Thursday, March 18, 2010

C is for Cat, of course


Hello and welcome again to Fabulous Friday with Sugar Creek Hollow. Friday is the day that the design team all posts their challenge cards PLUS you can go to the website and pick up your Fabulous Friday Freebie. I am having SO much fun with these vintage flash cards that have recently been released. You can buy them on the Sugar Creek Hollow site. A-D are just $5. So now I am up through C and this one I just fell in love with. I think it is something about the color combo - the rose and green are so pleasing to my eye. This sheet of DP is called Baby's Breath by Fancy Pants Designs. I have only one sheet of it and I used about a quarter of it on this card. I wish I had bought a couple of sheets so I had some in reserve.

To make the flash card, I started with the digital vintage cat image that I got free from the Graphic Fairy's website. I reduced the opacity then digitally paper pieced it onto the flashcard, printed it, trimmed it out and sponged it liberally with Creamy Caramel (my favorite distress ink color). Then I roughed up the edges with my scissors and sponged it some more, this time with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The vanilla panel was embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder and sponged with Creamy Caramel, then die cut with a Spellbinders die. It was layered over a Mellow Moss panel that I had stamped with the Script BG stamp inked with Vintage Photo and likewise distressed with the same ink. A bit more scissor/Vintage Photo distressing around the edges of the other panels, a little stitching, ribbon, lace, linen thread and a button topped off the tag. Then I added some Prima flowers and a pretty silver colored bead cap and the card was finished and ready to photograph.

Now it's time to check out the rest of the design team's offerings. Hope you will take time to stop by their blogs:

And don't forget to stop by Sugar Creek Hollow. Tracy has some brand new releases available now. And, of course, the Fabulous Friday Freebie is just waiting for you to pick it up!

Blessings,

Challenges Entered:

The Shabby Tea Room #1 - Elegant Shabby - colors pink, cream, red, brown & green
Frosted Designs - Think Spring, use a flower on your card
Stamp Something - Distressing

18 comments:

Chris said...

Do love the alphabet cards!

Donna Moore said...

This is just absolutely fabulous! I love everything about this, you rock these alphabet cards!

Primitive Paper said...

Super Fabulous. Love you color choices for this one.!

{raisingAlexis} said...

awesome card!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! so many fabulous elements! Hugs Juls

Debbie said...

So pretty! Love that embossed design that you punched out!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM! I look forward to seeing your design next week with our new challenge :)

Sue C said...

I love what you're making with the alphabet cards. The colours are are gorgeous and of course the distressin is fabulous ! Sue C x

marsha said...

This is such a fabulous card! I love these cards and this is a great design!

Hugs,
Marsha

HappyCrafter said...

All I can say is WoW! Wonderful card, so much detail an neat little bits to catch the eye.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card!

Erin... said...

So pretty!!! The stitching, the layout,the colors, it's all perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something this week!

Sharon said...

Fabulous card Linda. The cut work is beautiful and your distressing is superb (as always :) 0.
Thanks for joining us at the Frosted Designs Challenge.
Sharon xx

Tasha said...

Wow this is stunning. Fab design and love the cat card
love tasha xx

stephanne said...

This is fabulous, you funkie junkie you!!! I love the colours together, so lush and the kitty tag and image are beautiful!!! LOVE what you have done with the ribbon and button, seeing your handywork makes me feel like maybe, just maybe, I could learn to use buttons too!! Hope you are having a fabulous week!!! I've signed up to follow you, don't want to miss a thing!!
Stephanne

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful card! Love the layering, love that fun C card, love the border punching! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at The Shabby Team Room

JeanFB said...

This card is fabulous! So many wonderfully creative touches!!

Maria Matter said...

so so pretty, love all the beautiful details you've added! fabulous Linda!!
Blessings, Maria

Denise said...

What a wonderful card. I smiled immediately upon seeing it! Thanks so much for joining us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

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