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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Inspired by Stamping Guest Designer!


Today is an exciting day as I've been asked to be this week's Guest Designer for the ever so lovely challenge blog, Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge (IBSIC).  

Each week they offer a different color challenge and wonderfully creative, diverse inspiration samples from their very talented Design Team, and it is huge honor to get to play with them this week!

Today's card is for this week's Challenge #43 and we are to use the colors white, saffron yellow and pink.  If you don't have exactly those colors, no worries!  Just come as close as possible with what you do have.

I love these colors, and it seemed only natural to make something romantic with lots of lacy effects, hence my anniversary easel card.

The sentiment and frame stamps have been embossed in gold, plus I've created my own background papers on some of the layers, including stamping on already- printed dp.  The large yellow rose was made by me, the little teeny tiny roses are from IBS.  Sooo cute!

This little heart is made of wood, which I've painted with several layers of CI paints, Ivory and Tutu Pink. I would have loved to have painted a rose on it, but my painting skills are less than noteworthy, especially when it comes to roses, one of the most difficult of all flowers to paint.  I'm going to learn!  In the meantime, this is a small sticker which I've sealed with a couple of layers of Mod Podge.

A few loops of various ribbons, including a small piece of crochet ribbon, a few leaves and pearls, and my card is complete.

Thank you for taking time to stop by today, and do try to visit IBSIC to play in their challenge.  They would love to have you!  

Happy crafting!


Stamps: Vintage Frames, Delicate Doilies, All Year Wishes I, Paris (All IBS)
Ink: Pink Pirouette, So Saffron (SU), Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (SU)
Extras: SB Labels Twenty, Labels Eight, Decorative Labels Eight; ribbon, pearls, MS pine branch punch, gold ep (SU), tiny roses (IBS), CI paints, wooden heart, pearl trim, dimensionals.

Challenges entered:

ALOTA99 - Make your own background
TSTR#150 - Make It Pretty (The SU dsp has a wallpaper striped effect, and the yellow rose is made with striped dp.)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What are you known for? (Lots of layers, flowers, embellishments)
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #46 - Red and/or hearts
Creative Card Crew #28 - Girly
Crafts and Me #117 - Vintage
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #37 - Love/Romance/Anniversary
Allsorts #190 - Flower Power
Pile It On #3 - Have a Heart
Sugar Creek Hollow - Tic Tac Toe (flowers, pearls, diecut)
City Crafter #143 - Forever Mine 


Tracy said...

Beautiful creation, love all the elements and a beautiful layout too. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely colour combo Shea, fab layout .. and just a gorgeous card!!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous heart ... Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

Helene E said...

Really love the soft look. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge.

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous anniversary card you've designed, Shea! I simply adore all the yummy embellishments you added to your card to create a one-of-a-kind treasure! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at The Shabby Tea Room :)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Really really pretty card. Thanks for joining in at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous easel card, beautiful and delicate. Love the heart and your gorgeous rose too. Beautiful . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful card Shea! Lovely color combination, soft and feminine. The touches of gold glitter and layering of the die cuts are lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

Charlene said...

What a stunning easel card!!!! Love all the pretty detail. Thanks so much for sharing for adorable card this week at CCCB :-)

Kristie Goulet said...

What a beautifully, stunning easel card!!!! I love all the detail and the soft colors. Have missed you over at SN! I am excited though that you are still coming to the retreat! I cannot wait my friend! Mwah!!

Michaela said...

Hi Shea
Thank you very much for the lovely comment you left me. Very much appreciated!
WOW to your elegant easel card! Loving the ornate dies and all other elements you used are brilliant too.
Michaela xx

Tracey Anne said...

Its beautiful Shea , but then your work always is!! love the colours and that's one of my favorite dies. xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Shea for being our guest designer this week at IBSIC! It is such an honor to have you! I love your card so much and will be featuring it on our FB page this week! Thank you again for everything! Hugs, Joanna

Pammejo said...

Wow Shea you card is just lovely.

Deb Hickman said...

Absolutely stunning card !!!! I'm loving the pretty filigree, so pleased that you are Guest Designer this week. Have a good weekend, Deb x

Gloria Stengel said...

This is so pretty! I love the shape and all the sweet touches!

Shani said...

Wow! That's one awesome card!!!

Grace Tolman said...

I love your card. It's so pretty with it's unique shape and shabby chic theme. :)

Desire Fourie said...

Another gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Kristi S said...

Love it!! Right up my alley!

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
hugs Anke

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely...I love the gold embossing, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Anonymous said...

Your card looks very romantic indeed with all it's pretty feminine details of lacey edges and sweet roses. I like how you find ways to customise papers and embellishments to suit your creartive style.

Starr said...

Oh my gosh, pretty, pretty! Love the card shapes and the flowers, wow, stunning! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week!

Maria said...

So elegant and very pretty! Love the decorative shape of the card and beautiful embellies!

Linda R said...

WOW!! Your card is beautiful. I am so glad you played along with us over at CCCB!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Shea, thanks for being our guest at IBS! Your card remind me of a fancy wedding amazingly beautiful!

cebelica said...

Your card is stunning. I love the colours and the design. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Sheena said...

A gorgeous card! I love the fancy shape and the colours are fab!

Thank you for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!


Cheryl said...

Lovely feminine card! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow what a beautifully layered card. Love the yellow color. thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Creative Card Crew.

Rose said...

Shea, your beautifully framed sentiments look fabulous on this gorgeous fancy-edged easel card. Lovin' your use of handmade and store bought embellishments too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose