Tuesday, April 28, 2015

French Chic

This is one of those cards that just kept evolving as I was creating and I LOVE how it turned out.  It is for my husband's grandfather's wife (yeah, don't get lost on that one!) for her birthday.  I actually picked out this image with her in mind quite a while ago and just got around to turning it into a card.
I used a Viva La Verve sketch and used the layer of cheesecloth (which I had left over from cooking a turkey last week, yum!) as one of the panel layers.  It gives a great subtle texture and a lot of interest.

Tip for Top Tip Tuesday: cut a die twice and then piece it together to fit another panel as I did with the black "frame" behind my image panel.  You don't even really notice and now you can have it to fit a different size than intended.

 And here is the sentiment on the inside:

Challenges:
The Paper Nest Dolls #4--anything goes
East Wind Challenge #29--fibre-licious (my cheescloth and recycled lace)
Crafty Catz #276--things with wings (rooster)
Make It Monday #210--use vellum to soften patterns ( used vellum on my main panel behind the chickenwire)
Eureka Stamps #138--add some bling
{Pin}spirational Challenge #199--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the banners and the birthday theme)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982011934326/
Cuttlebug Mania--we love to stamp (Everything is stamped on my card except the weathervane--no patterned paper used on this one)
Loves Rubber Stamps #149--use at least 2 dies (I used 4)
Retro Rubber #13--anything goes (I think I've had the Damask Designs Stamp set since 2009 and the script stamp even longer than that)
Top Tip Tuesday--duo challenge (my duo is black and white) see my tip above

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI "Damask Designs" damask pattern on front and Happy Birthday inside, "Big Birthday Wishes" sentiment inside; Hero Arts French Script stamp and Musical Score background stamp; Stitchy Bear "Barn Top"
Dies: MFT "Chicken Wire" and "Blueprints 13" stitched panel; Verve "Pennant Trim"; Spellbinders "Fleur Di Lis Squares"


25 comments:

artful-notions said...

Heather, first, I love that you honor your husband's grandfather's wife. She will feel the love from your beautiful card. Adore the layers here!

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Such a beautiful card. Love all the texture. Thanks for sharing your talent with us @ Cuttlebug Mania.
Blessings,
Belinda

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful black and white card...love it!!! :0)

Mynn Kitchen said...

Heather, this is GORGEOUS! LOVE the monochrome, the amazing texture, and the fun patterns you've used! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

rachel taylor said...

love the textured card and the colours thanks for sharing with BS Rachel dt

Hazel said...

I love this monochrome card, Heather. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 77 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, tres chic! Love this! Thanks for playing along with VLV!

karalschuknecht said...

Goregeous card, great job!Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar Challenges. Karal DT

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Love the black and white but especially all the layers!!

Helene Siermans said...

Great take on the sketch. Love the rooster too. Wonderful sentiment and a in all very pretty card!

Thank your for playing along with our Things with wings Challenge at Crafty Catz this week.
Good luck and hope to see you back soon!
Nick

Birgit said...

What a fabulous card! So much texture and pattern, all brought together perfectly! How sweet of you to think of your hubbies grandfathers wife. So thoughtful!

Debbie Mageed said...

What a wonderful shabby chic-y, country kind of card that is perfect for your husband's grandfather's wife (so not going to think about that)! The colors make it really work well. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week!

Katy McGloin said...

Very chic! Love the elements of this card! Thanks so much for including the RRBC in your stamping fun this week....

Neva Cole said...

Beautiful job with wonderful details. Thank you for showing us your great card at RRBC.

Claire Grantham said...

Cool card, love all the details and the monochrome palette.Thanks for playing with us at RRBC this week. Cx DT

Danielle Vincent said...

Heather this is really beautiful! You achieved such great depth and dimension on this and used one of my favorite farm animals (smiling)! Thanks for joining us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie!

Christine Traversa said...

What a special card. Love your stamping. Thanks for doing the RR challenge!

Alexis Crossland-Smith said...

you made a very wonderful card! I know she will love it! I enjoyed finding all the little layers you put into it! Thanks for entering at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Shanna Shands said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

Jane Knudsen said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors and the whole layout! Beautiful work!! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, this is so fabulous, I love it! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Samantha said...

Fabulous card thats brilliant and yeah your fathers grandfathers wife will love it! :)

Samantha said...

PS great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday too! and fab tip too! xx

Clickersister said...

Aww, beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper