Saturday, February 21, 2009

My Heart Is With You-SFYTT

It is that time again! I must admit that sitting down each Friday evening to complete my weekly SFYTT card is quickly becoming my favorite stamping time. I usually stamp in the morning once I have gotten my kids off to school, but I feel rushed, thinking of all the other things I need/want to get done before my Kindergartener arrives home. My creativity comes easier in the evening when all the cares and duties of the day are done and I am free to relax.

Of course this week's sketch is amazing. I was thrilled that the sketch called for a sideways oval because I was in the mood to use my oval Nestabilities. There is something so classy about the embossed edge paired with a hint of a scalloped edge; and of course I had to age the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. This card came together so effortlessly and was a pure joy to create. I think a lot of it has to do with the great sketches that Jen comes up with each week! This entire design came about because of this scrumptious ribbon I found in the dollar bin at Michael's tonight. I needed to go there to replace my poor cutting blade on my paper trimmer. It was shot as I am sure you all have noticed for the last month with all of my feathered edges. So unclassy! I can't believe I let it go so long! Anyway...I picked up more than just a cutting blade; some ribbon, embellishment jars, and a super sweet baby box to hold the baby gift I need to get delivered.
I stamped the image using Palette Noir ink and then colored the image using re-inkers and a blender pen. I really like this method of coloring, especially if I'm not using Watercolor paper. I did add a little glitter to the image once I was finished.
I love pulling out an old set like "Garden Collage" because I haven't used it in so long, it feels new again! I think the late night stamping is making me ramble so I will go, but before I do, I just need to give a shout out to the other SFYTT gals Jen and Jody Amy ,Carole Susan and Amy . They always blow me away with their creations so you will want to make a stop at each of their blogs! Thanks for fluttering by!

Stamps: Small Sayings, Garden Collage
Ink: Palette Noir, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Barely Banana, So Saffron, More Mustard, Sage Shadow
Paper: Sage Shadow, PTI Vintage Cream, My Mind's Eye
Accessories: Sewing Machine and Thread, Buttons from my stash, Oval Nestabilities, Sponge, Blender Pen, Fern Punch, ribbon style tags and Aquamarine crystal glitter from Martha Stewart, foam squares, 2 way glue, liquid glue, ribbon from Michael's dollar bin, Kaiser Blossoms , glue dots, corner rounder, Textile embossing folder and cuttlebug
P.S. Look for the matchbox tutorial next week!

45 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow Kelly! This is gorgeous! Love the colours and your edges once again!!! Beautiful card!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW!!! I love the antique, vintage feel to this!

Amy said...

Hi Kelly,

I just knew you would do something vintage gorgeous with the sketch and you didn't disappoint me (wink!)...you never disappoint me, or anyone else I'm sure!

Love that big bow and the punched branch peeking out, so perfect with that beautiful birdie! The textured bg is the icing on this cupcake!

Jackie Pedro said...

GASP! I'm at a loss for words this is so gorgeous!!!

Kay said...

Stunning card! Love it! Especially your textile embossed bg -- that adds so much.

Renée said...

This is so beautiful!! Love the colours, love the flower, love everything!

Marlou said...

such a beautiful card :) gorgeous work :)

BasketMom said...

wow - what an amazing card - so vintage and feminine - love it!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow this is really stunning. Love the colors and the sparkle on the edge of the card.

Chriss Blagrave said...

WOW! This is breathtaking!

Norine said...

another pretty card love the softness
Hugs
Norine

Susan said...

This card has a soft vintage feel to it. I love the look. Very, very nice.

Denise said...

Kelly you just amaze me!! This is truely a breathtaking card~ in fact, it really needs to be framed and put on display somewhere! I love the soft colors and wonderful vintage feel~ just beautiful!! :)

Steph said...

Ooo Kelly, this is gorgeous!! I love the colours, and the softness of it....beautiful :)

purplestamper316 said...

love your color combos- I too am a big fan of Michael's dollar ribbons :) And I just love your 'valentiney' banner- stunning! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

hi Kelly! This is one beautiful card. I love that set...it is one of my favorites and I love what you have done with it. Perfect!

Ad K.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

So incredibly classy and gorgeous, Kelly! Love that tiny bit of bling on the edges of this vintage beauty!

Sandy Kay said...

WOw, this one took my breath away! I love when you use those old retired SU stamps that I have and don't know how to use!

texasjodylynn said...

WOW! This is incredibly gorgeous! I LOVE it! YOu have such a knack for the vintage, shabby look! AWESOME!

Heidi Kilgore said...

Hi Kelly,

This is such a soft beautiful presentation. I love that you are breaking out the old SU stamps. I have this set and absolutely adore it. A very romantic and and inspired card. I really Love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMGosh, this is another STUNNER!!

Lisa Brown said...

This is so pretty, Kelly! Love all the textures...just want to reach out and touch ir!

Stamp and Smile said...

So elegant Kelly!! I love all the antiqued details on your card. Love the ribbon and flower mix!! JUST DIVINE!! Smiles... :)

Jessica said...

This is so pretty! I love the soft colors and your beautiful embellishing.

Cynthia said...

Just absolutely dreamy Kelly! So much to love about this beauty and your accordian cards are killing me! Amazing!

A Little About Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Another over-the-top beauty Kelly!!! I am just loving these vintage-feel designs! My mouth is absolutely drooling!!! LOL!!!

Scrap for Joy said...

This card is beautiful-I love your style. Thanks so much for the blog visit.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card! Love the main image and the soft colors. TFS!

Hilde said...

ohh my. Love your blog <3

Amy Sheffer said...

What a beauty! Girl, your stuff is soooooo awesome! Love the whole vintage feel!

Justine said...

You have some of the best work in this industry. Gorgeous

lakind said...

Gorgeous, Kelly! I've always loved this SU set and must play with it more often! You did a fabulous job with the sketch and the colors!

Brandi Parshley said...

So gorgeous! Wow! Those colors are beautiful and soothing, so perfect with this image.

jen del muro said...

This is absolutely A-MAAAAA-ZING! So elegant! Hugs-Jd

Debbie said...

Another beauty! I have this set, but have always avoided this great little bird because I never know how to color it. You've inspired me to try again, following your beautiful coloring on this card.

happiness blooms said...

That is one of my all time favorite images, and the card you created around it just took it to a whole new level! This is truly beautiful Kelly!

shel9999 said...

W-O-W....wow! So elegant! LOVE this, Kelly!

Angela said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it...

Leslie Miller said...

This is so beautiful! I love this image. Your colors are so soft and pretty, too. It's wonderful to see older sets in use as many of them are my favorites. Thanks for sharing this beauty, Kelly!

{stampininthesun} said...

What a gorgeous card!!

joyk said...

Beautiful card........very special with that image. I still have and love that stamp set. The layout is fab!

Brooke S said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the detail... How do I pin point my favorite thing about this card.... I love it all. You totally used one of my favorite sets.. I don't think I will ever give this one up..

Hugs
Brooke

Jill said...

This is drop dead gorgeous. I'm drooling all over my keyboard. ;)

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Wow...I guess I haven't seen your blog until now...my loss. Thanks for sharing these beauties! You're awesome!