Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Antique Blossom

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!!  Hope you all have a wonderful celebration today!

Today I'm playing "catch-up" on a challenge from last Friday ... SCS - Queen for the Day (QTFD119 - stampercamper).  I wanted to honor Mary Brown (stampercamper) by CASE'ing (copy and share everything) this card of Mary's.  Just love the design of Mary's card ... which I kept.  I also loved the doily designer paper she used at the top of her card and managed to find some in my stash, albeit a totally different color.  Other than changing the color, I used a few less layers ... but it is basically the same card.  I love Mary's style - so clean and fresh!  I have long admired her paper piercing designs on her cards (I am paper-piercing challenged!!) ... she has been doing it for a long time --- well before the new line of templates from SU! (I'm sure they got the idea from Mary!!!).  Congrats, Mary ... for being Queen for the Day - I hope you enjoyed your reign!

"Antique Blossom" 

Stamp:   A Word for You (SU!)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso (SU!); Generations DP (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Lace border punch (Martha Stewart), 1/4" Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon, antique brad, Rose Creations die-cuts (Spellbinders), mat, stylus, adhesives, sticky strips, and dimensionals

All layers were mounted onto Very Vanilla cardstock, which was mounted onto an Early Espresso cardbase (for stability).

The flower was shaped using the largest ball stylus and mat, pushing in a circular motion in the center of each flower (pattern side up), and then turning it over to the back and pushing in a circular motion in the center of each petal. 


shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant. I like the colour scheme.

Pam Sparks said...

so pretty Loll! I love brown and this is so wonderful all dolled up!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty flower, Loll! I love Mary's card, but in neutrals it's very elegant!

Anonymous said...

Her card and yours are both lovely and very soft looking. I love that!

Pam said...

A totally gorgeous card. Thanks for the inspiration