Guest Designing with Always Playing with Paper

Monday, May 4, 2015

Morning, y'all!  I'm super excited to be here today guest designing with the ladies at Always Playing with Paper!
With Mother's Day here in the states being just a week away, I decided to take the opportunity to use the sketch below to create a card for my mom.
I started this card by anchoring a piece of orange/pink, bokeh, patterned paper, as well as a strip of pink, polka dot, patterned paper, to the White, cardstock, card face, with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  I then wrapped a length of white seam binding ribbon, vertically, around the bottom half of the card and tied it, in a double bow, near the left edge.  A pink button, laced with a length of white chord, tied in a bow, dresses up its center.
The "happy Mother's Day" sentiment was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a piece of vellum.  It was framed with five die-cut and stacked one on top of the other, White, cardstock, open rectangles, which I ink distressed and glittered.  I could make these little frames all day long.  I just love 'em ever so much!
I then tucked a "Just because.  I love you.", butterfly, patterned, paper bit, which was trimmed with a bit of pink, polka dot Washi Tape, behind the sentiment itself and top it with a white-embossed and hand-cut, vellum butterfly, as well as a sprinkling of clear gemstones.
Here's The Challenge #33 sketch, which I rotated 90 degrees to the right, that inspired it all; and now, it's your turn.  Can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to get all your challenge details.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and a big thanks to Lesley and her talented crew for having me!  I'm so honored!  Have a blessed week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Flora & Fauna 1 & Strictly Sentiments 4 (Wplus9) Paper: White (Wplus9); pink polka dot & butterfly (Crate Paper); orange/pink bokeh (Elle's Studio); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Jet Black (StazOn); Tea Dye, Antique Linen, & Pumice Stone (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Rectangles die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!); white embossing powder (Ranger); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); button (JoAnn Fabrics); white chord (Hobby Lobby); clear gemstones (crafts-too); Washi Tape (Queen & Co.); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)

20 comments:

Lynn said...

I love the frame too...the distressing and glitter is fabulous Jinny. Love the vellum butterfly too.

Lisa said...

Congrats on guesting Jinny!! I like the way you layered up the frame for your sentiment and glittered the edges. Very pretty card, your mom will LOVE it!!

~amy~ said...

Congrats Jinny! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on the GDT!!! This is gorgeous! I love love love those butterflies!!!

Lesley said...

What a stunning card, Jinny! That vellum butterfly is so lovely! Thank you so much for being our Guest this week at The Challenge! xo

Charlene said...

Love the frame and butterflies, great design!!

Kat said...

beautiful! simply beautiful!

Annette Allen said...

yay for guest designing.. this is gorgeous..

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely LUSCIOUS layers!!! So happy to have you join us this week at The Challenge!!!

Tracy said...

Oh this is just a feast for the eyes! Layering and embossing and butterflies...oh my! LOL So sorry I've been MIA. Busy does not begin to describe what its been around here for the last couple of weeks. Hope all is well with you and the family. Hugs!

Ros Crawford said...

Your Mom will love this!! Such a fabulous take on that sketch and I love the use of the vellum!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! It will be a hit for sure! I love the vellum butterfly, what a wonderful contrast!

Maria said...

Congrats on guest designing! Your card is just gorgeous with the vellum butterfly, frame, and awesome layers!

Kim Heggins said...

What a stunning Mother's Day card...so beautiful and very elegant, love all your wonderful details.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful Mother's Day card Jinny. Love the butterflies... especially the vellum... the stitching looks awesome.

Leslie said...

Such a beautiful card!!!!

yyam said...

Congrats on being guest designer Jinny! Your card for mom is beautiful. I love the layers and the stamped vellum. :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulous, elegant and dramatic take on the Challenge sketch and I'm thrilled to be GDT with you this week.

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a gorgeous Mother's Day card, Jinny. Love all the beautiful details. :)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Simply gorgeous, Jinny! So glad you are guesting with us this week, I just love your style!