Three in One

Friday, April 20, 2012

Good morning!  It's Friday!  Yea!  I'm so ready for the weekend!  And although, it's proving to be a busy one in our neck of the woods, I'm still hoping to sneak in a little time to rest after a week of unrelenting craziness; but before that, I wanted to stop in here to share a pretty, little, shabby number with you all.
I started this card by piecing the two, patterned, paper triangles onto a piece of Pool Party cardstock; machine stitching, with aqua-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around their edges and between their connections; ink distressing the edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; stamping the "on your anniversary" sentiment, in Basic Black ink, vertically, in the top right corner...
adhering a length of white lace, the length of the prepped piece, just below horizontal center; topping that lace with a length of white, seam binding ribbon; and tying that ribbon in a dressy bow, as well as embellishing it with a pink button, laced with hemp twine bows, before adhering the prepped piece, with foam tape, to the 4-1/2" square, Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
I then stamped the pocket image, in White ink, on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock; hand cut it out (I totally forgot that Wplus9 has a big pocket die cut.  Duh!  That would've been so much easier.  Sigh.  I really, really, REALLY need to organize my dies like this.  LOVE!); ink distressed its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; adhered it, with foam tape, just to the right of the embellished bow; and added a whimsical, little, country bird to its bottom right corner.
The pocket was then filled with lots of textural flowers, including pink, velvet, jewel-studded posies and aqua, paper blossoms, as well as die cut from Lucky Limeade cardstock, ink distressed, and paper crimped leaves, to complete the look.
Inspiration for this card came from The Shabby Tea Room's Week #110: Beautiful Roses...
Little Red Wagon's Challenge #129: Pockets, and Card Patterns' Sketch #161.
I also couldn't resist sharing these pictures of a quick pop into the zoo, that we made on Wednesday, when we were picking up Ezekiel from a homeschool program there.  We were just in time to see the seal show, which has been under renovation for months, too.  Woohoo!
A quick snack afterwards, and we were on our way home.
Thanks so much for stopping by, y'all!  Have a super, terrific, amazing weekend!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: A Pocketful - pocket & Damask Doilies - sentiment (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, & pink chicken wire (SU); pink strawberry (Crate Paper) Ink: White & Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: aqua thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies); pink velvet jewel-studded posies (Maya Road); aqua paper blossoms (Kaisercraft); country bird (Webster's Pages); pink button (October Afternoon); hemp twine (May Arts); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); white lace (Hobby Lobby); paper crimper (Fiskars)

20 comments:

Debbie said...

Your card is simply divine this week, Jinny - swoon! I adore that sweet little pocket full of posies ... perfect for the Tea Room challenge this week! AND -- how cute is that precious little monkey!! TFS!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful card! Love the flowers and the desgin from the sketch! Ahhh aqua - love that color! Gorgeous!

whoistracy said...

What a gorgeous card! I love all those flowers and that cute little pocket. Too sweet. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhh I love love love love that card!! LOVING that pocket and the flowers!! And what great pics from the zoo!!

Starr said...

Beautiful!!! I love the pocket full of flowers, how creative! Thanks so much for joining us at TSTR!

Starr

Sleepy Stamper said...

Love to see shabby beauties! That pocket stamp and die set is growing on me.

Anitra

Lin said...

LOVE this sweet pocket full of beautiful flowers, Jinny! So much beauty in this little card!

Tracy said...

I just love all those posies poking out of that pocket, especially the pink velvet ones. YEEum! I don't know who came up with the pocket stamp and die idea but it sure does make a cute card. :-) Glad you had a fun day visiting the critters. Hugs!

Rebekah said...

this is shabby fabby!! Love all your layers and embellies!
Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love it! Found you on CPS site.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Love your card Jinny! Just beautiful! The photos of your children are delightful!

Kathy said...

Such a beautiful card...the pocket...the colorful flowers - just perfect. And your little ones look like they're ready to burst with happy! LOL

Lenet said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Cardpatterns

Rosanne said...

This is a stunning card, thanks so much for playing along with Little Red Wagon!

Anna-Karin said...

Wonderful card Jinny! Wow, look at all these details, gorgeous flowers and layers. Great take on the sketch.

Carole said...

Wonderful card Jinny, love all the layers and embellies, just beautiful! Awesome pictures of your day at the zoo. Looks like the children had a marvelous time.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Your card is gorgeous!! Love the colors and love your style. Great job!! So creative Jinny. Love the picturs of kids day at the zoo. Gloria

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lynn said...

your card is so charming, jinny! the zoo looks like it was fun!

Tammy said...

Love the kraft pocket stamped with cream! Filled so beautifully too!!
Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!!

Pin And Tack said...

I saw you on Little Red Wagon. WOW! Your creation has so many gorgeous details & embellishments that I don't know what I like best - Very inspiring :)

I'd love to see you join us at Tuesday Alchemy: http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com - We have a great prize AND an open design team call this week!

Happiness,
Corrinne