Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A little birdie told me....

I wanted to test out some new stamps that I am considering selling in the shop and...oh my... I love them! The stamps are by Darkroom Door and I originally stamped then in black ink onto white card but they looked quite harsh. I had in mind to create a birthday card for a friend so wanted a much delicate colour palette.

So out came the white ink pad and kraft and it looks so different. I added some K&Co floral paper and stitched onto the MME pink cardstock. I love sewing on my cards but I make most of my cards of an evening once the kids are asleep and am always worrying I'm going to wake them up, so I have to limit when and how long I have it going for.

I layered some gorgeous pink 32mm crochet lace with iced lime seam binding and pink button twine and topped it off with white tea roses.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Creations 'Sew Mad' - Faux or real stitches
MMM Challenge #10 - 'Birds or Bugs'
Paper Creations #6 - 'Stitching'
Creative Inspirations Challenge #65 - 'Summer'

Supplies used:
Cardstock - K&Co, MME, Kraft
Stamps - Darkroom Door 'Love Birds'
Ribbons - 38mm Pink Crochet Lace, Iced Lime Seam Binding, Pink Button Twine from the ribbon reel
Flowers - 25mm Off White Hybrid tea roses, 40mm White tea rose from the ribbon reel


TFL!

14 comments:

Mynnette said...

Absolutely gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

Keilly this is adorable! I love the bird stamp, it's something I don't possess, (yet!) and would love to see them in your store! I love those roses too, and the pink twine looks lovely layered on the seam binding. It's gorgeous!

Suzi B said...

This is a lovely card I especially like the flowers, ribbon and lace decoration. Thank you for joing the Make My Monday challenge
Suzi B :)

Cazro said...

Stunning, good decision to stamp in another colour to black, it makes your card much more delicate and elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz

Suzanne Brookfield said...

A delightful card....I love the shabby chicness style you have achieved. Lovely to see you taking part in Make My Monday. Suzanne x

Pat said...

What a beautiful card Keilly. Love all the stitching and ribbon and flowers. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

Brodders said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card. THanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.

Hugs
Debbie

Jacqueline said...

This is a stunning card and perfect for our challenge at Make My Monday this week - thank you so much for joining in - Jacqueline xx.

Sara said...

Keilly... Absolutely a wonderful card! I love your layout and the flowers are just perfect! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara

cbuswell said...

Gorgeous, love your flower cluster!

Paper Creations Ink said...

Beautiful Creation Love your work

Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Keilly, what a beautiful card. I love the soft vintage colours and your stitching looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Shelly said...

Great card, lovely colours and fab stitching! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly :)