Friday, February 20, 2009

Lucky in Love

I haven't participated in the monthly Dirty Dozen Alumni Challenge in ages. I was able to combine challenges, so I thought I would play along. I have wanted to make a card for the CinemaSaturdayCreativeChallenge all week and haven't got a chance. This week's movie is "Emma"; one of my all-time favorites. I love everything about it from the clothes, hair, actress/actors, story, so on and so on. I thought the sentiment "Lucky in Love" worked well for this movie also, because although there are many set backs, everyone ends up "Lucky In Love". So....this is my Emma/DDA challenge card. The challenge for the DDA was to use "Luck" and fancy folds. I chose not to fold my card fancy, but instead added an accordian folded flower to my card.

I printed the xoxo and Lucky in Love from my computer. I then stamped around the images using my beloved DesignElements stamp set from TJ Designs. This is one of those "must have/go to" sets that should be on every stampers shelf, especially if you love vintage creations as much as I do. I knew I wanted to keep the card black and cream and then add a pop of color with the ribbon. I used some great paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby a while ago from The Paper Studio. One of the patterns is a Toile pattern which I love and reminded me of the picnic that Emma and her friends attend when she is really mean to Miss Bates! Poor Miss Bates!
In keeping with the "luck" theme, I added a few of my Vintage Playing cards that I picked up a few years ago. You can't see the fabulous Vintage images on them, but I have used them in other designs and they are a delight. I purchased the bird punch from Wal-Mart the other day and thought that a pair of them would be perfect for this design. Of course I added a sugar coating of black chunky glitter. I had fun with this design. I think this one will adorn one of the shelves in my stamp area. Thanks for fluttering by!



Stamps: Design Elements from TJ Designs
Ink: Palette Noir, Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Pattern Paper by The Paper Studio
Accessories: Ribbon (unknown), Buttons from my stash, Chunky Essentials Glitter, Martha Stewart gem stickers, liquid glue and bird punch, Vintage Playing Cards, Sewing Machine and Thread, sponge, foam squares

15 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Kelly! This is absolutely stunning! I forgot about the DDA challenge...oops!
Your pleated flower and button are fabulous!!! The pop of pink is awesome on here too! TFS!

Amy said...

I just can't get over how yummy this card is. I'm over the moon in love with it! I love black/ivory with a splash of color and you have done it perfectly!

harrahx2 said...

Wow, wow, wow, great card. Again with the beautiful paper patterns. Tutorial, lessons, etc please???? You are the best at mixing papers that I view on the blogs.

Norine said...

what a fun & pretty card love the flower
hugs
Norine

Deborah Saaranen said...

My oh my!!! This is amazing!!!

Scrap for Joy said...

I was really taken with this card. I always love black and cream but I love the pink to jazz it up and the playing cards are a great touch! I have to go check out the stamps now.

Jessica said...

Great card! I love the colors and your use of the bird punch.

Wendy said...

This is amazing, Love everything about it!

Brooke S said...

Love it !!! What a cool card.. The birds are such a cute element and the Rosette... beautiful! What a great layout and choice of colors. Another amazing card from you...

Hugs
Brooke

Jackie Pedro said...

Amazing! This card is beautiful and that accordion flower is spectacular!!!

Yumi said...

It's just so beautiful and vintagy. The pink color of the ribbon also looks great. Your creations are all so lovely.

Heidi Kilgore said...

this is a great design. very vintage with a French Flair. I love the layout, again you did the unexpected! Hugs,

Heidi Kilgore

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is STUNNING!! You should frame it and hang it on your wall...too pretty to give away!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Lost for words!! So elegant and classy with the black and white, and the pink to boot... You inspire me girly! TFS... :)

Sankari W. said...

Kelly! YOu are just amazing!! OMGoodness what an amazingly beautiful card - i LOVE love love every single detail - and the lucky in love sentiment with the playing cards - just perfect!!! You are simply amazing Kelly!!!

Thank you so much for playing along with the Cinema Saturday Challenge - I love love Emma too :) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!
Best wishes,
Sankari