...

Karin - I had to look twice at your first card. I thought it was a china plate. Great card! I love the color combination on the second card and the ruffled ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Karin,

Fantastic cards. I love the blue china plate card.

Denise B.

Aileen said...

Your cards were gorgeous. I loved the plate card with all the blue detailing. I also like the glitter as a big part of the card. The second card was simple in some ways, but very complex when looked at as a whole. I liked the use of an Asian palette of red, black and white. Your cards are very creative and unique. Thanks

Julie Z said...

Love both cards Karin - very pretty! The first one is my favorite though - love all that blue & white. And yes, I agree with you, that glitter color on the background is (looks) gorgeous! It's such a beautiful background! Great choice!

Cheryl said...

Oooh, these are gorgeous!

TannyP said...

So much fabulous sparkle, Karin. I love both of them. Beautiful use of the supplies and perfect execution of the ribbon and dies!

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