Friday, October 14, 2011

Everything To Enjoy

I found this awesome pack of cardstock at my local Tuesday Morning.  I bought it because I loved the shape and it had this great design in black and white.  When I opened it I realized it actually had a glossy finish.

This is another shaped card created from cutting shaped cardstock in half.  I folded it and then sponged ink on it.  I actually tried to use my new Distress Stains first but due to the glossy finish this did not work.  I ended up doing direct to paper with my Stazon pads  and then lightly wiping over it to keep the colors subtle.  I think it gave it a great Fall look.

For the sentiment I created a mottled background with Distress Stains on white cardstock.  I stamped the frame from Our Daily Bread Designs’ Vine Borders set with Fired Brick Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs’ Scripture Series 2 and was stamped in Teal Blue Stazon Ink.    I added a teal flourish cut with Cheery Lynn’s Victorian Romance Flourish and yellow border on the straight sides of the card using a Martha Stewart border punch.

The flower is made from old book pages.  I added ink using direct to paper and when it dried I punched out scalloped hearts using a Fiskars punch.  I glued the pointed ends to a cardstock circle in layers and then added a button to the center with thread that has been stitched through the center to help hold the flower together better.  Then I scrunched up the “petals” a bit to give it more depth and shape.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC79 - Make your own Embellishment
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #53 – Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad Challenge #142 – Vintage
Craft Your Passion Challenge #79 – A Card for All Occasions
Fourishes Bring Back the Beautiful Challenge – The Beauty of a Technique
Setimental Sundays Challenge #76 – Anything Goes (Plus a Sentiment)
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #55 – Use Designer Paper (TIP: How to make flower)
Anything Goes Challenge #51 – Diecuts/ Punches or Both
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #83 – Fall Flowers (Bonus Points if Handmade)

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: Finesse the Dress (I was inspired by the flourish design on the front of the dress and also the edge design on the top and bottom of the dress.  I added just a splash of the dress color with the teal flourish.)


Jack said...

Beautiful card, what a great shape. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Jack said...

Beautiful card, what a great shape. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Debbie said...

So elegant and pretty ... thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Bea und Doreen said...

lovely card. Love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week

Diane said...

Fab shaped card and fab flower Marie !!

thanks for playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad : Vintage

good luck,

hugs Diane xx

Grace said...

OMGoodness is this ever gorgeous!!! I love the pretty shape and the vine border with this wonderful verse! Love the big flower! AWESOME GF!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, what an amazing talent you have for creating the unexpected and being able to "fit it" into lots of challenges! It's a beautiful card!

aqualeiga said...

Such a beautiful card, and a fab shape! I really like the rich colours, I'm glad you managed to overcome the glossy coating!! So pleased you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our vintage challenge. Hugs, Ali x

Annette said...

Love the flourishes and the fancy shape. Great tip too about scrunching the petals. Thanks for joining our designer papers challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good luck in the draw. Annette xx

Caroljenks said...

Marie this is beautiful - what a great shape and the colours are awesome!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Designer Paper' Challenge.

Thanks for your Top Tip on the flowers too - yours is just fab!

Carol x

LaJanette said...

WOW this is such a FAB shaped card! I am really loving the colors and that flower is just divine!

Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday:0)


Cheryl said...

oh this is just so beautiful love the image and great layout and detail bless you for playing at anything goes this week too hugs cherylxxxx

Amanda R said...

I never find anything at Tuesday Mornings but may have to go and checkk them out again. Love that big flower and the colors you were able to make, very pretty!

Sondra said...

I love how you make these fit so many themes. That creative process is fascinating to me. Beautiful card?

Trisha said...

cute dress! and even cuter card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful E Marie!! I just love the shape and your details! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!

Cath said...

Hey Marie! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful! Love the shaped card. Thanks for playing at Flourishes BBB. :)