Friday, July 17, 2015

Oversized Congrats Card with Vintage-Shabby Patina Flowers

In celebration of a friend's college graduation, I made my first 6"x6" card with some elements that I had not added, nor created, prior to this one.  Cricut cartridges, Sizzix dies/embosslits, and punches created the die-cuts, and time became my best friend in this card's development process, as I dyed and scrunched flowers, twisted gold cardstock to make corkscrews, embellished and sponged elements, and added a monogram "D" to customize the overall piece to the recipient's first name.  My goal was to add a variety of components, dimension, and layers to convert the appearance of the card to one that would deliver an interactive experience.

Craft and Smash:  Sentiments
Let's Craft and Create:  #103 Butterflies or Birds (I added both.)
Petal Lu:  Anything Goes, Featuring "That Craft Place"
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper:  July Challenge

Papers:  Mud Pie CS (Bazzil Basics Christmas Stack made for My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas Collection) Union Square DSP Stack (Recollection), Soft Suede CS (Stampin' Up!), Ivory CS (Staples, #110), Elegant Soiree DSP (Stampin' Up!), Dark Brown CS Scrap (Source Unknown), Gold CS (Recollections), Caramel Brown CS Scrap (Source Unknown).
Inks:  Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!), Gold Pigment (ColorBox), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), Baja Blue (Stampin' Up!), Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!), Detail Gold Emboss Powder (Personal Stamp Exchange), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up!), Gold Dazzle Pen (Stampin' Up!).
Stamps:  French Foliage (Stampin' Up!), Silhouette Sentiments (Stampin' Up!), Carte Postale (Stampin' Up!).
Punches:  2-Step Bird (Stampin' Up!), Corrugator (Stampin' Up!).
Cuttlebug/Big Shot:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits (Sizzix for Stampin' Up!), Square Lattice Emboss Folder (Sizzix for Stampin' Up!),
Cricut:  Sophisticated by Teresa Collins, Picturesque, Cindy Loo.
Embellishments: Antique Copper Brads (Making Memories).


Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Very beautiful card Libby !
THanks for tour comment on my blog !

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow. This is a fabulous card. I think that blues and browns work so well together, it's a lovely card :)

Cheryl W said...

The embellishments on your beautiful card are amazing! So much dimension! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft & Create.

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 103, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper July challenge. x

Diane said...

Wonderful details and design Libby.

Hugs Diane

Mrs A. said...

Thankyou for coming by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. You card is absolutely Devine. The time taken in making it has certainly paid off. The flowers are gorgeous. . Love the colours of blue and brown together. Hugs Mrs A. Following you now.

Ameera Craft said...

Such a lovely card! Love the colours you chose. Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create. Mary DT x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a beautiful design.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnuts's Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

melania scalfaro said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwww thanks for sharing on craft and smash :D

Cristina - La Marmotta Creativa - said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining at Craft and Smash!
Cristina DT

Greta said...

So creative & beautiful--a treasure!

linda said...

oh, wow, libby, this is so beautiful! i bet it's a well loved keepsake. sounds like you had a lot of fun creating and trying new techniques and it is all worth it. such attention to detail; the flowers really stand out for me.