Thursday, September 20, 2012

Reading Glasses

 **Please, do scroll down for The Craft's Meow post!**
(I designed one of the sets being debuted today!)


So happy that Carbon Copied is back! (If you are unfamiliar with this fun little adventure, click the badge on my sidebar or click here --->) I thoroughly enjoy working with every designer, the emails going back and forth to choose our favorite sets that we have in common, to pick a grand challenge that we love and then to schedule a post on the same day.

Today I have the extreme pleasure to work with Laurel, from Paper Crafts by Laurel! Gosh, she is just a sweetie, so talented, and I adore watching her videos (I live vicariously through her haul videos!) We both are showcasing Clear to See by Lawn Fawn and participating in the Lawnscaping Challenge, a challenge Laurel founded and nurtured for it to become a success and one of my favorite challenges around! This time around Lawnscaping is asking for participants to use text in their projects.


I chose a few various text themed paper in different shades and styles, cut them in strips and then adhered them to the card base. I grabbed a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's On the Mend Set, because I thought it was a perfect compliment for the handmade embellishment of glasses from Clear to See (I'm calling them reading glasses today! So many ladies at my work utilize these little treasures and half the time I think they'd be lost without them!) A button, some May Arts Burlap String and a punched heart finish the look. The glasses do have a touch of glossy accents for the lenses.

Please be sure to stop by Laurel's Blog to see her take on the Lawnscaping project using Clear to See by Lawn Fawn!

34 comments:

Lynnette said...

Karen this is awesome, love how you used the set and incorporated the text. So glad to see the Carbon Copied return:)

~amy~ said...

wahooooo...so happy to see this feature back in action! Such a fab card...love the strips of texty goodness and the glasses!

Kelly said...

Love those layers! Cute way to use the glasses!

Lynn said...

Oh fabulous...love how you tucked the heart and button behind those sweet little glasses!

Rochelle said...

I truly enjoy this feature and can't wait to see the next one! Love the card and the text layers! So clever how the glasses are kind of like a little embellie!

Laurel said...

Cute card, love those glasses!

Annette said...

love how you used the strips of DP...and those glasses are cool...great card.

BabyBokChoy said...

fun spectacles!!! adorable card :)

Barb said...

Wonderful design with the patterned paper, Karen! Love the fun glasses!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh so fabulous, I love the strips of text.

Sherry Eckblad said...

love your card and those sweet glasses are the perfect touch. I bought that set awhile back and am still trying to find a way to use it and thanks to you, I think I have.

Wendy said...

Wow! loveley card...love the stripes of text.

Melissa Shea said...

Only you could do a cluster of embellies with glasses! So cute. I love all the pattern strips too.

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful work Karen~I love the strips of paper.

Jingle said...

Very pretty!

Virginia L. said...

So awesome! What a fabulous rendition using the LF stamps!

Megan Aaron said...

love this!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great way to use up scraps! Love this for the text challenge!!! Those glasses are adorable!

Rose said...

i am loving those glasses :)
*i would be lost without my computer glasses!!! lol

artfuldelight said...

Super cute card! Heading over to Laurel's blog to check out her card. :-)

Piali said...

YAY!! Missed Carbon Copied!!
FAB take on the text challenge!!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beautiful card Karen!
I'm happy to see Carbon Copied back too ;-))

yyam said...

Such a sweet card! Love the layers of patterns, the cluster and all the white space at the top. Nicely done Karen! :)

jen said...

LOVE the text strips- what a fun creation & love seeing what you've both created! :)

Lynnda said...

fab and way too cute Karen... i'm loving it too.... totally hugs...xoxo

Alice Wertz said...

love teh beautiful color combo and design. fabulous card, Karen!

Aimes said...

Super texty card! Love the cluster of embellies - so sweet!
Hugs!
x

Lisa said...

Lovin all of the fun patterns and those too cute for words specks!!

Bethany S. said...

cute! I love how well you did all the layers!

laurelbeard said...

Karen, it was such an honor to do this with you! Honestly, I was so touched that you asked me, little 'ole me! Your card is fantastic! Love all the text strips and the glasses! And that little texty heart button is fantastic! This is just flat out AWESOME!

Jen W. said...

Glad to see Carbon Copied again! Love the glasses layered with the button and heart. :)

Joe Shien Shien said...

woo-hoo..fabulous card...love everything on it..beautiful patterned paper combo; the layering heart, button and glasses on the side; the twines.. Thank you for playing along with us at Lawnscaping..

Elena said...

oh, I love this! the different colors and text styles are so great together! love the glasses, heart, and button combo too! thanks for playing along with us at lawnscaping!

Yainea said...

Gorgepus card! Love your vintage choice of colors and the lovely group of elements :) Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!