Monday, April 4, 2011

Stampsmith Birthday RAK's

Happy Monday! Hope your day is going great. Today I have four RAK (random acts of kindness) cards for you. I made the cards for some of ladies in the Stampsmith Yahoo Group. The images are all from The Stampsmith Shop. The first two are made with the Audrey Hepburn Full sheet, the third with the Lucy Sheet, and the last image is from the Shall We Dance Sheet and can be found here. So, here is the lovely Audrey. The first three images were stamped on Glossy White CS with black dye ink. I used some peachy pink CS's and a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

For accents I added some metal disk stickers, ribbon, and tulle.
The second card uses green/yellow CS and another Tim Holtz embossing folder which I picked up over at The Blockheads Store.

Using the direct to paper method, I added the distress ink to the dry embossing. I fussy cut Audrey and added her to the corner of the card.

The third card uses an image from the Lucy Sheet. I used an aqua color scheme here and added some velvet ribbon, yellow ribbon, and tulle.
The last card uses Ballerina 002 from the Shall We Dance Sheet or available in a single. This card is done in white and pink, but the image was stamped on regular CS not glossy. I used 2 ribbons and some more of the metal disks for accents. I stamped a Birthday sentiment on the inside of each card and added this fun saying to the back of the card. This stamp is from Victorine Originals. I think it is cute.

For more Stampsmith inspiration, click over to the Stampsmith Design Blog.

A Few challenges for my Birthday RAK's:

Pile it on: Romantic and fancy

By the Cute and Girly: cute and girly

I did it Creations: Anything goes

Shabby Tea Room: inspiration photo colors shown right.
Corrosive Challenges: Pastels Oh, I guess that's it for me today. This week I will be posting the new Color Combo and Very Vintage for Stamping Vacation. Check back to see my Design team cards. Have a super day! Love ya. Karen


  1. What Beautiful cards! I love the embossing and pretty ribbons!! Thanks for sharing your luvely card with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  2. What a great collection of cards! Wonderful job!

  3. You make such beautiful cards Karen....I love them all. Actually flicked through a mag and saw an Lucy image and I thought of you straight away.

  4. Such pretty cards Karen. Love those images. I had never seen them before. They look really good! :o)

  5. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the Lucy card! I ♥ Lucy! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


  6. I love your cardmaking style! These vintage beauties are outstanding! I'm so fond of Lucy, so that has to be my fav, but I really enjoyed seeing them all!!

  7. wonderful card!
    i love Audrey Hepburn and her movies

  8. Beautiful cards. Truly girly with a great retro feel. I'm sure your friends will love them.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the By the Cute and girly challenge.

  9. All of your cards are beautiful. They bring back a few memories. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  10. I love all your cards!!!! Magnificient work with the images!!!! And your sayingfor the back is just too cool!! Thanks for sharing at By The Cute & Girly this month. Good luck!!

    Tammy xx


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