DS78 & City Crafter Challenge #136

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Monday, y'all!  I trust that those of you who live right here in the United States had a wonderful, holiday weekend!  Ours was just right and packed with all kinds of activity.  I'll post pics tomorrow, but until then, I have a pretty, little, shabby number to share with you all.  Enjoy!
I started this card by trimming the bottom of a piece of vintage, advertisement, patterned paper with a strip of woodgrain, patterned paper; decking out their bottom left corner with a portion of a white, paper doily; ink distressing their edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; adhering them to the Pink Pirouette, cardstock, card face; and machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around their combined edges and, with white-threaded, straight stitches, the length of their connection.  I then stamped the top right corner, in Pretty ink Pink ink, with a fancy flourish; used a gelly roll pen to add a little shine; and finished it off with a trio of clear gemstones.
A length of pink, polka dot fabric was then wrapped, vertically, around the left half of the card face; tied, in a bow, near the top edge of the card face; and embellished with a pink button, laced with a couple of hemp twine bows, as well as a couple of snowflake charms.
The tree and girl silhouettes were then stamped, in Pretty in Pink ink, on ink distressed, Oatmeal, cardstock die cuts; glittered; and adhered, with foam tape, in their respective locations, near the base of the card face.  The right side of the tree was trimmed with a pink-framed label,which I stamped, in Jet Black ink, with "PEACE" and "JOY".  Finally, I hand cut a banner from vellum; stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with the "HANG A shining STAR UPON THE HIGHEST BOUGH" sentiment; and folded it, around the stamped, silhouette images, to create a banner.
Inspiration for this card came from Deconstructing Jen's Deconstructed Sketch No. 78...
and City Crafter Challenge Blog's Week #136.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until tomorrow, have a fabulous start to your work weeks.  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Iconic Christmas (Wplus9) Paper: Oatmeal (Wplus9); Pink Pirouette (SU); vintage advertisement (Jenni Bowlin); woodgrain & vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Pretty in Pink (SU); Jet Black, Tea Dye, & Antique Linen (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Iconic Christmas die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); pink polka dot fabric (JoAnn Fabrics); pink button & Dazzling Diamonds (SU); clear gemstones (Paper Studio); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); snowflake charms (Hobby Lobby); gelly roll pen (Sakura); pink framed label (Jenni Bowlin); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); paper doily (Wilton)

14 comments:

Maureen Merritt said...

eeekkk!!!! I love this shabby little number! I would have never thought to stamp this set in pink, WOW!!!

Lynn said...

Shabby and beautiful...I'm still in love with the WPlus9 silhouettes. Perfect!

Annette said...

OH MY this is gorgeous... I love all the pink and fabulous Silhouettes..love it..

glorygirl said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!! Love these colors and the vintage feel to this card! So lovely!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* this is my all time FAVE Jinny card....EVER!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all that pink!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeee it!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How sweet, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my this is so beautiful ... I just love the softness ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow you rocked Shabby with this gorgeous card!! Love the non-traditional colors!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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KimCreate said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Also, LOVE, LOVE your card on the cover of CARDS this month!

Linda R said...

Such a pretty card. Lots of pretty layering. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Lisa said...

DREAMY card Jinny! Love the pink polka dot fabric and the subtle look of the vellum and snowflakes!

Charlene said...

So cute Jinny!!!! I'm so happy you played along this week!!!! LOVE your card sweetie!!! Hugs!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

WOW. Let me say it again: WOW. The colors, oh, just everything! make my heart swoon, Jinny!

Julie Marshall said...

Pretty in Pink. Just gorgeous Jinny!