Wednesday, June 5, 2013

For Dad with Guest Designer Donna K

A Sweet welcome to Donna K! Donna will be joining in our June challenges as a SweetStamps Guest Designer and you'll be able to see her posts here on Wednesdays!

Hello from Eastern, NC! I am Donna K from Created by Donna K and I am honored to be posting as guest designer today for SweetStamps.
Just a quick note about...ME: I've been creating with paper since about 1999.  I started with scrapbooking and quickly found my way to cards and mini albums, which are my favorite. I love the satisfaction of finishing a project in a short amount of time. (even though some cards have taken me HOURS to complete!)

I am the wife of a retired Marine and mom of three adult children and one spoiled Yorkie. Aside from crafting we spend a lot of time cycling, walking and riding our Harley. 

I came across SweetStamps via Facebook and I'm so happy that I did. I love the precise images of their stamps and have even played with the SweetCuts dies recently and they are just so very fun!

I hope that you will play along with this week's Dad challenge and link up your project for a chance to win some amazing SweetStamp treasures.

Now on to my card...

My Happy Father's Day card features a variety of papers and textures. 

My "goal" was to make the silhouette stamp stand out as if it were a vintage photo. I stamped and heat embossed the image in black. I think it shows up nicely on the aged papers.

I used the following goodies from SweetStamps to create this card:
Thank you for stopping by today and thank you so much to Stacey and the talented crew of SweetStamps for having me.

I hope you have a wonderful day today!
~ Donna K


Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done!!! Love the colors and how well you achieved your goal- the image pops right out at you! So glad you are joining us this month- cannot wait to see what you create next!

simply monica said...

Gorgeous card Dana. Thanks for joining us. I love the (not sure how to explain) coloring on the bottom like silohuette

ScrapYourWorld said...

Every little detail is perfect! Congrats on the guest designer gig! Your work is amazing and I'm glad others get to see it!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the shading in the background!

TeresaK said...

So many elements to comment about! I love the silhouette and the touch of burlap and metal and then the soft bow - all adds such interest to this AMAZING CARD!
Great job, my friend!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful layout, I love the variegated coloring on the background with the distressed edges and the various design elements you added including the piercing. It's an Awesome Father's Day card. Thanks for joining us at, looking forward to next weeks design.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a beautiful card!!! I love the colors you used!! Great design! Donna, thank you so much for joining us this month!!

Stacey Adams, said...

Awesome card! So many great elements and I love the colors and distressing with the silhouette image! Lots of great textures too! Thanks for joining us this month as a Guest Designer.

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Fabulous card! Love the distressed edges and how you folded over the corner :)