Saturday, May 30, 2009


Hello all;
Well it's time again for another fabulous High Hopes Challenge. This weeks challenge is brought to you by Niki and she has chosen "NO CORNERS".

I couldn't resist using Crissy's beautiful "Big Flower" image again. This time instead of painting it, I have done some Pergamano with it.

It is quite easy to use rubber stamps for Pergamano, all you have to do is stamp the image in black on a piece of photo copy paper and have a pattern to trace. I also used some pieces of different patterns I have to design the rest of the card. This card is done in 3 pieces. The card itself is made from a piece of brown velvet paper. The next layer is traced with copper ink and a mapping pen, the flowers are pierced with a 1 needle tool and the centers are embossed. I stippled the border between the outer 2 copper lines. The 3rd layer, the flower is traced with white Tinta ink and the center and dots is traced in copper. The flower is embossed with a medium embossing tool and both layers are cut out using a 2 split tool. The center of the flower is also stippled...its hard to see but stippling is piercing from the back and on the front areas that are stippled it is rough to the touch. I added some copper beads to the velvet card.

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week, there are some fab High Hopes stamps just waiting to be won.

Before I go, I just have to share a pic with you. Yesterday was my birthday and as some of you know my daughter Chelle has quite a knack for making cakes. This is the cake she made for her Momma. How cute is this!! The lady bug is a cake in itself and all the icing is marshmallow fondant. The main cake was white with seedless raspberry jam in the middle.....I must tell you it was delicious!!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by. Your wonderful comments are truly appreciated....


* all products used in my card were purchased at The Rubber Room and on-line store.


Riet said...

Wowww Karen,what a BEAUTIFUL card.

And so gorgeous creation.

Hugs Riet.x

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Your card is stunning Karen. Wow that cake sure looks yummy too and your daughter is so talented. Happy Belated Birthday and have a great Sunday, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is beautiful, and that cake looks fantastic, lucky you !!!!!! Happy birthday! --Hugs Cindy xxoo

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Lovely job with the flower Karen--your card looks amazing!!
Love the ladybug cake too--your daughter is quite talented!!
Happy Birthday!!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Stunning card. Your daughter's cake is wonderful. What a talent! Happy birthday to you!

Niki Estes said...

Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Hope you had a great birthday!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

STUNNING.............omg so elegant

Shirley said...

Okay, Karen, that is just so elegant and sensational! I need to know how long it takes to do all that. and I am not knocking this at all. What skill it takes. You know how detailed I get. LOLOLOL I must talk with you about this. It is lovely!

Ila said...

Happy Belated Birthday Karen!!!...the cake your daughter made is So Cute!!..she is very talented!!

Your card is Beautiful..So Elegant and a total work of Art!!

Big Birthday Hug!!...Ila

cats whiskers said...

What a fantastic card this is so adore what you have done with that image I am in awe of such intricate work. I also love that ladybug cake sweetie made my mouth water
Hugs Jacqui x

Janette said...

this card is simply magnificent Karen! It screams tutorial too LOL! I would love to know how to do Pergamano- never heard of it. This card must have taken so much time but was worth it let me tell ya. Did you use an ornare template?

Rach said...

wow.. fantastic.x

Anonymous said...

Amazing card Karen, your pergamano is just fabulous!
Love your cake, your daughter is talented!
Carole x

Tasha said...

WOWzer aren your card is so stunning - seriously beautiful.

Lucky you that cake looks awesome, your daughter is very talented. Happy belated birthday wishes - i hope you had a wonderful day
love tasha xx

Tab said...

Wow you have left me speechless with your stunning card! The detailing is divine, I love it! Ooooh and look at that cake, truly fab!
hugs Tab xxx

Bev said...

OMG!!!! Absolutely stunning card sweetie, the work and detail is out of this world!!!!! I have missed blog hopping these past few weeks but am all caught up now so will be visiting again more regularly lol x