January 12, 2011

CR84FN10 & Card Patterns #97


Hello, friends!  I managed to find some crafty time today despite having to shovel over two feet of snow.  The kids had fun trying to climb the snow banks!  I hope you're staying warm and cozy wherever you are!

I just learned about a new-to-me color challenge blog run by Mona Pendleton, and those of you who have been following me for a while probably know how much I love a good color challenge!  And what could be better than finding inspiration in some gorgeous images from A Creative Mint?  If you haven't checked out the color stories on this blog, you absolutely must!

I paired up these sweet pastels with the current sketch at Card Patterns.  I saw this as my chance to dive into the current doily trend.



















I thought these colors would be the perfect opportunity to use PTI's Baby Button Bits.  I stamped the flower image onto white cardstock and colored the blooms with an RV34 Copic marker, which happens to look more pink than lavender, but it is the one that is *supposed* to be a match to Lavender Moon.  I stamped the image again onto Spring Moss Bitty Dots to paper piece the leaves, then matted the image on a Spring Moss scalloped circle and added two Lemon Tart buttons to the flower centers.

The Aqua Mist Bitty Dots paper is actually cut into 4 squares like in the sketch, but the doily covered up the seams so it looks like one piece.  I added a strip of Spring Moss dotty satin ribbon to ground the focal panel.  Love all those polka dots!

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  Lavender Moon, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, white
Patterned paper:  2008 Bitty Dot Basics
Stamps:  Baby Button Bits
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black), Copic markers (RV34, Y21)
Tools:  Spellbinders (circle, scallop circle, scallop square dies), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Accessories:  Spring Moss satin ribbon, Lemon Tart buttons, Wilton (doily), DMC floss, thread

I haven't shared the inside of a card for a while, so I thought I'd show you this one.  The sentiment is also from Baby Button Bits, colored with a Y21 Copic marker.  


I don't actually know anyone expecting a baby at the moment, so this card will be going in my Etsy shop later tonight along with a few other cards, so you're welcome to go check them out!

That's all for me today!  Thanks for all of your encouraging comments on my card yesterday, and every day!  See you back here soon.

17 comments:

Jean Martin said...

This is beautiful Christina! I love the flower in the center. It's such a sweet card.!!!!!!

Nance said...

Just gorgeous and a wonderful take on the colors of the story board. Love the button bits and the adorable inside!

Sue Lelli said...

OOH this is so pretty inside and out! I'm so GLAD you shared that with us! I KNOW what you mean about the colors that are "supposed" to match but either way, your card is so soft and PRETTY! Glad you found us! THX for playing this week at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Christina inside and out! Love the button flowers! Thank you for joining along with CR84FN :)

Debgem said...

Such a fab button flowers - I do like the paper piecing you've done for the leaves. A nice simple bow and fab doily. So pretty!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week.

Heather Jensen said...

Darling baby card. Love the doily. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)

Lindsay said...

This is adorable Christina! I love how you did the colors and the doily is a perfect fit.

xiumaiyuki said...

wow....this one totally caught my eyes in my Google Reader. Your sweet card makes me think of spring with all those pretty pastel colors and that doily makes the perfect focal point!

Meredith said...

Oh, this is beautiful!! Once you mentioned it, I could see where you have 4 panels in your background. Your stitching is so perfect!! I love how you put all the colours together, and think this is just gorgeous :) Thanks for playing with CR84FN!

Dana said...

Christina, wow! SO soft and pretty.
And did you notice that our cards posted today are similar? Pale pink, square base, Rounded corners on the PP, stitching along edges, doily...LOVE THIS!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a darling baby card, Christina! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!

Diane Jaquay said...

Such a beautiful card!

Andrea M said...

Christina! This is soooo fabulous!!! I ADORE it!!! WOW! Button bits never looked better :) Great use of the colors! And, oh my, your stitching is pure perfection! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!! Hope you'll join us again next week!

Janelle said...

So, so pretty and dainty, Christina. I took a little time to scroll down and am so impressed with your cards and your blog. Wish I had more time to spend here right now -- but a good excuse to come back later! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and comment on my Curtain Call card, too.

~amy~ said...

super sweet cards...love the doily! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!!

Laurie said...

Such a sweet card! I am loving the doily and those button flowers! This card is fabulous!!

Amy said...

Gosh, I need to learn to sew! This is super fab Christina! I am loving this doily craze!

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