Monday, July 4, 2011

Pretty In Pink

Today has been a very difficult day for me.  I shipped my daughter off to Italy yesterday and I have not heard from her yet.  I am sure she is ok, but the mother in me is in anguish.  One of my friends asked me over to play for a bit and I decided it would help me get my mind off of things so off I went.  It was a nice afternoon and evening.

This card is made using stamps from Sweet Stamps.  I started with a cream base and added layers of dark brown and pink dotted decorative cardstock.  I added another layer of brown and a square of more decorated cardstock from the opposite side.  This is some of the new paper I purchased at our brand new JoAnn’s.  It’s about time we have one here.  We are very excited.

For the image I stamped the center, only, of the Elegant Filigree Oval in dark brown and colored it with Tombow markers.  I cut it out with an oval Spellbinder Nestability and layered it on a brown frame cut out with a new die that I bought called Oval Filigree Frame.  For the next layer I stamped the Elegant Scrollwork Frame in dark brown and colored in the sides with brown Tombow marker.  I cut the center of the image out with a Spellbinder Label Die, ran it through an embossing folder, and sponged brown ink around the edges.  I popped all of this with foam tape in the center right of the card after running a strip of lace and light pink ribbon down the left side and adding pearls.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #73 – Bingo (Lace, Flowers, Embossing)
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #62 – Anything Goes
Ooh La La Challenge #83 – Summer Flowers
Sweet Stamps Challenge #21 – Sketch
Allsorts Challenge Week 110 – Free and Easy
Catch The Bug Challenge – Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge #26 – Ice Cream Colors (Neopolitan – Strawberry, Chocolate, and Vanilla)
Crafty Your Passion Challenge #65 – Anything Goes


Shirley said...

Your image is beautiful and your layers are just wonderful!! Where did you get that gorgeous lace? Wow!

papertrails leaver said...

What a beautiful card! I hope you hear from your daughter soon. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

lalkygirl said...

what a stunning card,love the colours and pretty papers,love the distressed edges and beautiful lace,i am sure your daughter will be fine,try not to worry.....this from a mum who constantly worries about her 25 yr old !!!!!
happy crafting
thanks for joining us at ooh la la
tracey x

Deloris said...

Lovely card! That lace really makes the card pop. Thanks for entering the Art Impressions challenge. Have a wonderful day!

Debs said...

Super card. Beautiful lace.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Fleur said...

A lovely, elegant card
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again! I have some candy, if you are interested.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Donna Ells said...

This is GORGEOUS, Marie! Thanks so much for sharing a beautiful card with us, and all the details.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Marie, oh my goodness, this is so beautiful and that lace....sigh.....LOVE it!! Don't worry, your daughter is fine, she probably is just dealing with the time difference ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Helen said...

Beautiful card - very elegant and perfectly put together.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Helen x

Joy said...

what a fabulous card! thanks for playing with Bugaboo! JOY DT

Leah the Orange said...

very pretty card, and i love the flavours you've chosen! what a great way to take your mind off your worries, too. i hope your daughter has settled in nicely - thanks for joining the Charisma Galz this week! :)

Heike said...

This is a gorgeous card.

Thank you for joining us at Little Claire for our fortnightly challenge. x

Nicola said...

Great card, love the finishing touches and colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Tammy Miller said...

Oh this is SO sweet. I love the combination of papers and colors these are just PERFECT! Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Challenge for our July Anything Goes Challenge!!, Good Luck! I hope you'll join us again.