Monday, April 9, 2012

You're My Star

**WooHoo This card is a Top Three Winner at Inspired By Stamping Inspirational Challenge 4/11/12 and Top Three Winner at The Kraft Journal 4/17/12**

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well and you had a wonderful Easter full of blessings!  I am popping in with a card using some pretty pastel tones today along with some beautiful flowers.
I just love these colors together.  I started this card by taking a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock and using the letterpress technique.  I inked up the lattice embossing folder using New Sprout ink and ran it through my Big Shot. As you can see, this gives the lattice impression along with the subtle green in the background.  A strip of yellow checked, gingham patterned paper was added to the bottom of the lattice paper rounding the corners of the right card front to match the rounded corner of my Kraft card base. A length of beautiful lace trim was added across the lower portion of the card front.

I added a hand dyed doily to the card front next adding a strip of floral patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Market Street collection I had left over from another make. A star was diecut and stamped from Waltzingmouse: Seasons of Love in New Sprout Ink. The sentiment was added to the center in Versafine  Vintage Sepia inking the edges with Tea Dye. Various paper roses were added to the top. A row of buttons were threaded with twine and added to the card to complete the look.

I was greatly inspired by the color challenge at Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge.
Light Peach, Light Yellow and Light Green
The Kraft Journal - April Showers Bring May Flowers
The Pink Elephant - Flowers
Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge - Swinging on the roundabout with more snippets 
Before I go, here is the bunny trail of eggs the Easter Bunny leaves from the front door to the basket. Makes my little one giddy every year. I cherish this for these times are going to be far and few in the future as he grows up and is getting big.
Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific week!
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Stamps: Waltzingmouse: Seasons of Love
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, PP: Scraps
Ink: Momento: New Sprout, Versafine: Vintage Sepia, Tea Stain
Other: Flowers: Prima, Buttons: PTI, Twine: Joanne's, Doily, Michael's, Crochet Trim: Wrights, Embossing Folder: Stampin' UP!

35 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely card Tammy - love that dyed doily and the big star. How cute is that bunny trail I'm sure your little guy had fun filling his basket with them too....

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Tammy,love the colours.xxx

onecraftymama said...

I love that trail of eggs! So sweet :)
What a cool sentiment on the card, too - and of course I love all the embellishments!

Julie E said...

Beautiful card! Great layering with the doily.
What a sweet bunny trail :>)
We did not hide eggs in the house this year and of course it was the first thing my dd asked about. My husband slipped outside while I kept the kids busy to hide eggs. Of course next year we are going to have to hide the eggs in the middle of the night because I am sure the first thing they will do is look out the window :>)

Rose Petal said...

Hello Tammy. Your card is so pretty and I just love the gorgeous delicate colours. Fab design too.
Love Sandra xxx

Catherine said...

Such a lovely elegant card, love that doily...
That egg trail looks like it was fun...

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Tammy, these colours are fabulous together, and I love that WMS star!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your card ROCKS, Tammy! it's gorgeous. :)

And loooove that trail of bunny eggs! Adorable!

VanessaB said...

your card is soft and lovely and sweet! and what a fun idea with the bunny trail- love it :)

Linda W. said...

Beautiful card Tammy - and love the bunny trail idea! I'm a follower now too - you have a flair for creating!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Letterpressing with the ink makes a fabulous texture and background Tammy! Plus those flowers and buttons are extra special!

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,what gorgeous bunny trail,and as for your card Hun,its just beautiful,you always add the most,beautiful embellishments,and detail hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxxxxx

Deb Hickman said...

Such a pretty card, love how you did the background. I'm loving the egg trail too, what fun. Thanks for playing along at IBSIC. Deb xxx

Sherrie K. said...

Your card is beautiful-love the pasels, doily and gorgeous little flowers:) Nice job Tammy! Hope you had a nice Easter:)
Sherrie J
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Very elegant card! Love the Easter egg trail! Sounds like a lot of fun will be had by your little one! ;o)

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This card has the "gasp factor" - which is a very, very good thing! I love the soft look of your card and the wonderful combination of paper, doily and flowers. Gorgeous!!
The egg hunt looks like such fun! Isn't it wonderful to watch the delight of our little ones?!

Di said...

Another gorgeous card Tammy - I love the soft colours and the embossed background is beautiful. Of course, all the other details are stunning too - cute little trail of eggs there :)

Hope you dried off the roundabout before playing in the snippets playground, it's been raining all day here and everything was very wet and slippery.

Di xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeee that card!!! Beautiful colors and loving the flowers!! And what a cute Easter photo!! LOVING what the Easter Bunny did with his eggs! Toooooooooo sweet!

Joanna M. said...

WOW!!! This is just so gorgeous Tammy! I love ALL your beautiful details! And how sweet is your Easter egg trail?!!! Joanna

Liz Weber said...

Gorgeous card Tammy, just love the pretty colours, the pretty flowers and that doiley is perfect! That star and stamping is devine.

Karen B. said...

Your card is nothing short of spectacular!

Sue Lelli said...

This card is just GORGEOUS, Tammy! LOVE the doily and the lace and the flowers! Perfect interpretation of the colors! And the eggs were just too cute!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card, love the doily and the soft pastels

Tan's Hobbies said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous, Tammy!! Love how you dyed the doily paper, love how you design the background paper, they are just brilliantly done!! Love the sweet colors selection too. Love those roses, buttons, lace and the big star!!

Annette said...

Wow that star is so amazing...what a great design...love the added flowers

Mary J said...

Tammy, that is such a fun sweet idea!! I love your eggs, they must have been so excited!

What a gorgeous card, fresh and gorgeous!

Mrs A. said...

Like the doily coloured in the peach colour and love the green lattice work. Must try that technique myself. Does the embossing folder come up clean and what do you use for the cleaning? Hugs Mrs A. Mind the puddles do. I just fell over in one and now I'm wet through!!!!! Higs Mrs A.

Susan Flynn said...

Beautiful card Tammy I love how you have done the star and the embossed background is fab!! I bet your little boy was delighted with his trail of eggs!! xx

Elaine said...

What a pretty card Tammy with lovely details Hugs Elaine

Maria said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful star and flowers! Such lovely soft colors, too! Sweet trail with the Easter eggs...how fun!!! Take care!

Jocelyn Olson said...

You're on a roll with the challenges, girl! Woo hoo! Your card is so fabulous! Love the flowers and the gorgeous stamp, and of course, you rocked the serene colors!

sandi said...

Oh, I just love this card, so warm and beautiful! Such an eye-pleaser!

Beth Moore said...

Absolutely goregous, thanks so much for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal this week!

Bernie said...

Gorgeous card Tammy! I love the soft colors, the embossed background and all the lovely details.
Love the egg trail. My son is now 44. He still tells of the year it was raining buckets and he had to go on an egg hut in the house. Opening plastic eggs telling him where to find the next egg till he found his basket. You little one will remember too.
Hugs

Lynn said...

Lovely card! Congrats on making Top #3 x two! Thanks for sharing at The Kraft Journal!