Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Card I Have Pride In!

After my previous card turned out rather blah, I took some quiet time to think about why. I realized it! The previous card used no colors, styles or papers I love. I'm going back to pinks and ribbons and embossing and bling! =D

My college roommate is having a her first baby! It's a girl, so naturally, I have to make a cute card. I find that I work best when inspired, so I was pumped to see this card at the CASE challenge at Fussy & Fancy:

I set out to create an envelope-looking background. It's like a jigsaw trying to get the stripes to go the same way:

 Congrats is over-used, so I went with JOY on a peachy paper:

 I used glittery gold embossing powder:

 I also added purple bottles. Next I hand-stitched a border:

Add a ribbon border, blingy-bling, and crunch the edges of the peach paper. TA-DA:
I love the details and pinks:

I'm also entering these challenges:
*Designed2Delight - pink & orange
*DrunkedStampers - inspiration
*Etsy Inspired Challenge - Home & Weddings
*Just Some Lines - Spotty Dotty
*Secret Crafter Sat. Challenge - Something from around the house
*Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Inspiration
*Crafts 4 Eternity - embellishments that start with "R"
*Fairy Knoll - sparkle
*Stamp Something - pretty paper
*CRAFT Challenge - stitches
*Crafty Purple Frog - favorite things (stitching and bling!)
*Sassy Studio Designs - bling it up!
*Bling It On - embossing
*My Mum's Craft Shop - seeing spots
*High Hopes Rubber Stamps - stars or stripes
*Sweet Stamps - embossing
*Paper and Such - inspiration
*Happileigh Scrappin - embossing
*Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - embossing
*Paper Cakes - pick two: gems & ribbon

 Thanks for stopping by! :)


Brandi said...

Darling card ~ love the sparkle! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Fairy Knoll. Smiles ~ Brandi

Laura /sandytoz said...

What a cute baby card!
Thanks for playing along with JSL "Spotty Dotty this time.
Looking forward to seeing more of your cards!

Laura, JSL DT

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card and love the image chosen just perfect for our challenge at the Secret Crafter, thank you for joining us. I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining us for our "Something from around the house" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Lisette Morris said...

Great card! I'm sure this will be adored! You are definately more daring than I am with those stripes, LOL! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

Jemima's Jems said...

what a fabulous card, love everything about it:)

Thank you for joining us at MMCS


Peggysue said...

Such a cute & creative card Michelle! I love the step by step photos. I’m so glad you joined our Orange & Pink challenge at Designed2Delight. Please come back again next week!

pinky said...

I love it. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Lovely card, The new mommy will love it. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week!

Milliesmarvels said...

This is really pretty Michelle, I love your choice of papers!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Michelle,
What agorgeous creation. No wonder you are so proud of it, it looks gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Andie xx

Gemma said...

a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our Stitching challenge this week over at CRAFT! Gemma :)

Regan said...

Pretty card! Sweet image & sentiment - perfect for a baby card! Great layout and lovely bright papers too! Thanks for playing along @ Sassy Studio Designs! :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Your friend will love it.

Linda said...

Wow this is a great card. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.

ike said...

Very pretty - love your choice of papers. Thank you for playing at SSDS.
Ike xx
SSDS DT + Sponsor

Cori said...

This is so darn cute! I'll. Add it to my things to try list!

WeirdCat said...

Great card, love the positioning of the flowers, visiting you from Make It Monday and yes the buttons on my card are stamps from Stampin Up
Ruth x

tilly said...

a beautiful card .... thanks for visiting my blog, bloody isn't censored, but as I was making the card for someone I don't know, I thought I had better be on the safe side lol
Tilly x

Lisa Jane said...

what a cute baby card - love the stripey DP
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Sara said...

Very nice, thanks for playing along with SSD!

tiggertastic said...

oh so clever :)
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Lori said...

So cute! Love how your created the background!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the stitching!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

What a great card. Thanks for sharing the how to also :)
Thanks for joining us in the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge :)

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Kerrie said...

Oh so sweet...

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Julie said...

Adorable stuff!!! Love your coloring on this, I'm sure your friend will love it! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such.

Lacey Stephens said...

Cute card, but unfortunately it doesn't qualify for the High Hopes challenge since you didn't use a High Hopes stamp. There is still time left to enter the challenge if you would like to re-enter using a High Hopes stamp.
High Hopes Lead Designer

Debs said...

sweet card..great use of embossing..thanks for joining us at Bling It On and good luck Debs x

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