Monday, October 18, 2010

Good, Monday morning to you all, and thanks for stopping by!  I've got a fun, little card, for you all, today.
I started this card by stamping the flourishes, in Crumb Cake ink, on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, which had its top corners rounded and its edges softened with Moonlight White ink.
I then, layered a strip of punched, across the bottom, floral, patterned paper near the bottom of the stamped cardstock; trimmed it, across its top, with a length of twill tape, whose center had been embellished with a length of mint green trim; and wrapped a length of hemp twine, around the stamped cardstock, twice, just below the twill.  The hemp twine was finished off by being laced through a blue button and tied in a bow, as well as, being embellished with a stamped, in Brocade Blue ink, on ivory cardstock, "you're too kind", sentiment, which had been hand cut out and distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.
Finally, a row of sweet, little, blue, rubon birds were added, near the left side of the stamped cardstock, just above the twill...
before the entire, prepped piece was adhered, with dimensionals, to the Brocade Blue, cardstock, card face, which, also, had its top corners rounded.
This card was inspired by The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #51.
I'm not so sure that I did this gorgeous photograph justice.  I had a little difficulty with the pale mint-ish green color.  Not that I don't, absolutely, LOVE that color!  It's just that there aren't too many papercrafty goodies out there that boast it.  Plus, Stampin' Up did away with their Mint Melody ink, years ago; and I could've hurt someone for not telling me so, before it couldn't be found any longer.  Bummer!  It's such a fabulous color!  Although, I, also, swoon over Barely Banana, Really Rust, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral, and Lavender Lace, as well; and Stampin' Up decided they weren't good enough for their color collections anymore, either.  What am I going to do with Stampin' Up?!  They're killing me!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Oh!  And before you run, I'm thrilled to share, with you all, that I was named one of 2 Sketches 4 You's Fab 7 for this card.  Thank you so much, Laura and Kazan!  Have a marvelous Monday, everyone!  I'm off to work on a HUGE pile of laundry.  Wish me luck!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Whimsical Words (SU); Flourishes v2 (Autumn Leaves) Paper: Brocade Blue & Crumb Cake (SU); ivory (Best Occasions); floral patterned (DCWV Linen Closet Stack) Ink: Brocade Blue & Crumb Cake (SU); Moonlight White (Brilliance); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: Twill Tape & Corner & Scallop punches (SU); hemp twine; mint trim (JoAnn Fabrics); blue, rubon birds (Heidi Grace Designs); blue button (Paper Studio); dimensionals


Ruby said...

Well done on your Fab 7 win! Your card is so sweet, the little row of birds is adorable! Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at the PDCC!

Maria said...

So so pretttttyyy!!! Love the colors and those birds are just too too cute!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a fun card with the birds sitting right above your ribbon/crochet trim! Wonderful use of this weeks colors. Congrats on your 2S4Y win! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Laurie said...

This is so pretty Jenny! I love how those blue birds pop! The trim is gorgeous too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOVE those little birds! How sweet is this card:) Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful trims! Lovely card. Congrats on your Fab 7! Wonderful card. Glad you joined us again this week at the PDCC.