Wednesday, June 22, 2011

This Card Is For You

Before I talk about this card I would like to give thanks for the inspiration I used for my last card.  You can see it HERE.  I loved the card Colleen Dietrich at Dietrich Designs as seen HERE.  If you have never been there you need to visit and I promise you will want to look for a while!!  Thank you Colleen for your inspiration and creativity!

The card above was inspired by Lynn McAuley at Confessions Of A Left-Brained Stamper.  I was so excited when I pulled the jpg as an inspiration because Lynn had her name on it so I could find her blog.  Do you think I could find the card~!!!!!! Nooooooooo~  So Lynn, if you see this let me know where I saw your card!! :-)

A very simple card.  One piece of paper for the quilt look is hoarded leftovers.  It is called Italian Venetian and is has gold filigree here and there in the leaves and blossoms.  The other is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb. cardstock.  The pieces were punched with a 1 3/8" Paper Shaper punch and mounted to a piece of  the Neenah White.

The flourish, from Flourishes Siberian Iris, was stamped on the Neenah white cardstock with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.  The pearls are from Oriental Trading Company and they are not sticky and were mounted with Glossy Accents. The green is Twinkling H2O Moss Green.

A Dark Brown Sharpie and a ruler were used for the Faux Stitching.  That was run through my Cuttlebug with their Victoria embossing folder.  I pieced another piece of Neenah white so everything measured 4.0"X5.25".  That was mounted to a piece of Curious Metallic Chocolate text weight.

Now the fun really began.  I used my new PTI Flower Bloom #1 die set with the Italian Venetian paper as shown with my Cuttlebug.  I used a stylus on a piece of stylus foam to give the petals dimension along with 3D 1/16" pop dots under each petal.  The tips of the petals were rounded with the rod of a needle punch.  The buttons are from my stash, as well as the gold thread. One button is crystal clear with a gold trim and the other is a pearl pink.

The tag is from Spellbinder Tag Trio and was saved from a past project.  The sentiment is by Paper Salon and was embossed with Gold EP.  I mounted it on the Italian Venetian paper, trimmed around it, and cut out the ribbon slots with an X-Acto knife.  The dots are Stickles Cotton Candy. The ribbon is from Michaels.  The stick pin and Czech bead are from my stash!.

I am off to do another card.  I am down from 8 cards at a time to 2 and may get to 1.  That should speed up my production rate............maybe!!!  :-)

That's all for today and thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!!
 Shirley



Supplies:
Papers: Neenah Classic Crest, Solar White, Super Smooth cardstock and text weight; Curious Metallic Chocolate text weight; Italian Venetian

Stamps: Flourishes Siberian Iris - flourish; Paper Salon For You

Inks: Brilliance Galaxy Gold; Shaprie Dark Brown; Gold EP

Accessories: Oriental Trading Company pearls; EK Success Paper Shaper 1 3/8" punch; clear and pink pearl buttons; Gold thread from stash; Cuttlebug Victoria; Spellbinders Tags Trio; Stickles Cotton Candy; Michaels ribbon; Bow-Easy; stick pin and Czech from stash.

28 comments:

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, MMmmmm nice card, pretty colours and lovely stamping, you've made a smasher, gorgeous flowers too, hugs Gay xxx

Joan Ervin said...

This is beautiful, Shirley!!!! I love how you created the patchwork in the background and what a gorgeous flower...the colors are pretty, too!!!!

Sharli said...

Shirley,
Breathtaking! It reminds me of a favorite quilt from my childhood- I could wrap up in it and feel so loved!

Hugs!

Beth said...

Wow Shirley this is a beauty I love anything quilted and your card just ROCKS my friend.

Cindy Haffner said...

FAB Shirley LOVE it!!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley
Such a pretty design, love the quilted look, fabulous flower too!!

Karen x

Creations by Shirl said...

OMG Shirley~
Another magnificent card - luv how you did that patch work background.
Simply amazing...That flower is the da bomb...very pretty. Luv the DP.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Again Shirley, Just dropping by to thank you for your visit and say, I'd love to join in the IO Challenge,it's great idea, I have some IO stamps and love them but time, now there's the problem:{ The challenge has been on my list to get to and I will, thanks for reminding me, LOL hugs Gay xxx

Anesha said...

Beautiful card!!!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely design and of course all the details are spectacular and so you. :) Gorgeous papers. Glad to hear you cut down your duplication process!

Anne said...

Your card is just beautiful Shirley! Thanks for all your nice comment on my blog! You made my day ;)

Hugs from Anne

Maria Matter said...

Hi Shirley!
Thanks for stopping by the other day, I totally understand about blogger...never know when it's going to go down!

Gorgeous card!!! I love the quilt look & the embossing is a beautiful addition!
hugs & blessings!

stamps&cars said...

Wonderful. I do love those colors together. The flower ties it all together and gives it a focal point. Love it!

Cibele Glazer said...

So...when can I expect this in the mail? Love it!!!!!

Mrs Ham said...

This card is so lovely. I really like the faux stitching.

Benzi said...

Shirley, your patchwork is just gorgeous. Don't now if I could get that faux stitching straight like you did.
Your flower is just soooooo pretty. The card came together beautifully.
Oh, yes I do like Colleen's work, too.

Dawn B. said...

Shirley this is so pretty. I love the way you used your Flourish stamp.. Hmmm never would have thought of that. Great job. I am hoping we keep some cooler weather in NC.

Jan said...

A beautiful card and love how you did the background :)

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley, this is GORGEOUS! love THE QUILT LOOK AND THE COLORS AND THE fab FLOWER! OOPS!Just noticed all the caps but I LOVE it!

mochamama said...

Shirley this is sweet! Love it.

Bonnie said...

I love this Shirely! Love the colors, the "stitching" and the big, floppy flower!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is just beautiful, love that paper you used for the flower.

*Vicki* said...

Such a gorgeous design Shirley!! Love the patch-work design and colors!! :)

The Rubber Maid said...

What a wonderful card done by a wonderful gal. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Pat

Donna B. said...

Very pretty card Shirley!! Love your decorative papers, faux stitching, flower and other embellishments. Great design!

Melisa Waldorf said...

I love your handmade flower!! Great card!

susanne said...

Very beautiful Shirley!I love the pretty little squares, like a quilt, it has a very cozy feeling ... beautiful!
Oh, Shirley you had asked about the photo of the flower in my garden ... it is called a foxglove or Digitalis ... very beautiful, but extremely toxic, even to breath in the scent. I have several foxglove but this one is unusual because of the frill around the top of the stem ... I've never seen one like it. I would love to see a photo if anyone else has one like this. Have a great week Shirley!

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, I love the patchwork effect!

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