Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Special Guest Appearance by...

Kary Lim!!! I KNOW you remember her gorgeous work with "A Year of Borders" at the beginning of wnter and I made sure before her "reign" ended she'd be coming back with some seasonal samples for us throughout the year! Spring is upon us, I am enjoying a fun and busy Spring Break with my boys and SUPER BUSY getting ready for our release party on Thursday!!* So it is a real blessing to have her beautiful work today since I can't share anything I am working on for a few more days, AND I have not gotten to play with "A Year of Borders" in a few months, so this is a treat for me too! Talk about inspiration, this card is like a breath of fresh (Spring!) air!

Kary's creation details:

"I wanted to show how pretty the border flowers are, and how one can use it to make your own pattern paper. I cut a strip of white cardstock 3 inch wide, and stamped the flowers diagonally. Then I did some colouring with copics ( I used R81, R83 & R85 for the flowers and YR02 for the flower centre, & YG03 & YG17 for the leaves). The 3 rolled flowers are also made from the stamped piece of paper. "

I am just bewitched by these beautiful rolled flowers: the stamping inside makes for perfect coordination and just takes the whole project up a notch beyond if they were just solid color, I love! (And did you jot down that marker combo, I'm in heaven!)

Fantastic design, Kary, thank you again! Be sure to leave Kary some love! I *believe* we may even be getting a bonus project from her tomorrow! :)

*How are you liking all the snippets? Figured out whose is whose? ;)


  1. This is stunning! What a wonderful idea, and love how you did the flowers with the same stamp. Too creative for me. :)

  2. She is one truly amazing crafter!! I'm so glad you found her, Mel!! I enjoy her work so much!! GREAT card, as always!!

  3. Kary and Mel, thanks for sharing. This concept would work with so many stamps.
    I've started making my own patterned paper with rolling stamps - such fun to color and embellish each a little differently.

  4. Wonderful card and thanks for the idea for the rolled flowers!

  5. Lovvve those flowers and Kary's card is something wonderful. thanks Mel!


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