Simon Says Stamp “What are you known for?” Challenge

Simon Says Stamp issued a wonderful challenge this week: What are you known for?” The task was set to create something that reflects your crafting style. I had to really think about this. For days. I do a lot different types of creating, both in and out of the studio. I love to craft with paper, ink, dies, metal, stamps and odd bits and bobs. But I also like to create canvases, memory books, and altered art. Outside the studio, I love to cook and bake. I love to write. I keep a journal. I even sew (a little). But after thinking and thinking and thinking I decided that the thing I am most known for is making cards. Even though I enjoy all the other things I mentioned above, in my heart of hearts, I am a card maker. ( One of these days, I’ll write a post about why I think it is important to send cards, notes and letters to the people we care about.

Here’s the card I decided to submit to this challenge:005 (2)

It contains many elements that I include in my cardmaking. I like to mix and match papers from different companies. Here, I’ve used Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections with a paper from a My Mind’s Eye collection. I like the way they go together. This card also has lots of layering:
004 (2) The image of the woman is very dimensional in real life. You can see that a little bit in this photo. Basically, you use sections of an image, layer them with foam tape and instead of having a flat, one-dimensional focal, you have a focal that really pops. I also like to add embellishments from unexpected sources:
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These are glass kitchen tiles that my sister salvaged for me. I have stamped on them with Staz-On Jet Black ink and used Glossy Accents to adhere them to the card base.

I have only a little stamping on this particular card. The greeting on the front, the stamping on the tiles, and the interior greeting are the only stamped images.
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I’m known for finishing the inside of my card almost as thoroughly as I do the outside. I often line the envelope as well, just to tie everything together.

So, what are you known for in your crafting? I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading my little blog. Your comments mean the world to me.

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9 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp “What are you known for?” Challenge

  1. Vicki Chrisman

    Very cool! So fun to scoll thru your work and a peek in to your life 🙂 yay for having a blog girl!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Oh, Vicki, you just made my day! Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. You’ve been such an inspiration to me! Hugs!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      The image is taken from a painting by Alphonse Mucha. He was known for his art nouveau and painted the most gorgeous ladies. His work is so beautiful, one could hardly go wrong.

  2. Dan

    What a lovely card. I dimensionality of the focal image is very arresting, and what a great use of discarded glass tiles! Thanks for joining us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  3. Ann Schach

    Kathy, you continue to amaze me! Every single thing you create is a masterpiece! The layering on this card is phenomenal. What am I known for in my crafting? I don’t think I am known for very much. My cards are pretty normal cards, except I do like to add pearls.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Ann, if I had to state what you are known for in your crafting, I would say “pearls, elegance and beautiful bows.” I love your work!

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