April 29, 2010

Shabby Birthday!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! I have had SUCH a hectic week at work...I thought today was Wednesday because the week is going so fast!! LOL!! It feels SO good to get into my stamp room and create a bit!

Here is my card for yesterday's (which I thought was today's) Sketch Challenge on SCS, SC278! A fab sketch as usual!!

I went a little different with my card tonight...a bit of shabby chic, which is a look I don't often attempt. The shabby vintage feel of my card started with this delish Thrift Shop paper from October Afternoon. I ADORE all the patterns in this collection!

I cut two inch squares of four different patterns and then sponged the edges to give them even more vintage-y goodness. I then layered them with Choice Buttercream Cardstock to make them pop.

I stamped this beautiful frame, which is from Creativi-Tea by Taylored Expressions, three times onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. I them cut out the middle square, sponged the edges and colored all the leaves and flowers with Copic Markers. I then colored the large flower with Copic Markers, cut it out and popped all three layers up with Foam Tape. It's quite dimensional in real life.

I kept the embellies simple on this one, simply putting pearls in each corner, under the "Happy Birthday" sentiment which is also from Creativi-Tea, and I then added a ribbon of Cream Poly-Twill, which I layered between my focal image and the Labels 1 Nestabilities I cut out of Blush Red Light Prism Cardstock. I added a bow of the same ribbon with my beloved Bow Easy! I cannot get enough of this Bow Easy...I think I use it on just about every card!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! I hope to have some blog-hopping time this weekend! We are celebrating Meredith's 4th Birthday (where does the time go?) on Saturday, so I hope to have a bit of "me" time on Saturday night!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Creativi-Tea by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Blush Red Light, Classic Red, Choice Buttercream & Thrift Shop by October Afternoon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Vintage Tea Duo
Accessories: Labels 1 Nestabilities, Adhesive Pearls, Cream Poly-Twill Ribbon, Copic Markers and Foam Tape

Jodi

20 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Word. This is STUNNING, Jodi! STUNNING!!!

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  2. WOWIEEEE!! This is gorgeous girlie!!

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  3. AWWW What a beautiful bday card Jodi...GORGEOUS GF!

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  4. Fabulous card Jodi! Who wouldn't love to receive this beautiful creation for their Birthday? Great inspiration! BTW...What are the measurements on your layers of matting and the actual card? Would love to try this one myself! Thanks!

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Thrift Shop is my current fave paper and you've worked magic with it!!!

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  6. you do it all well...even vintage...this is stunning

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  7. GORGEOUS girl! Love the sponging you added...you rocked this vintage look!!! I ♥ those papers too! So glad my order arrived from Taylor this week! ha!

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  8. Beautiful! Soft! Gorgeous! Lovely! Just perfect girlie! Big hugs,

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  9. So gorgeous Jodi!! I just ordered that paper pack and you're making me even MORE anxious to receive it!!

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  10. this ain't shabby at all, sister! this is such a striking beauty! great papers, coloring, and color combo. love the two different shaped focal panels, too...ingenious!

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  11. How lovely! The colors are just GORGOUS!!!

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  12. You do shabby VERY well my friend!!! LOVE this!

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  13. This is so beautiful! I don't generally do the whole shabby chic thing, either, but I could certainly try this one. I love the colors and it looks so soft and girly..but in an old school girly kind of way not the new punk rock pink girly way..lol.

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  14. This is absolutely beautiful Jodi. I love your soft color choices and this beautiful paper. Amazing card!

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  15. What a fantastic layout Jodi! And I live the colours and papers you chose!

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  16. Just when I think I can't love your cards any more, I do! LOVE this, beautiful colors, papers and layout. FAB!

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