Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pretty card for The Card Concept #52

TCC-52-1-Barb-Derksen

YAY for The Card Concept as it (you/they) celebrate their 2nd Anniversary!  Two years is a goodly long time in terms of being a card challenge – so many come and go – such a happy event worthy to be rejoiced along with!  I created my card with the theme of being soft and feminine, using text and using the tiny flowers.

Here’s the image we are offered for The Card Concept 52 – isn’t it sigh-worthy?  I was not certain I could live up to it but I gathered some supplies I thought might work and jumped right in. 

TCC-52-2-Barb-Derksen

I fell in love with these little crochet flowers when I saw them on a hairband in the thrift store.  What – for a whole 15 cents I managed to salvage a dozen or so flowers and leaves.  I carefully soaked them and cleaned them and set them aside for just such a day as this.  I came across this paper a bit ago too, and caught the flowers out of the corner of my eye (I tend to leave a few supplies that inspire me laying right near at hand while the artistic inspriation is upon me) and when this challenge came up I just knew this was the day to bring it all together.

I trimmed the designer paper (sorry no ID on this one) to just smaller than my cardstock face.  In the meantime I soaked the ribbon lace strip in some weak tea to age it.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the top of the sentiment and trimmed it to fit.  I stamped the sentiment on – an Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday stamp.  I bumped up the sentiment layer using foam tape then began glueing and arranging flowers. In the end I added some more “aging” using a Tim Holtz distress ink in Tea Dye.

7 comments:

  1. your cards is beautiful ...love your little crochet flowers ...it was awesome to do this challenge with you

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  2. This is so creative, love that you used tea! Those little lace flowers are adorable, you really have captured so many elements of our photo in your card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept x

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  3. Stunning card Barb, I love that sentiment and your beautiful salvaged flowers :).

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  4. Wow! Gorgeous card! Love the crochet flowers! What a great find!
    Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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  5. This is just gorgeous! I love all the pretty details and the great color combination! Thanks for joining us over at The Card Concept!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  6. Your card is beautiful! Love the graphic background paper and am so happy that you found such lovely flowers while thrifting. What a blessing!

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