Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It is IN the details

New scrapbook supplies just make me so happy - do you understand that moment when you walk in a store and take a deep breath of all of that goodness? January stands for MORE scrapping goodies with CHA and all of the zillions of new releases. What might be even better are all of the sneak peeks that we get to enjoy as this time approaches. No exception are the new releases by Queen & Co. Check out their blog for your own peek. I know that I am going to be a happy camper when I can get my hands on one of those adorable "theme" buckets!!!

Now, down to business, I want to share a card full of details!
I just love cardmaking because you have this little palette to work with and you can keep it very simple or fill it with fun accents.
My little accent piece is a punched, scallop circle that I have inked the edges of. I punched a smaller circle from the patterned paper, added it on top of the scallop circle and distressed the edges so that they turned up and then sewed circles of machine sewing in the middle. Three jewel flowers were added to the middle of this piece.
The bottom edge is punched with a border punch. This border punch embosses a design as it punches a design. What a great combo and this piece was then also inked. The inking shows off the embossed design a little and gives my edge an aged look. This was then finished off with a wide twill ribbon that was just tied in a knot.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
BLING FLOWERS card
Materials:Solid Cardstock
Patterned Paper – Herringbone/Haberdashery Collection/Paper Salon
Fluid Chalk stamp pad – ColorBox/Clearsnap
Flower Jewels – Bling! Bling! Flowers/Sulyn industries
Machine sewing
Circle Scallop punch – Marvy Uchida
Border punch - Fiskars
Twill

12 comments:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

What a great card Linda! Lots of surprise details!

SmilynStef said...

Love the look of that distressed circle with the two-sided cardstock. I had to look at it several times and read your text to figure out how you did it ... wonderful details.

~amy~ said...

new goodies...can't get enough of them..love the glitz you've added to your gorgeous card!

Hilary Kanwischer said...

FAB card Linda!!! Oh goodness, is that a new craft store too??? Oh I must see where locations are, it looks awesome and so does that cupcake too! Have a great day! :)

Sarah Mullanix said...

Fabulous card...love all the punches, stitching, and the jeweled flowers are just the perfect touch! I LOVE CHA time too, when those new products showed up on my porch my whole family was laughing at me because I starting singing "Heaven, I'm In Heaven". Scrappin' supplies always have a way of making us HAPPY!!

-Sarah

Dee Jackson said...

This is wonderful!! I love that punch, how cool that it embosses too:) Thanks for sharing this.

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is just darling! I love the clean simple card with just one little busy spot!

(-: Heidi

Jess said...

Very pretty card! I love all the little details you added.

Lorrie said...

Linda, absolutely GORGEOUS card!

Audrey Pettit said...

Very cute card, Linda! Love, love that focal floral piece you made.

Sonia Kertznus said...

WOW Linda! It sure is one lovely card... great colors and details. Thank you for visitng my blog...HUGS..SK :)

Lea L. said...

Very pretty Linda! i love the stitching inside the circle!

~Lea