Monday, November 14, 2011

A Thing Of Lacy Beauty...




Since I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off of late, I am so pleased to have a hot minute to pop in to post a card I made for the current CR84FN Color Challenge, seeing that I have not posted for any challenge in what seems like donkey's years, I am excited to have returned from my papercrafting crafting hiatus with this little number.  Staying true to my penchant for roses, tags and lace, I revelled in the opportunity to make this card containing all three yummy faves, albeit in a somewhat unorthodox form.  This fortnight's CR84FN Color Challenge colors are Black, Pale Pink, and Neutral.  Such an elegant trio of colors don't you think?

Only two stamps were used (or harmed perhaps) in the making of this card.  I returned to my familiar and cherished Itty Bitty Unity stamp called A Thing Of Beauty for the wonderful Keats sentiment and used a new and oh so fantabulous stamp for the background.  The scrumptious lacy background stamp is an Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card stunner called Lace Rose.  Can I just tell you how much I adore this background stamp.  Love, love, love, love, love.  It is such a rich looking stamp that can be dressed up or dressed down and still look the goods.  I just stamped a piece of Paprertrey Ink Vintage Cream cardstock with Memento's Tuxedo Black on this ocassion.  I was thrilled to bits with this rather aged boudoir effect.  Did you know that the literal translation of the french term boudoir means "sulking place"?  How odd.  I then spritzed the bajesus out of random sections of the lacy background with the palest pink Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in Cotton Candy.    It looks rather fab in person, but alas, it hasn't translated as such in the photo. Sigh.

Ooh, and apologies again and in advance for presenting to you yet another Spellbinders Rose Creations die cut rose but more so for the fact that I can't see this set of dies being sent out to pasture by me for some time yet.  It is such a good'un. Guess who's smitten...again?

Well that's pretty much all the notable mentions for this card done.  Thank you ever so much for joining me on the blog.  I adore your visits so.  Here's to a blissful, craft-filled day for us all!  

18 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

I could tell this was going to be good just by the title of the post How beautiful. Where to start...that rose, beautiful and you shouldn't put that die away, it's wonderful. That IO background stamp, which is one I have but never could figure out what to do with it, you figured it out and then some. I love the idea to spray it with glimmer mist! I bet it is so sparkly and shimmery in person. You knocked it out of the park Jen, oh, almost forgot that curled up tag, so vintage looking. Great job on this one. Make sure you take a look at my latest post, there is some blog candy I know you would love up for grabs. Good luck!

Leigh said...

So very prettty, as always, Jen!

Karen C. said...

Jen, this is just gorgeous. The rose is so stunning and the background pattern really sets off the overall design.

Lee said...

Love that rose. It's exquisite.

carol (krillsister) said...

Your cards are always so beautiful. this one doublely so. Love the feminine feel of it. the flower... just stunning. Love how you stamped text onto the leaves.

Joyce said...

What a beautiful card. I think I have visited you enough to know your style. I could have picked this card out of a line up as being yours, as it is so 'you'. So feminine and vintage, and everything beautiful.

Sue Lelli said...

Jen, your flower is Oh So FAB and I LOVE that background paper! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Lisa said...

Very pretty Jen with a bit of a shabby chic vibe!!

Lynn Put said...

WOWZA!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about your card, the lace background, the tag, the whole shabby chic look and especially your rose!

Debgem said...

This is so feminine, so very pretty. I love the rose and lace backing paper and pretty flower. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Marybeth said...

What a stunning flower and card! Wow you did an amazing job, Jen!

Kim Pope said...

Beautiful card. I love the roses and the lace. TFS!!

kathi17 said...

Your rose is gorgeous, and I love the lace background. I sort of wish I didn't have an upcoming Christmas show so I would be able to get back to playing with flowers!

MmSs said...

WOW.. This is Beautiful. Your flower is simply gorgeous and the DP are so stilish and elegant. I love the edges, too.

Heather Jensen said...

What a beauty Jen. I love that big flower and typewriter font for the sentiment. :)
Hugs~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Jen! That blossom is gorgeous and I love the fancy corners! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Michelle said...

How long are donkey years anyway? :p And sulking place...really? Very interesting. I love these roses you're making...with all their pretty layers and leaves...and fancying up that tag. Pretty pretty pretty....

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is a Lacey beauty! The rose is so pretty! Loved your description of your card! I enjoyed your blog very much!