Monday, July 4, 2011

Congrats Love Birds!



I have missed a few CR84FN Color Challenge challenges of late and thought it was high time I threw a card or two into the ring.  This fortnight's (two weeks for those outside the Commonwealth) colors are so gorgeous.  I must say it is not a combo I use often, but one I always admire.  Red, Pink and Neutral are just delectable together aren't they?

This card has decided it wants to be a congratulatory card of sorts.  Truth be told, I struggle to make commissioned cards requesting a specific theme.  Weird I know.  I much prefer to just start the process and see what the card begins to morph itself into.  I find this "Surprise Chef" kind of crafting to be the most fun.  So with the pressure off, this is what I came up with using these delightful colors:



Thanks so much for swinging by.  I do adore your visits tremendously.  Have a brilliant day! 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Large Doilies and Vintage Circles, Papertrey Ink Love Birds
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Vintage Cram C/S, Pink Paislee, Basic Grey, and October Afternoon DP, Red Corrugated Board (from stash)
  • Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Olympia Green, Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy, Adirondak Pink, and Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Old Paper
  • Accessories:  Papertrey Ink Rick Rack Die,Bakers Twine in Pure Poppy,  and Bird Cage Die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, JustRite Custom Sentiment Dies and Large Scallop Circles Dies, Small Circles Dies, American Crafts Bright White Embossing Powder, WRMK Scallop Corner Chomper, and Pink Basic Grey Brad

23 comments:

Kim O'Connell said...

I do love those little love birds and that intricate doiley is gorgeous!

Margaret M said...

Jen, love it! The color combinations, those little birds, the doily..just perfect!

Sue Lelli said...

Jen, LOVE the lovebirds in the cage hanging from the twine and that WM doily stamp! FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Jen! Love the white embossed WM doily and the sweet birdcage inside! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Gayatri said...

Wow! Jen this is just so gorgeous. I love love that WMS doilie and the birdcage and birdies is so cute. Looove the gingham background. I love everything about your card. Great work!

Cathy Weber said...

This is stunning. I mean it. The doily stamp is absolutely perfect and ric rac is a great touch. Jen, I love the shape of the card. So different from the everyday A2 card. Very creative and the colors are perfect for this kind of card.

allyf said...

Gorgeous card - love the doily and the little birds so much

Debgem said...

Utterly gorgeous!! I love the doily and the little birdcage with the love birds is fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Dana said...

Oh my word, that doilie is so eye-catching. You really have a knack for combining elements...the large ric rac is perfect!

Stephanie said...

Jen........This is so pretty!! Love the doily and the birdcage in the center. Makes for an incredible focal point!

Rose said...

What a fun focal point !!! Um....how did you get your embossing so perfect ??
And how do you manage to instil your trademark soft vintgey touch on a very bright and bold card ?? one of life's (beautiful) mysteries....

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Jen! Love the sweet love birds.. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Mad for Paper said...

Great card. Love that doily. I have to tell you I just love your blog, your words always have a calming affect on me. I really missed it during my "hiatus".
TFS
Ang

Andrea M said...

Jen, this is A-MAZING! WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Heather Jensen said...

So sweet! The birdcage is darling. I think you did a fabulous job. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)
Hugs~

Cyndie said...

Very cute interpretation of the challenge colors! Those lovebirds are darling, and I love your patterned paper!

Anne B said...

Yes, I do love those colours together and your 'surprise chef' approach has resulted in anohter fab card. Thos birds are super cute :)

christy compton hall said...

Thanks for clearing that whole fortnight things up for me ;) I love this card! I'm a sucker for thse love birds :)

Karen C. said...

The doily image frames those cute little birds and cage, just perfectly. The colour scheme and patterned papers are so bright and cheery too.

Lisa said...

Beautiful doily...and the bird cage is wonderful!!!

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card,I love the doily stamp.xxx

pink latte said...

Wow! Beautiful creation! I love the embossed doily! :)

Pauline said...

So pretty, love the little birdcage in the doily and the bakers twine is the perfect touch.