Monday, March 14, 2011

Make it Monday 6, The Shabby Tea Room 53 and CR84FN 19..it's your day!

Hey friends!  I wanted to share a birthday card inspired by three wonderful challenges!  First, Make it Monday #6 with Papertrey Ink (impression plate trick#1), also to celebrate The Shabby Tea Room's 1st birthday and finally, using the cool colors from CR84FN#19 this week!

I rarely reach for the color steel blue but since it was paired with my old friend aqua mist, I thought I would go for it!

For the Papertrey challenge, we were to use an impression plate to emboss only part of our card stock and then finish the edge with a straight line emboss or two.  Not owning a PTI impression plate (yet!) I used a Cuttlebug Fleur di lis embosser.  The impression plates definitely have the advantage in the departments of being able to cover a whole card front and also, being able to place and orient the plate in any spot on your cardstock.  Nevertheless, I was happy with the way this technique worked....this has such a nice neat look.

I love playing up the little details of the embossed image with sparkly bling from Want2Scrap!  The silver gems are a nice balance to the silver tinsel I used in my bow.  I was very happy to ink up the brand new Very Vintage Labels 4 stamps from Waltzingmouse too.  It layered up perfectly with images from Papertrey Ink's Simply Stationary set.

I really appreciate you stopping by today.  If you are looking for a fun challenge (or three!) you'll find it at any of the three links above!  Have a great one!
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Paper: Papertrey Ink and Vintage bookprint
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Very Vintage Labels #4 ,
Ink: Stampin Up!
Craft Supplies: tinsel trim, seam binding, vintage lace, Prima flower

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35 comments:

Karen said...

Perfect card for a birthday, a wedding, a New Year's card, or a celebration! Love the simple little addition of single piece of bling on three of the intersections on the fleur de lis embossed piece.

And....

OH! OH!!!!! Love, {Heart} your new Supplies graphic!!! It is SOOOO You!!! Great job, Dana! :>

Sue Lelli said...

Wow, Dana, this is GORGEOUS! LOVE all the layers and stamp sets you used! LOVE the embossing (FAB!) and the tinsel and the bling! LOVE this card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh so pretty Dana! Love all the layers and the embossed BG! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Inkyfingers said...

Such a gorgeous card Dana. I love it(especially my favourite aqua mist colur.

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous,love all the stamped layers and how you just embossed part of your cardstock. Thanks for playing along at CR84FN.xxx

cbuswell said...

Gorgeous, lovely textures!

PapierGirl said...

Just gorgeous Dana - love all the beautiful shades of blue! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Debbie said...

STUNNING, girlie ... simply stunning! I {heart} the wonderful embossing, fun tinsel, pretty little paper flower, polka dots and all those yummies you've added to your design - WOW! Looking forward to your spotlight in the Tea Room on Friday ...thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us :)

Elise said...

Uuuuuuhhhhhh, 'scuse me. Ummmmmmm... urrrrr.... HOW'D YOU DO THAT!?! And by "that"... I mean EVERYTHING about this glorious creation and MOST deliciously crafted post - HOLY spray of radiance! My fingers are wildly twitching "me want to touch!" Your use of ... well, EVERYTHING is incredible! From the color, to the layers and fabby layers of goodness - if this was edible, I'd gain ten pounds! IT's THAT kind of sweet, my friend! YUM! Could you bling it up any more perfectly - holy moly and THANK goodness I'm a girl, because I would WEAR this!

THEN, as if the card wasn't enough - say HELLO to that AWESOME {and I mean that with every shred of vintag-alicious wonder in my soul!} S-C-O-R-E my digital super hero! I'm IN love!

Call me! {hee hee}

Rebekah said...

oh my! Everywhere I look i find something new to like! So many pretty layers!

nancy jane said...

Your card is magnificent. You rocked the CR84FN colors. And all of the textures are fabulous, especially the shiny tinsel behind the flower.

Suzanne said...

Oh My Goodness. This is perhaps the most stunning creation I've ever seen. The embossing is perfectly suited for the card. I love the fact that it can be used for any special occasion. Gorgeous work, Dana.

Andrea M said...

This is FANTASTIC Dana!!! Absolutely STUNNING GF!!! Love your embossing and that super fabulous, sparkly centerpiece!!! Gorgeous!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!! Great take on the color challenge!

Kara said...

oooo....i love this!

Ginny said...

This is really beautiful. I love all of your layers and I love the polka dots on the printed paper.

Stephanie Kraft said...

SO lovely, Dana! Love the vintage lace, silver tinsel and all those fab layers! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Monique said...

Wow Wow Wow this is gorgeous Dana... I LoVe the tinsel..And I also love the new Supply Label looks great :)!!Beautiful card :)

Jen said...

Now this is a keeper! So divine with all its yummy texture and spotty, tinsel-y gorgeousness. I adore your attention to detail and the little quaint diamontes between the fluer de-lys are just perfect. Beautiful card.

Sabrina said...

Oh your card is so very pretty!! :)

Meredith said...

Tinsel in a bow? GENIUS!!! I also love how you added the bling to your embossing. This is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining CR84FN!

Pauline said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the embossing and the flower looks fab.

Rebecca Denhollander said...

I love how you combined all the challenges so flawlessly. Its a beautiful card :-)

Wendy said...

WOW, amazing card. I'm jealous as to how easy you seemed to have made this. Perfect in every way!

resmith said...

This is so beautiful!! I just love your colors and all of the details.

Suzanne C said...

Very Fun! Love the silvery streamers and the polka dots. Beautiful and fun! Glad you joined us at CR84FN.

Heather Jensen said...

I think you did such an amazing job combining the colors. Just the right touch of the Steel Blue and let me say...how much I love the layers of embellishments you put on this beauty.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at CR84FN! :)
Hugs~

Heather Jensen said...

Forgot to say how much I love your little supplies badge you made. Fab job girly. :)
Hugs~

DAWN Braun said...

WOW, your attention to detail is just FABULOUS!! Love your tinsel, bling and you used one of my fav ef's (slightly addicted to fleur de lis)...the blues all go so nicely together, cool and shabby in one! :)

Pattie said...

Oh my - so many layers of fabulous embellishments here! I just love it! Thanks for joining us for our Birthday Bash at The Shabby Tea Room!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

So fun and vintage-y! love it! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!

Janelle said...

Really beautiful, Dana. Love how you layered the Simply Stationery images... one of my favorite sets. I also love that little bit of tinsel in your bow... a great idea! Gorgeous card... now go order an impression plate -- woodgrain is my current fave. :)

Debgem said...

So, so beautiful!!! I love the layers, the embossed background and that fantastic rose - looks amazing! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

cardsandmorebygigi said...

oh wow...I love your card...especially the silver tinsel..Brilliant...

Betty Wright said...

Dana, this is wonderful! Beautiful blend of the colors and stamps! Love the flower cluster design! Lovely card!

L.B. said...

Your card is so beautiful. Great colors and I love the embossed fleur de lies.