Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Happy Snowy Wednesday!

Hello, my friends! I must say I had the best time making this card! I think part of it is because I started in a rather giddy mood! We had our first snowfall today! Woohoo!! I love the first snowfall of the year! There's something extra fun about creating in a cozy craft-room while watching big white flakes falling from the sky! Of course, it's stopped now and there's nothing on the ground...but I suspect it will return one day soon! lol
On to my card...
I made this card using my Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit. I just opened the box and went where it led. My favorite paper is the whole kit is the old barn wood page that I used in the center of my card. It looks exactly like a table that I have outside on my patio. I would call it my favorite piece of furniture...but that would just be crazy!? ;o) It was rescued from the little old house that was on our yard before we built our house. I digress yet again...
I stamped the flowers and leaves onto a soft floral paper using ink from a previous kit. Then I fussy cut around all the pieces, including the skinny little stems. I cut the flower out twice and layered it with dimensionals. I cut the doily die out of another soft gingham paper from the kit. Since the wood piece was cut with a pinking shear type die, I used my pinking shears to cut out the sentiment, and popped that up on dimensionals as well. For the ruffle along the bottom, I just put down a piece of Score Tape and finger pleated the wrinkle ribbon from the kit along the tape, tucking in the ends. Then I created a double bow using my fingers. I once watched a Bow Easy demo on making a double bow and realized you can use your fingers in exactly the same way! ;o) Finally, I used my new favorite product! I added all the pearly bits with the White Opal Liquid Pearls that was included in the kit! I seriously had to stop myself from adding more! It's the first time I've used that product and I will definitely be using it MUCH more! LOVE it!
I hope you can see how much I enjoyed this one! There was something about opening this kit box today with no plan in mind and just playing! I like the contrast of the old wood and the delicate doily, then you add the soft floral, the sparkly pearl and my favorite kind of sentiment...it all adds up to a Happy Snowy Wednesday! I hope yours was happy too! :o)


Materials Used:
Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit
(Card Kit Information HERE)
Additional Supplies:
Ink: Memento Ink- Tuxedo Black
(from previous SSS Card Kit),
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Pagemaps Potpourri,
Cheery Lynn Designs - English Tea Party,
Tool: WRMK Corner Chomper.

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LINKING UP TO:

Simon Says Stamp - Used Dies and/or Punches - HERE
Simon Says Stamp - October Card Kit - HERE
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #49 - Be Ye Kind - HERE


25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Nancy! From the wood grain page to the fussy cutting to your layout... This turned out so so beautiful... Great job~

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  2. This is really awesome, Nancy. What a treat, and thank you for sharing it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Have a blessed week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  3. Hi Nancy, I love this card! I think it's the tone on tone look of it. Have a great rest of the week :-)
    Hugs, Steff

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  4. I love the stamped flower on the pattern paper - really looks great - thanks for the idea. Don't you just love these kits?

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  5. What an amazing monochrome creation! This is just stunning! LOVE the stamping on patterned paper and the doily peeking out is fabulous! :)

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  6. Hello there Nancy, beautiful card, I too love the softness of the doily contrasted by the rough hewn wood look of the center of the card. Nice touche!
    Hugs, Sybil

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  7. Gorgeous card Nancy :-) the colours and details are perfect :-) I love the October kit, the papers and colours are lovely aren't they ! :-)

    Ooh snow already ,... lovely :-) I still have the A/C on it's so hot :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  8. Wow Nancy, what a gorgeous card! And yes, those are the best when you just sit down and it seems to all come together. Love your sweet story also!!!!

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  9. OMGosh, You sure did fussy cut those stems... Dang, that's crazy but an awesome job. Beautiful card as usual, Nancy. Love it. TFS... Hugs!!

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  10. What a fab card, alas not eligable for a prize at WOJ, it doesn't contain a WOJ article or stamp. Have a great day, hugs, Marion

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  11. VERY PRETTY Nancy!!!!!!!! :) LOVE what you've done----using the hard & soft elements of design! And how your flowers overlap! :) FABULOUS!!!!!!! :)
    Thanks for coming over & visiting! YOU'RE SO FAITHFUL!!!!!! :) (I HOPE I win too! DO GO OVER & TAKE A LOOK at all the designers work! WOW! AND have FUN! ) :)

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  12. I love how you used the patterned paper with your flower!!! Fabulous card! And great colours!!!!
    Hugs Trish xx

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  13. Hello my dear friend,
    first let me tell you, I am with you about the first snow. Is it enough for a snowball fight? Haha. That would be a lot of fun, is not it?
    And Yes, yes, yes, I see how much fun you had, it's been delightful. The weather inspired you my dear friend? I hope it snows and the sun is shining? :) This is a homely atmosphere.

    I love your card. You've used the set so great. The Doily I also really like. It's only great. I love the text in the flower vine. And yeah sweetie, I see you love the white opal, right? Totally adorable and unique.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend my dear.

    Lots of hugs and kisses ♥
    Dunja xx

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  14. What a nice card. I love the monotone color and that flower you stamped on a DP...Really, really nice! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  15. So lovely Nancy. :-) I really like the monochromatic color scheme. All the white really pops. When that snow comes back make sure you go out and play in it for me. Hugs!

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  16. It's absolutely GORGEOUS Nancy!
    Love these soft shades of grey, so elegant!
    I can't believe you got the 1st snow and it's not even mid October really! What is the earliest you have had?

    Enjoy your week-end~

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  17. Can you say GORGEOUS?! It is! You had your first snow?!!! Oh, man!! It is still in the 70's here. =0( I do love the cooler weather. For now, I will live vicariously through you.
    Blessings, my friend!

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  18. Love the colour ;) beautiful !

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  19. This is beautiful. I like the colours you have worked with in this card.

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  20. This is so lovely Nancy ,the colours are so soft , warm and wintery at the same time if that is possible??
    You are right about the liquid pearls, they look really good! I will definately try those myself.The kits seem really good ,plenty to keep you busy. Just need inspiration but you have plenty of that! Wonderful!

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  21. This card is amazing! Inspired by the first flakes of falling snow, or by the much loved table on your porch, or just by the items in the kit. I so love what you have created out of your inspirations.

    Uh huh :D You got your hands on some Liquid Pearls :D Beautiful pearly drops of accents to this card.

    Love you - Leslie

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  22. Another inspiring card Nancy and adore that wood panel paper :) Love wood grains and the intricate detail in them.

    Hugs
    Lynn xx

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