August 6, 2010

Embellish Magazine challenge & CardPatterns 75


Hi there! This is my second post today, so if you missed out on my earlier post, be sure to scroll down to find out about my giveaway and new crochet flowers in my Etsy shop!

As promised, I'm back with a card for two challenges. The first is the Embellish Magazine color challenge featuring birds, and the second is the sketch of the week at CardPatterns.


I love how this turned out! Can you believe I found this pretty bird stamp, along with a little flower and the word "happiness", for 50 cents at Jo-Ann?! I stamped it in Dark Chocolate on a Spellbinders label that I sponged with tea dye. I paired it up with some patterned paper from 7 Gypsies and Raspberry Fizz cardstock that I ran through my Big Shot with the Book Print impression plate from PTI. I sponged some Vintage Cream ink over it to make the impression a bit more visible. I added a New Leaf ribbon and some matching buttons, which I think totally make the card!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz)
Patterned paper: 7 Gypsies
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo (Summer Assortment), Papertrey Ink (Signature Greetings, Turning a New Leaf)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Chai tea dye), Hampton Art (green)
Tools: Spellbinders (Labels 1 die), Papertrey Ink (Book Print impression plate), Fiskars (border punch)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (ribbon), buttons, thread, DMC floss

This card will be for my MIL's birthday, so I finished off the inside with a sentiment from PTI's Signature Greetings and a couple of little leaf stamps from Turning a New Leaf, to incorporate the green color.


Thanks for stopping by again, friends! I'll see you back here soon!

18 comments:

Dana said...

Eeek, I love the way you incorporated green into this Christina! The ribbon and buttons (with green floss no less) are perfect. I also like that you did the inside...it's like a whole 'nother card in itself!

Karen B. said...

Love the striped background and that bird-awesome bird! Can't believe you got it for that price. Great composition and colors.

Lindsay said...

This is fantastic Christine! I love what you did with both the sketch and the colors! Great work!

Marisa said...

This is lovely, Christina! Love the score sheet DP.

Anika said...

This is gorgeous, Christina! Love the pops o pink and green with all of the brown and cream!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is SO GORGEOUS!!! The colors and papers/patterns, are just PERFECTION!

Nance said...

My mouth is still hanging open--this is drop-dead gorgeous! The colors, the layers the stiching, the buttons, the inside...OMG. Did I miss anything? Oh yeah, 50 cents for that fabulous bird? Wow! Great card and good luck on the Embellish challenge--it's a winner in my book!

Sarah Martina said...

So pretty! Inside & out! :) So glad you played along with us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

Kathy said...

Your card is so beautiful and love how you spent so much time on the inside! awesome :)

Chris said...

Wow...the inside is as beautiful as the outside. Just so lovely and you did have a great find with that bird stamp! I love it. :)

I'm thrilled to be the sponsor over at Embellish magazine for this challenge. Thanks for playing along and I have one more give away on my personal blog!

Heather Jensen said...

This is perfect from the inside out! Thanks for entering in the Card Patterns challenge this week. :)

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! That "find" for 50 cents is just FAB!!! LOVE the sheet music and the buttons and the "window." The inside is divine! Congrats for being one of the Super 6!!!

Smita said...

Gorgeous!! I am so glad your card was chosen in the super 6 at Card Patterns :-)

Hugs,
Smita

Laurie said...

I am so loving this card! What a fun color combo! I love the pink impressed background! It makes everything pop from the card! Beautiful!

Shelley Germann said...

I do like your birdie! Great use of the lace and layers. Just thought I'd let you know, I won't be able to leave comments on all the cards you posted since I had over 150 on my reader before I finally zipped through...I did see very thing, though! Hate to do that...but I had to for sanity's sake!

Shelley Germann said...

Oooops! No lace...see I'm confused already! That's what happens when you zip through 150 posts!

Nerina said...

I love what you did with this challenge! Great use of the music stamp with the bird image - and your colours are so rich and beautiful!

Mariana Grigsby said...

So pretty!!!! I love the button details and the bird is super cute!

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