It's so good to be back *creating* again! After a 6-day April Vacation trip with my kids (solo--Daddy had to stay behind for work) and another 6 days to catch up on everything I got behind on while we were away, I finally took some time for ME today.
This is for:
1) Today's WT268 challenge, Crazy for Chipboard. I made my own chipboard flower embellishment (colored with Rose Red Stampin' Pastels).
Couldn't wait to use my new Peaches and Cherries stamp set from Flourishes. Colored the image using the gamsol magic technique. Hand-wrote out the Cherry Pie recipe (in my best old-school handwriting!) and distressed the index card with strong tea and sponged ink. I was totally inspired to add a recipe card by this great card by lcoughlin: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...;ppuser=137902
Used a cheap emery board to "sand" the white core textured card stock I used for the base. For my bow, I ripped off a long strip of ivory muslin from a scrap in my sewing scraps bag and stitched it to my card with my sewing machine.
Even though my coloring job on the cherries and leaves is less than ideal, overall I'm pleased with my vintage-y results! I think this well make a great card for my DH to give his step mom for Mother's Day.
Thanks for looking!
PUNCHEZ tally: two different punches; weight loss: only less than a half pound because I only had to punch twice :(
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010 GMT Views: 1239
Registered: May 18, 2008 Location: Virginia Posts: 24871
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 @ 11:01 AM
Wow, Wow, Wow, Emzi, you certainly made up for your time off with this WINNER!! I LOVE everything about it and look at those challenges you knocked out!!! Way 2 go my friend!! LOVE your ribbon effect and stitching. Your image and chipboard flower, sparkle and coloring are all AWESOME!! You did us very, very PROUD with this one my fellow Punchkateer! Great handwriting for the recipe too. You are BACKKKKKK!!!! Hugzi!! Great punchez too!!! I'm sure I don't have to remind YOU, but you must sharpenz zee punchez extra good since you were on vacation. They didn't get their daily dusting and sharpening!! That ought to keep you buzy too!!
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Thu, Apr 29, 2010 @ 12:59 PM
First off...sooo good to have you back, I hope you had a great time visiting family!... I missed you:)...Your card is BEAUTIFUL...wonderful artistry!!! Your cherries are incredible, look edible, your pie recipe, perfection, your flower, fantastic, your ribbon is rad...all perfect together, and make for one WONDERFUL Mother's Day card, and then...all the challenges...you go, girlfriend!! You didn't skip a beat with your card making after being away..."cherry sweet"!!
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Thu, Apr 29, 2010 @ 1:15 PM
OMG, Emzi, this is the most wonderful Mother's Day card. You really came back to us with a bang. I know you have been anxious to get to stamping and creating again. I love that cherry image and you colored it beautifully. Good thing I can't see all of that recipe because it would set my sweet tooth off. LOL I really like that plaid paper peeking out at the bottom and what an awesome idea for a bow for your vintage card. Thanks for joining the StampinB with this beauty.
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