PDCC63

Monday, January 10, 2011

Good morning!  So, they're calling all this snow we're getting a "slow-moving, snow event".  Now, they're predicting up to eight inches.  Oh, we so badly need the moisture!  I hope that it just keeps coming.  Plus, if temperatures are going to be in the teens or below, anyway; well, why not?  It really is pretty, just like this sweet card I made for my in-laws' anniversary, last week.
I started this card by machine stitching white-threaded, messy stitches around the outside edges of a piece of gold, heart, patterned paper, just before adhering it to the Whisper White, cardstock, card face.
I, then, layered a strip of Garden Green cardstock over a, slightly, larger strip of Whisper White cardstock; machine stitched more, messy, white-threaded stitches across the length of each of its long edges; and adhered it to the card face, just below horizontal center.  The chipboard frame was painted with ivory white, acrylic paint; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; glittered; laced with a length of silver-coated string; backed with a circular piece of Garden Green cardstock; and adhered, to the card face, centered, over all existing layers, just right of vertical center.  The silver-coated string was, then, wrapped around the card face and tied, in a bow, to the left side of the painted and glittered frame.
A chipboard heart, covered in a wavy, green, patterned paper and adhered, with dimensionals, in the bottom right of the prepped frame, as well as a white-embossed, "cherish" sentiment...
complete the look.
My color inspiration, for this card, came from The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #63.
Thanks, as always, for peeking in, ya'll!  Have a wonderful week!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Warm Words (SU) Paper: Garden Green & Whisper White (SU); gold, heart & wavy, green patterned (SU Welcome Neighbor) Ink: VersaMark; Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: white embossing powder & Dazzling Diamonds (SU); silver-covered string (unknown); white thread (Coats); sewing machine (Janome); chipboard accents (Best Occasions); Precision File Set (Basic Grey); Ivory White acrylic paint (FolkArt)

11 comments:

Ruby said...

A lovely card Jinny! I really like the patterned heart, very pretty! Looking forward to you joining us officially next week!

Fiona said...

Great card Jinny :) I also love the heart - great focal point :)

Lynnette said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love your design :)

Joanne Leddy said...

Fabulous! This simple elegant design is perfect. I love the color combination and the bold strong statements. I love it!

Tracey said...

Great take on the colours Jinny!!! LOVE your "messy" intentional stitching!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, this is super adorable, Jinny! Love that awesome stitching and the silver cord!

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous! I love your design-so cool!
Sounds like you're getting the snow system we had yesterday. Got about 8 inches and now the really bitter cold sets in. We're at 0 now and expected to wake up to -8. No thanks...staying inside! ;)

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is a fantastic use of the colors Jinny and such a great design.

Colleen Dietrich said...

It's so sweet, Jinny! This is the one you mailed away, right? Hope the recipient loved it!

Libby Hickson said...

I love your sweet card Jinny!! So excited for our big debut tonight, yay!! :-)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this, Jinny! I love the silver frame and the stitching--love that you take several pics! I should do that! FAB job:) Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:}