Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dream of Me

My friend from the UK, Ruby2Shoes, is getting married in early May.  I made a card last month and sent it on its way to her for the big day.  I sure wish I could've stuffed myself in that envelope!


A few months ago, Ruby had won a sheet of digital images from a challenge but passed them on to me (with permission) instead, because she thought they looked more like my style.  I used one as a focal point here.  The sentiment - "Don't Forget to Dream of Me" - seemed fitting for a wedding card.



The tiny tag is a die cut from a retired sheet of tags by Stampin' Up!, with a Verve sentiment on it.  The rose is Prima, from my dear friend Emily.  The little chipboard heart is from Michael's $1.50 bin (inflation even affects dollar bins - sigh), with white ink rubbed on.  And that soft, satin ribbon is from my grandmother, who gave me rolls of vintage double-faced satin ribbons before she passed.  I wish she could see what I do with them now.  :-)


Challenge entered:  Really Reasonable Ribbon - Mother's Day/Feminine with Ribbon

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be here tomorrow with my first card as May's Featured Designer at Merry Mondays.  See you soon!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Love Story - Verve
Paper: Mellow Moss - SU; Life's Journey - K & Co.
Ink: Walnut Stain - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Whisper White craft - SU
Fibers: vintage rose double faced satin
Other: flower - Prima; kraft tag die cut, chipboard borders - SU; vintage digital image; chipboard heart - Michael's; pearls - Queen & Co.
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26 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card!! Your photo is so bright and clear -- I could see all the fabulous detail!! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

This is gorgeous!!!

chilli pip said...

Colleen this is wonderful , it has such a Vintage feel without tons of different elements.The papers you have used compliment that vintage image perfectly. I am sure Ruby received cards from other crafters as well but that this one stood out from the crowd.
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog they are always appreciated

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this, Colleen, and so will Ruby! LOVE that sentiment and your papers and that chipboard heart! FAB card, TFS!

Linda Callahan said...

This is just gorgeous - beautifully detailed! Love the rose!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Hi Colleen! Been happy busy, so I haven't stopped by for a while. Wonderful to find your gorgeous new creation!! I just love your creativity!

Lisa said...

Love all of the shabby prettiness Colleen! So sweet of Ruby to think of you ;)

Marisa said...

Loving that sparkly rose and the cute tag and heart. Lovely card :)

Nan G said...

Beautiful card! Great pic! Guess I'm looking into getting a light tent so my pics will look awesome.

♥Jan♥ said...

I remember when Ruby won that Challenge, at Papercraft Star. I knew she was passing it on to you from our sponsor, theHouseAcrosstheBay, and she said you would make something wonderful ! Boy, was she right. The three pearls in the corner of the music sheet are so perfect. One of the prettiest wedding cards I have seen in a very long time, and I know she will LOVE it!

Annette said...

this card is amazing...I love each and every detail that you put into your cards...the flower is perfect and that heart...so love it...great card.

Patrice said...

So beautiful! Love the vintage feel!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous vintage card Colleen! Love the flower and the pretty ribbon!! I know she will LOVE it!!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Wow very pretty! So rich and the details are wonderful! LOVE it!

yyam said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the layering of the elements! Just brilliant!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Colleen, I did stop by yesterday but blogger was playing up and I couldn't leave a comment. I love this vintage label, and the beautiful bloom, the sepia tones and the pop of the red ribbon and rose, it's gorgeous! Ruby will love it!

Julia S-W said...

If I marry my husband again, will you make me a card - exactly the same as this??!! It really is quite beautiful Colleen and love all the elements.
Juliaxx

Benzi said...

Ooh, beautiful...those digis were meant for you. Love the 'Emily' flower and this did make an outstanding wedding card.

BTW, look for the 'bird' card on my blog Thursday. :-)

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, unbelievably beautiful! I so love the vintage digital, and you've used the perfect accents and colors with it. Gorgeous!

Ruby said...

Ooh Colleen when I first looked at this card I thought oh how beautiful and fabulous that you made such great use of the prize! I knew you would work your magic with it. Imagine my surprise when I went to comment and saw people mentioning my name, only to go back and see that the card is actually for me!! Oooooooh, squeal! I can't wait to receive it, it's just STUNNING and I know it might seem like I'm just saying it but it truly is my favourite one of yours so far. (oh and next time make sure you do squeeze yourself into that envelope, I'd love to spend some time crafting with you!!!) Hugs xxx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! OH MY! This is a gorgeous card, Col! I love that flower--that ribbon--EVERYTHING! I think Ruby will LOOOOOOOOOOVe it:)

Linda R said...

This is such an amazing card. I love the vintage vibe it has.. So pretty my friend...

Janny's Cards Creations said...

I like the card the rose and the vintage look. Groetjes Janny

Jinny Newlin said...

How sweet to use something Ruby gave you to give it right back! And it's ever so beautiful to boot!

Emily Keaton said...

SO gorgeous, Colleen!! What a fabulous shabby chic wedding card. Ruby is sure to treasure it! Thanks for the shout-out, too. It was fun to see something you created with one of those pretty Primas! Lovely, lovely work. :)

buglvr2010 said...

This is amazing! I love the vintage feel and the flower! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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