Monday, 19 June 2017

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious…

I’m sharing a card today that mostly features sentiments from the Stuff to Say set by Tim Holtz.

The design is from a tut on the Joy! Crafts site by Geertje.  It was a bit tricky getting the base right but once I did this turned out to be a really awesome card.  Being a special shaped card I am entering it in the current challenge at Creative Shopping.

To help me decorate the card I used the current board over at Tic Tac Toe and took the centre vertical line.  This gave me my base colour of grey, used a light grey for the card itself and then a darker one to frame my designer papers.  Some of my diecuts are also embossed (dry) and my sentiment, stamped images and some diecuts are also heat embossed.

I also took on the challenge from Frilly and Funkie to find an image and use it as my inspiration.  So I searched Google for shabby chic and vintage French and this image was so pretty I based my design around it.

I took the rose pattern and the stripes from the bed covers and found matching designer papers and for my third paper I took the damask pattern from the wallpaper.  I also picked up the cream and light brown colouring in my choices.  This view of the inside of the card insert shows how I recreated the three pictures from the wall in my card using images from the Beautiful You set by Stampin Up!.

As there was nowhere to really write on the card I made tags, I’ve got one in the photo.  I actually made five with digis that resembled the others in my team who also signed this card for a colleague who is leaving.  Picking up the floral decorations in the room I chose roses for embellies.  Rather than a filigree heart or the clocks I chose a butterfly for the suspended embellie, cutting one from ice blue vinyl (looked similar to the colour of the clocks in the picture) and didn’t back it so it had the filigree look of the heart on the wall.

Really love how this turned out.  Was up late last night and had to finish it off quickly today at work as we had a farewell lunch today but worth the effort as our colleague loved it.
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
BoBunny Dies ~ Lattice Frame & Ornate Frame
Cheery Lyn Dies ~ DL113AB Small Exotic Butterflies #2
Kaisercraft Pearls ~ Chino
Pink Pearl Stamens from stash
Inks & Paints etc
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colours ~ No 10 White, No 20 Black, No 36 Wine Red, No 44 Light Brown
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Embossing, Hickory Smoke & Tea Dye
Tim Holtz Distress Permanent Mixed Media Ink Palette ~ Hickory Smoke
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth
Cordenons Cardstock ~ Cream
Dark Grey Smooth Cardstock from stash
Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics ~ 2nd May, 5th May, 9th March, 1st April
Pion Design Palette ~ Grey I
Reprint Hobby Summer Wings ~ Love Song
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS110 Stuff to Say
Various digis cropped
Ribbons & Trims etc
Cream Lace from stash
Hug Snug ~ Seam Binding Ribbon
Various Satin Ribbons from stash

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Emily -- your card is so pretty with all the feminine layers and details. Thank you for joining us at Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I look forward to seeing more of your projects at TTTC.

  2. Eine ganz bezaubernde Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei der Kreativeinkaufchallenge.
    LG Dreja

  3. Very pretty and impressive card.

  4. Your card is just so beautiful, as is your inspirational photo. Love this style. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

  5. Such a beautiful card Emily. I love how you've incorporated so many of the design elements from the shabby chic home decor image to guide its creation. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  6. Your card is wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at Kreativeinkauf
    Lg Anja


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