Monday, May 16, 2011

Beautiful Paper

(Before I forget, I am going to be featured on the OWH Blog tomorrow, Friday 13th!  Quite exciting, especially when you have no idea what card/cards they pulled out in order to post it on the blog!  So pop over there tomorrow if you want.)

Onto today - I have to say that K & Co. make really the most beautifully romantic patterned paper, and great quality too.  I decided to use some for this card and ATC.

Paper: Kraft & Rustic Cream cardstock (PTI); K & Co. patterned paper; Neenah Solar White
Ink: Tumbled Glass DI; Rich Cocoa Memento ink
Stamps: Hero Arts; PTI (sentiment)
Other: Gems (Hero Arts); Sewing; PTI Edgers Die #1; Spellbinders Nestabilitie die

I used the PTI edgers die on kraft cardstock and then stitched the patterned paper to that before adhering it to my rustic cream card base.

I used a circle Spellbinders die and die cut two circles, one in white cardstock and one in patterned paper, which is the reverse side of the blue patterned paper.  I partially stamped the Hydrangea on the white cardstock, added a pale blue gem and adhered that to the card.

I used a PTI long sentiment from a Year of Flowers stamp set and after stamping cut the paper strip in three so that I could fit it on the card.

I think I might send this one to my Mom because that is how I feel!

Now, here is my ATC.

Paper: K & Co; Neenah Solar White
Ink: Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Tea Dye & Vintage Photo DI
Stamps: Hero Arts Digital printout; Hero Arts "Antique Engravings" set & "Simple Frame" & the "Hydrangea"
Other: Gems (stash); Lace (stash); Pin (from my friend Tiffany); Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

I used a digital printout from Hero Arts for the heart. When I looked closely at that image I saw that there was actually a heart within a heart, which is what made me cut it out and ink it in pale blue (Tumbled Glass DI) and pop it up with pop dots. I love the sentiment on the blue heart, it says "woman of spirit".

It's very faint, but I did partly stamp the Hydrangia in the top right corner and also partly stamped the Simple Frame on the left edge of the ATC.  I added the lace using the tiny attacher is that I could make those ruffles.  I hope you like it!

We had maybe a teaspoon or two of rain yesterday.  It's still windy and greyish today. It felt good to be out having a run, I took my dear Sahara (Rhodesian Ridgeback) with me, she just loves being out. We brought her over with us from South Africa, so today I will leave you with a picture of her.

Have an awesome day!


jintyoo7 said...

What a handsome fellow, Brenda. Love seeing all that you create. Congratulations on your OWH feature today :o)

Lisa said...

2 more beauties, Brenda! Love the softness of both of them and again the beautiful pp. Love that pearly stick pin on the ATC! Mom is going to love the card btw :)

Arlene said...

Lovely card and ATC. If you're in the HA trade, I am eyeing your wonderful ATC... hehehe

Sanne said...

Gorgeous papers - makes your designs look so elegant - your ATC is just perfect! Cute dog, too ;)

walchowDesign said...

BIG Congrats on being feature at OWH! Love both the cards especially the first one!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love both your card and ATC! The earth-inspired colours are beautiful. Sahara is such a sweetheart!

Rosemary said...

so glad you were featured on the OWH blog, brenda!! your card and ATC are so beautiful!! your sahara looks like a real sweetie!

Michelle said...

Brenda, what a wonderful feature on the OWH blog! You are so talented and your cards are beautiful!!
I agree with you that K&Co papers are wonderful!
I love the hydrangea card and ATC!!!
Guess what....I didn't need a tissue for this post!!! :):)

Trinh said...

Woo hoo, a big congratulations, Brenda! I love your beautiful cards and loved learning more about you. Your card and ATC are beautiful; love that paper. And Sahara is such a cutie!