Sunday, February 7, 2016

This & That, Photo, and Valentine; Card

Howdy.  I am sharing with you a card I made last night.  And I didn't get a chance to photograph it, until this morning.  I am using some new pattern paper from Echo Park.  These pattern papers are not Valentine Day themed, but I thought they worked very well for this card.  {smile}
I am entering three different creative challenges with this card.  Please check out the challenge host sites for a ton of inspiration!
My first stop was Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #134 - anything goes.  These lovely ladies use ribbon on everything!  How fabulous is that!  And I am a sucker for some beautiful ribbon, and it is one of my 'standards' on a paper craft.  
My next stop was Just Us GirlS Challenge - WORD week: Valentine.  They ask that you keep it nice and simple.  I love this challenge blog, because the design team has so much inspiration, that they will entice all crafters to play along.  Now, if you know me, I don't really do 'simple'.  But this card is pretty 'simple' for me {smile}.   this card was selected as the winner,  for their word week challenge #329.

And finally, my last stop was Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #433 - Contest Week.  Because lets just face it, they have some very user friendly sketches!

Ok, without further ado, here is my entry:

Recipe:  I used Basic Grey card stock by Stampin' Up! for the card base.  As you know, they make some wonderfully sturdy card stock for this type of project. {smile}
I used a solid paper from Echo Park for the main matt.  I wanted a color that matched perfectly, and didn't want to spend time trying to match or getting close to a match, so I purchased the solid color.
The two floral pattern papers are from the same collection 'Photo' from Jenni Bowlin Studio @ Echo Park.  I just love the blossoms, and polka dots, the pinks, and reds, and dark grey.  Beautiful.  
The ruler pattern paper is from the collection 'This & That' from Lori Whitlock designs @ Echo Park.  I just love the mix of fonts and colors of the rulers.  I matted this piece onto a light weight pale pink card stock by Amuse Studios.  
I added a simple machine stitch border.  I just love the look of hand made cards with a bit of machine sewing on them.  
I wrapped this country red gingham ribbon around the front of the card  and added some machine stitching to help hold it in place.  Then I tied the ribbon into a simple bow.
I took at journal card from the Photo collection and cut it down to 2-inch square and matted it with basic grey card stock.  I adhered this piece to the front of the card.  I then used the same reddish solid paper from Echo Park and cut a scalloped edge heart.  I then used a different journalling card from the Photo collection and punched a heart shape.  I adhered the heart to the scallop heart with foam tape.  To help give it some dimension.
I added a deep red paper blossom at the bow, and tied a silver tone key to the bow with some beautiful cream, charcoal, and silver bakers twine.  
My sentiment I hand stamped onto a scrap piece of very vanilla card stock, in Basic Grey classic ink, using the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up!.  I used a small square punch to create the banner ends, and adhered it to the heart, off center.  
Thank you for looking!  I hope you have been inspired to play along with these challenges!


Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Sharon!
This is really pretty, and I want to thank you for stopping by to share with us in our Anything Goes Challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.
Karen Letchworth
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous! I am loving all your fun layers~ Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Chris Dring said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Love all those layers! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful collage style! Love all the elements!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

LeAnne said...

I love Jenni Bowlin, especially for Valentine's! Your shabby chic card is DELIGHTFUL! I love it!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi again, Sharon! This is SO cute, and I wanted to stop back by and invite you to play along with us at Word Art Wednesday. I would be so delighted to have you join us any time you are able. Our challenges are always Anything Goes. I hope you will join us!
Karen Letchworth, Blog Owner
Word Art Wednesday