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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Willow's Thanks

From The Funkie Junkie

This fortnight's challenge over at Creative Card Crew is to make a distressed card. Oh well, not really a challenge for me - LOL! It's actually my very favorite style of card crafting and later this week, I hope to put together a little tutorial on how I do my distressing.

I really enjoyed putting this card together. I chose the Willow Kneeling image from Whiff of Joy and decided to make another thank you card that would be suitable for a Christmas thank you. The floral and dotted DP is from MME Wild Asparagus collection and the gingham is a digital paper I printed. I am so proud of myself! I didn't have any gingham paper that was a match for the burgundy color so I put the MME paper on my scanner, scanned it and opened it in my PSE7. Then I opened a digital gingham paper and changed its color to match the scanned MME paper. You can't believe how thrilled I was when this experiement actually WORKED - LOL!! It has opened a whole new world of digital papers for me.


The card is built on a 5.5" square of Whisper White. But I thought it was too white so I stamped it with an SU Garden Silhouettes stamp inked with Bordering Blue and Bravo Burgundy which matched the MME paper almost perfectly. I also sponged the edges with Bordering Blue. Next up was a layer of Bordering Blue. The edges are scissor distressed and sponged with Close to Cocoa ink. The Thank You sentiment is from SU's All Holidays set.

Inside, the focal element is two stamps from the new Verve set Thankful Accents, which my sweet daughter (with a whispered suggestion from me) bought me for Christmas - stamped in Bravo Burgundy.


The open panel in the lower inside was stamped with the Garden Silhouettes stamp, again inked in Bordering Blue and Bravo Burgundy. Flowers by Prima, branches from an MS punch and buttons from Foof-a-la. Several Spellbinders dies were also used.


Also entered into:


Quixotic Challenges - Lace
Stamp Something - use a new craft goodie, either brand new or something you have had but never used
Creative Inspirations - Thank You
Bizzy Becs - Creatalicious - Something old (almost everything), something new (Verve stamps inside), something torn (distressed edges), something blue (Bordering Blue CS)
Roses on Paper - Color with your favorite medium - hands down Copics are my fav!
Pile it On - Anything digital - my digital gingham paper that I changed the color on
Crazy4Challenges - Polka dot fun - one of the designer papers I used has polka dots - you can see it better on the bottom interior panel
ABC Challenge - Layering
Corrosive - Use 2 of your favorite things - okay, I used many fav things - distressing, layers, Copics, lace, etc.!

31 comments:

torico said...

Wow! Awesome distressing! I look forward to your tutorial.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

This has to be one of the most gorgeous cards I have seen! Fabulous!

Jane Wetzel said...

wow..I LOVE this look!

Margaret said...

Linda, that is a beautiful card. I love the colors. We miss you over at MLDT.

Sue C said...

Oh wow Linda ! This is beautiful ! I love these colours together and your distressing technique is fabulous. I look forward to the tutorial. Sue C x

Maria Matter said...

holey moley, Linda, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love all these layers and DP!

Blessings, Maria

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is gorgeous Linda! Just saw your card on the CCC challenge and had to come by for a closer look. Love the distressing and the beautiful papers. Lovely coloring and the accents are perfect. :)

Chris said...

Your distressed cards are always wonderful Linda!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good evening Linda, wow what a truly stunning card hunny. YOu had no trouble with the distressing, unlike myself. I really had trouble with this weeks challenge! Love the image you've used too. Hope you have a good week, hugs Linda x

Juls said...

so incredibly beautiful and I love the vintage distressed look! gorgeous work of art! Love it! Hugs Juls

Abby said...

OMG Linda first it was a treat to see your name on the entries then I see your creation and I'm blown away by the absolutely prettiest card ever! Then I read how you printed the gingham paper....wow you are talented! I still haven't ventured into that world but I hope I can come to you for some help when I do:) Thanks so much for joining us at Creatilicious!

Jose said...

This card has the WOW! factor, so much detail, wonderful

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Beautiful!

Thank you for joining in with us at Quixotic Challenges!

scrappyjan said...

OH wow Linda this is just plain STUNNING!!!!!!!! Beautiful work of art!!!
You have won the DT spot for the month of January at Creative Inspriations. I hope you will join us!! CONGRATS!!!
hugs, Janiel

stamprgrl said...

linda, this is gorgeous!
Is this a submission for the PIO DT?

-- dalis

Edith said...

What a lovely card Linda! I love the colors and your distressing technique:)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Linda - this is gorgeous - we are all agreed on that one! I love your image and the feel that you have created for her. The distressing and sponging is gorgeous! You KNOW I love your carda - you are amazing! Thanks for sharing Linda - you inspire and bless me!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Dianne said...

Linda this is probably one of my favorite cards that you have made. I always love looking at yours cards and drooling. This one is fabulous!!

Wendy said...

Super pretty Linda!! Great image and colors!!

Paula said...

Wow Linda this is absolutly stunning just perfect in everyway. Im looking forward to seeing your distressing tutorail.
Paula xxxx

Rosanne said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! This is just GORGEOUS!! LOVE the image and your beautiful accents you've added to her!! Such stuning work!! TFS! HUGS

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Hanne said...

Fantastic card and great distressing:)

Jenny Gropp said...

WOWZERS -- a beauty!!!

Rleen said...

Aloha Linda!
WOW! Your card is stunning! I love the distressing and all the details. Thanks for sharing!
You have a beautiful blog full of inspirations.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Rleen

Bec said...

So sorry on the delay.. Wow this is stunning. thanks for joining us at..BBCC

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous,love your papers and the distressing looks fabulous!!! thanks for joining us at Creatalicious.
xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous card!

kannadyjka said...

Wow, amazing work, Your cards are so elaborated!! Inside of the cards are sooo pretty! Thanks for a lot of inspiration!

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