Sunday, 2 December 2012

Challenge to die for! FSC #36




Re-edited: Thank you so much lovely Ladies at The Shabby Tea Room for the Honourable Mention for my card! :)

Time for another play at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

And this time the theme is totally To Die For - quite literally! I am 'the culprit' behind this challenge, so let's get crafting - shall we? :)

I've recently made a baby boy card for a friend at work - you can see it here. Or for her sister, who's expecting the baby, to be most precise. My friend's mum liked it so much that she wanted me to make another one for her, too :).

As I didn't want the cards to look too similar I decided to steer away from my previous white/cream and blue colour palette.

And this is what I created!





I started by cutting my card base, cardstock matts and patterned paper panels to size. Then using a Coffee Archival ink and Pumpkin StazOn I stamped the lovely images from the Hampton Art Word Collage Borders and the flourishes from the Stampendous Excelsis Deo set all around the background panel. I really love these stamps.



The front panel of the card was decorated with ornate corners and lots of die cut beauties. The Baby word is a Marianne's Design die LR0217 and the accents on the mount were cut from Double Frame LR0141. The rose was made from Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One die and the leaves were cut using the Foliage die.

I also made a box for the card with I decorated with more die cuts (yay!). The pram is from Marianne's again LR0218 and the centre panel is from Tim Holtz Styled Labels die.



And I couldn't leave the card un-Fran-taged, could I? lol ;). Of course I couldn't! So I added some final touches with the encrusted jewel technique and for that I used Bronzed Mica Fragments, Aged Silver, Aged Gold & Aged Ochre Embossing Enamels and Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter - all from Stampendous.



Well, I hope I've inspired you to dust off your lovely (perhaps forgotten?) die cuts and all the Fashionettes are really looking forward to seeing your To Die For entries! And if you need more inspiration be sure to check all the beautiful projects from my DT Sisters!

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely Sunday!

Big hugs



Challenges for this card:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room #142 - Neutrals
Marianne's Design Divas - Gentlemen's hour
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A project with Heart (Babies are close to mothers' hearts :) )
Top Tip Tuesday #90 - Kids and Teens


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31 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful baby card, x

Terry said...

These are some of the most elegant baby cards! Love all the details and Fran-tage goodness! BTW, my collection is growing!!! Hugs!

Lisa S. said...

Gorgeous baby card Joanna! I love the color scheme and all those wonderful dies you used. You always inspire! Hugs

Cheryl said...

So gorgeous! I never would have thought to use these colors for a baby, but they work beautifully.

Cindy Gay said...

This is beautiful!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Joanna! Your card is just gorgeous. So many intricate details to absorb! I love the color palette, too. Your other baby card in blue and cream is a stunner as well. Have a great week. Best,Yvonne

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Joanna...it is no wonder that you had to make an extra one! These are stunning!!! I am going to have to get some of that frantage I think :) Truly stunning Joanna
Dot x

Claire said...

Beautiful card Joanna, so many pretty details no wonder they wanted you to make another. I love the box you've made too. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Brenda Brown said...

Exceptional layers, colours and stamps my friend. I love the design of this and the baby die is a must.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Joanna, love the different colour scheme. The layers and die cuts are fabulous. Sue C x

Joanna said...

Piękna :) Kolory, bukiecik... dodatki biżuteryjne (nie wiem jak przetłumaczyć na polski ;) bardzo lubię tę technikę, świetny dodatek, zawsze pięknie wkomponowany.

lainey said...

stunning work Joanna!! lainey x

Meggymay said...

Stunning card, love the details and the colours look amazing.
Yvonne

BEARKIS said...

So beautiful color combination!!!Congrats!:))

Paper Profusion said...

Stunningly beautiful Joanna. I think that you are recovered well back to 110%. Love how card is so richly embellished and frantaged. Gorgeous. Nicola x

Lisa M said...

Be still my heart! This almost makes me want to have another one. ;) SOOO wonderful what you've created here and what a treaure for a new bundle of cuddly bouncy joy. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Joanna what a beautyful card.
Love every detail .

Greetings Janny

Ephemera said...

Hi Joanna, what a fantastic card and box, so beautiful and wonderfully balanced, loving the frantage too. Will have to try this out as it looks fantastic. xx

lynne said...

Hi Joanna
What a stunning card and box and the use of different colour palette.
A beautiful elegance to it.
Wishes
Lynne

Debbie said...

What a creative and elegant baby card ... love!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Suzanne C said...

What an elegant and beautiful design! Lovely baby card and box! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Candy C said...

Your baby card is stunning. Absolutely gorgeous use of die cuts, layering of papers and beautiful design. I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous! I love the card and box ... the dies are lovely and it's all your little touches that make this incredibly special

Buttons said...

Another pair of exceptionally beautiful cards - you have such an eye for design and balancing colours. Thank you for a great choice of theme this time. Hugs, Buttons x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, such beautiful details.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Ellie Knol said...

LOVELY project, you seem to amaze me everytime with your beautiful ART!

Blankina said...

Wow soooo pretty...what an excellent use of the MD dies!!

Thanks for joining in at MARIANNE DESIGN DIVA'S MONTHLY CHALLENGE- men hour..

Hope to see you soon again and good luck!

MDD DT Blankina

julieprice3 said...

This is beautiful, I love that flower, nicely done, Thanks so much for joining us at Marianne Design Divas this month
Hugs julie P

Fliss said...

An absolutely stunning creation Joanna. The amount of detail is amazing and all the pretty embellishing is so colourful and beautiful.
Hugs, Fliss xx

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous, Joanna - the colours are just perfect as far as I'm concerned.. and that Baby die-cut lettering is stunning. Papers, stitching, embellishing - could these cards be any better?!? Love them!!
Alison xx

Shirl said...

The recipient of this card will be blown away Joanna.

Hugs Shirley x x

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