Saturday, February 16, 2013

the Little Things

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are all well.  I'm busy just like usual.  But, I did carve out some quality crafting time.  The talented Paula over @ Our Creative Corner, have a creative sketch for you to play with this week.  When I first saw the sketch, I was a little intimidated.  But, hey, it's called a challenge, so here it goes:

Here is what I came up with:

I started working on this card, with the thought of creating a sweet card, that had a shabby chic feel to it.  I also wanted to add my own touches, without over doing it.  Here is the card recipe:
I used some of my favorite pattern papers.  The green pattern paper is Rose Garden by EP.  The two pink pattern papers are from the Lovely collection by Authentique.  The two different shades of pink paper is actually the opposite side of the two pink pattern papers.  I used my Top Note die from Stampin' Up! to cut the dark pink paper.  I used my Tasteful Trim die from Stampin' Up! to cut the light pink paper.  I ran my card through my sewing machine, and stitched along both edges of the pink floral pattern paper.
For the label piece, I used the decorative label die from the Lots of Tags die set, to cut the dark pink label piece.   The inner label piece is very vanilla card stock.   I stamped the flourish in crumb cake classic ink.  The flourish stamp came from the Established Elegance stamp set.  I then stamped the sentiment in basic black classic ink.  The sentiment is from the Little Things stamp set by Unity Stamps. 
I tied some cream twine from Paper Trey Ink, through a vintage button by Paper Trey Ink.
I had a scrap piece of cream dyed crochet trim along the lower edge.  I hand-dyed some seam binding with my Blush re-inker, by Paper Trey Ink.  I machine stitched these two trims together.  Then, I tied a multi-loop bow with the Blush seam binding.  I added a pearl brad by Recollections to the center of the bow.  I added a 'hand-crafted' tag to the trim.  
I hope the design team has inspired you, and you have a chance to play along with us @ OCC.

love it? This card can be purchased here


Jenny Engelke said...

The sketch does look a little intimidating, but you've executed it perfectly! Your card is gorgeous!

Lisa Minckler said...

Wow Sharon, you did a fabulous job with this sketch! Your background colors and designs blend beautifully together and your shabby chic elements complete the design perfectly. Gorgeous work!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon.
I must say I was a little surprised when I read that you found the sketch intimidating, I thought you like me would have loved the many layers and different shapes/patterns etc as it screams Shabby-Chic. No matter, you made a superb job, the centre Pp is to die for; it definitely has a vintage feel. Your combination of the patterns and elements look delicious and yes it is 'Sweet' but it is also beautiful.

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Sharon, this is such a sweet card. Love the beautiful pattern paper you used. Just lovely... :)

Heidi Lyons said...

Very pretty card, Sharon! I love that pink paper and ribbon.

Lili said...

Gorgeous card Sharon! Love your combination of DSP and the colors you used. It has a vintage modern look .
Hugs ;)