In Stamping Mode

Friday, January 14, 2011

Go Confidently...

Hello everyone and a happy Friday it is!! This week seemed to go painfully slow so I'm soooo looking forward to decompressing this weekend. I have fun plans this weekend...to include a good 'ole 10 hour crop with complete strangers Saturday, LOL! I think it's going to be tons of fun, and it's at someone else's house, so that's already a huge bonus right there. :)

I've been a busy bee, chugging away on projects that you will see...eventually! In the mean time, did you see Taylor's post HERE?? I seriously can not contain my excitement!! I love Spellbinders and I love Taylored Expressions, so this is just a perfect combo! To celebrate, I made a card with color inspiration from the latest Playdate Cafe Challenge #64. A sweet friend that you probably know, Libby, is celebrating her debut on their design team for this challenge and I'm so excited to play along with her!


Aren't those colors so soothing and lovely? I used the newly release set, New Beginnings, all throughout my card and I absolutely loooove this set!


I used Kraft as a card base and patterned paper from Webster's Pages Wonderfall & Hollywood Vogue. It had that nice soft blue hue that I thought matched perfectly with the challenge. I stamped the outline of the rose image in Silver ink randomly on a panel of white cardstock and it turned out sooo pretty...I just hated covering it up, so I didn't....not entirely, that is. :) Oh! My layout came from the latest Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast. The butterflies were stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with Heat and Stick powder and then smothered with some White Gold glitter from Martha Stewart. I used the coordinating Butterflies die to cut them out....ahh, I love not having to fussy cut as much anymore. :) My frame is actually a stamp that comes right out of the set...stamped in white craft ink on Kraft cardstock and then fussy cut out...there's a die to match this one too though! I added a few little pearls here and there and then called it a done deal.


Thanks so much for your visit and I hope you are off to a great start to the weekend as well!

25 comments:

Fiona said...

Hi Melissa! Your card is just beautiful and delicate and I love it! Thanks for playing along at the PDCC this week!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Just gorgeous!!!!

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this gorgeous creation!!! Such a feast for the eyes...a perfect combination of elements! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Denise said...

This is beautiful and so perfect;y balanced!! {love!}

Jaclyn Miller said...

Yea Libby. ;) Oh my gosh, this card is soooooo gorgeous! I can't get over all of the pretty objects you've used. Great job using this week's colors at the Cafe, so glad you've joined us.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Helloooooo, Libby's friend! I absolutely LOVE your entry to our challenge this week. It has such a beautiful shabby chic-ness to it. THanks so much for playing with us at the Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

So elegant and romantic! I love the butterflies that seem ready to float off the card :) Lovely! So glad you played with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Maria said...

Wow...a gorgeous card! Love all the colors and patterns! That ribbon and butterfly are heavenly...love it all!!!

Nigel said...

Beautiful card, so many layers and lots of texture. Nice one :)

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful soft tones and lots of pretty shabby details. :)
Hugs~

Karen B. said...

Now that is a beautiful stunning piece of artwork!

Julie Ranae said...

OMGoodness girl! This is one stunning card and I have to say, I hope it will be the first of many offerings you share with us at The Play Date Cafe. Thanks so much for sharing the celebration with us as Libby joins our DT.

E.T said...

gorgeous!

Taylor said...

This is gorgeous, Melissa! I just can't stop looking at all of the wonderful shabby-chicness! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply beautiful! Love the shabby chic style and those gorgeous glitzed out butterflies! I'm with you in the fussy cut dept...I'd much rather have dies and you've found the perfect ones! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Carolina said...

Just breathtaking Melissa!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Erika's Cupboard said...

Love this card!! It all goes so well together.

Anne Jagger said...

How pretty.

Rose said...

Sooooo pretty, Melissa! That is wicked sick, girl!

Jinny Newlin said...

Wow, Melissa! This is one gorgeous creation! I don't even know what to pick as my favorite thing! I just love it all! I hope you'll be playing with us, in the Cafe, so much more! Thanks!

Ruby said...

What a beautiful card Melissa! SO glad you played along with us at the Cafe and hope you keep continuing to play along, FAB job!!

Libby Hickson said...

Oh Melissa, how I adore your GORGEOUS creation!!! I'm so happy you played along with us at the PDCC this week, YAY!! Thank you for the shout out my dear, you are wonderful! And... I'm so jealous of that 10hr crop, hope you had fun. I could soooo use one of those right now!!

Sarah Anderson said...

I love all the texture on this card, and so much detail. Thanks for celebrating Libby's debut at the play date cafe with us :)

Sarah Anderson said...

I love all the texture on this card, and so much detail. Thanks for celebrating Libby's debut at the play date cafe with us :)

Ronda Archangelo said...

Your card is beautiful!

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