TSTR: House and Home

Friday, August 6, 2010

I cannot even remember how long it has been since I've played along in the tea room.  Sooo sad!  But I just couldn't resist Debbie's House and Home inspiration photo this week.  Gorgeous!
Here's what I came up with.
I started this card by piecing together the plaid and floral, patterned papers; machine stitching an aqua-threaded, straight stitch around their edges; clear embossing the "happy FOR YOU" sentiment in the center of the floral, patterned paper...
and distressing all the edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.  The prepped piece was, then, adhered to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.  I, then, stamped the barn, in Jet Black ink, on a piece of aqua, patterned paper; watercolored it in shades of Moonlight White and Old Paper inks; hand cut it out; and adhered it, near center, over the plaid, patterned paper.
A gorgeous, aqua ribbon, wrapped around the card face, between the patterned paper connections, and tied in a bow, just left of center, and a few, ivory, quilled, paper buds, embellished by two, hand-cut, from patterned paper, leaves, complete the look.
Oh!  And before I run, I'm so excited to tell you all that I made the Fab 4, for this creation, over at The Play Date Cafe...
and this beauty was up on the CREATE: Blog yesterday!  In case you haven't heard, the folks behind CARDS, Scrapbook Trends, and Simply Handmade magazines have joined forces to form one fantastic blog called CREATE:.  Thanks to all the ladies, who made these recognitions possible!  My cup overflows!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Happy Everything & On the Farm (SU) Paper: Crumb Cake (SU); ivory (Best Occasions); all patterned (DCWV The Linen Closet Stack) Ink: VersaMark; Jet Black (StazOn); Moonlight White (Brilliance); Tea Dye, Antique Linen, & Old Paper (Ranger) Other: aqua ribbon (Hobby Lobby); clear embossing powder; aqua thread & sewing machine

7 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is way cool and congrats!!

Debbie said...

Welcome back, Jinny! Your card this week is super cute! I especially {heart} the quilled paper flowers - so clever ... I love to quill! Thanks for sharing this design with us this week in the Tea Room and hope to see you next week for an all new challenge :)

Lisa said...

Hi Jinny and welcome back. Your card is just too cute! I love those quilled flowers. Thanks for playing along this week in the Tea Room!

Karen B. said...

So very cute! That farm image is adorable. Hope everyone is just a bit better at your house!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

This is really fab and the news of your card being the top 4 and on Create! a big congrats to you! Well deserved!

Nicole said...

Great card! Love the ribbon and the stitching! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Love, love, love your card! What fabulous colors and papers and I adore that barn. The quilled flowers are wonderful, as is the ribbon and the stitching. I just love it all! Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.