Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Birdie Wishes

Happy Thursday!  I've got a card to share today that uses quite a few challenges.  This is one of those cards the took a different direction than I had planned.  I worked for hours on this.  It's one of those cards that I may never give away.  I love the end result, but I had to walk away from it yesterday.  NOTHING was working the way I wanted.  I think that is what I have to do a lot when I am creating.  Just walk away.  Take a breather.  Then come back refreshed.   Voila!  It all falls in place.  I so envy those that can just whip up a card.  Presto...just like that and it is awesome.  Not me.  I'm like that turtle from yesterday.  SLOW.   I think that crafting is the only area in my life where I am a bit anal.

This card using several of the things sitting in my reject pile.  I think that is my last, rejected, embossed bird:)  The heart is from Basic Grey Cappella collection.  The adhesive on the back of those things is awful!  It's like slime.  I removed it and adhered it with my glue gun.  That crinkled ribbon is my own.  I really hope to have that up for sale when I get back from vacation.  I think I may take the Etsy "plunge."    One thing that I have to note because I know you can't tell from the picture is that side panel. It is card stock that is wrapped in Tulle.  I love tulle lately.  This card is full of texture and layers.  So unlike anything I've been doing lately.

So here are the challenges that inspired this card:

Caardvaarks-  July Birthday Challenge
Allsorts- Love/Heart
Stamp Something- Recipe~ 1 image, 1 DP, 1 ribbon ( I technically only have one stamped image)
The Sweetest Thing Sketch
Just For Fun Color Challenge- Cream, Brown, Light Blue
Moxie Fab- Let's Do Vintage and Shabby  (my favorite!)

I should have one more post before I leave for camping.  See you tomorrow!

What's In It?
Stamps: Always, Wishful Elegance (verve)
Ink: Choc Chip Craft, Vintage Photo Distress
Paper: Cream, Pink Paislee Cupid, Prism blue
Other: MS lace punch, BG Cappella Heart, brown EP, dimensionals, crinkle ribbon, button, tulle, Sizzix die frame


BonnieRose said...

ohhh I love the soft blues... fabulous card thks for playing with us at STAMP SOMETHING this week! hugs

Erin... said...

such pretty colors and design! thanks for sharing st stamp something this week!

Patti J said...

Wow wow wow wow! Girl, this is incredible, and if you need my mailing address.... What a beautiful card! I enlarged it so I could look at it up close - girl you rock!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card .THanks for sharing. I love the soft blues.

craft_princess said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Annika said...

Wonderful card! Fabulous colouring and layout and I love the cool colours. Thanks for playing at Stamp Something, hope to see you back next week!

Mummylade said...

the heart is a bit tiny but it's a lovely project. Thank you for joining the Allsorts challenge this week.

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the punched lace borders, and that crinkle ribbon is the perfect touch! Great job with the Moxie Fab challenge!!


Sally said...

Stunning card. I love all the detail and texture... FABULOUS!
Happy Camping...

jo said...

Beautiful card! The colours are gorgeous!

bernietom47 said...

YES I often need to walk away even when things are going well some times I just don't know it. LOL

This card is beautiful! Love the colors, the ribbon, everything.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty! love the colors!

Mandy said...

This is absolutely ROCKIN'!!! Love it, Nikki!

Cath said...

Hey Nikki! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Shabby & Vintage Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)