Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'm a little bit obsessed...

..with this card! 
Mojo Monday had a challenging sketch: MOJO227:
and Our Creative Corner had a great Recipe Challenge:
This week's challenge is entitled, ' Love is in the air'.  Make a St. Valentine's Day paper craft item (card, scrapbook page layout, 3-D item, or an altered item) using the colors Pink, Grey, and Kraft.  Now, I'm a girly-girl, so add some sparkle to your paper craft item (rhinestones, glitter, metal) anything that shines!  And don't forget to include a heart-shape.

So here's to hoping my pearls 'sparkle' enough.
My card base is Vanilla, then a layer of Textured Gray. I ran come Crumb Cake through my Big Shot with an Impressions plate and layered a Vanilla stamped and colored on that.

The DSP is also embossed, then I wrapped the Crochet Trim around the card and added my layered sentiment: Textured Gray embossed with the Oval folder, Large Oval Punch for the Crumb Cake and Small Oval Punch for the Vanilla. My sentiment is stamped with Gray, then a Pink heart and some pearls. I scrunched up some Crumb Cake Seam Binding, tied a Triple Bow and adhered it with glue dots.

I sponged all the edges with Soft Suede and roughed them up with my Bone Folder. 
The Very Vanilla layers are also sponged with Pretty in Pink.

If you look close, you can see I stamped the inside sentiment with both Suede and Pink, for a shadowed effect. It looks way better in person! ;)

 I loved this layout and recipe so much, I didn't want to give this card to the friend I made it for... So I had to make another! This one is for my wonderful sister-in-law. I used a rose image for the background, used 3/8" Taffeta, and not so many pearls. I'll be mailing it, so I wanted to keep the bulkiness to a minimum. 

And here's the one I made my Mother-In-Law. We don't get to see her as often as I'd like (she's awesome and I love her so much!), so I'll be sending her this as a Valentine's card!
Well, tomorrow I get to pick up my husband from the airport!
I made his card tonight, so I'll be sharing that with you tomorrow. You'll see it before he does! haha!
Have a wonderful night!


  1. What wonderful cards Natalie ... and I bet they look beautiful in real ... your framed sentiment is just lovely with your sweet lil heart and that crochet ribbon is just divine!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

  2. Beautiful card! Great job! Olena

  3. Wow, this is absolutely stunning. Unusual colors. I like lace and ribbons. Thanks for joining us for the Our Creative Corner! Hope to see you again next week.

  4. So pretty, I love the gray and crumb cake.

  5. Vintage chic gorgeousness! I love the paper you choose and that bow is fantastic! You followed along perfectly! Thank you so much for joining in at Our Creative Corner this week!!!


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