Wednesday, April 28, 2010

{Sweet} Garden Style ...




Last one for ya'll tonight! This card was super fun to make ... lots of steps and it came out so pretty IRL!

First, I made some more DSP with the Certainly Celery background paper by stamping a floral image in Melon Mambo; I distressed and inked the edges to give it a vintage look. The next layer is Whisper White CS that I embossed, cut with pinking sheers and inked the edges. On top of that layer, I tied some 'Strawberry Shortcake' Shabby Vintage Seam Binding from my Etsy shop!

The next layer is Whisper White CS again, distressed and inked. On top of that I ran some Melon Mambo DSP from the SU! Razzleberry Lemonade line through the Big Shot using the Petals a Plenty embossing folder and then sanded it lightly to reveal the white beneath!

Next layer is Whisper White again; pinked the edges and then added a seed packet on top of {Sweet William} flower seeds - super cute!

My embellies are a handmade spiral flower using Pink Pirouette textured cardstock layered on top of two green leaves. Second embellie is a cute gingham birdie stamped on Pink Pirouette cardstock and inked in Certainly Celery. He is sitting on a Whisper White cardstock branch I punched with the Large Two Step SU! punch. Last embellie is the oval sentiment inked with Certainly Celery and stamped on Pink Pirouette; inked edges to finish it off.

WOW ... so many layers --- this card is stunning in person; the picture does not do it justice!

Challenges I used to create this design:

2. Caardvarks - new card, monochromatic & creative use of cardstock
3. Crafty Creations #65 - create your own DSP background
4. Papertake Weekly - 'different'
5. Curtain Call #27 - color/melon mambo, pink pirouette, certainly celery, white
6. Our Creative Corner - blossoms
8. Paper Sundaes #15 - 3 DSP's, 2 CS's, 1 flower
9. Pile It On #16 - {sweet} birthday card - 'Sweet William' seed packet!

Nite :)

16 comments:

june lanum said...

I see your little break did you no harm, your card is elegant and prettier than ever.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty Debbie! Reminds me of garden in spring.

Beverley said...

Debbie...what a great card...I love the DP and it is so elegant...TFS.

Stampin' HUGZ
Beverley

craftyb said...

Simply gorgeous...love the colours the details the "everything"!! lol Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! bx

alicaz said...

wonderful! very fresh and cheerful!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty card! So many challenges incorporated into it too. Love how you used a seed packet for the focal image! Great idea!

Stacey Schafer said...

pretty, Deb! love the use of a seed packet:) thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Wow! Have you been busy. Yet again an amazing card. I love the colours you used. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty. :-)

Sarah Newman said...

Very pretty! You have been very busy! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Blankiefinder said...

What a beautiful card, love all the texture! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Jenny said...

Lovely card! Great take on the Paper Sundaes challenge, thanks for joining us :)

Diane Gilbert said...

Wow, this is BEATIFUL!! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!!!

Danderella said...

Wow, your card is fabulous! Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

LOVE this one Debbie!! Thanks so much for playing the Curtain Call this week! xxx

Jill said...

another stunning card Debbie I love the flowers thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Dalis said...

guess what Debbie... I guess this is your lucky card... you won the $20 from Simon Says Stamp

-- dalis