Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Welcome back for another, gorgeous color story, specifically for Challenge #68, in The Play Date Cafe!
There's a PDCC grab bag up for grabs for one, fantastically-inspired creation.  Now, how's about a little something to help inspire you to get started with that gorgeous, vintage-inspired graphic above?
I started this card by stamping the text, in Crumb Cake ink, on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock; stamping over it, in Pink Pirouette ink, with the flourish images; punching it down its left side; and distressing its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, before adhering it to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.  I, then, ran a pink-threaded, straight, machine-stitched, double frame around three of its four edges, running over onto the card face itself on the top and bottom, left ends.  A strip of light pink, polka dot, patterned paper was, then, adhered, horizontally, near the bottom of the prepped piece, after tucking a white, paper doily under its top edge, and anchored with pink-threaded, straight stitches, across its top and bottom edges, running over onto the card face.
I, then, wrapped a striped, Pink Pirouette ribbon, around the card face, over the patterned, paper strip; tied it, in a bow, to the left side of the card face; and embellished it with a couple of cream, heart, stick pins; a pink, rose, chipboard button, laced with hemp twine; and a pink, paper rose.
Finally, I white embossed the letters, to spell my "LOVE" sentiment, on hearts punched from a pink, heart, patterned paper; adhered them, with dimensionals, in a banner-like fashion, in the top left corner; and embellished between each, as well as at either end, with pearls, before distressing the edges of the card face with Ivory White, acrylic paint and a dry brush...
to complete the look.
That's all from me, but please, don't forget to run check out all the other beautiful creations, which were made, especially for you, by the rest of our creative design team.  Then, run get those entries linked up by 11:59 pm EST next Tuesday, February 15, 2011.  Have a terrific Thursday, everyone!

Julie Ranae
Sarah Anderson
Savannah O'Gwynn
Ruby McGuire
Andrea Ewen
Fiona Shultz
Jaclyn Miller
Libby Hickson
Michele Gross
Tracey Kuzniak
Colleen Dietrich
AND we're so excited to have the uber talented Kazan Clark guest designing, with us, for this challenge.  I've been a HUGE fan of Kazan's elegant designs, since I was first introduced to her sweet face and amazing craftiness through the, now, retired, 2 Sketches 4 You Challenge Blog but have only recently begun following her blog.  What's wrong with me?!  Sometimes life just gets in the way.  Anyway, please be sure to leave her lots of love.  Welcome, Kazan!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Spring Post (Wplus9); La Lettre (Hero Arts); Flourishes v2 (Autumn Leaves); white doily (Wilton) Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, & both pink patterned (SU) Ink: Crumb Cake & Pink Pirouette (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); VersaMark Other: pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Spiral punch & striped Pink Pirouette ribbon (SU); pearls (Paper Studio); heart punch (EK Success); white embossing powder (Ranger); dimensionals (Scotch); pink paper rose (Taylored Expressions); cream heart stick pins (Maya Road); hemp twine (Hobby Lobby); rose chipboard button (Jenni Bowlin); Ivory White acrylic paint (FolkArt)


Fiona said...

What can I say Jinny? This is beautiful :) Love the addition of the doiley, love your background paper (and how you created it to look like notebook paper) and your l.o.v.e banner

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...


Cathy Fongjoyo said...

too beautiful.i love everything in the card^^

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wow Jinny, this is gorgeous! I love evey single detail you added, especially the stitching and the banner. Great inspiration for the challenge this week. I can't wait to play along. Thanks! :)

Libby Hickson said...

This is so completely gorgeous, Jinny!! I love how you strung the hearts, and every other little detail!

Michele Gross said...

Jinny, you did it again! Another stunning jaw dropper :) I LOVE all the stitching!! I really must turn on my sewing machine once in while. Really gorgeous work!

Unknown said...

STUNNING! Amazing how you can combine so many pretty elements into one card, you make it look so GOOD and easy. I might have to play along this week, thanks for the inspiration!

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS to the max Jinny!!!! LOVE all the beautiful layers of goodness :)

Maria Elena said...

Wow Jinny ! your card is adorable ! great details on pins, sentiment, stitched, ribbon, flower.. ALL ! good job !

Have a great Valentine's Weekend ;-)
Maria Elena

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty and a perfect shabby chic card.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH WOW! This is super gorgeous! I love all your stitching and how vintage but shabby chic it turned out! FAB FAB FAB:) LOVE IT!

Maria said...

So so pretty! Love the hearts, doily, flower, and ribbon! And fabulous stitching! Very shabby chic...LOVE IT!!!

Julie Ranae said...

So so so so so BEAUTIFUL, Jinny...I love all the elements and congrats on the shout out over at CARDS Create Blog for this card.

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply beautiful Jinny! So full of feminine charm and vintage goodness. I adore this card! Great work, my dear!

Benzi said...

Totally fabulous! I love every inch of this card. I really like the look you got with the spiral punch. Great stitching...awesome creation!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So glad I got to see that chipboard button up close; I LOVE the pattern on it! Wow! THe whole card is truly beautiful, Jinny. You certainly have a way with the romantic, vintage look!

Rose said...

This card is SPECTACULAR, Jinny!!