Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sweet Stamping Relief

Okay, I know I'm inundating you with posts tonight.  
I had no access to my stamping stuff for most of this past week (due to construction around our house) and I have been in stamping withdrawal.  Today I had snippets of time here and there to craft.  Otherwise, my day was spent pasting wallpaper for my husband to hang in our dining room.  May I just say that stamping is far more fun to do! 

I broke out my DCWV Luxury Stack paper to do this card.  I believe I have mentioned before that I tend to hoard designer paper.  It is actually difficult for me to cut into those luscious sheets of vintage beauty.  Once I managed to cut it frugally, so there was no waste, the card went pretty fast from there.  

In order to get a picture-hanging effect with the lace ribbon, I covered a plain silver brad with a chocolate pearl.  Even though the pearl is already sticky, I highly recommend using a craft adhesive such as Aleene's Tacky Glue to secure the pearl to the brad.

I looped the lace over the brad before securing it in place.  Loose ends are glued under the oval sentiment punch.

The ivory bow was made with the Bow-Easy, and glued down carefully using Aleene's, once again.

This card is elegant enough to be used as an anniversary or wedding card, and so I am entering it into the Crafty Creations Challenge #79.  And because of the color scheme, it also fits in the Shabby Tea Room challenge #21, "House and Home."

Well, that's truly it for tonight.  I am heading to bed now.  We're hitting the beach tomorrow and I need my rest!

Happy Stamping,

Stamps:  Vintage Labels
Paper:  Very Vanilla, DCWV Luxury Stack
Ink:  Soft Suede, Basic Black
Punches:  wide oval
Other:  Big Shot, Top Note die, ivory ribbon, ivory lace, chocolate pearls, dimensionals, Stampamajig, Aleene's Tacky Glue, silver brads


Debbie said...

Oh my ... this is absolutely GOR-JUS!!!! How clever -- I {heart} your use of the top note die, lace, ribbons and pearls! Thanks for sharing this lovely creation with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful card. Fabulous close up shot. Have fun wallpapering...the results are even more rewarding than stamping, just not so much fun in the process!

Emily Keaton said...

Simply elegant, Colleen!! Way to go for cutting into some of your hoarded luxury DP. You've used it beautifully :) I just love your design for this card--the hanging picture effect looks great. Love the lace and vintage patterns :) And thanks for the link for the Bow Easy. I'm seriously Bow Challenged and have been thinking for some time that I need one of those . . .

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous design, Colleen! Love that hanging picture look and those rich, elegant papers make the card look beautiful! Have fun at the beach...are you going to Sea Isle again? Let me know if you're ever in the LBI area...I'd love to meet up with you!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful card this is! I love the papers you used and the colors, too. The split die cut look is amazing and I adore your hanging sentiment. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card Colleen. Love the ribbon effect & the papers are lush!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Sharon x

PapierGirl said...

Elegant! I love those DP's - so rich in tone and the lace and pearls are such a beautiful touch! I agree...stamping is more fun than hanging wallpaper! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Marisa said...

Glad you got to play a bit :D Love the "hanging picture" concept of your card. Wonderful idea and card.

Julie Ranae said...

Wonderful design on this card...very creative indeed : )

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful and elegant! Love that ivory bow, it is outstanding! Thanks for your well wishes!

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