Card Patterns Sketch 152 & CR84FN48

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Good evening!  I hope that you've all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Ours has been full and fun, but I'm ready to cuddle in and just veg.  Between yesterday's snow, which is pretty much non-existent today :(, and today's holiday, my kiddos have been bouncing off the walls!  LOL!  I do have a few, Valentine pics to share, but before I get to that, how about a card creation?

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I started this card by trimming the center of a piece of vintage, chair, patterned paper, which had opposite corners rounded and was ink distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, with a strip of chartreuse, floral, patterned paper, as well as a length of ivory lace, and machine stitching, with gray-threaded, straight stitches, the length of the top edge of the chartreuse, floral, patterned paper and around the entire piece's edges, while, at the same time, anchoring the stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a hand-cut, vellum pennant, "WITH sympathy" sentiment.

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I then wrapped a length of Basic Gray, taffeta ribbon, around the prepped piece, between the connection of the chartreuse, floral, patterned paper and ivory lace; tied it, in a bow, near the right edge of the piece and embellished it with a lavender, flower medallion and a couple of green, leaf, trinket pins, before adhering the entire thing, with foam tape, to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face and trimming the sentiment pennant even with the outside edge of the card face.

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The frame was stamped, in Lucky Limeade ink, on an ink distressed, Very Vanilla, cardstock die cut and filled in with the vase image, which was stamped in Jet Black ink, colored with Basic Grey and Bordering Blue inks and a blender pen, and given a little shine with Crystal Effects.  Finally, I stamped the blossoms, in Warm Violet and Orchid Opulence inks; colored them in with Orchid Opulence ink and a blender pen; hand cut them out; distressed their edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; and adhered them, with foam tape, in their respective location.

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Inspiration for this card came from Card Patterns' Sketch 152...
and Create for Fun's Color Challenge #48.
And now, those Valentine pics I promised before.  We decided to stay in, for dinner, tonight, instead of heading out to our usual, Red Robin dinner.  So, I whipped up meatloaf, as per Ezekiel's request, mashed potatoes, and broccoli, and we all enjoyed the Valentine cookies below by candlelight.

I'm also thrilled to share a small handful of recognitions, before I run.  This card was featured in the 6+ Hearts CARDS Gallery and the second card in this post in the Valentines CARDS Gallery, both at CREATE:.  And this one received an Honorable Mention Cup of Tea at The Shabby Tea Room.  Thank you so much to both Paige and Debbie and her talented crew!  I'm absolutely honored!

That's all, for today, folks!  Please don't forget that you have a few more hours to link up your takes on The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #118.  Then, we'll all be back, late tomorrow, with a brand new splash to try your hand at.  Until then, stay warm, and be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Very Vintage Greetings - sentiment & frame (Wplus9); Comforting Florals - flowers & vase (MSS) Paper: Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla (SU); vintage chair (October Afternoon); chartreuse floral (Cosmo Cricket); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Lucky Limeade, Bordering Blue, Basic Gray, & Orchid Opulence (SU); Warm Violet (ColorBox); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: gray thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Corner punch, Crystal Effects, & Basic Gray taffeta ribbon (SU); Label Layers 3 die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scotch); flower medallion & leaf trinket pins (Maya Road); ivory lace (Paper Studio)

18 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love your flower.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love the flowers and the colors!!! And I love the Valentine photos... I want to come over and see those movies with them!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card---LOVE those papers! I love the vellum and the stitching...and of course that flower! BEAUTIFULLY done:)

So sorry I've been MIA! I hope to stop by and see more creations after I get back from my trip to Seattle. HUGS!!! LOVE the pics of the kids and the cookies--I don't think there would be any left if I was icing them!

Lisa said...

Lovely sympathy card Jinny. Such a pretty assortment of layers and elements. Sweet pics of the kiddos. I usually so cut out cookies every year. But this year a made chocolate covered strawberries for my family!

Helen said...

Jinny this is a fantastic card - I love the coloring, the PP, lace & flower - its all so lovely!!

Carole said...

Absolutely stunning... love the colors and the many layers and beautiful elements. Happy delightful children:)

Naomi said...

WOW, Jinny, this card is absolutely BREATH-TAKING! Your little ones are so adorable and those cookies are so sweet!

Naomi
xoxo

Suzanne Russell said...

Wow! The fabric flower is a real show stopper! I really like the background paper too! Very pretty card. :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Adorable photos Jinny! Love the fancy ribbon flower! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Christina said...

Gorgeous, Jinny! That flower is amazing! Thanks for joining us this week at Card Patterns!

Anna-Karin said...

Wow Jinny, this card is fantastic! LOVE the ribbon flower you made and all the details of the card are just wonderful. The flowers in the vase are gorgeous too, so are the colours. Great take on the Card Patterns sketch!!

whoistracy said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all the purple and that flower, especially. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

Heather Jensen said...

Stunning! I love that folded ribbon flower. Your kids are too cute! Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)

Marie said...

Lovely card with so much eye candy. The lace, the flower, the pins etc. all combine to make a real beauty.

Mynnette said...

Such a lovely card--it will bring happiness to the recipient, even at such a trying time! LOVE your flower--it's amazing! :)

Trish Latimer said...

Wow, gorgeous flower!!! Such beautiful colours! x

Julie Marshall said...

Love that chair paper and the colors are fabulous!

Sue Lelli said...

Jinny, STUNNING card! LOVE the ribbon flowers and the flowers in the vase! A very FAB Sympathy card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!