Saturday, August 15, 2009

OCCC Inspiration Challenge/DT Call

I made this card for the inspiration challenge (last week's challenge) over on Our Creative Corner both for the challenge and to apply for a design team spot. The challenge was "In rural communities, it is almost time for harvest". Autumn is my very favorite time of the year so it wasn't difficult for me to jump right in and come up with a fall inspiration.

While blog surfing, I found several other challenges that this card fits so I am also entering it into:
Stamping for the Weekend - days gone by (vintage)
Stampin' B's - use two die cuts
Daring Cardmakers - use lace

The main image is from Artistic Outpost's Bluebird set. I have used it before, but never as the focal point for a card so I was happy to have such a great showcase for it. I created two tags using the Mega Rectangles Nestabilities. The bottom tag says "harvest blessings".

I normally would have used brown as the accent color, but I purchased this beautiful black crocheted lace from Flourishes recently and it was calling out to me for this card. So the accents are done in black and I love the way it looks. The bottom panel is stamped and clear heat embossed with the SU Filagree stamp. The DSP is from My Mind's Eye. I only had one sheet so I have been hoarding it - saving it for a really terrific fall card. The panel the bow is attached to was cut with the Mega Rectangles and the corners were embossed with the Cuttlebug Fancy Corners embossing folder and brayered with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I very carefully masked off all areas of the card except just want I needed to roll ink over. I carried that technique throughout the whole card. The card stock is scissor distressed along the edges. The edges of the layers and elements have been sponged with both Creamy Caramel and Ranger Vintage Photo ink. The word "harvest" was computer generated with the Metallic Avacodo font - love that font!! It's messy, like an old time typewriter. The chipboard B is a Cuttlebug alphabet - Olivia, which I actually get quite a bit of use out of. The inside of the card carries the same papers and theme. The sentiment is from SU's Happy Harmony set, one of my favorites.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Bluebird by Artistic Outpost, Filagree, Happy Harmony and Wonderful Words by SU and the filagree on the bottom tag is by My Minds Eye
Paper: SU Very Vanilla and Basic Black, MME 29th Street Market collection
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories: Clear EP, Cuttlebug Fancy Corners Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Mega Rectangles and Circles. Ribbon from Jo-Ann's, Black crocheted lace from Flourishes, Tim Holtz trinket pin, bird charm is from Petals a Plenty, sewing machine, mini clip from SU

Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.


Anonymous said...

Linda I'm loving this vintage creation! I hope you get the DT spot it would be well deserved my friend. Thank you so much for always taking the time to visit my blog and leaving a comment. I sincerely appreciate it...Abby:)

Beautiful Greetings said...

Oh Linda that is gorgeous! I really hope you win the spot, you really deserve it, especially with cards this beautiful. Amazing job!

Keryn Campbell said...

Wow! I love the way the inside of your card is an extension of the outside.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, Linda:O) Love the two tags, and the image is so cute. The ribbon is very pretty, beautiful layout. Great take on the vintage challenge.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

PS. Good luck on the DT call:)

Janice said...

Oh I love this card, great style and you have managed to get so much onto your card without it looking cluttered. Off to become a follower now :)

Kathy said...

welcome to the DCM, i hope that now you've found us you'll join in more of our challenges

librariane said...

Really neat embellishments--your lace is quite pretty. I also like the color scheme you used.

Juls said...

this is just soo stunning!! gorgeous! I love it!

Vicki said...

Hiya Linda, wow!!! this is amazing and such a fantastic take on our "Vintage" theme. I love the layout, colours and how you've decorated the inside too. Thank you for taking part with this weeks SFTW challenge, good luck xx vicki xx

Donna said...

Fabulous vintage card Linda, love the colors you've used and the stitching all around the card and that lace looks fantastic, nice contrast to the oranges. The inside looks just as good too.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
Donna xx

artfulstampin said...

WOW! What a beautiful card, I love all the details and the colour scheme, and that black lace is just scrumptious!

Kimmi said...

Beautiful vintage card. the image is fabulous and that black lace - well how could you resist! Lovely touches with the accents and the stitching is great!

Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. We hope you had fun and that you join us again soon. Good Luck.


Vanja said...

Stunning card! Gorgeous paper and lace. I love the ribbon and the image.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

crafty amy said...

Brilliant card and I am glad you went for blck as I makes the card really pop.
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.
X Amy X

Jennifer Meyer said...

What an amazing card Linda - the detail and layout are gorgeous! I LOVE the stitching and vintage design!

Enjoy your weekend & thanks for playing applying for the OCC Design Team! Hugs, Jennifer :)

maxine said...

Wow this is a fantastic Linda.

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