Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I sure did! It was nice to be able to relax and spend time with my family. I feel refreshed and ready to face the week! It is going to be crazy! I am warning you now, just in case you wonder if I disappear! LOL! I thought I would start the week off with a soft, spring design. Today is a beautiful day, but the weather isn't going to last, so I am going to savor it! Pink and green are one of my *all-time* favorite color combinations so I thought I would work with that. I had originally put the card together without the pattern paper, but added it after I chose the ribbon because it pulled in some of the raspbery color. I am glad I added it!
The image is from the Level 1 hostess set "Dear Friend". I am really liking this set and have now used all of the images. I guess I shouldn't be patting myself on the back since there are only 4...LOL! I stamped the image with Palette Noir ink and colored it with Copic and Prismacolor markers. Once I was done coloring, I added some crystal effects to the flower petals. I sponged all of the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink for a soft look. I used a few nestabilities on this; scallop oval, oval and labels 3. When I first saw the shape of the Label 3 dies, it looked like and oval would fit nicely in the center and it did!

I punched a lace edge on the bottom of the pattern paper to continue with the elegant, vintage feel. I added a few buttons, naked and needing thread, but I was too lazy today. My linen thread fell behind my desk and I didn't want to fish it out! Shame on me! Maybe when I retrieve it I will thread the buttons.

I used two embossing folders on this design; swiss dot and a floral one that I can't remember the name. It was one of the first ones I got and I haven't used it in a while. This card is for my friend and also the Mom of the little girl I babysit. She took me for a pedicure on Saturday and I wanted to send a Thank You! She is actually a teacher at my kid's school, so I think I will be getting her a shirt like I bought for my son's teacher.

Well, I am off to tackle my list! Thanks for fluttering by!



Stamps: Dear Friend
Ink: Palette Noir, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Copic and Prismacolor Markers
Paper: PTI White, My Mind's Eye, Celery, Blush
Accessories: Satin ribbon, oval, scallop oval and labels 3 nestabilities, vintage button replicas by Jesse James, cuttlebug, swiss dot and floral embossing folder, paper piercer and mat pack, foam squares, sponge, doily lace edge punch by Martha Stewart, crystal effects

16 comments:

Arlana said...

Oh you just make your cards so pretty!!! The Mother you are giving this too will love it. How fun. I just love the colors.

lisa808 said...

Very pretty card. I am liking my 'dear friend' set too.

Tricia said...

What a beautiful vintage card! Just lovely!!

Connie said...

This is so pretty, Kelly!! Love how you layered everything!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

This is gorgeous! I just LOVE your work...so pretty!

saved by scrapping! said...

really love this card! the raspberry and green compliment each other so well and the layout is great, very tasteful, well done!

regards
anne :)

Anonymous said...

Oh what a lovely card! I am glad you added the DP behind the ribbon, I think it really adds a lot to the card. Thanks for the great instructions. I think that I am going to be making this one.

Have a happy stamping day!

Trish in Wisconsin

Linda Beeson said...

Wow! That embossed background is just so stunning with your other colors and LOVE that piece on the front that holds the flowers.

Gretchen R. said...

I love the simple elegance of this card it is gorgeous! I love looking at your blog!!!

KatieTurtle said...

Love it! I am totally going to make some cards with Pink and Green now!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so soft and beautiful! I LOVE the oval on the labels 3 die!!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

I love how you layered your nesties. I would have nver thought to put these colors together. They look terrific. Great job.

Dawn Easton said...

Happy Tuesday Kelly...yikes I'm behind again and I don't like that! Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I never really looked at that hostess set before, may need to take a closer look ;)
Hope your week isn't too crazy and you can squeeze some stamping time in!

Leslie Miller said...

Love that beautiful satin ribbon and your two Spellbinders shapes. Gorgeous card, Kelly!

Abby said...

Great card! Love the vintage/distressed, yet dainty look!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Kelly, this is stunning!! I love the mixture of colors!! Beautiful!