Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Blue Lace

After making a card on Sunday that I was lukewarm about, today I made a card that I am in love with. The colors and textures are so appealing to my eye. It was a joy to make and I will love looking at it in my studio for the next few days.

I am entering it into Week 10 at the Creative Inspirations Challenge blog. The challenge this week is to make a blue and brown card. I love that color combo and as soon as I read it, I knew I had to make a card using this new blue lace I just purchased last week. To go with the beautiful lace, I had to create a card that was suitably Victorian. Mummmm yummy, that's only my absolute favorite type of card to make. I was in heaven creating and playing around with all the decorative elements for this card.

The top two panels on the front were cut with Oval and Mega Rectangle Nestabilities and embossed on the edges with Cuttlebug Fancy Corners embossing folders. Then I sponged the edges liberally with my favorite Creamy Caramel. The next layer down is split. Half was stamped with the SU Script background stamp in Creamy Caramel and clear embossed. The other half is Cosmo Cricket Gretel DSP which I ripped diagonally. Both are distressed along the edge. The top corner elements were cut with the CB Vintage die and embossed with Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo embossing power.

The inside top panel features two Inkadinkado stamps, plus the SU Script BG stamp. The Ecclesiastes verse is from SU. The bottom panel again features the Mega Rectangle Nestie with the CB embossed corners. The back is also prettied up with more of the same stamps, colors and textures.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Words of Wisdom, Garden Collage and Script, Inkadinkado flourishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Cosmo Cricket Gretel, vellum
Ink: Versamark, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Copic markers to color image on front
Accessories: Nestabilities - Mega Rectangles, Rectangles, Ovals, Cuttlebug and Fancy Corners embossing folder, Vintage dies, KaiserKraft chocolate pearls, SU Pretties Kit, button from Jo-Ann's, Prima paper roses, lace from Lace Heaven, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Power

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Wendy Hall said...

Gorgeous Linda, you did an excellent job!!

LOUISE said...

Awesome card Linda, love it! The image is fab, and the two layers of nesties is great. The colours are just perfect. Thanks for joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge. Louise x

cheryl said...

wow this is stunning thank you for entering into our challange at creative inspirations love cheryl xxxxxxx

Basement Stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love that lace and all the things you do with it.

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Hi Linda, What a lovely card, I just love the lace and soft vintage feel. Thank you for your sweet comments on my page also. It's always nice to see you there. :)

jude said...

Wow stunning Fabulous card Linda ,Love it!Thanks for playing along with creative inspirations challenge blog this week .Good luck

rozzyb said...

Fantastic card, i just love it
hugs rozzy xx

Tracy said...

Stunning card,adore it!!!
Thankyou for joining us over at creative inspirations and goodluck.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

LOL, Yes, I have wanted to toss a card away. I love your 'thenextlevel' challenge card, very nice and exceptional, we would never have known that this card was a 'problem child', LOL Thanks I enjoyed viewing it.

maxine said...

wow fantastic card, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations and good luck.

Carolyn said...

This is a very pretty card Linda! I have been wanting to leave comments on them and just can't seem to keep up sometimes, but want you to know that this and all of your cards are just beautiful!

If you are interested, I have some blog candy up this month. Stop by and sign up. Would love to see you have a chance to win.


Elaine said...

Love this, Linda! Garden Collage is one of my favourite SU sets too.

Sorry I haven't stopped by in forever, but I'm getting all caught up now. :)

crafty amy said...

Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! that blue lace is stunning and I love the way you have done so much work you have done on the whole thing even down to the envelope to match.
Thank you for putting in to join us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

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