Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hope this day is special as you are...

Hey all!

I was going through card making withdrawals, so I decided to make a little card with one of my scrap bags I just discovered in some things I unpacked. Boy! I have quite a stash of scraps to go through. I just love this pattern paper. I believe it was from The Angel Company.

Ugg, wouldn't you know the ribbon would be in the way of the sentiment for the photo. Normally, I would reshoot it, but as luck would have it, my card reader decided to die today, so I had to use hubby's ancient desert worn computer (full of sand), to upload the picture, and then I had to email it to myself so I could use my computer to edit it. Let's just say it took over an hour because I believe his computer has got to be the slowest one out there.  I am really surprised it still works after the abuse it has endured. 

The top and bottom of the card I took two small flourish stamps from two different Crafty Secret stamp collections to create an alternating image for a nice vintage flourish border.  I used VersaMark ink, but still have not found my heat gun, so I couldn't set it with heat and stick powder to really make it pop. (I must add I have not found my heat and stick powder yet either...oh the joys of moving)
I know it's still hard to see, but you can make it out a little. Really wishing the card reader had not bit the dust on me, so I could reshoot this little number.

I also stamped the tag top and bottom with the same flourish stamp, and placed my sentiment in the middle. Since you really can't see, I thought I would tell you! If anyone has some pointers on how to make watermark images photograph well, I am all eyes and ears!

Besides adding the seam binding which I love using on cards, I added a strip of elegant velvet aqua trim. 

I am going to play along with The Ribbon Reel's Chantilly Lace Color Challenge. The challenge colors were inspired by the photo below. Aqua, pink, cream or white. You also had to use ribbon and a flower!
I also thought it would be fun to play along at Stamp Something - Embellished challenge and Jules Crafty Snipped Challenge - #29.  I am still working from scraps as I mentioned earlier.  Hand Stamped Sentments - Flourish Challenge.

Well, I must go back to fixing and sorting and more unpacking....play time is over! Boo! I will be back at the end of the week with a new Off The Wall Craftiness challenge.  There is still time to play in this weeks challenge.

Happy Tuesday!
~Tammy~

29 comments:

Lynne said...

Gorgeous delicate card and a great use of your snippets.
Lynne xxx

Shannon said...

This is so pretty and feminine. Love it! Your color choices are perfect and the scalloped ribbon and flowers are beautiful. I can still tell what the sentiment says, so don't worry. We all have mornings like that!:) Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Jules said...

Hi Tammy

Wow!! You have certainly gone to a lot of effort not only to make this gorgeous creation but to actually get it posted.

You are one dedicated blogger!!!

I am so pleased your persevered though because I love your card.

Gorgeous snippets and beautiful colours and I can read your sentiment just fine underneath tht lush ribbon.

Thank you so much for sharing your snippet make and giving us all lots of lovely inspiration.

Love Jules xx

Karen B. said...

This showcases beauty to a t. Wow!

Krista said...

So pretty and I really like the way you added the flourish background paper. Very soft and feminine. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Maggie said...

This is so pretty :)
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kasia c. said...

Wow! This is so pretty!
That velvet trim is so yummy. :)

Pauline said...

Absolutely beautiful! A gorgeous card, so pretty! Thanks for joining us at The ribbon Reel this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hooray! So happy you came to play, Tammy. I've missed ya! This is exquisite, and I love that damask scrap of paper. Wow. Would love sheets and sheets of that baby! Sorry about all the trouble you had uploading this photo. :(

Brandi said...

That flower is beautiful. Hope the move is going well.

Lisa Petrella said...

So dainty and pretty!!!

Theresa said...

Tammy this is just lovely. It's just so soft and soothing. The bow and flowers are beautiful.

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is soooooo gorgeous!!!! You rock girlie!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh, Tammy. This might be my favorite card of yours ever! It is gorgeous! The ribbons, the flower, the background, the way you stamped the flourish by the sentiment....all of it is so beautiful!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

My this is gorgeous! Sooo soft and elegant! TFS ;o)

Stella said...

I love the way you inked up the doily and the combo of pink, aqua ( or is it blue/green?) and cream is just gorgeous. The papers are lovely and your card turned out fabulous. So elegant, soft and romantic!

Keilly said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning! I love the velvet and seam binding and that beautiful flower too. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Amy said...

Tammy, you need no help with these photos lately girl! Seriously, I've told you they are great! But this card is just so beautiful!! I love all those little details you added!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So soft and feminine! I LOVE it!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely perfect Tammy!
so delicate and feminine!!

TFS~

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

A lovely delicate card. Very pretty.

Hugs, Sandra

inkedx2 said...

Very pretty feminine card. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Anne Marie said...

Tammy, this is such an elegant card with a shabby-chic feel to it! I love all of the beautiful details you added, too. Good luck finding your heat gun and heat & stick powder...unpacking always takes a while for me too after a move. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Have a great day! :)

stampinbygenny said...

Tammy,
Your card is pretty and feminine. I love the colors and the Versamark flourishes are a perfect background. Gorgeous! I hope you find your heat and stick. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Mags said...

This is so pretty and delicate. Love the flower!

luv, Mags x

Janna Werner said...

Gorgeous, again very lovely colours and I love that huge flower! Hugs Janna

cbuswell said...

Oh, this is SO pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!

Kate said...

This is gorgeous! The doily is beautiful. I'm so sorry you had such an ordeal to show us the photo - but I'm glad you persevered as it's well worth the look!

Audrey Frelx said...

I love this delicate and so pretty card!