Friday, January 16, 2009

You're My Cup of Tea!


I had alot of fun coming up with this card design. I knew I wanted something girly and old-fashioned to go with the pretty image from Impression Obsession so I decided to make a lace up embellishment along one side of the card. I used my Fiskars Threading Water punch to create the scallops and the holes for this element. Once my paper was punched I glued it down about 1/4" from the edge with Scor-tape, then bent the scalloped edges up so I could easily thread the gold cords through the holes. I used more of the scallops along the other side of the card


The main image was colored with Copics. I did alot of blending on this image to maintain the light coloring. The image was cut with a spellbinder oval, then matted on scallops.


I used a button from Basic Grey's Wassail button pack. I just love these buttons!!! I got away from buttons for awhile, but now I'm totally into a button frenzy all over again. They just add such interest to a card. PLUS these buttons are now 40% off in the store which is a great buy. Just because they are from the Christmas line doesn't mean you need to save them for Christmas cards... these colors are great for anytime of the year!


To finish off this corner element I tied a piece of tapestry ribbon in a knot, trimmed down the edges, then tied it together with the gold cord and button. The sentiment was attached to the cord bow with a jump ring.

I've mentioned a few times that I'll be at CHA next week buying new stuff for the store... and I can't wait!! I wanted to spread to joy... so Laura and I decided to mark everything in the store on sale!!! For the next week EVERYTHING will be 20% off. Well... that's not totally right because the sale category is now 40% off! How's that for a great deal? We really want to start fresh after CHA because I know there will be tons of stuff we're gonna just fall in love with and want to order. So help us out (and yourself) and clear out our inventory at Paper Addiction!


Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think of the new Impression Obsession stamp!


Oh yeah... one LAST thing! I tallied up the results from the blog candy vote "Name your favorite American Art Stamp image". That was a fun poll! The 25 "other" were stamps that were only named once so I lumped them together.

19 comments:

Darlene L said...

Beautiful! I love the old-fashion look, so soft and feminine. Awesome job in selecting just the right stamp and embellishments that all just blend so nicely.

Sue said...

Absolutley stunning card, beautiful all works so well, sue.x

StampinCathy said...

WoW!!! This is just stunning. I love the colors and this layout is amazing. The stamp is so cute, but what you did with the rest of the card is fabulous. I just love how you laced up the cord on the card. WoW you are one creative and inspiring stamper.

Kelly Lunceford said...

I love how you laced up the scallops! Great touches and details on this! I love it! TFS

ChristineCreations said...

This is so beautifully multi layered...I love the softness to the colors and that laced cording is fabulous!

leenda said...

WOW! Such a BRILLIANT piece of artwork!!

Deborah March said...

Just LOVE every single precious detail here Michelle!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What a fabulous card! I love the soft, muted colors, all the embellies, the sentiment tag, but most of all I love the lacing! It fits so well with the image.

Bren said...

It's a gorgeous card Michelle. Love the laced up look. The colors are really beautiful. Nice job.
Bren

Norine said...

this card is beautiful love those muted colors and the way you tied the cord
Hugs
Norine

Conniecrafter said...

Oh this is just darling, love the softness and the threading is so cute, love that idea! I love buttons too but don't use them as often as I should!

Melody said...

Such a beautiful card, and so original. I love the lacing. I like Obession Impression stamps. Will be excited to see the new one.

Julie M said...

Such a pretty card. That's a cool idea with the lacing. I love the soft colours you've used on this one, and the stamp is great. I think I'll go and get a cup of tea now!!!! Julie

Julie Koerber said...

This is just beautiful Michelle! Love the antique feel!

Ann Kranitz said...

Such a feminine antique feel to this card. You really have it all covered with the corset feel to the coloring and the pretty stamp with lace napkin. Perfection all the way around!!! TFS.

stampqueen said...

Love the lacing on this card!!!! I will have to try that - such a cool look!!!

Lisa Renéa said...

WOW! the details, colors, embellishments, all of it=PERFECTION!

KAT said...

This is a stunner! Love the colors but what really drew my eye was all the different edge techniques!!! Love the side the look like an ol' fashioned girdle begin tightened!!!

paula said...

WOW, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the look and the lacing and what a great card!

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