Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Green with Pion Designs

I am very very late for the design team samples at this week's Our Creative Corner - my apologies to our hostess Marcy Kaminski and the entire team. It's been a very busy week for The Funkie Junkie with the launch of my new challenge blog Frilly and Funkie, the March release for Artistic Outpost and just general business with my boutique. Finally today I had a chance to finish up the card I started earlier for Marcy's How Green is Your Spring challenge over at Our Creative Corner.

Here's a pretty spring card that I made with the wonderful Pion Designs paper Fairytale of Spring that I am now carrying in my boutique. Love the shades of green which perfectly match Tim Holt's Bundled Sage pad and distress stain which I made liberal use of here. I cut the frame using two TH dies - Vintage Cabinet Card and the Movers and Shapers Mini Cabinet card. I embossed the CS layer of the frame with the Regal Flourishes texture fade and glued it to the frame. I colored the vanilla card stock with my Bundled Sage distress stain, dried it with my heat tool and then sponged the edges with Vintage Photo DI. Then I painted the entire frame with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. LOVE the way it came out.
The flower was made al la Funkie Junkie out of crinoline and tulle, cut with the Tattered Florals and Mini Tattered Florals dies and dyed with Tattered Rose, my FAVORITE shade of pink! I colored a white resin flower with a Copic marker and it matched perfectly!  The leaves were cut with the Tattered Florals die but were a bit large so I cut them down a bit by hand (note to self: order Mini Tattered Florals die for boutique and one for me!)

If you pull the shabby seam binding bow, you will pull out a tag with a sentiment. The cabinet card die is so big for using on cards that there seems to be no room for a sentiment so I tucked in a hidden tag.
I thought this Tim Holtz/Stuff to Say sentiment was perfect, plus it fit the tag perfectly - LOL.  I stamped with with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and clear embossed it.  Then I inked the Fabulous Flourishes stamp up with Bundled Sage and then rocked it a bit on a Vintage Photo pad for a blended color effect, then sponged it with the two colors of distress inks.

How do you like these awesome filigree metal butterflies?  They are new in the boutique and I am just in love with them.  I have a few sets still available and all the filigree metals are 10% off this week through April 5th.  They are normally $3.79 for a set of four (one large/three small) but are on sale for $3.22.

Have you stopped by Our Creative Corner to see what the other designers have made?  Lots of luscious spring greens over there this week - definitely worth your time to check them out!



Products Used:

25 comments:

Leigh said...

Absolutely stunning card, I just love it. I've been and shopped. lol
I love the tag, the way it's tucked inside the frame. Just gorgeous.

Linda Pekrul said...

What a GORGEOUS card. I love how you add the inspirational tag!

Sue said...

It was worth waiting for Linda, it has a beautiful softness to it, and the idea of tucking the Tag behind the frame is very innovative of you.
Your elements always look wonderful.
Smiles:)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...superb card Linda...loVe the Bunny holding the Pussy Willow stamp... and the soft pastle colours just compliment each other so well...Mel :)

Lisa M said...

I must be impatient. I never get crackle to look like that. Every time I see yours, I drool with envy. :) Linda, late or not, it was sooo worth the wait.
Your card is textured to perfection and the secret tag is a brilliant idea! :)

inkypinkycraft said...

This is stunning, just love it! Hugs trace x

Holly said...

I love everything about this card! Who would of thought crinoline for flowers, heading to the craftroom now to dig thru my supplies. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration

Renee said...

Just pulled out my Tattered Rose and Bundled Sage to try the blending technique. The colors are beautiful. Love the whole card.

Nancy Wethington said...

Linda, this is GORGEOUS!

Darlene G said...

What a beautiful and so delicate Easter card. Just love it.

Shelly Hickox said...

Oh my goodness! This is one of the prettiest things I've seen in ages! Love everything about it, especially the pull out tag. Gorgeous card!

MarcyK924 said...

I can't stop staring at this! It's dreamy, Linda! Now I have to get this Pion set! I have no greens. Just love the tag and that green ribbon....oh my! I hope you enjoyed the challenge, I do love green! Hugs, Marcy

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW so many wonderful effects here. I love this card a lot. Your super design talents definitely shows thru here. Thanks for sharing.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Linda, I love love the spring green and the rabbit is lovely. Such a soft feel to this , love it and your flower is stunning. Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

Just stunningly incredible!!!! I love the peek a boo tag...fab idea, and these colors are marvelous!!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I am luvin' this, so pretty and again all the deets!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Linda ! I do so love those butterflies ! The crackle is fantastic and the image is fab too ! Sue C x

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh how I LOVE this...you do so much in one project!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh how I LOVE this...you do so much in one project!!!

Kristin said...

OMG Linda - this is so incredibly gorgeous! I love the frame with that is cracked - such a cool effect - and the FLOWER - *amazing*! As always, you impress! Have a great weekend!

lainey said...

this is soooo yummy!! lainey x

Starr said...

Linda, what a beauty you've created. The flower is wonderful as is your gorgeous bow! Great fussy cutting and lovely paper! Thanks for joining us at TSTR this week!
Hugs,
Starr

Vickie said...

Beautiful spring card! I am in love with it!

Greta said...

Wowzer! Incredible art work!

Wendy said...

Hi Linda, this is soooo gorgeous!! I love the flowers, beautiful! new follower to your blog. xo Wendy

Blog Widget by LinkWithin


I changed my font at thecutestblogontheblock.com