Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Eclectic For You

Hey there.  :0)  The card I'm sharing today took on a life of its own.  I like when that happens!


My inspiration piece was this Anna Griffin floral stamp.  It was in my unfinished-pieces box, already colored and trimmed to this size.  Also on my desk at the time:  a piece of black and white plaid paper.  Now, normally, I would never think to pair an elegant floral with this paper, but  just struck me as 'right'.

On the card base, I used Stampin' Up!'s Bella Toile in a tone-on-tone combo.  The glittery die cut is from K & Co.


I had a smidgen of cocoa velvet ribbon (May Arts) on my desk, so that went under the Anna Griffin stamped panel.  The round circle sentiment from Inspired By Stamping is one I use a lot.  It is "comfortable" to use:  fits in a lot of different designs, just the right size, etc.

The plaid paper already has a distressed look to it.  I love how it appears on the bottom left corner of the card!


Thanks so much for coming by today!  I hope you are having a good day, in your little corner of the world.  :-)



Stamps: Bella Toile Background - Stampin' Up!; floral - Anna Griffin; sentiment - Cherish - Inspired By Stamping Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla - SU; plaid - Garden Vignettes by Carina Gardner - My Mind's Eye Ink: Crumb Cake, Basic Gray - SU; Old Paper, Antique Linen - Ranger Fibers: lace; cocoa velvet ribbon - May Arts; Crumb Cake ribbon - Stampin' Up! Accessories & Tools: pearls - Queen & Co; circle punch - Stampin' Up!; swirl glittered die cut - K & Co.; Copic markers

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that stamped image!!!!!!

Samra Leshinski said...

I am glad you had all those pieces laying around, because this card came out gorgeous!!! I love that plaid paper!!! Little bit of lace showing on the bottom is such a classy detail. I love this card!!! Have a great rest of the week. :)

Benzi said...

You're right...the black and white distress paper looks awesome. Love the lace and pretty stamping on the base, also.

Kara Lynne said...

I love that this kinda just came together for you! It's so gorgeous!! I love that black and white check with the image, genius!

Maria said...

Looks very sophisticated and elegant, Colleen! Pretty image, stamping, checked background, and pearls! And, love the lace, too!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love how you paired this elegant image with the distressed plaid paper...it works perfectly!

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card Colleen!! I love the pop of color from the elegant stamped image!!

Leslie Miller said...

This came to light beautifully, Colleen! I do love the image paired with the distressed plaid. The lace trim looks so pretty along the lower edge, too. Everything just works!

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous card. I LOVE the paper you used. And your design always is wonderful my friend.

Hugs~
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Linda Breedlove said...

Oh Colleen, this is beautiful!!! Lovely plaid paper and just perfect with your floral image.

Stella said...

I am glaf you put it all together ; I love how this turned out. In fact; one of very faves Colleen. The plaid and that floral image were made for each other. And you always add gorgeous details and embellishments.
XX

Marybeth said...

Don't you just love it when things like that happen! Then You ended up with this gorgeous card ! Wow and I really love that stamp and the background you happen to have lying around!
Thank you , Colleen for your sweet comment on Kara's blog. Hugs:)

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