Monday, May 17, 2010

No Copics, No Ribbon-Simple Elegance


This week the ABC Toys & Craft's Design Team will be featuring
" CRAFTY SECRETS "

Julie has so generously offered the above 15% Discount Code to be used towards any "Crafty Secrets" purchase. Hurry the code expires Saturday, May 22....................

My project features the classy "Chandelier Fun" stamp set and it wasn't until I was posting here, that I had not used Copic Markers or even Ribbon (GASP!) I felt so rebellious and liberated by breaking away from what has become the "norm". I heat embossed the Chandelier and raised it up with foam squares. I used the new Martha Stewart "Bird on the Wire" border punch paired with a scrolled, embossed border punch across the mid section of the card. Take a peek at the inside of my card:
I was so tickled with myself at how well my birds look "HANGIN' OUT" on the chandelier!! All I did was snip & glue from a scrap that was headed towards the garbage.

CHALLENGES I USED:
Pile It On: Photo Inspiration (just look at that chandelier & the black butterflies on the walls, I'm not a butterfly person, so I opted for black birds)
Cute Card Thursday: Someone Special
Your Next Stamp: Cut it out & Pop It Up (chandelier is popped up)

Here are some of the products I used from ABC Toys & Crafts:

HUGZ,
Justine (CARDiology)
...........Supplies I used...........
Stamps: Crafty Secrets (Chandelier Fun)
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Stampin Up (basic black), Paper Trey Ink (white)
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (June Bug)
Tools: Martha Stewart (birds on the wire, ), Spellbinders (Nestabilities Labels One ), Stampin Up (heat gun)
Misc: Stampin Up (black embossing powder)

17 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome, Justine! Love cards that are "postage friendly". The inside is as pretty as the outside.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh how elegant! i love it!

Beate said...

Wow! Your card looks gorgeous inside and out! Love it!

Hugs and smiles

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

gorgeous Justine Love the colors love the border punch!!!

RitaGri said...

Very nice Cards!

Debbie said...

Oooooh ... I {heart} that stamp - so elegant and pretty!! Thanks for joining us this week at PIO! :)

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous cards, Justine! Love the them both! Thanks so much for piling it on with us - we appreciate your support! Hope to see you back next week :)

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Love everything about your card, Justine!

NinaB said...

This is so elegant. I love how you paired the DP with the chandelier - so classy.

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh what a fun card!! Love the image!! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile it on Challenge Blog!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Karolyn Loncon said...

So cute, Justine!! Super clever idea using the birds from the punch on the chandelier. Perfect!!

Erin Smetak said...

What a pretty card! But seriously, what is the craze w/ chandeliers???? I wouldn't know what to do w/ a chandelier!!!

And as for the no ribbon or Copics, perhaps that could be your challenge for that lovely plane ride coming up! LOL! ;)

~amy~ said...

Oh My...I love chandies:) FABBIE work!!

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Justine! love the silhouette look and these BG papers!!!
hugs & blessings!

kado! said...

that first one is my favorite!!! I love the black cutout birds and lace trim, so cute!

Scrappy said...

Oh how cool is this! Great card! Thanks for joining us on PIO challenges! We hope you will join us again this week! :)

Melisa Waldorf said...

I'm gasping as well!!! Well done!! I'm not sure i could have pulled this one off as well as you!