CASE Study #33 & Tuesday Trigger: Farm Fresh

Friday, April 1, 2011

Good afternoon!  What a whirl of a week it has been!  Life has definitely had me running, but fortunately, it's all been, for the most part, a pleasure.  Anyway, I have a sweet, little, country-inspired number, for you all, today.
I started this card by adhering a piece of aqua, plaid, patterned paper in the bottom center of the aqua, weave, patterned paper and machine stitching an ivory-threaded, straight-stitch frame around the edges of the larger piece and an ivory-threaded, zig-zag-stitch frame around the smaller piece, before adhering them both to the Very Vanilla, cardstock, card face.
I, then, wrapped a sheer, ivory ribbon, vertically, around the card face; tied it, in a bow, just below horizontal center; and embellished it with an orange, paper rose.
The flower-filled vases image was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock; water colored in shades of Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Barely Banana, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, and Bordering Blue inks; die-cut out in a scallop circle; distressed with Tea Dye ink; framed with a larger, Barely Banana, cardstock, scallop circle die-cut; and adhered, just above the embellished bow, with dimensionals.
Finally, the "There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. - Ralph H. Blum" sentiment was stamped, in Basic Black ink, on a piece of vellum; hand cut out in the banner shape; and adhered over the water colored image, to complete the look.
My inspiration for this card came from this beauty, created by CASE Study's March Muse, Julee Tilman, for Challenge #33...
as well as the Tuesday Trigger: Farm Fresh in the Moxie Fab World.  You all knew that I couldn't possibly pass up an inspirational photograph boasting vintage linens.  LOL!  Plus, I fell in love with the sweet simplicity of their CAS, orange and aqua, country appeal immediately.
I'm taking a much-needed blog break for the weekend (Actually, I'm hoping to soon make that more of a rule than the exception.), but I'll be back first thing next week with lots more papercrafty creations that will hopefully inspire your own.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hugs!  Oh!  And before I go, I'm so excited to share that this creation was in the CARDS: Grid Format Gallery, on CREATE:, yesterday!  Woohoo!  Thanks again and again, Paige!  Have a wonderful weekend, ya'll!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Country Morning (SU) Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, & Barely Banana (SU); aqua weave patterned (DCWV Linen Closet Stack); aqua plaid patterned (Cosmo Cricket); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Bordering Blue, Wild Wasabi, Barely Banana, & Basic Black (SU); Jet Black (StazOn); Tea Dye (Ranger) Other: ivory thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); sheer ivory ribbon (Hobby Lobby); orange paper rose (Taylored Expressions); dimensionals (Scotch); Big Scallop Circles LG Nestabilites dies (Spellbinders)

21 comments:

Kim Ryden said...

I love the stamped sentiment on the vellum that you cut out and placed over your image! So cute!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this, and the sentiment on vellum is a great touch.

onecraftymama said...

Wow! I love the sentiment, the stitching, the pretty rose...gorgeous card!

Tracey said...

WONDERFULLY BEAUTIFUL card JInny!! PERFECT take on those two challenges!! CONGRATS on being featured on the CARDS blog :)

Joanne Leddy said...

Fabulous card! The vellum banner is wonderful ... soft and elegant. And I just love that little flower too!

Maria said...

A gorgeous card! Love the added touch with the vellum...so pretty! Congrats on card being displayed on the Cards blog!

Linda Beeson said...

Your card is so pretty and a neat take on the Trigger. I love the idea of how you added the sentiment on the piece of vellum, I need to remember that.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the soft whisper of ribbon!

Sylvia said...

How very pretty, Jinny! Love your soft colors!

Elise said...

This card has my HEART racing! I love it SO! What a wonderful challenge concept, and the weekend off: I totally get it! It WAS a wild & wildly creative week! ENJOY! xoxo!

Keshet said...

This is gorgeous! I love the stitching!

justsomestuffimade said...

Adorable card Jinny! I love the layering of the sentiment on vellum - it adds to the soft country vibe ;)
Hope you are all having a good weekend, hugs, Ruth S

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous color combination and lovely design! I love all the different stitches that you used and the striking ribbon/red rose embellie!

Trinh said...

This is such a sweet card, Jinny! Love the stitching & the sentiment on vellum across the image panel.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the sentiment stamped on the vellum.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love this farm fresh design. That image is adorable. :)

Cath said...

Hey Jinny! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you gave it a whirl! :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

The colours, papers, vellum strip... LOVE all of it, girl!!!

Nerina said...

Soooooo pretty Jinny! I love the vellum sentiment strip on this - and your ribbon treatment! This card makes me feel soooo happy and peaceful - stopping in was a gift! :0)

Jean Martin said...

Jinny this is wonderful!!! I love your use of colors and how it's nice and soft. Thanks for joining us ar CASE Study Challenge!

Andrea Ewen said...

Very sweet, Jinny...that vellum sentiment panel is just perfect! Great design and lovely colors!