Friday, February 4, 2011

Joan's Gardens Card Challenge #5

It's that time again! Joan has graced us with another fun recipe to follow for her card challenge. Make sure you go check out her pretty example, and all of the pretty cards added to the gallery.

The recipe is as follows:

1. Use Coral/pink and Green for your colors
2. A Birthday Sentiment
3. Vintage Paper
4. Handmade or Punch flower

I used Pure Luxury card stocks and a layer of vintage paper from K&Co by Brenda Walton. My pink layer is embossed with a Sizzix EF, and highlighted with pink grapefruit VersaMagic ink. I love that color and go to it often as it is between a pink and a coral, and goes so well with many papers. I added stitching, crochet lace, and a satin cording. My sentiment is on a Nestie oval and is one of my favorites to use for a birthday. A simple HB on the inside is all that is needed.

Okay, so what were the odds that I had coral tulle in my stash? I started playing with it to see if I could form a flower, and this is what I came up with. I punched a 1" circle from heavy cs and then used a hole punch in the center. I cut off a length of tulle and threaded it through a large eyed embroidery needle. at first I looped it tightly around the open circle. On my last row around, I left larger, puffy loops, securing everything with a pearl and metal brad from MM. I tucked in some felt leaves and secured it to the card with large Glue Dots.

Thanks for taking a look!

20 comments:

Patty said...

I love your tulle flower, it is just as sweet as can be. I also love your sentiment. Lovely card!

Patti J said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love the DP you used, and that flower rocks! Beautiful, vintage card!!! Thanks for sharing!

The Other Patti Sue said...

I'm with the other Patty Sue.... beautiful tulle flower! Love the whole card... such a feminine feel!

Carol L said...

I feel like I should change my name to Patti/Patty in order to comment! *snort*
Seriously, your card is so pretty! I spent a good hour pondering pinks and greens for this challenge and ended up walking away and doing nothing! None of my colors looked good together, so I did a few scrapbook pages instead :)

Betty Benton said...

Here's another non-Patti/Patti posting! Your card is stunning and that tulle flower is just gorgeous. Looks like you had to spend big bucks for it at a boutiue!

Patti P. said...

Wow! what a great card...love it all! The sentiment is one that I absolutely love seeing it on cards (need to look for that) and all your details are perfect together. And your flower, that is so creative and beautiful. Way to go...
And Carol should come back now to the comments and she would really want to change her name.LOL

Olga said...

Mary Anne, this is absolutely breath taking!!!!!Love every thing about it!!!!!

Wendy said...

So pretty! I love your flower!!!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

My goodness, this is so pretty! I love the flower!

Christine from FL said...

Beautiful card! Your flower is gorgeous!

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card, your flower turned out so pretty!

Selma said...

Mary Anne this is gorgeous. That flower is so creative and beautiful. Great job on the Challenge at Joan's Gardens.

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous Mary Anne! LOVE that flower out of tulle! Been playing around too with some, but yours looks way better!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This card is drop dead amazing. You really went over the top on this one. I see distressed edges, sewing, lace and that amazing flower. Way to go! Can you throw some of that creativity my way :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeeks! this is sooooo feminine and soft and love all the details I am checking out!! not to mention the tulle flower is the bomb!

Janice M said...

Very pretty Mary Anne! Love your tulle flower!

Debby said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing...

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! This is beautiful!!!

CraftieConnie said...

Oooohhhhh this is so pretty and feminine! Love the little tulle flower! You are fantastic, Mary Anne!

Peggy said...

love the tulle flower!!!! beautiful