Thursday, February 25, 2010

My First Blog Hop


Our challenge was to go through the Design Team gallery or any of the Design Team Members' blogs and find a project that inspires us.  Of course there are so many projects to choose from so I went with one I had bookmarked last October from Dawn McVey's blog.

The photo to the left was my inspiration.  How gorgeous is this card?

As soon as I saw Dawn's card where she heat embossed on Vintage Cream cardstock I knew I wanted to give that a try.  It creates such an elegant look!

I'm not sure I would have thought to use clear EP on Vintage Cream.  I always think of doing it with darker cardstock instead. 




Here's my card:

I stamped an image from Giga Guidelines and one from Damask Designs in Versamark on the cardstock, then heat embossed with clear EP.  I kept the layout of Dawn's card and even added the glitter strip with a piece of 1/4" scor-tape and glitter.  The little tag is a Martha Stewart punch stamped with a tiny greeting from Mixed Messages.




All products Papertrey Ink unless stated otherwise

Stamps:  giga guidelines, damask designs, mixed messages
Paper:  Lavender Moon, Vintage Cream
Ink:  Lavender Moon, versamark (tsukineko)
Accessories:  clear EP, Fiskars All A-fleur border punch, scor-tape, glitter, vintage cream satin ribbon, Martha Stewart tag punch, pop-dots

28 comments:

Joanne said...

Stunning - love the colors

Lea L. said...

Very beautiful! I love the glitter strip! Great job with the challenge!

♥Lea

Anika said...

Very pretty card!

melanie said...

so soft and lovely, perfect bow!

resmith said...

So pretty!! Love your colors.

Lori said...

Sara your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! It means so much!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oooh, this is really really LOVELY!! Great job with the challenge!!

Cathy Weber said...

This is such an elegant card. I just love the colors and the tiny Martha Stewart tag.

Nadine said...

What a beautiful elegant card Sara! I love that you used Lavendar Moon and your border punch is perfect! Also love how beautiful your bow is, Im totally jealous!

Marge said...

Perfectly GORGEOUS!!!

Shay said...

Congratulations on your first blog hop! I am a newbie too and hope to see you at many more to come. Your card is simply gorgeous! I can't wait to discover more lovelies on your blog later.

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card - very soft and romantic feeling! :)

Rosanne said...

Such an elegant card! I'll have to try that embossing technique.

Sue Ann said...

Sara super pretty......... beautiful!!!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love the look you got from clear embossing on cream cardstock. It's so subtle yet so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

Taheerah said...

This is beautiful Sara! I'm also a big fan of doing clear embossing on Vintage Cream, it's just so elegant!

Kelly S. said...

LOVE that sparkly background and your colors are so fab!

Dana said...

Sara this is just stunning. I like yours better than the original to tell the truth! Lovely.

peggysue said...

Stunning, really. What a great color combination and I think the idea to mix the giga guidelines with damask was inspired. I haven't clear embossed on vintage cream ever but should try it now. Great ribbon treatment.

colleenk said...

ooo I love the embossing! So pretty!

Cammie said...

This is stunning! I love the combination of the two sets. Your card is a wonderful tribute to Dawn!

Laural-Lee said...

Nice and soft! Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Such a pretty and elegant card! Love the colors and embossing! So glad you joined the blog hop!

Nancy L. said...

your card is beautiful!

Maureen said...

this is gorgeous!! Love the colours you chose and that fabulous ribbon :)

Kay said...

Absolute gorgeousness! I love the colors and the perfect satin bow! Fabulous creation! ♥♥ Kay

Danielle said...

Such a lovely card!

sillyleann said...

Ok, I am leaving your blog after this post. I think. :) This is awesome! Perfect job! And yes, the heat embossing on Vintage Cream is genius. I am adding it to my "to case" pile.