Sunday, February 19, 2012

Swirls and Pearls

I did not get to celebrate Valentine's with the hubby last week because I was just too sick.  I basically came home from work all week and went straight to bed.  I guess I just don’t have the resistance to all those little germs anymore.  Thanks goodness I felt much better by Friday and spent Saturday at the StampScrapArtTour convention in Columbia with four of my great friends.  We had a wonderful time, found some fun things to spend money on, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Today I have a card I created using the Jasmine image from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  This lady is so elegant and I want to make a card that was very feminine.  I used some lovely swirly background paper and added the top half of a large decorative tag on the left side.  Both are sponged with Tea Dye and Victorian Velvet ink around the edges.  I added a die cut dress form colored with Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye, and Antique Linen distress stains and wrapped some seam binding ribbon, colored with the same stains, around the tag and tying it in a simple bow.

I stamped and embossed the Jasmine image, using Copper Embossing Powder, and colored her with markers and my Dove Blender.  She is cut out with a Spellbinders label die and popped up on the card with foam tape.  I added a few paper roses, a pearl swirl, and a decorative stick pin.  You can find all the details of this card at Sparkle N Sprinkle in my gallery.

I hope you have had as lovely of a weekend as I have.    

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
DYSU #59 – Layers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes!
Stamping Scrapping February – Say It With Flowers (used Distress Stains)
All Sorts Challenge Week 142 – Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #143 – Another Dimension
Crafts and Me Challenge #71 – Distressed
Crafty Catz Challenge #120 – Favorite Things (Seam Binding Ribbon, Flowers, Pearls, Swirls)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 204 – Flower Power
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #127 – Image of/with a Flower
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 104 - Ribbons &/or Bows
Phindy's Place Challenge #93 - Bling It On


brenda said...

A gorgeous creation Marie and a lovely vintage feel to it.

Thank you so much for joining our Anything Goes theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Anne said...

Feminine, vintag, stunning card, love it! Thanks so much for joining our Bling challenge at Phindy's Place.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely feminine card, love the subtle colour palette. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Donna Ellis said...

A lovely LOVELY card, Marie! So feminine with its soft colors and curvy elements. Thanks for sharing how you made your card! Glad you are feeling better, and that you could attend the convention!

Sandra said...

Absolutely stunning creation:) Sandra H

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a gorgeous creation, Marie. Love the soft colors you have used here. Just beautiful.

Brenda said...

You really nailed the feminine part! It's so soft and girly - love all the embellishments too.

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Dodici said...

Stunning card,fab details!
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts!

Marjo said...

Beautiful card, love all the added details. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Corrosive.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo GDT

Gerlinde said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the fact that you found a DP with swirlies too!

Payne Holler Cards said...

such a soft feminine card!
so glad you well enough to get to have fun with friends (-:
thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place - hope to see you again (-:

Denise and Louise said...

Really pretty card - love that vintage image.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Vivi Casale said...

Your card is adorable.. so elegant!!
Thank you so much for joining us at SSCC and good luck!

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up, hope to see you back next week.


Sue said...

Hi Marie
a gorgeous card fab image beautiful embelies,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

mags said...

Beautiful card. Great image and love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive challenges.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Gorgeous card very elegant!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place!

MariLynn said...

Very pretty card. I hope you are feeling better!! Thanks for joining the Stampin' Sistesr in Christ Challenge.