Friday, June 25, 2010


Did you just go double check which blog you were on?  I would have.  This just doesn't look like a card I would make, if I wasn't with me when I made it I wouldn't believe it.  It also wasn't as quick and easy as it might look.  Even though it didn't take long to make the flower or stamp and cut out the leaf, it took me ages to figure it out. 
This card was made for the Cookin' with Kate and My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club challenges.  This week Kate's recipe is make or alter an embellishment, add some sparkle and use a die cut.  MFT's challenge is to use felt and/or cork. 
The flower was made using Spellbinder's nestibilities dies to cut MFT felt.  It's held together with a button from a local scrapbooking store and the edges have Glitzy Glitter sprinkled on them.  The sentiment on the leave was done in gold embossing powder on some scrap card stock cut out in a leaf shape.  The cork was cut with the MFT rick rack die then ruffled ribbon was tied around it with yellow and white twine.  I love that twine, you can find it over on the Cat's Pajamas.  It comes in lots of colors.  I was lucky enough to have four scrapping buddies (hi guys, I know you're stalking) who joined me in a purchase so we could get several colors, so along with lots of pearls you're likely to see lots of twine in my upcoming posts.  But I digress...
The rick rack is a nice wide cut and it easily accommodates a strip of ribbon.  I also like that the way you can wrap the twine around it. Of course I had to hand a charm off the twine (and yes Jenni, I did buy out the store, so you're likely to see charms, twine and pearls for a very long time, I hope you like them as much as I do).  The edges of the dp have been sponged with Ranger Tea Dye and then distressed and lastly some pearls were added. 
Here's the deets:
Stamps -Stampin' Up "Bloomin Beautiful" sentiment
Ink - Versamark; Ranger Tea Dye
Paper - Stampin Up Dusty Durango card stock base; October Afternoon "Thrift Shop" dp
Miscellaneous - cork; felt from MFT; ribbon from Stamp and Create; charm from; Queen and Co Green Grass Pearls; Glitzy glitter and twine from the Cat's Pajamas; button; DMC floss; Nestibilities; rick rack dienamics from MFT
Here's the challenges:
CCEE 1025 - Summer include flowers or floral ribbon or both
Stamp Something - Something vintage (the paper) with flowers
Cookin' It Up with Kate #20 Sparkle an altered die cut - recipe make or alter an embellishment; add some sparkle and use a die cut
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club - use felt or cork
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  1. Fabulous card.. love it..thks for playing with us at Stamp Something! xo

  2. Chris, may not be your usual style, but LOVE what you did with it. the flower is great and I love how you used your die-namics dies. great layering of the ribbon, twine and cork!

  3. This is fabulous and you used all 3 ingredients on just one part of the card, gorgeous!!!!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

  4. I did have to do a double take!! :) But I like it!!! :) Great card, Chris!!! Fun card. Like the flower and the ribbon and the charm, well just all of it!!!

  5. OH WOW it's amazing! the flower and the paper distressing and oh that cork and ribbon with the zig zag twine on top- all of it. can i call dibs? LOL! so fab!

  6. Definitely doesn't look like one of your cards but it is terrific!!! Love everything about this card! The flower is great!

  7. Great flower and I love that ribbon treatment!

  8. Pretty card! I love that big ol felt flower!

  9. Hi there! Love your card and the flower. Awesome. Thanks for joining the Stamp Something challenge!

  10. Looks great Chris! I love that big felt flower and the ribbon is great too!

  11. woow Chris..I love your ribbon soooo adorable...sweet and beautiful card...

  12. Love the flower and the ribbon - so cute! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie!

  13. Just beautiful!
    Thanks so much for Cooking it up with Katie this week!


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