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Saturday, February 19, 2011

An Act of Kindness


Good Saturday morning to you!  I hope you will enjoy a lovely weekend.  I'm excited to bring you my challenge card for Our Creative Corner this week because I was also able to work in two other wonderful challenges, which I'll tell you about further down the post.  We have a really cool challenge for you this week.  Our hostess, Sarah Gough, has challenged us to use a sentiment stamp repeatedly to create a background for our card.  I had to search through my stamps to find just the right one for the background I had in mind and came up with the See With the Heart (retired) set from Stampin' Up! - an oldie but goodie in my mind.  

I should have taken a photo of the panel before I covered it all up because it came out really pretty and as usual, I did cover up all the beauty.  On Kraft, I stamped the sentiment, "An act of kindness is long remembered", in Memento Tuxedo Black and then I inked a small Inque Boutique stamp with my SU markers in Handsome Hunter and Real Red and stamped it in between where I stamped each sentiment.  Then I ink distressed the edges with Vintage Photo and then misted it with my homemade Perfect Pearls glimmer mist.  I used two Tim Holtz Texture Fades to do the dry embossing - Notepaper and Patchwork.  I just got the SU gold glass glitter this week so of course I had to use it around the edge of the die cut tag I created with a Spellbinders label die.  The sentiment was a freebie from Sentimental Sundays, Ann Vento's challenge blog.  I also used a rubber stamp Ann designed for Whimsey Stamps called Classified Ads.  The tag die used was also from Spellbinders and the butterfly die is from SU.  I made the flower with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die out of unbleached coffee filters that I randomly smeared with Riding Hood Red ink and edged with Vintage Photo distress ink.  That's the dets on this card.  I hope you will stop over at Our Creative Corner to see what the rest of the team has made.  And try to play along - it's really a fun challenge.  

Okay, so back to the other challenges.  While I was updating my challenge listing on Thursday, I noticed that the Play Date Cafe and CASE Study were collaborating on their challenges this week.  So I made this card to fit those two challenges too.    Here is the inspiration photo with the colors for the Play Date challenge.  The CASE study this week is to CASE the work of Eva Dobilas and this is her gorgeous card that is up for casing (please note that this is NOT MY CARD - IT IS THE CASE SAMPLE).  Thanks a bunch for stopping by today.  I hope you are inspired to make some art this weekend!




Other Challenges Entered:
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - Make Your Own Embellishment (handmade flower)
Crazy4Challenges - Use Dies
Drunken Stampers - To Die For

37 comments:

Oliva said...

Oh...Linda! Your card is gorgeous! What is not to love?! I could never come near at making a card like yours...

Sharon said...

Linda, I just love your card! And what a wonderful idea on the coffee filters! You put alot of work and thought into your card, and it really shows! Its gorgeous!

Lori Rider said...

So pretty, Linda - your stamped background is gorgeous! Love the beautiful tag and all your fab embellishments. Stunning!

Sue C said...

Well I would never have thought of using coffee filters for my flowers ! Fantastic idea ! Beautifully put together, as usual Linda. Sue C x

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! Love the flower and really like the sentiment. So sweet!

Julie Ranae said...

Absolutely terrific card, Linda! Fits both challenges perfectly for sure! It's great to have you along with us for the 'combined grind' challenge at The Play Date Cafe!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

My, My, very pretty--love the way you tied the butterfly with the bakers twine.

Marjie K said...

This is just gorgeous! I was taking it all in when I realized what you did with the red piece. I love the way you used the folder so subtly... may steal that idea! I am so happy to have found you from your comment on my blog. I will definitely be back.

angelwhispers said...

A really stunning card!!

Its colours and detail are all just so beautiful!! Love Chanelle xxx

Kristin said...

I am in LOVE with that flower and the texture on that tag - YUM! Fabulous card Linda - as always your creations are beautiful. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog today!

Sarah Gough said...

Totally gorgeous, that sentiment made a beautiful background Linda! great choice!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card, wonderful attention to detail. Gorgeous flower and I love the embossed card. Tracy Evans x

Tracey said...

Beautiful detail and card!!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Sue said...

Once again you have created a great card, there are so many wonderful elements to look at. As you were describing the card I had to keep scrolling up to look at it. You have cased the card beautifully for the challenge linda.
Smiles:)

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful Linda! Love that tea-dyed look and the fabulous paper and flower! What a great idea with the filter! Thanks for playing along with us at both the Play Date Cafe and CASE Study challenges!

lotte chew said...

WOW WOW WOWWW!!! this is gorgeous!!!

Lori said...

Wow! Both of the cards are just gorgeous Linda! I love that label die on the first, and I don't know how you do it, covering up those wonderful backgrounds...lol..that's my biggest downfall, but really, all those layers make the whole piece.

Vicki B. said...

Over the top gorgeous Linda!!! I soooo love your vintage style!! I can look at your cards forever and this one is no exception, such fabulous attention to detail!!!

Terry said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the fabulous details you incorporated on both! Wonderful!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card with lots of lovely detail!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Ah, shabby goodness after my own heart! I also wish you had taken a photo of th background before you covered most of it but I think I get it!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, just love your big flower and the texture you added to the piece behind and the scalloped edge!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hi Linda- this is such a wonderful card! I love how you incorporated the twine...very cool! Hope you have a great week :)

Elisa said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i love it
hugs

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm in love with that background paper you've used: it's romantic and festive. THanks for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Lorraine A said...

oohh wow !!! this is just stunning Linda !!! gorgeous card ,,, everything is fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Katie said...

Awesome card!
Thanks for playing on Pixie Cottage this week! :)

Sadilla said...

wonderful card!
thanks for sharing at the pixie cottage
hugs
sadia

Tanya R said...

This is jaw droppingly gorgeous! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya

Sharon said...

STUNNING! You've left me totally speachless Linda. (That doesn't often happen).
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.
Sharon xx

Mandy said...

Stunning cards Linda, your flower is fabulous, I love everything.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our "make your own embellies" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Ruby said...

Ooh beautiful!!! I just love all of the detail, so so pretty! Thanks for playing along us in our combined challenge with the Play Date Cafe and CASE Study!

Jaclyn Miller said...

great combination of textures - love everything that is going on here. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

You put so much work into your cards, it's another amazing piece of art! I truly love it!!! Thank you for joining us for our special challenge this week!

Jean Martin said...

WOW Linda! Talk about vintagey goodness! So glad you could join us at CASE Study Challenge this week! :)

Wendy Janson said...

Wow, Linda! Lots of cool things put into this lovely card. I love all the embossing you've done. It's given the project great texture as well as the stitching. Love the sentiment and die cut. Just lovely!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Wow! I love this! And I love that japanese saying/proverb! It's one I go around remembering after I heard it for the first time about a year ago.

Happ Sunday!
Hugs, Hege

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