Thursday, April 1, 2010

Let's Get Scrappy Thank You

Today I have a card that I created for a sweet friend of mine using The Shabby Tea Room Challenge - Let's Get Scrappy.  The challenge is to use what ever scraps you have to create a card, so that's what I did but I also decided to try and give my card a shabby look to go along with the scraps I used.  I had so much fun making the shabby rose from the Easter card I made from my previous post that I wanted to create another and used the same layout as well.
I started out by using scraps of retired Bella Rose designer paper and punched some of the different patterns out using my square paper punch, then laid them out and glued them to a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I used my Sizzix Top Note die and cut the quilted piece out and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.  After cutting the quilted Top Note piece down around the scored edge I layered it onto another Chocolate Chip Top Note piece and added white stitching lines around the outside edge.  For the rose this time I used the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch but ended up feeding each punched piece through my crimper several times to give it texture and then sponged the edges with Riding Hood Red ink.
Supplies: Tiny Tags, Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, 5 Petal Flower punch, Jewlery Tag punch, Eyelet border punch, Bella Rose DSP, Square punch, Top Note die, Ribbon, Buttons, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, White pen, Crimper, Sponge.

20 comments:

Vicki said...

This is awesome Lynn! I loved that paper, so sad it is retired!!!

Debbie said...

Oh my shabby and scrappy goodness, Lynn, this is beautiful! I {heart} that sweet shabby flower and what a unique use of scraps on your top note die/diagonally - clever!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room! I hope you can come back on Monday and give our new challenge a try :)

Nicole said...

So pretty! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

jimlynn said...

This is just fabulous! So pretty.

Vicki (CraftCrazy98) said...

OMGosh, I am so proud to say I am the lucky recipient of this amazing creation!!!! If you couldn't tell from my earlier e-mail, Lynn, I totally love this card!! Thanks for the post with directions. I'm going to have to try it for sure. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!!

Katherine said...

What a great card! I have to agree that I wish that paper was not retired!

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love your flower!

Adlewiess said...

I LOVE this card too Lynn - i have already CASED your shabby easter card and may just have to CASE this one as well!!!! You are just brilliant!!! xxx

Dani said...

Wow Lynn! This is wonderful!

Anki said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter! Kramis - Anki

Tina said...

AMAZING! This is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Lynn - this is a gorgeous card! LOVE the colors and that ROSE is AWESOME!!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Lynn!!

Julie Marshall said...

Love it! I have been itching to make a quilted top note and you've inspired me to do it ;) TFS.

Stacey Schafer said...

ooooohhhh! love this, Lynn!

Jinny Newlin said...

Sooooo pretty! I love that color combo! Congrats on being a Tea Time Terrific Top Three!

Kitty A. said...

Love this card and the punched flowers. Your samples and instructions were so good that I had to make one for myself. I posted it on SCS with a link back to your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Audrey Pettit said...

How very, very cute! Love your use of a square punch and die cut to make your focal piece.
Congrats on making the top 3 over at the Shabby Tea Room. Thanks for playing along with us.

Michelle said...

Very pretty card. Nice use of scraps and the flower is gorgeous.

Priscilla said...

What a beautiful card! I hope you don't mind my casing it. ;o)

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