Saturday, April 30, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge #12




Guess what?! I was able to sneak some stuff out and make a card! My bedroom is a MESS, but I got to do some creative therapy and that's all that matters, LOL! Yay, all may not be lost for the next month or two! :-D

I don't think I've ever tried the framing technique before on a card, but I have long admired it in Nicole Heady's designs, so I was really happy that I got to actually give it a try this week! I went classic with my design--no tweet-worthy clever twists in sight--and ended up loving it. I always--I mean always--feel happy when using the In Bloom stamp set from PTI. There is no question that I've received more positive response to cards made with this set than any other. Basically, you just can't mess it up, it makes you look good!

I used two patterned papers, one from Pretty Pastels and one from Everyday Blessings, to stamp the blossom and leaf images on. I colored the images in with Copics. I placed them where I wanted first, stamped the sentiment (also from In Bloom) and *then* drew in the frame. I added the tiny rhinestones at the end when I felt it needed a little something else. (Also because I cannot leave well enough alone. If I were camping in the Grand Canyon with the Brady Bunch, that would be my Indian name: Cannot Leave Well Enough Alone.) Reason #409 why I will never be a CAS designer! :-D

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--In Bloom
Paper: PTI--Spring Moss, Vintage Cream, Pretty Pastels, Everyday Blessings
Ink: PTI--Ripe Avocado; Versafine--Onyx Black; E.P.--Filigree Clear
Misc.: Copics--BG11, YG91, Multiliner o.5; Rhinestones--Taylored Expressions; Pinking Shears

14 comments:

Baseret said...

Beautiful card! I love how you layered the flowers.

I'm Renee said...

Gorgeous!
Love the way you used the frame on it...
and your scissored edge...
fabby!
So glad you found a little crafting space :)

Lindsay said...

So so pretty Jill! Love the flowers!! Love! Your frame is perfect and the color combo is so fresh!

Ohhh Snap said...

I think you made the right use of your time. If you clean, it'll only get messy again, this is much better :D. Gorgeous card! TFS :D

June K. said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Sara said...

This card is absolutely stunning! I don't pull out my beautiful blooms set often enough. It really works well with the frame.

Jess said...

This card is just wonderful!

Kristin said...

I *really* love this card... it makes me ***NEED**** that stamp set... sigh... oh I just love this card!!

Karen C. said...

Love this card Jill. The colour combo and that little peek of the finished inside of the card with the bloom image is so sweet. I've been thinking about adding this set to my wish list for some time - your comments have convinced me that I need it now!!!

nancy jane said...

This is a gorgeous card, Jill. Your placement of the sentiment and frame are wonderful. And the inside of your card is a lovely place for a note. So glad you were able to rescue one of your favorite sets.

Lorraine said...

Yay - ya got to craft, Miss "Cannot Leave Well Enough Alone", LOL! Your card is just gorgeous! Love the blooms & leaves (um, I have yet to ink mine or use the dies, lol) and the gold embossed sentiment. Oh and I love the little rhinestones touch (course my Indian name would be "Cannot Stop Adding STuff", LOL!).

Sara Mac said...

Jill this is a stunner! I really love everything about it. WOW!

Emily said...

I missed this last week, but oh! It's so pretty! I love the coloring of your flowers! So calming.

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What a pretty card Jill. You're cards are all looking amazing. You do so many styles so well! (jealous!!)
I love how light and bright the flowers are and the pinked edge on this one!