Friday, March 23, 2012

Hello Sunshine

Hello there!!!

**A Yippee Moment!!! I am so excited this card was chosen as Top Three at The Kraft Journal 3/27/12 as well as Top Three at Little Scrap Pieces 3/23/12**


If things weren't more exciting this card was also chosen to make me The Featured Artist at The Kraft Journal 3/30/12

It's Friday, and I am sure I don't have to tell you that huh??? J


I was really inspired by the inspiration photograph at The Shabby Tea Room (photo below). I just started rummaging through my crafty things, and I had a ball coming up with the creation I am sharing today.

I started with a Kraft card base and rounded the corners. I am sure you could never guess this, but I {heart} Kraft! Those who visit me regulary see it in my projects a lot!

I added some red gingham check patterned paper to three quarters of my card face adding this fun circular patterned paper by My Mind's Eye to the bottom also rounding the corners. I choose this paper because it reminded me of one of the buttons in the photograph. 

I then wrapped my card front horizontally with some vintage seam binding and tied in a fussy bow adding a paper rose to the center trimming with a bit of twine. I added a heart doily to the left card face trimming the left portion off.

I stamped the bird from Unity's A Pocket Full of...KOM and fussy cut and distressed the edges around the bird and adhered him to the doily with some foam mounting tape.  A pennant banner was created and attached to some rustic twine and strung diagonally across the card front and tied off in a bow. A length of beautiful lace trim was added to the top.  All that is left is to create a sentiment which I generated on my computer! 

I was greatly inspired by The Shabby Tea Room: Pennant Party
The Kraft Journal: Anything Goes as mentioned I {heart} Kraft
The Pink Elephant: Get Krafty
Little Scrap Pieces: Happy...Well, this card makes me happy, and so does the inspiration photo!

It's also Friends with Flair over on the Unity Blog, so be sure to hop on over to see what all the blog hop participants have created for you.  Leaving some love this weekend could win you some Unity goodness!
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, PP: Hobby Lobby: My Minds Eye
Ink: Momento
Other: trim: Hobby Lobby, Twine: Joanne's, Seam Binding: Etsy, Flower: Michael's, Doily, Card Shop

48 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Tammy. How fabulous and what a great colour combination. So much detail and lovely textures to look at. Love the bird too.
Have a wonderful weekend.
With love, Sandra xx

Di said...

Hi Tammy, I totally love this card - fabby colours and it's just perfect! Di xx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh cute cute cute!! love everythign

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is a gorgeous shabby card, in all the perfect colors!

Anita Kejriwal said...

super cute card!!! I love the blue bird against the gingham red!!

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,this stunning,Hun the gingham I just love,and your detail is just fantastic,this really is one,amazing design,the embellishments,work so beautifully,hugs Cherylx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Tammy,I love the colours.xxx

Marcie S. said...

This is just so sweet and country fresh! I love how the photo inspired you- GREAT card!

Elaine said...

What a pretty card Tammy Well done Hugs Elaine

Natalie said...

This is so summery and cute! love the doily with the red checked papers....and of course I LOVE the Unity stamp :)

Jingle said...

Very pretty card! I love that little banner you created!

Kary said...

Tammy, this is a Gorgeous card!! Great take on the inspirational pic.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the elements you used from the inspirational photo!

Lisa S. said...

What a pretty card Tammy, love that sweet little birdie, pennant border and lace!
Thanks also for the sweet comments you've left me and I'm so glad to find your blog. Have a great weekend!

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. Your bird is darling, and I just love that red gingham.

2amscrapper said...

I love your design--it's perfect for the challenge elements.

sandi said...

Oh this is just soooooooooooooo cute! So sweet! Love it!

Annette said...

such a beautiful combination. this card is amazing...great take on the inspirational photo..

Jennifer said...

FABULOUS card!!! LOVE all the great touches and cute banner!!! (=

Houses Built of Cards said...

GORGEOUS!!! Great take on the inspiration photo!

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Ruby said...

Simply gorgeous.

Pauline said...

So pretty Tammy, full od shabby chic loveliness! Love that red gingham paper too!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a wonderful color combo and I love the kraft background! Thanks for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal this week!

Rebekah said...

Very cute and summery! That gingham is just yummy! Great take on the challenge this week! Thanks for joining us at TSTR!

Karen said...

Hi Tammy great happy card love the lace on the top and the wonderful colors amazing bow! thanks so much for joining my "make it Happy" challenge this week, Karen

JPScraps said...

The banner, lace, ribbon....Beautiful!

Gwen said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors and that stamp is so cool!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brilliant color combination Tammy!

jules said...

Great details. Beautiful card!

Karen B. said...

Your cards of late are absolutely amazing and so inspiring. Love the colors and the elements.

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is so cool! LOVE it!!

Crystal said...

Pretty card and amazing color combo!

Jen said...

This is so pretty! Love all of the details!

Eva said...

Very pretty card.

jen said...

I've adored that inspiration image forever- LOVE what you've done with it!!! :) And great job with all the Wilson designs images!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super sweet vintage card!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeee red gingham, the birdie and LOVING the lace trim on the top!!!

Barb King said...

Great color combo, what a cute Spring card!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Great use of your inspiration! I love the bird image. I have used it several times and can't get enough of it!

Julie E said...

You truly captured the inspiration. Love your little banner. Such a sweet card.

Susan B. said...

Tammy, your card is so pretty! Great take on the photo!

Maria said...

Sweet gorgeous card! Love the banner, bird and gingham! Great take on the sketch! And big congrats on your win at the Shabby Tea Room! Take care!!:-))

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card, I love the stamped bird image, very pretty.xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

I can see why this garnered attention at TSTR! It's really beautiful, Tammy. Love those doily bits.

Tan's Hobbies said...

Oh, Tammy!! What a great intake based on the photograph!! This card is absolutely beautiful. Love the colors selection. Love the ribbons, Love the lace, love the doilies, love those colorful small flags, love the bird, oh I love the overall layout!!

Lynn said...

Sweet card! What a great take on the inspiration challenge. Congrats on making TOP 3 @ TKJ blog.

curlyqmosaics said...

Such a sweet card! I love what inspiration you drew from the photo...that bird & banner are too cute! Congrats for the recognition at the kraft journal, very much deserved! :)

Beth Moore said...

Hi Tammy, we absolutely adore this beautifully composed card and selected it to be showcased on our blog today for our Feature Me Friday segment. Please be sure to stop by the blog and pick up your Featured Artist button and be sure to play along with us again at The Kraft Journal!