Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hello Sunshine!

 *** Edit - This card was chosen as a Top 3 at CASE Study. ***
Ok...the Christmas cards are in the hands of the mailman now.  It's time for me to change gears and make a few cards for other occasions.
My favorite occasion is "just because".  I love to surprise someone with a card. sister.  This card will be on it's way to her, soon.  It's just us two siblings; both of our parents are gone.  So it's important to me that I keep that bond between us strong!  Making a card especially for her, is my favorite kind of card to make  :)
This card is going into 3 challenges:
Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge
CASE Study #18 - I was inspired by the round/doily element of the muse's (Nina's) card.  Here is her card.

The Paper Players - use your favorite color combination and occasion (for me: blue, green, yellow...for my sis!)
You can click on the links to check out all of the details at each blog.

Here is my card:
Well...I'm pleased with how this card turned out...finally....
I won't even tell you how long it took to complete it.  I kept changing out where I wanted to use the dsp, then changed the shade of green card stock.  Then, which embossing folder for the bashful blue cs.  Geeeezzz...!
Where did my stamping mojo go?  If anyone sees it, please send it back home....
On to the card!
This was my first try at making a flower out of lace.  It was so much easier than I thought it would be.  The brad in the center is one of the Antique brads from SU.  I love these!
These cute little birds are from some discontinued SU dsp; in fact, they were on the reverse side of the diagonal dsp that I used behind the sentiment strip.  I popped up the center of the sentiment with a dimensional to give it a bit of a feeling of blowing in the breeze (think spring time...ok?)
Thanks for stopping in.  I hope you have a great week!

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The recipe:
Card stock: bashful blue, so saffron, always artichoke, whisper white
Ink: always artichoke, old olive, so saffron
Stamps: artful elegance (Verve), feather points (Stampendous)
DSP: sweet pea paper stack (SU)
Other materials: paper doily (from the bakery aisle), Antique brad (SU), silver brads (from my stash), classical white lace - colored with a SU marker (Offray)


  1. Beautiful card! This is such a pretty color combination! And the touches of lace are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players again this week!

  2. Beautiful colour combo. Sisters are so important. I was lucky to have 3 and I treasure each one. Love the lace flower. Thanks for playing with Paper Players.

  3. Wonderfully delightful! I'm sure that your sister will love this card as it is so cheery and bright! Love that lace flower and the birds are so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study challenges!

  4. Susie, this is fabulous. I love the color combination it is so fresh and bright. I also love the details with the doily, the flower and the birds. Your sister will really appreciate the time and effort that you put into this wonderful card.
    So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week.
    Merry Christmas

  5. So SO pretty!! I love the colours, for one, and it's the cool elements that you used that make the design so charming.
    I'm glad you took the time to play with us! xxx

  6. pretty card... the color combination is sweet :)

  7. Susie, both of your cards are gorgeous! I love all of the lace and those birds are just TOO cute! Such a happy card, which works perfectly with the sentiment. THanks for playing along with The Paper Player again this week! :)

  8. Beautiful card! Love the doily and the lace flower. I was so pleased to see your use of the dp - of all the papers in that Sweet Pea pack I was having the hardest time thinking of how to use the diagonal strip paper you've used here. Thanks for the inspiration!


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