Friday, May 6, 2011

Not Too Shabby

I decided to challenge myself and play with the current CR84FN colours, kraft, pale yellow and gold. It just looked really pretty.


Gold!  Ok, well, I have gold embossing powder, that's it.  The best I could come up with is by using Scattered Straw DI on pale yellow cardstock, and somehow that looks goldish to me.  I am not a gold person, therefore the challenge! And here is the outcome:


Paper: PTI; Neenah Solar White
Ink: Scattered Straw DI; Rich Cocoa (Memento); Versamark
Stamps: Hero Arts; PTI
Other: Brad (Recollections); Crinkle Ribbon; Pearls (stash); Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Nestibilitie; Gold EP

I was not aiming for a shabby kind of card, it simply turned out that way and I am quite happy with it.  I stamped the pale yellow cardstock with the Large Fabric Design cling stamp from Hero Arts, using the Scattered Straw DI.  That little heart you see is from an old Hero Arts set of 4 wooden heart stamps called "Patterned Hearts".  I made it by stamping with Versamark and embossing on Kraft with Gold EP.

To stamp on the oval die cut I simply left the paper die cut in the Spellbinders die and inked up an image from the PTI "Embellishment" stamp set with Scattered Straw DI and very carefully stamped a part of it repeatedly around the inside of the Spellbinders die.  I like how that turned out.  It had been an idea that was on my mind for the last two days and I am so glad that I followed through with it.

It's another beautiful day here in Houston.  I have just had a Mother's Day breakfast with my daughter at school, even though she forgot about me within the first 5 minutes, it's always nice to chat to the other Mom's and see how they are doing.

I hope you are all having a good day!  And hopefully you have a brilliant weekend ahead!

11 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

This is a stunning card Brenda, have a fun weekend. Hugs Sally

Sue Lelli said...

Hi Brenda! LOVE the background you created with that large HA stamp! LOVE the scalloped oval and the wooden bead detail! Pretty card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN! BTW I live in Katy!

Tiffany said...

Mmm...stunning, love the colors! It's a really fresh mix of yellow and gold together! Love that crinkly ribbon! I had gold embossing powder for the longest time and have still never used it!

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, I love this color combo...not colors I would usually go to but now I might, thanks to YOU! Love your card!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love the frame you created on the oval! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Dawn said...

very pretty and romantic looking Brenda. The colours are great together.

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, Brenda, this is gorgeous! Whenever I look at your cards, I go straight to the source list to see what stamps you used. LOL Seriously, you make me want to buy everything you use! Have a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day!!

Debgem said...

Wow! Totally gorgeous - the background you created is so lovely and I love the little heart, button and bow! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a lovely card Brenda! The ornate label looks awesome and I love the textured heart! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Brenda- I love the fabric stamp done with this color and the white oval looks ike a lacey cutout in the photo. The bling you added is gorgeous- a very "romantic" card :)

Jen said...

Not too shabby indeed! Gorgeous card i'm a real sucker for a good oval and you have tickled my fancy with your gorgeously stamped oval focal point. Divine! I adore that HA background stamp and it works marvelously here on your beautiful card indeed. Happy Mothers Day!