Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cut it Out

Over at Our Creative Corner, we have posted another challenge! This week, our hostess, Lori Rider, is challenging us to feature some kind of cutting technique in our projects. Some examples of possible techniques could be paper piecing, fussy cutting, out of the box, paper tole, etc. Anything that requires you to get out your paper snips will qualify!

So, here is what I came-up with. When I sat down to create this card, I really did want to use just a few companies products. Because sometimes it is just over-whelming to list 100 companies. My craft room is well-stocked (ask my husband). But, when you start listing all the supplies and companies, it sounds like my craft room is a craft store. So, if the list is too crazy, scroll past it. Some readers really do want to know what I use. So...
I used products from six different companies this time. I just find these cute little treasures, and they just end up in my cart! (virtual and real). Recipe follows.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! and Paper Trey Ink
Stamps: Stampin' Up!, 7-Gypsies, and Crafty Secrets
Ribbon: Stampin' Up!, and Spare Parts
Rhinestone Button: my misc. stash.
Stick Pin: Fancy Pants
Ink: Stampin' Up!
Tag Shapes: Stampin' Up!

Ok, so back to my card. I really do love the floral spray image from the Elements of Style stamp set that Stampin' Up! has produced. So, I stamped the image in Basic Brown classic ink, and colored the image with various colors from Stampin' Up!. Cut out the image, and ran it through one of Stampin' Up!s embossing folders, to give it a 'quilt'-ed look. I stamped and cut-out the mannequin, too. My Very Vanilla cardstock looked to 'blank', so I stamped the Sanded background stamp on the cardstock first. Then added my layers. The oval tag is actually from a retired SU! stamp set (Vintage Labels) and the white embossed angle is from the Clearly For You stamp set (SU!). The blue ribbon is actually seam binding from Stampin' Up! I'm really happy that they started carrying it! I just love it. You can leave it flat to help give your craft some elegant lines, or wad it up and the ribbon takes the crinkled look to a vintage style! Love it! I added some white wide crochet trim to help balance out the card, and give it some soft texture. And found this wonderful rhinestone button and tied it on. You have to add a little sparkle sometimes!

Thank you for taking a moment to stop by and see what I have been doing. I am off to my sewing class. Yes, I have like a hundred hobbies. Tomorrow, my oldest grand-daughter (she is 4) and I are baking some brownies and chocolate cupcakes. The Radio Pharmacy that supplies my department with Radioactive Imaging agents, is getting some brownies for Valentine's Day, and the Radiology department I work in, is getting some chocolate cupcakes. How wonderful, huh? Let me know what you got 'cooking' for Valentine's Day, or what you think about my latest creation. Have a wonderful weekend! And stop-by soon!


Wendy Janson said...

Sharon, what a beautiful card with so many interesting elements! Lovely cut-out design and the bow is so pretty with a rhinestone center! Great job!

Sarah Gough said...

Very pretty - I love that gorgeous blue bow!

Kristin said...

Sharon, this is shabby-yummy! I love the bow witht he lace and the cut image is beautiful. Really a beautiful card! It's fun DT'n with you1!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hi Sharon! I love the card you made for this week's OCC challenge. The color of the bow is so striking against the rest of your card, and you did a nice job cutting your focal image. Hope you had fun at your sewing class!

Lenet said...

gorgeous card!!

Diane Gilbert said...

Sharon this is so pretty! Lots of fussy cutting! Very vintage feel, love it!

Lori Rider said...

Sharon, I'm so impressed you cut out those flowers - wow! I love the vintage look with all the embellishments and the soft colors - beautiful job!