Friday, May 15, 2009

Shabby Chic Criss-Cross Card


For my second challenge card in a three-card series to use techniques that are new to us, I chose doing a criss-cross card. I have long admired them, but hadn't wanted to take the time to learn the technique. So when my card artists' group issued a challenge to use a technique unfamiliar to us, this is one of the three I chose. (This is my first technique challenge using the colorwash faux bleach technique.)

I wanted to to something girly with some sort of lace or trim on the criss-cross section. I chose Melissa Francis DP and matched up the colors in my Copic coloring and the nosegay of Prima roses.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Inkadinkado, Stampin Up, Papertrey Ink

Ink: Memento Tuxcedo Black, Versamark, Copic markers

Paper: Melissa Francis DP, SU Bashful Blue, Neenah Solar White

Accessories: SU Round Tab Punch, Cuttlebug and Vintage Die (on envelope), trim from Jo-Ann's, K&co. jewel, Prima roses, Stickles, craft foam, scrunched ribbon on front is Chatterbox artsy.licious and on envelope is BasicBasic from Michael's


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5 comments:

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Oh Linda! This card just takes my breathe away! You really did a beautiful job! :)

Abby said...

One of you prettiest cards yet!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Very clever envelope corner with ribbons tied! And btw, I think the "you're a keeper card" turned out really nice. I am going to have to try to give the photoshop digital prints a try after seeing yours.

njburk said...

Linda--Absolutely beautiful projects!Nellie--

Thanks much for being a long time follower of my blog--Ink On My Paws. FYI the photo of the lab is not Sasha but it looks like her.

Anyway---over the weekend I received more then 900 hits due to posting my projects on the Blog Tour for SU! So, I had to let you know that I've got a chance for YOU to win some Blog Candy. Details are posted with my Chelmsford Lion Celebrate card.

Hope you'll check out soon--you have from now through Tuesday to leave a comment.

Best of luck! Nola

http://inkonmypaws.blogspot.com

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Linda!! Love the gorgeous Whiff of Joy image, the colors, and design. Beautiful coloring too!

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