Monday, October 12, 2009

Creative Card Crew Scallops Challenge

From The Funkie Junkie
Here is my DT card for this week's challenge at Creative Card Crew. The challenge is to make a card with scallops. My first impulse was to use my Nestabilities, but a couple of weeks ago, I made this card using the Martha Stewart scallop border punch and I really liked the way it came out so I went for it again. The layouts are somewhat the same on the front, but I changed the inside panels.

This is another vintage image from a CD I purchased from It was printed on my home printer on 110# white card stock. I made the frame with my Nesties from the same card stock. I cut two identical frames and glued them together for thickness. I would have preferred
chipboard, but the Nesties don't cut chipboard very well, only the very thinest of chipboards. Once cut and glued, I sponged the edges a bit with Creamy Caramel ink, applied glue to the surface and then spinkled on some chunky glitter. The black velvet floral strip is from Prima as
is the flower. I also applied the chunky glitter to the flower. The flourish is an Inkadinkado stamp and the black pearls are from KaiserCraft. The words 'Mery Christmas' in the upper right are from the same vintage image. I cut them off the section with the little girl and glued them in the upper corner. The word 'Celebrate" is on a piece of pre-decorated chipboard from K&Co. I bought a box of Chirstmas Cheer Chipboard - 55 pieces on after-Christmas sale last year for about $3. I really prefer to make my own embellishments, but these were vintagy and cheap so I grabbed them. The snowflakes on the inside were cut with Cuttlebug dies, sponged and glittered same as the frame. The 'Seasons Greetings' stamp on the inside is from Stampin' Up. I think that about covers it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section.

I have also entered this card into the Bizzy Becs - Creatalicious challenge. The challenge ending on the 15th is to make a creation with the color combination of pink or plum plus burgundy and green. Also to add some sort of fiber such as lace or ribbon.

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

Have a blessed week!


Beautiful Greetings said...

This is gorgeous Linda. I love the Lunagirl images and your layouts compliment those photos beautifully. Good luck in the challenge! I think you have a winner.

brenda said...

Hello Linda

What an absolutely adorable card both inside and out, anyone who receivs that will be very lucky.

B x

Hearts Turned said...

This is just beautiful, Linda! I love everything you did here--I'm such a vintage girl, this really speaks to me!

having a {me} day said...

This is beautiful! Love how your different elements flow together. kxx

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Your card is gorgeous! I love all of the little details.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Linda, well, just when you think it gets no better - you create something so DIVINE as this vintage beauty!! I love the image and the Nesties - so creatively donw with the chunky glitter!! That MS punch is fabulous too - this card is beautiful inside and out!! Linda - I am interested in how you make you own embellishments - they always look so gorgeous - do you do tutorials!?!? Love your work! Thanks for sharing - i love to visit! God bless you!

Bec said...

This is so lovely.. It is going to be so hard to judge this challenge everyones work is just stunning.. Thanks for playing along.. Bec xx

Andie's Space said...

Love the vintage feel to the card, it is so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.

JaYne said...

I just love your cards!

cheryl said...

totally gorgoues such detail and amazing layout too such beautifull papers love cheyrl xxx

mueppi said...

Wow..... Linda
your card is so beautiful and this image is so sweet!
I love it!
Hugs Gisela

Nicola said...

Wowee Linda what an adorable card both inside and out. I do love all your vintage creations and wonderful detail.
Nicola -x-

Simone said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!! I love this card!

Kristen H said...

This is a beautiful card, I love how you photographed all the angles. The vintage image is darling and your really put it together wonderfully!

having a {me} day said...

Oh, fabulous vintage style card! kxx

Paula said...

Wow Linda another absolutly stunning card both inside and out wow.
Paula xxxx

Jaana said...

Stunning card, I absolutely love this!!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog..

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