2.01.2012

Peony Birthday:

Good morning February.  It is such a beautiful day out this morning - so mild with no wind. Completely unheard of for mid-Canada!

This is my 2nd attempt at a card sketch.  My first card is still sitting beside me, looking all wrong, hideous really.  I *might* be a bit hard on myself but I am so happy that I tried the sketch again from scratch.  The old card has potential, I just still need to perform that card surgery I was talking about on Monday :)

This is my first attempt at emboss resist.  It didn't turn out quite how I expected, but in the end I think it gives a nice shabby/vintage feel.  I prefer pearls over gems!

Card Ingredients:  Waltzing Mouse and Stampendous! stamps;  Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate and CraftSmart Chocolate Brown, Gold, Fuchsia, and Lavender inks;  Martha Stewart Clear embossing ink;  Stampendous! Kaleidoscope embossing powder;  K&Co Brenda Walton paper;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  recycled silk flowers;  Kaiser Crafts and My Mind's Eye pearl brads;  Recollections pearls.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this birthday card for the following challenges:  Stamptacular Sunday - use gems or pearls; Cupcake Crafts - recycled (old wedding flowers);  Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge - sketch #82:


Have a wonderful Tuesday!  Thanks for visiting!!

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17 comments:

Sara I. said...

Absolutely stunning gf!!! Love the buttery yellow with that wine color!! Such gorgeous flowers and love your stitching!! I personally think the stamping/embossing is amazing...

Jingle said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Angi Barrs said...

Love that beautiful yellow color. :)

Jerusha said...

Wow, wow wow! This is so beautiful!!! I love everything about this card from the stamped flowers to the awesome yellow flowers (that look real!) WOW!

Céline said...

really really effective ! fab flowers!
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline dt member

Lynne said...

I think your first attempt is superb. This is a very different and unique card.

CathyMc said...

Beautiful! I love the floral images. A gorgeous card.

Teresa Kline said...

so gorgeous, luv the stamping...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Faye said...

This is a stylish project, love the recycling. Thanks so much for joining the fun at Cupcake. x

Donna said...

Hi Deanne, I just spotted your card in my blog feed and had to come over and tell you how stunning it is...beautiful colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at CUPCAKE this week :) Donna x

Jean Martin said...

WOW!!! This is my fave so far!!! Your color combination is wonderful! And that floral stamp is just stunning! Thanks for sharing this with us at WMSC! :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wow, this card is super gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week! xo

Deborah Frings said...

If this is your first attempt at resist, I'd say you've got it! This is a lovely stamp and looks great in these colours.

Kelly S. said...

Oh my, oh my, oh MY, Deanne! This is such a gorgeous card! Love those layered roses, and the colors are fabulous! This sentiment fits the whole theme perfectly! So glad you played along with the WMSC this week :)!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely mix of stamps and colour, this really stands out, thanks for playing along with the MM this week!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your card is such a beautiful standout with the luscious paper and the flower. Thanks for joining this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Violets Corner said...

Stunning work and fab recycling, many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Warm hugs
Maarit