Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Entry for the BFC 2012 Stamp Aloha Cardmaking Contest

Hello, hello dear crafty friends.  
 
Today, I want to share this easel card I made and entered recently for the Ben Franklin Crafts "2012 Stamp Aloha Card Contest."  We had to use an image by either Sister Stamps, Dandelion Design, or Rubber Stamp Plantation.   I chose "Mariko" by Sister Stamps because she's one of my faves and I just LOVE her pose.  So "kawaii" (cute).
 
For this card, I used the "Floral Circle" die by Memory Box, washi paper including Mariko's kimono which I paper-pieced, Copics, Spellbinder dies, laser cut sentiment from Island Scrapbooking, flowers by  Wild Orchid and All Natural Accent, leaf die by Spellbinder, leaf punch by Punch Bunch, Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, distress ink, pearls by Kaiser Crafts, ribbon, and a bead charm that I made.
 

Here's a close-up of the flowers I couldn't resist splashing on.....

And another close-up.....

A  HUGE CONGRATS to all the winners.  It's amazing what they and everyone else created.  They totally inspire me.

If you'd like to see all the entries, visit Ben Franklin Crafts Hawaii on Facebook.  Thank you also to Ben Franklin Crafts for putting on this super fun contest.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenge - "Challenge 54 - Add a Sentiment"
Love to Create - "Challenge 34 - Anything Goes"
Simply Create Too - "Challenge 22 Anything Goes"

Thank you very much for stopping by and hope you all HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!  :-)


 

20 comments:

Creative M said...

A very!Very!Beautiful card!Just Lovely!Good luck!!TFS
Migdalia

Lynn said...

Oh wow! Your card is really good and should win in my opinion (even though I haven't seen any of the other entries). I love your trademark flowers and beaded dangle bow.

Chris (catt871) said...

This is so pretty!!! I love the vibrant colours!!!! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create this week!
Hugs,
Chris

eva said...

so pretty! i entered too but didn't win! there's always next year.

Kathy Dinh said...

Such an awesome card! I don't know why I never thought of the lay out...LOL

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Karen
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and paper's thankyou for joining us this week at BEARLY MINE CHALLENGES
Hugs Dianne xx

Cindy said...

Your card is so beautiful. I like all the details on the card.
This is a winner card....what was the judges thinking....

Cindy said...

Your card is so beautiful. I like all the details on the card.
This is a winner card....what was the judges thinking....

coops said...

so gorgeous karen.stunning shape and image and i love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Colleen said...

Your card is awesome! I took a peak at the other card entries and I think by far yours has the most detail and looks the best. Yours is definitely a winner in my book. :)

Eileen Ng said...

Your cards are always a delight to look at! I hope you win! Hope everything is great!

Leanne said...

Pretty Karen!! i love all the colors and flowers!

Loves Happy Hour said...

This is so cute!! I love everything!! Great job!!

Mary J said...

Oh that is soooo sweet, Karen!!

Mimi said...

beautiful card!! love all the details and flowers! it's a winner in my book! have a great day! ;D

Crafty and Green said...

Absolutely Darling! Love this Image!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! Come Back and Play with us again really soon!

Many Blessings,
Tina

maryr917 said...

I love easel cards and I think this is a fabulous one-your sweet little "mariko" image is precious-her outfit is perfectly paper pieced-

Marie said...

Very cute and lovely. Thanks for joining us in our sentiment challenge at the BMC challenges this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

tiggertastic said...

i just adore your colour combination
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

Designing for:

Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

SuiLan said...

This is a sweet card and I love all the cute details!