Saturday, February 11, 2012


Good morning friends!  I'm back today to share a shabby little card that I made for the Best Friend challenge over at Our Creative Corner.  Our hostess with the mostess this week is again Sharon Wheet and she wants us to make a card for our best friend and include a flower, which can be hand made, store bought or stamped.

I was SO excited to get my hands on these shabbilicious designer papers from Pion Designs in Sweden.  The papers I used here are from the From My Heart II 6x6" collection.  And I am so excited to share with you that several different paper sets from Pion Designs will be available beginning Wednesday in my Etsy shop.  I purchased 4 different Pion Designs collections for the Etsy shop.

Now, I will tell you I made a "mistake" on the card.  It's missing a normal layer.  I always put a layer of card stock between the base and the design layer.  But unfortunately I cut the design layer paper just a tad too large and I had already stitched on the post card before I discovered it so I couldn't cut it down any more.  So I stamped on the base layer and then offset the design layer to give it a little more dimesion, but it still looks a little flat to me.

The designer paper and the post card are both part of the paper set, as is the sentiment "To a dear friend".  They are all scissor distressed and sponged with Creamy Caramel (retired SU) ink.  I dyed lace from my Etsy shop in coffee and used it along the bottom edge of the post card.  The darling little Venise lace heart is hand painted with a rosy shade of dye and the crinoline flower was dyed with Tattered Rose distress stain and cut with both the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Mini Tattered Florals dies, both of which will be back in stock in my shop on Wednesday.

The sentiment element was made with a piece of the white burlap I sell in the shop and the sentiment cut out of the paper pack.  I gave it a shabby, tattered freehand cut. The tiny tribud appliques started out white and I hand painted them with Tattered Rose distress stain.

Oh, and I used my Viva Decor Pearl Pen to make the pearls on the mini clothes pin.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my post.  I sincerely appreciate your comments.  And I hope you will stop by Our Creative Corner to check out the wonderful samples by our fabulous design team!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


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20 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

OMG this is soooooo beautiful. Truly from the heart I think
Dot x

Leigh said...

Oh my goodness.....I'm drooling over those gorgeous papers and I just love this card. Linda, you do such fabulous work. I'm off to shop. rofl

inkypinkycraft said...

Such a beautiful card with lvely soft colours, great! Hugs trace x

May said...

Beautiful card, your paper choice Linda is adorable, I love your creations, Happy weekend, Hugs May x x x x

Nancy Wethington said...

Linda, this is gorgeous. Love the detail with the flower and the pearls on the clothespin. So much inspiration in this one small project!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

This is an OMG breathtaking card. Of course your layout, layers are wonderful, and your papers reflect the "Vintage Beauty".It is gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sharon said...

I am always in awe over your beautiful work! The amount of attention to detail really stands out! and that pattern paper is to die for! I love the font on the sentiment tag, as well as the background script, very elegant! and of course those gorgeous flowers you make. Just stunning!

The Wired Angel said...

Oh my word.. this is stunning. I'll be your best friend, Linda!!

Always love your creations. Thanks for the inspiration. Peggy x

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so beautiful-love the texture of the flower

Anita Houston said...

Fabuloso!!! Vintage deliciousness!!!

MarcyK924 said...

THOSE PAPERS!!! Shabby awesomeness!! This card is calling my name - that flower is like a ballet tutu. :)

Darlene G said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to get some of that scrumptious paper.

Sue said...

Hello Linda
This is what you do magnificently!!! As soon as I saw the theme for this week, I knew how you would create your card, and you did not disappoint.
To create a soft feeling to any card one needs to understand colours and their symbolic meanings; Pink of course is warm, romantic and optimistic, so you feel good, by combining the warm neutral and soft cream it enhances the impact.
Then you add texture, it is all so perfectly formed to create a beautiful card.
Smiles:)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Linda, this is pretty in pink with all of the most fantastic details! Your style is second to none, my friend! Just beautiful! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Big hugs! :)

Kathy said...

Perfection! Your attention to detail always amazes me -I would love to take on line classes from you.

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...Linda, this card is amazing!
There are so many inspirational details on this beautiful card.

Candy C said...

Beautiful card, Linda. You have such a way with delicate, feminine things. Lovely flower and layering of laces and papers. Just beautiful! <3 Candy

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Linda this is exceptionally beautiful, the soft colours, the papers, the heart and flower, wow, this is amazing.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Irene said...

Hi Linda

Oh my word your card is just beautiful and gorgeous. I love the delicate colours and stunning papers they are so beautiful.
luv
irene
xxxx

Sue A said...

This is so beautiful! I love your work and the layers and embellishments - dreaming of creating something minutely like it (I wish!) xxx

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