Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Fragrance of a Rose

I found a pad of decorative tags from K & Co, and decided to use one for this card. It had a combination of wording, newsprint, and stitching in the design.  I started with a beige card base and added a layer of light teal cardstock that I stamped with CC043 Cover-a-Card Roses from Impression Obsession, using Brilliance Beige ink.  I used the ends of the decorative tag and layered them on dark brown cardstock that I cut out using Spellbinders’ Grand Label 4.  I stamped IO’s C4486 Peony in raspberry ink onto the tag ends.  I felt kind of silly because when I looked at this stamp I must not have looked close enough because I really thought it was a rose.  Oh well, it still looked nice.

For the sentiment I used C1380 Fragrance, also from Impression Obsession.  I stamped it in raspberry on cream cardstock, cut it out with Spellbinders’ Labels 18, and sponged the edges with Linen Distress Ink.  I layered this on a piece of beige cardstock, cut out with Spellbinders Labels 9 and sponged with dark brown Stazon ink.  I added this to the card with foam tape.

For embellishment I added some pink and beige pearls and teal paper roses that I purchased at Michael’s.  Then I used some seam binding that I dyed and wrapped it around the card and added a bow.
E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Impression Obsession Challenge - Any Impression Obsession Stamps/Any Occasion
Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Newspaper
Totally Stampalicious Challenge – Anything Goes
Stamp Something Challenge – Favorite Embellishments (Flowers, Pearls, and Ribbon)
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #65 – Focus on the Sentiment
Phindy's Place Challenge #64 - Doubling Up
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #77 – Stitching
All Sorts Challenge Week 113 – Free and Easy July
Aifactory Challenge #087 – Layers
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #90 – Punch or Die


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card E Marie, the papers, colours and design are all beautiful ! :-) I love the dyed ribbon and embelies too ,, perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Tine said...

Hi Marie. Love the muted tones & shapes - and a great card. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

Mary said...

Hi Marie! Just looked at your picture and realize I know you! Love your card! Love the layers, embellishments and how you used the tags. Thanks for entering Art Impressions Challenge #25! Hope you win!!
AI design team

Shirley said...

Wow, E., what a beautiful vintage look. I actually think the peony stamp does pass as a rose! A really pretty card with the die cuts and your color combination is lovely too! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

JanR said...

Very lovely and romantic looking! Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory!

JanR - AiF dt

Sandra said...

This is stunningly beautiful:) Sandra H

Deloris said...

So pretty! Love all the little details! Thanks for joining us at the Art Impression challenge. Hope to see you again next week.

Kat said...

Gorgeous card. I love the muted colours and the vintage feel, really pretty. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Julie Hoffman said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

Lou Mac said...

This is gorgeous! I love the sentiment and the colours you've used on the project!

Thanks for joining us over at Senitmental Sundays for our 'Focus on the Sentiment' challenge this week. Good luck.

xo, Lou Mac.

Cheryl said...

Such a beautiful, vintage feeling card!

Thank you for joining our “Focus on the Sentiment” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Nancy said...

Very, very pretty!!!
Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Mummylade said...

what an elegant card! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

bettand said...

This was really beautiful. Love the colours and the design. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week and good luck. Hope to see you again next week for another challenge;)

Calypso's Crafts said...

This is a gorgeous card and I really like how you thought outside of the box and created the card with tags!!! Perfect idea...and what a beautiful sentiment.

Thanks for joining us over at Senitmental Sundays for our 'Focus on the Sentiment' challenge this week.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so pretty - that's a wonderful layout and you can't go wrong with patterns from K&Co. That's a lovely sentiment too! So happy you shared it with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

kurlygirl said...

This is really beautiful! I love the colors and the vintage look and that sentiment is fabulous! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Focus on the Sentiment Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!


Cath said...

Hey Marie! Thanks again for linking up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)