Saturday, May 15, 2010

Double Up

A double post today and my first double challenge card. This card will be submitted for City Crafter Challenge Blog and The Shabby Tea Room. CCCB's challenge #4 was a color challenge using soft pink and TSTR's challenge #9 was to use chipboard on your card.

The base of the card is a pale pink sheet of Bazzill cardstock. The first mat is white cardstock edged in Tattered Rose Distress Ink and cut with some deco edged scissors. The top mat is from DCWV's Luxury Stack. I LOVE LOVE these papers! The heart die cut is my chipboard piece. It's painted in Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint.


The flowers were an experiment. I think Parchment Craft card work is absolutely gorgeous. If you've never seen this, you can find some incredible examples of it here. I don't have any of the tools needed to do this type of card making, so I had to make do with a regular sewing needle. I traced out each of the flower petal layers onto pale pink vellum and then went around the outline poking through the vellum with the needle. They would have punched out better with the correct tools, but it all worked out. I layered them and added some pearls for their centers. A few leaves punched from some Bazzill paper with my favorite Martha Stewart leaf punch, a little ribbon, lots more pearls, and a sentiment from Cloud 9 Design finish it off.
Hope you all have a blessed Sunday!

10 comments:

  1. what a pretty card, tracy! love that soft pink. the DCWV DP is gorgeous :). pretty flowers. thanks for sharing :)! have a wonderful rest of your saturday and sunday! *hugs*

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  2. Such a lovely card! The flowers are amazing. Thanks for taking the time to play along with us at CCCB. :)

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  3. How pretty are those flowers! Terrific job!
    Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  4. Such a beautiful card. Love the soft colours. Those flowers are beautiful

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  5. So pretty - the colors are so soft and I'm loving the crackle paint on the chipboard. Thanks for playing with us at TSTR!

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  6. This is absolutely stunning ... again! Such gorgeous colors and embellies. Thanks for sharing your talents with us each week in the Tea Room :)

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  7. your card is beautiful, love the flowers thanks for joining us at the CCCB

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  8. Oh Tracy, what an absolutely adorable card with soft sweet colours; yes, isn't parchment paper just great to work with?
    Good luck!! Hugs, ~Ira

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  9. Your card is beautiful! I love how you made your flowers, sounds like a little work but worth it, they turned out perfect! Thanks for joining us at the CCCB.

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  10. Hey hey ! Congrats on another HM, you are on a roll !! These flowers are really different, at least to me, I haven't seen this technique before. And thanks for your help with vellum tape, I knew not it existed, and bought some today !!

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