Monday, January 17, 2011

Thank You Card

I made this card for the second Crop Stop challenge - to use stickles!  I have a number of bottles of stickles but don't use them as often as I should.  Perhaps I should move them down from the top shelf of my wall cabinet!

I used designer papers from K&Company for most of this card.  I used two different stamps from Stampin' Up's Fast and Fun Notes, interchanging the sentiment with the image.  I added some Ranger and Tim Holtz stickles to the butterfly (I mixed two colours).  I FINALLY used my Nestabilities to cut out my stamped image as well as a frame.  It's the first time I've used them despite owning them for ages!  The border was created with a Martha Stewart punch.  I also followed Kim Duran's tutorial at Paper Loves Glue and Papercraft Star to create the little tissue flower.  I'm so pleased with how it turned out!  I added some ribbon around the border and also created a little bow.  I punched some photo corners with my EK Success punch and added some half pearls in a few spots.  I also did a fair bit of inking on the card as I worked along, using some Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink and a little Tsukineko dauber that I received from Saundra at Luv Scrapping Together.  She sent me some wonderful blog candy at Christmastime.  (Thanks Saundra!)  To finish things off, I sprayed the card with a vanilla shimmer Smooch Spritz from Stampin' Up.
 I will also enter this card at Glitterbabe's Challenge (where anything goes), Pile It On (where anything goes here too), and also at Wee Memories (where the challenge is to use ribbon).

18 comments:

Kimberly Anne said...

Kate, the flower turned out so pretty. I'm so happy you tried making one from my tutorial. That made my day to see it! Did you use a glimmer mist or is that the color of the tissue paper? I love the color!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card, love the colors and the cutie image!

Rhonda Emery said...

I love this card. so elegant. hugs

Kate said...

Thanks for the comments!
Kim - I used a gold tissue paper but also added a bit of distressed ink around the edges.

Kimberly Anne said...

Good idea to use the distress ink around the edges!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

simply stunning. thank you so much for sharing it with us at glitterbabe's challenge.

Vicki said...

Beautiful card, Kate! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

*Vicki* said...

Kate, this is so stunning!! I love the glossy effect over the card!! Thanks for joining with us at the Glitterbabe's challenge this week!!HUGS

Dana said...

Wanted you to know that I sent you a "Stylish Blog Award". Thanks. Love your work.

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

4kids4 said...

Your tissue paper flower came out fab...such a pretty card! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love your tissue flower Kate. Such a pretty card too. :)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Such a pretty card. Don't you just love it when you finally used something you've have forever and just HAD to HAVE?!?! LOVE that tissue flower!!! So dainty and pretty!!!

Ann said...

Very pretty! Love that flower!

Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

Besthobbyeva said...

Great job and the flower, nice!!! I love this card, as I do ALL your work!!

Dalis said...

omg that tiny tissue flower is so darling, thanks for the link to the tutorial!

BTW, You know you could enter this card into my other challenge at http://www.pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com where you get to do our challenge and pile some extra challenges. Our challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES... and you have a good list of challenges, so you are all set up.

Thanks for playing with us at CropStop and I hope to see you play with us this week! Challenge coming up tomorrow!

-- dalis
CropStop DT

Gloria Stengel said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing with us at CropStop this week.

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooo! LOVE that shine! And your sentiment is super sweet! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Wee Memories!

Scrappy said...

Oh this is so cute and original! Love that cute Hedgehog too! We are so happy that you joined us this week at PIO! Hope you’ll be back to play along soon!