Friday, October 22, 2010


Welcome to the GinaK Center Stage Spotlight Design Team's blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Cheri's!  If you're lost, or if you're jumping into the middle, be sure to start at Betty's so you won't miss anything!

This go-round we had a tough multiple criteria challenge:
  • clean and simple style with plenty of "white" space
  • only one layer (plus the card base)
  • one image
  • one sentiment
  • any number of embellishments, but ALL the SAME COLOR.
Sounds easy until you start working on it!  I can't tell you how many times I grabbed something and had to remind myself of the list and put it down!  In fact, I am hoping the challenge police won't buzz me for that patterned paper.  I thought since her apron was paper-pieced that it would count as a single layer!  Is it legal?

I stamped an image from Asela's set, Sew Pretty, with Memento ink onto ivory pure luxury card stock, then colored and shaded it with Copic markers before using a nestabilities die to cut and emboss a notch from the upper left corner (petite ovals small and large).   Using the next smaller die, I cut and embossed an oval for the sentiment, which was inked with markers directly to the stamp.  All of the edges of both pieces were distress inked to give them a vintage warmth.    I paper-pieced her apron and pocket with a scrap of designer paper, shading them with Copic markers to add some depth to the design.  The focal image was adhered with 1/16 inch foam tape, and the sentiment with 1/8 inch so that it is a little more prominent.  I used some scor-tape to adhere a scrap of lace to the kraft card base, then added various buttons tied in different ways with crochet cotton to finish the design.  I hope you like it!  

Next up for you is Giovana!  Her card is sure to be a feast for your eyes!

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Deb! Love the paper-piecing and embellishments!

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  2. Well, this was with the wait. So, clean and so adorable. Great card, Deb.

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  3. Fantastic card Deb! Great job with the paper piecing!

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  4. Great job on this card- and no Police!

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  5. It's legal to me!! :) Such a fun card my friend!!

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  6. What an adorable card Deb...love the retro look you achieved here with the bit of trim, buttons, and beautifully colored image. BTW, legal as can be in my book ~ wink! Hugs friend!

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  7. Deb, this is AWESOME!!! That is one of my favorite stamps sets ever and you made her look great! What a cool design too!

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  8. Oh how pretty! Love that lady and need to ink her up again! Great!

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  9. Fun card, Deb! That stamp set is one of my favs and in my opinion, you absolutely must paper piece her apron so I say it's legal! :-)

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  10. I love everything from the paper piecing to the lace and buttons. Just perfect. You're right though, these cards are harder than they seem to put together.

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  11. This is just perfect Deb!! Love the paper piecing and the lace/buttons is just perfect!!

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  12. I love your retro card and that lace is Fabulous! :)

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  13. Great card!!!! Love the lace and buttons!!!

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  14. Great card! I love the way you distressed the edges of your main image and of course the buttons and lace are a perfect touch!

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  15. Beautiful card!! I love how you kept it one layer with the focal image & the sentiment. Awesome! The buttons & lace are so pretty too.

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  16. What a beautiful card, love the lace and buttons.

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  17. Love the lace and buttons.
    Chrissie

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  18. Great touch with the lace and buttons. Like how you cut out around your sentiment tag. Steps things up a notch!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  19. I think we all agree that the lace and buttons count as many embellishments as you want, because they're all white. Works for me! It's lovely!

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  20. The paper-piecing is just an alternate method of coloring, imho, which keeps you free and clear of any wrong doing in that regard. Great job!

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  21. Too fun and charming Deb!! Love your sentiment cut out and your fabulous piecing!!

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  22. Very nice vintage card. Your lace and buttons just really coincide with the image you used.

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  23. like your card I like the paper piecing

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