June 22, 2011

CR84FN32 & Card Patterns 120


Hello friends!  It's a rainy day here, so I turned to the current color challenge at CR84FN for a little sunshine!  These fresh colors are paired up with this week's sketch at Card Patterns.




I've been doing a lot of CAS cards lately, so I felt like going a tiny bit shabby on this one.  I used several stamps from SU's Nature Walk to create a little botanical collage on white cardstock, then stamped French script over the top with Ranger's Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I used PTI's Linen & Canvas impression plate to add some texture to the panel before matting it with Hawaiian shores cardstock.

On the card base is a Lemon Tart panel embossed with Framed Tulips, a gift from my sweet friend Nance.  I added a strip of New Leaf cardstock and a Hawaiian Shores border cut with PTI's Victorian Lace border die.  The wrinkled ribbon was originally white, but I sponged it with Distress Ink to match the sponging on the rest of the card.

For the sentiment, I stamped "best wishes" from PTI's Mat Stack 2 Collection onto a banner, then added a few pearls as accents.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Lemon Tart, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, white)
Stamps:  Stampin' Up! (Nature Walk, En Francais), Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 2 Collection)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores), Studio G (green), Ranger (Antique Linen)
Tools:  Stampin' Up! (Framed Tulips embossing folder), Papertrey Ink (Victorian Lace Border die, Double Ended Banner die, Linen & Canvas impression plate), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Accessories:  Michaels (pearls), Prairie Bird Boutique (wrinkle ribbon)

This card will be going out in the mail to a friend who's embarking on a new adventure soon.  Love when I can have a recipient in mind as I create.

Thanks for your visit today!  I hope the sun is shining wherever you are.  Have a good one!

25 comments:

Kim Singdahlsen said...

This is just lovely! I had to add that border die to my wish list because I love the way you have paired it with the embossing folder.

Lisa said...

Oh Christina this is so soft and delicate..very nice!

Cammie said...

A stunning collage and gorgeous card!

Marisa said...

Beautifully done, Christina :) Love how you used this set with the script in the in BG. The touch of seam binding is lovely.

Debbie Carriere said...

Christina, this is fabulous! I love that botanical collage - wonderful stamping!

Marie said...

Beautiful card. I love CAS cards. Yours is fantastic.

Karen B. said...

Oh my oh my oh my this is beyond gorgeous! I love how effortlessly you can go between styles.

Smita said...

Lovely!! No one combines challenges as beautifully as you do! :)

Hugs,
Smita

Anja (scrappie) said...

Beautiful stamping and I love the softness of this card. Glad you joined us at cardpatterns.

kasia c. said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!
Sunshine indeed. Christina this is beautiful. I love the cards you make with any style, CAS or shabby, you rock! Those pearls are a gorgeous touch and that embossed frame is so cool. :)

Debgem said...

Just lovely!! I really like the embossed frame and the way you've mixed together these stamps is awesome! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!!

kate adderley said...

another beautiful card christina, you are so talented, and thanks for leaving the comment on my blog about our cat squeaky, it was nice that some one l dont even know would be caring enough to leave such a beautiful comment, lm very grateful for your kind words.

Cristina said...

Oooh, look at you, shabby girl! There is nothing you can't do. I love how those pearls spill off the label, and that's totally the best use I've seen yet of that SU embossing folder. You are the BEST!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Christina! Love the scalloped border and beautiful scene! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Ginny said...

Sooooo pretty, Christina. You are so talented being able to do ALL kind of cards, and so extremely WELL!!! I love this.

Andrea M said...

Holy cow! This is STUNNING!!! WOW! I love the soft image with the script… *SWOON* My, my, my you do good work girl! REALLY beautiful work!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Sue Ann said...

BREATH TAKING!!! The framed embossing folder is to die for and the way you showcased it in this card ..... OH MY!!! This card is totally dripping eye candy and a pure inspiration ........ I could totally do shabby like this!!! AMAZING!!!

xiumaiyuki said...

Such a beauty! So soft and I love the shabby feel of it!

Congrats on your card winning last week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge. I squealed when I saw your card!! Sooooooooo deserving!! (hugs)

Heather Jensen said...

So so pretty! The embossed edge and pretty PTI border puunch are stunning and the botanical stamps are beautiful! Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)
Hugs~

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card!

Jean Martin said...

Wowzers Christina! You have this in the bag! I see a winner right here! Gorgeous!!! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful! Love the entire design of this.

Sara Mac said...

THUD!! My jaw hit the floor on this one:) I love everything about this elegant card Christina. You are so talented.

Lindsay said...

Stunning my friend! This is just stunning! Great work!

Sue Lelli said...

Christina, GORGEOUS card! LOVE the tulip frame and the stamped images with the text! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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