August 6, 2011

Make it Monday #26



Hello, strangers!  I'm finally back from vacation and getting settled into my old routines.  I've been anxious to get back to my crafty space to create something for Papertrey's Make It Monday challenge, which is to make a project with "Decreasing Apertures".  I love layering mats and labels, so this is a perfect extension of that using the negative "windows" created by the dies.

I also drew inspiration from a photo I found on Pinterest recently.  I love the black and white damask paired with aqua and burgundy, so I worked those elements into my card.

I started by cutting out a window from a True Black card base using PTI's Mat Stack 5.  I then used a damask embossing folder from Provo Craft on the card base.

An Aqua Mist layer is die cut with Mat Stack 1 and layered on top of a panel of Scarlet Jewel cardstock debossed with the Book Print impression plate.

One of the 1 3/4" Limitless Layer die cuts is stamped with the vine frame and a sentiment from Tag-its #3.  A few burgundy pearls and some Aqua Mist satin ribbon are the final touches.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  True Black, Aqua Mist, Scarlet Jewel, white
Stamps:  Tag-its #3
Ink:  Seaglass (Clearsnap), Black (Inkadinkadoo)
Tools:  Mat Stack 1, Mat Stack 5, Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle dies, Book Print impression plate, Kassie's Brocade embossing folder (Provo Craft), corner rounder
Accessories:  Aqua Mist ribbon, button, pearls (Queen & Co.), DMC floss

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have lots of catching up to do, both at home and online!  I hope you have a great weekend!

19 comments:

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Woah Christina...you just blew me away! I love the inspiration (oh gosh, I just want to eat that), and the way you translated it into your card. Your decreasing apertures are lovely, and the whole card is sweet and elegant.

Brandi said...

Christina,
This is beautiful! I just love the inspiration you drew from the ponterest photo. What a rich red center. Wow!

Cassandra said...

Absolutely stunning combination Christina and love how you have put them together. Very jealous you got to go to Stamp-a-faire, looked like lots of fun.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Kim O'Connell said...

This is stunning, Christina! Layers of goodness! Super classy!

Suzanne said...

Welcome home, Christina! This is such a beautiful card - I love the text IP in the background of the focal point. The colors are beautiful together!

Lindsay said...

Sooo pretty Christina! I love how you were inspired by that picture. The colors are unexpected but work really well! Great job!

Lynn said...

Christina, this is beautiful. I love how your sentiment is off center a bit...it is the perfect balance and I would never think to do this! Fabulous!

Ally said...

Beautiful! ;-)

Becky Carafa said...

This is gorgeous, I love all the texture!

Sharron said...

Your card looks as yummy as the inspiration photo. Absolutely gorgeous combo of colors and textures--love it!

Karen B. said...

Truly beautiful, and the colors are amazing, thanks for showing your inspiration!

Laura B. said...

ooooh yummy photo from pinterest! love your embossed paper, that aqua is so luxurious with those dark colors!

Amy Sheffer said...

So striking! Love the layering of your aperture and the dry embossing! Your color combo is awesome -- thanks for sharing your inspiration pic!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really nice aperture card Christina. Love the colours and the texture.

Jen Carter said...

This is gorgeous!! I LOVE the color combo and how you used the dies! I also love where you placed the pearls!

The Paper Parade said...

W...O....W!!! Now that is a pretty card! And I love how you used your own inspiration photo, maybe that means you need to start making up your own challenge blog....?? ;) I'd play each time!

Andrea M said...

Giiirl! You are AMAZING! Back in your old routines…I guess!!! This card is STUNNING! The embossed background is fabulous and I love your apertures! Love the inspiration pic from pinterest - your take on it couldn't be more perfect!!!

Laurie said...

Ummmm...WOW! The texture in the background is gorgeous! And I so love the focal point! Just beautiful!

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