Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Takin out the Stash Tuesday "Birthday Wishes"


Takin' Out the Stash Tuesday
is all about using things that you might otherwise
"HOARD"
I'm learning to love using my chipboard pieces now that I have discovered painting but that BUTTON..... OH THE BUTTON is some SERIOUS STASH that I did not want to PART WITH. I would LOVE to HOARD this paper but you'll be seeing it again very soon. (shhhhh, only because I have more than one piece)
The Birthday card that I created today uses a wonderful sketch that I have no doubt, I will be reaching for time and time again. My great blogging friend NINA BRACKET (Crafting in Croatia) is pretty much a "Big Deal" within the Stamp and Card Creating community. Not only is she on the Design Team for Gina K Designs but she is also one of the Stamp Illustrators. Yep that's right, she has her very own line of stamps along with digital papers. How would you like to be a Guest Designer for Nina?? Would you like to WIN FREE STAMPS? Yeah, you and me both.

(Click on Nina's Sketch for complete details about the Guest Design Position and Nina's Blogoversary Givaways. )

Here is a close up of some more of the HOME MADE Ribbon that I created. For this particular ribbon, I mixed coffee & Neon Red Food Coloring ;o) I actually ended up with 3 different variations in color, each one a little lighter by diluting my "concoction". This is the lightest.
Other CHALLENGES I Used:
Crafting in Croatia: Sketch
Splitcoast Stampers: Clean & Simple CAS61 (only stamping allowed was the use of sentiments)
Simon Says Stamp: It's So Distressing (create a project using Distress techniques)
Creative Card Crew: Vintage or Aged
Our Creative Corner: Break out the Buttons! (I love the splash of color my button adds)
Stamp Something: PINK
Wild Flower Patch Kids: Birthday
The Pink Elephant:
Nature (anything found in nature, take a closer look at my patterned paper)
..............Supplies I used................
Stamps: Unity ("wishes" from January KOTM), Paper Trey Ink (birthday sentiment)
Cardstock: Paper Trey Ink (blush blossom), Stampin Up (very vanilla)
Ink: Stampin Up (close to cocoa), Paper Trey Ink (dark chocolate)
Tools: Martha Stewart (doily lace border punch),
Misc: Shirley's 2 Girls (button), Homemade ribbon, Delta (light pink acrylic paint), Martha Stewart (turquoise floss)

23 comments:

Piali said...

OOOHHH!! Justine..this is beautiful..simply gorgeous..now I was about to post my card for Nina B.'s sketch..after seeing yours I'm not sure anymore ...lol. Love it ..you rocked the sketch..
hugs~

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Pat (mspfd) said...

Sorry about the deleted comments, Justine... I was doing about 3 things at once ...

I am loving this creation. It is drop dead gorgeous! I have been blown away by the elegance of your latest creations.

NinaB said...

I love your vintage cards, Justine! This one is another beauty.

NinaB said...

I forgot to say that your post is making me blush. You are too kind and I so appreciate you very much :-).

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! gorgeous! gorgeous!!! i just love it! i love EVERYTHING about it. the blue dots on the button is just fabulous with this! and that ribbon is to die for!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is beautiful, so elegant and vintage. Love the bow and distressing!

~Tonya said...

Such a pretty card, Justine. I love the stamps and how you used them together and the bow, over top the cut-out. Just so pretty.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow - this is gorgeous Justine. I love the vintage/grungy feel to this card and the wonderful color combination. FANTASTIC!

Georgia said...

Love the card!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Totally fabulous. I love the toile DP and what is the DP on the bottom panel? It looks like fabric, but I don't think it is - too cool! And that button is fab, but don't hoard. You can make your own faux buttons that will look pretty darn close to that one! You're certainly getting some mileage out of the pillowcase - LOL. Seriously, this is an outstanding piece of work - TFS!!

Mina said...

wow Justine this is stunning, I love the pillow case ribbon and you made perfect use of the layout...my new piccy is on my profile
Mina xxx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWWWW, what an awesome looking card with the crumpled and stained ribbon with the brown toile...STUNNING!

Maria Matter said...

holey moley girl, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! love everything about this Justine! You ROCK lady!!!
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

Melissa said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Something!

Heidi said...

This is absolutely stunning, love the paper and the beautiful ribbon.

Charlene said...

Wow, you're so amazing Justine! This card is beautiful!!

Jen Shults said...

This is just stunning! I love the vintage feel of it and that bow is beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Wild Flower Wednesday! Hugs!!~Jen

Denise said...

What a beautiful card Justine! I'm in love with toile so it's no surprise I'm crazy about your card!! So glad you could join us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Oh Justine! THis is gorgeous, girl! LOVE that ribbon and paper. I'm a hoarder too. It's a good world to live in at times. Stunning and good luck on the GDT

Dana Grothaus said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for "breaking out the buttons" for this week's OCC challenge!!!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

*gasp* What a pretty card! I am following your blog now... I don't want to miss a thing!!
I'm glad you came by to visit me and enter the giveaway, so I could come visit you! :D