April 15, 2008

MY NEW FAVORITE!!!

Hi all!! Thanks so much for playing along with my blog game - I will be updating the picture soon with the prize for the day! So, here it today's card - it is bigger than my normal cards at 6x6 because I am using it for a special occasion coming up. The stamps are from the Always stamp set which is one of my favorites that I use a lot! The base of the card is Soft Sky card stock - I will be so sad when this color retires this year!! The background is stamped with my Jumbo Wheel called Basics Outline - isn't it totally yummy!!! I really, really love all the flowers on it! The two smaller squares are Sage Shadow card stock and Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini. I used my Ticket Corner Punch on these and did some faux stitching on both. The image is stamped in Sage Shadow on Naturals White card stock, then stamped again and cut out. I then popped the second image up on dimensionals. I used my Ticket Corner Punch on this as well, added some faux stitching, and used four of my vintage silver brads in the corners. I sponged the edges of the card stock with Sage Shadow Classic Stampin' ink as well. I used my White Gel pen to add some highlights to the background stamps. The ribbon is White Grosgrain to which I added two small pieces of the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, also from the Occasions Mini. The sentiment is stamped on Naturals White card stock in Sage Shadow ink, punched out with my 1 1/4 inch Circle punch, then adhered to Sage Shadow card stock, which is punched out with my 1 3/8 inch Circle punch. I added a piece of White Grosgrain Ribbon and popped it up on dimensionals as well. The flower above is done the same way, with a Circle Rhinestone brad added in the center of the flower. I really enjoyed making this card because it combined my favorite papers and stamps and came together just like I wanted - don't you love when that happens!! Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance at some yummy blog candy!

41 comments:

Denise... said...

Awesome card...of course!

louise said...

Beautiful card Alex. Great Stamp set too.

NattyK said...

Lovely card, great layout and colours. x

CraftyC said...

Just beautiful!
Clairexx

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

SHAMESHAME on me!!...I havent even cut the rubber on this set yet!!....& I got it for the sweet bird too!....I am soooooooo gonna case this...and LINK back to YOU!!....BTW...are you SURE this is FAUX stitching???....you do a beeeeeeeeeautiful job!!

Stampin Cats said...

Great card. I wasn't fond of this set, but it seems to ne growing on me

Suzanne said...

Beautiful card love the layout and the stamps are lovely. Sue :o)

malieta said...

Very pretty card and I adore the birds!
malieta:)

Michelle said...

Sweet card Alex - I love this set.

Erin... said...

Alex I love the cards you make with this set.!! And what a fun size to do 6x6!!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful card Alex! Two of my faves as well, the stamp and that soft sky cs....I'll be sad to see it go as well...but will stock up on it as I did the Cool Caribbean...gotta have a personal stash right ;)

Love the layout of your card too!

Manna said...

Beautiful card, Alex! Love the rhinestones brads.

Dottie K. said...

Love the layout of this card. Beautiful card! :)

Maureen said...

TOTALLY LOVE THIS CARD! this is one of my favorite sets....and the colors are "da bomb!"
((()))maureen

Silli said...

OMG! this is so beautiful.I love the colors and the stamps. I love this set. Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa said...

Why oh why have I not purchased this set?! Awesome job Alex!

Many Blessings,
M.

Lauren said...

This is so pretty. The layout is great. Nice work!

kathleenh said...

Pretty card Alex! Isn't it fun to do a different size card sometimes? I love the soft colors and all of the hardware you used on your card.

Marlou said...

awwww, what a beautiful card Alex, love the bird!!! super card , hugzz xx

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card Alex, as usual. Lots of love, Denise in the UK
denisemorgans@aol.com

Christie said...

So cute! I love birdies!

Wendy said...

Totally love the bird and soft colors! Pretty card!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Vicki said...

Fabulous. I love that stamp set, it's already on my next order. I love the colors you used, some of my favorites too. Hugs!

Jen Glover said...

I love this card! What a cool stamp! It's on my wish list. Happy Tuesday! :)

Deb said...

Oh wow Alex, it is absolutely stunning, I so love this, fab stamps and beautiful papers but great layout too!

Denise~ said...

Beautiful card Alex. I love the 6x6 layout with the DSP. So pretty! Great images too. Love how you used those ribbon slides! Great touch. :)

Nikki Bond said...

Oh Alex...this colors are wonderful with this bird! I love it! {SMILES}

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is so pretty that is a wonderful stamp set, love the colors

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Love it! That sage shadow is such a pretty color! Love the bird!

Cindy said...

Love all the hardware on this one!

angie said...

Wow!! amazing card....it's beautiful!

Debbie Yates said...

Very beautiful - so soft and fresh! Great job!

Bunny B said...

Lovely card! Cute bird! :)

Latisha said...

I too love this set, the little whimsy-ness {made up craft word} on the tail.

Diane said...

Gorgeous card girl!!!!

Pamela said...

I am so lovin' the bird. :) Great card.

Ila said...

Beautiful!! I love the soft colors...so Elegant!!

Rose Ann said...

It's another beauty, Alex! I love that bird, and I love the colors!! Awesome, girl! Hugs!

Katie said...

Another tremendous card Alex in thos beautiful colours. I love the stamped background and the bird too!

Katie
x

Joan said...

Apparently I missed yesterday...this is great. I didn't really like this set, but I sure am enjoying seeing what people are doing with it. You do such awesome work. Joan

Tracy.H said...

Great card, Alex! Love those ribbon charms too. Do you make your own envelopes for this size card? I like this size...just not sure where to get an envelope for it. :0)