April 16, 2008

BLOOMING WITH LOVE

Here it is Wednesday again - my, time is just flyin' by!!! This is another 6x6 card I made. I actually entered this one for a DT call, but I did not get picked. Oh well...Here are the details of this one. The base of the card is Soft Sky card stock which is then layered with Afternoon Tea Designer Series paper. I used my Ticket Corner Punch on the corners, then added faux stitching - and yes, for those of you who asked, I do this by hand, it is not a stamp. I have the All in a Row stamp set which you can use for this, but I don't like it! The three strips down the one side are Sage Shadow card stock which have also been punched with my Ticket Corner Punch. I added some Vintage silver brads and stitched around them as well. On the right side of the card, I added a piece of Sage Shadow card stock which is layered with a coordinating piece of Afternoon Tea dp, punched, and faux stitched. The image itself is from the stamp set Blooming with Love and is stamped on Naturals White card stock in Black stazon, then stamped again on Afternoon Tea dp and paper pieced. The flowers are also stamped in black stazon and colored in using my Stampin' Write markers, with a few of the flowers cut out and popped up on dimensionals (or pieces thereof). I also used my Ticket Corner Punch here. The sentiment is stamped on Sage Shadow card stock in the same color ink, and punched out using my Designer Label Punch. I added a piece of Stylin' Silver Hodgepodge Hardware - how cool is it that is fits this punch PERFECTLY???!!! Lastly, I added a piece of Mellow Moss grosgrain ribbon and I was done! I love these colors, they are very me!!! I hope you all like it better than the judges did - LOL!

45 comments:

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

whoooowhoooo...I am FIRST for today!!.Alex...I LOVE 6 x 6 cards...they are my most fave to do!..and the layering in this with the FAUX stitching...I cannot beeeelieve it is NOT machine stitched!....this is another to save & case!.....You are such an awesome talented lady!

Nikki Bond said...

I love the paper piecing on the wheel barrow! Toooo cute! That hodgepodge looks great too! I still havnt bought any of that for myself...I better get onit! {SMILES}

Bunny B said...

I love your faux stitching! It's sooo neat!

Maureen said...

another beautiful card!! I would have picked you fer sure! I love the way you used the corner ticket punch with the 3 smaller pieces - looks great! tfs!

((()))maureen

corinnesomerville said...

Whatever DT it was.....their loss !!! I love this card...I think it's gorgeous !!!!

Do something nice for yourself !!!
Love ya...

Denise~ said...

Oohhh Alex, this is beautiful! I love the colors and the papers. Great use of the hodgepodge with this layout. Love the stitching, of course. Beautiful coloring on the image. Just a beautiful piece all around! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Love it Alex! I love the colours and the faux stitching! I am finally going to order that HPH...after my SAS this weekend that is ;)
I got your PIF yesterday! YAH! Thanks girl! I emailed you for instructions...did you get that email? Something wonky is going on with my sends lately...let me know if you got it.
Thanks!

Dottie K. said...

Wow this is beautiful. Love the three strips and all the sparkle on your flowers. So much detail! :)

Erin... said...

you rock these 6x6s!! love this one! love the layout and paper piecing!!
ps the rubbadultery is up!!

Lauren said...

That hardware is great. The card is so cute!

~ Jayme ~ said...

This is such a beautiful card!! That DT didn't choose right, because you did a great job!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love it! I submitted one too (I posted mine a few days ago), and I didn't get picked either, so we're in good company, don't you think? I love the color scheme very much, and the hardware is GREAT!

Denise... said...

Bee-yoo-tee-ful!!! Wowsers!

Julie Masse said...

Such a pretty card Alex! The colors and embellishments are just perfect! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a beautiful card, Alex! I love that silver hardware on there!

Pamela said...

beautiful card. Very well done. Sorry you didn't make the DT but keep trying. :)

Ila said...

This is Beautiful!!the colors and accents are Fabulous!!

Melissa said...

This is stunning girl! I just might have to pull my set out today!

Many Blessings,
M.

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, Alex!! I love the colors and hardware you've used!! Everything looks super!!

scrapnnMO said...

Oh Alex what a lovely card! Cute design and papers! :)

Katie said...

Fabulous card Alex, I can't believe you didn't get picked for the DT!! I really like the colours you have used

Joan said...

Oh my goodness.....this is gorgeous. I love everything you've put together. Joan

Anonymous said...

I love this card, the colours are adorable. You are so talented. Definitely one to CASE! Lots of love, Denise in the UK
denisemorgans@aol.com

Beth Norman said...

I'm sorry you didn't get on the DT. justjohanna has a call out right now so try there. I do love your card. All the elements are awesome.

gina said...

great card, the stitching looks great
Gina xx

NattyK said...

Lovely card, I really like the layout. x

Deb said...

Well I love it and I am surprised you didn't get chosen with this card, it is so gorgeous, love all the layers and the ticket punching!

Flossie's Follies said...

This is such a pretty card, love the softness and elegance of the colors you chose. Your coloring is fantastic and great faux stitching. Great Card.

kathleenh said...

Pretty! I love the strips of cardstock on the side. Such a unique design.

Jen Glover said...

Alex, Just too gorgeous! I have a new favorite now!!!! I have blog candy too! C'mon over everyone! HUGS!

Janine said...

Just a wonderful card!! I so like this set and don't use it very often. I love what you did.

Vicki said...

I really like this card. I didn't know that the hodgepodge hardware piece fit that punch or is it vice versa, lol. So cool. I love how that piece adds a great touch to the card.

Sharon said...

Wow! I love this card! It would be a great Mother's Day card. The colors are just so springy!!
Take care!

christie said...

Alex, love your card! CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so excited Teresa Collins put your layout on her site! That is super-cool!
LUCKY girl!
See you in Paradise!

Cindy said...

Another good one! Hardware, paper piecing, faux stitching. I can see I need to get a corner punch!

Anonymous said...

The card is stunning! Love your blog!!!

Kathy Brown

Tracy.H said...

This is great! I love the sketch. What do those judges know anyway. ;0)

Kim Marie said...

I love your card Alex...I will also miss soft sky when it is finished...and this card uses it perfectly! I'd have picked your card for the call, I'm sure! ;)

I'm not in this challenge of yours so don't worry to check my posts...I've been so busy I would't be able to check in...I'll do my best anyhow! :)
Kim Marie

Manna said...

This is so very pretty! Love the colours!

Diane said...

You should of won!!! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!

mochamama said...

love what you did with this set. this card is sweet

Stampin Cats said...

Love the card. I keep adding this stamp set to my wish list. I
m just going to have to leave it on an order ans stop changing my mind.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a fabulous layout.

Kim said...

Beautiful Card

Corie said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!