I went about making this card a bit different than I usually start. I actually chose the paper I wanted to use first! It is so much easier than trying to match after the image is finished! This most likely is not news to you all, but it was a revelation for me, LOL. I have to thank Adrina for answering my question about how she goes about choosing her paper. I had such fun making this card. I played just for the sake of playing today.
After picking out the paper, I went to The Daily Dare site and looked through lots of challenges. If your looking for some new challenges or one place you can go through a lot at the same time, this is a fantastic site for you. I found 8 challenges on their site! You can see them at the end of the post.
The rest of the paper is from Paper Temptress. As you can see from the photos, there is such a beautiful amount of shimmer to this top layer. This paper is the Glimmer Paper in Autumn Hay text weight. The rest of the paper is from the Basic line in light yellow and pink.
Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry, sentiment unknown origin
Ink: Pretty in pink, old olive both from Stampin' up, versa mark
Paper: Paper Temptress, pattern unknown origin
Accessories: Piercing pattern from FRED SHE SAID, Pink embroidery floss, sewing needle, paper piercer, piercing mat, self adhesive pearls, lacey ruffles, glue strips, charm, silver elastic cord, glitter embossing powder, heat gun
Challenges I entered:
365 Cards: Fancy Folds
All Sorts: Stitching ~~~Fred She Said is the sponsor :o)
Craft Catz: Stitching
Fab 'n' Funky: Get it all out---use something in your stash you have neglected
Ginger Snap Creations: Botanical
Little Red Wagon: Ruffles
Stampotique Designers Challenge: Girl Theme
Splitcoast Stampers ways to use it: 2 different patterns
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Hugs, Sandy O
Comments from before moving to Blogger
This is really beautiful Sandy, love all the pretty detail Thanks for joining us over on Magical Crafts. Hugs Joanne xx Posted by: Joanne April 29, 2010 at 02:33 PM What a very pretty, feminine card, love the soft, subtle colours. Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts fortnightly challenge. Amanda Posted by: Amanda April 29, 2010 at 03:52 AM This is Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at SDC Vicki Posted by: vicki April 27, 2010 at 05:15 PM pretty card,lots of lovely detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this weekandrea Posted by: andred April 27, 2010 at 07:01 AM Beautiful card, such pretty papers. Thanks for taking part in the Magical Crafts challenge xx Posted by: Lesley April 26, 2010 at 04:02 PM Wowza! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations! Posted by: Debby April 26, 2010 at 09:02 AM Beautiful card!! Posted by: Pam April 26, 2010 at 12:02 AM Very nice and elegant, love the delicate colours. Hugs xxx Posted by: Dora April 25, 2010 at 04:55 PM Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog, I too love your card the colors blend so nicely and it truly is beautiful especially with the accessoriesxxx Posted by: Deb R April 25, 2010 at 07:07 AM Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon! Posted by: Rosanne April 24, 2010 at 10:23 PM This is a gorgeous interpretation of our Botanicals challenge! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations! Posted by: Linda L3 April 24, 2010 at 06:54 PM Oh so very pretty! Thanks for playing along with little red wagon! Posted by: Avril Tanner April 24, 2010 at 04:20 PM It's gorgeous. I particularly like the swirl of pearls. Posted by: LisaE April 24, 2010 at 11:56 AM Beautiful card. Reminds me of a crazy quilt and I want to continue turning the page to see what's on the other side. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique! Posted by: Carol Ramsey April 24, 2010 at 11:38 AM This is just beautiful Sandy. Love the soft spring colors, so pretty! Posted by: Ellie April 24, 2010 at 09:35 AM WOW ... what an awesome creation Sandy! I love it!!! Keep up the good work!! Posted by: Darlene (akronstamperdpk) April 24, 2010 at 08:52 AM lovely card, thanks for joining in with Crafty Catz this week, x carol Posted by: carol April 24, 2010 at 08:04 AM Hi SandyA gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,Hugs Dianne xx Posted by: Dianne April 24, 2010 at 03:26 AM