Friday, March 19, 2010

Simply Textured ...

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TGIF, Crafty Stampers!

Today's card project was created for this week's "Stamp Simply" challenge. This time around, Sharon asked that we create a project with lots of texture. Texture can come in any form, such as embossing, distressing, adding embellishments for dimension -- whatever you like -- to create some fun texture in your creation.

To play along, and we hope that you will, clicky HERE to go to Sharon's post for all the challenging deets ... and to view her simply amazing textured project.

After you've posted your textured project to your blog, add a direct link to your project using Sharon's Mr. Linky, located HERE. If you upload your project to a public gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, please use keyword: "ssnotime131."

Here's a look at my card:

This card is a lot simpler than it looks: my vintage-inspired collage stamp has done most of the work for me! All that was left for me to do was to create some texture.

I created most of the texture using A2 embossing folders; once on my background DP, and again on my distressed flower. I added a bit of machine stitching, a vintage button, and lots of recycled natural jute twine. Easy-peasy!

For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo. For all of the lumpy product info, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Now, prepare to be wowed by the projects created by the rest of the Stamp Simply team:

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits;

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here;

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat;

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy;

Janine Orchard: 2BKrafty;

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden;

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color;

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.; and,

Marlene Bender: Heart-Spring, our March Guest Designer.

FYI: Barb is feeling poorly today and will be taking tonight off. Hopefully, she'll be feeling better soon and will be able to join in. Get well soon, Barb!

Soooooooo, yesterday I was hangin' out with Sheila and since we both received our Census forms, we simply had to talk that up.

"Whaddya think about all those prison questions on the form?" I asked Sheila.

"I wonder. You'd think the government would know how many people they have in their prisons. Or maybe they know something we don't. Or, maybe they don't know something and hope we do!" Sheila responded.

Uh. Oh. That can't be good ...

Thanks so much for stopping by ... hope you have a fantabulous weekend!

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Blue Bayou" (Retired) and "Chocolate Chip" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: Cosmo Cricket
  • Stamp: Vintage Collage by Diva Impressions (Out of Business); Sentiment by PTI
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; Fluid Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
  • Accessories: White Quilting Thread; Vintage Button; Natural Jute Twine
  • Tools: Sewing Machine; Die-Cut Machine; Tag Die; Flower Punch by Stampin' Up; Numbers A2 Embossing Folder; Dots A2 Embossing Folder; Distressing Tool by Tim Holtz; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
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42 comments:

Jenn K said...

I just adore your card!! It is just Lovely!! Thanks so much for joining us on The Wild Flower Patch!!

Janine said...

Fabulous Deb!! Have a great weekend.

andrea said...

great card,love the stitching and texture thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week
andrea

Deborah Saaranen said...

Adorable Deb-- I love the vintage feel here!

Jennifer Buck said...

This is so pretty! I love all the stitching! Beautiful! :)

Tina said...

Love all the textures here and the stitiching is just perfect.
Have a great weekend!

Crystal said...

WOW Deb what a great Vintage card...girl you rock at these...this is AWESOME!! LOVE IT!

Davi said...

Very cool card Deb, I love the texture and layers with the stitching.The great colors, image and cool flower work together to make a wonderful vintage looking card!!

my5bratz said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

Jenny Gropp said...

Vintage and Colorful -- love it, great combo of product. Especially love the wide zig zag stitching. The perfect touch!

Elena said...

It looks fantastic, Deb! Really love your idea with the two different colors and embossing!

Joan said...

Great card Deb!!! All the texture is wonderful - love that flower in the corner and that embossed background.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love your collage and colors!! And the texture behind the collage is fabulous too!! Charming card! Thanks so much for joining us in our CCEE challenge!!

Barbara said...

Love all the texture, Deb!! Great card!

Lisa Marie Olson said...

Awww thanks Deb and thanks for stopping by.
What a stunning card, I love the rustic vintage feel to it and that flower is adorable.
The new blog look is fab too.:)

Corie said...

So fabulous -- I love the flower and the color combo and the layout -- I guess I just love your card :o)

Allison said...

You always incorporate so much texture into your creations...jealous is me! Love the stitching, embossing and flower (need to steal some of these ideas!).

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card!
I adore the texture, so beautiful!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage Challenge!
Love Becky xx

Kat said...

Really sweet card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Joanne (jojot) said...

great layout...vintage and fun image....thanks for playing with the CCEE'ers

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fabulous job Deb ... love the vintage flair! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Deb!! I just love all the texture on this creation and the colors!! Awesome card!!
hugs,

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Fab birthday card! Love the look! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Birthday Greeting Challenge!

Patti said...

This is just awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Artful INKables!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

This is so gorgeous! I love how clean it is even thought it's "distressed!" Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

redwasher1 said...

Oh! Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

cards4u said...

Love it!! Great image - love your twine and your flower out great! Enjoy your weekend : )

Lisa said...

Hi, Gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Lisa x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon hunny and wow what a totally fabulous card, love the image you've used and all that fabulous detail.Thank you for joining us on the Creative Cottage challenge this week Linda x

Risa said...

Wow....You hit every aspect of this challenge :head on" Deb! I LOVE the layout, your image and your gorgeous detailing! Awesome job!
hugs
Risa:)

MommyScraps said...

Hey Deb!! Thanks for checking out the Dollies!!! Love your card! Are you sure you linked to the correct inspirational project though? I don't "see" how that layout would translate/mold your card?? BUT the card is gorgeous, so perhaps it was from a different posting??? Loving your work as an inspiration though! :)

Bonibleaux Designs said...

What a super card! I love all the little elements and dimensions to your card! FAB!!! Just FAB!!!

Sharli said...

Wowie, Deb, what a great card!!! I enjoyed visiting the other sites as well -

Nice work!!
Hugs.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fab card! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Something, hope to see you back again next week.

Maria Matter said...

fabulous Deb! love the colors and the wrapped twine!
Blessings, Maria

Chris said...

gorgeous card, love the stitching!!

Javablustamper said...

WOW!!! This creation is AMAZING!! I LOVE it!! Thanks for playing along with the Pixies!!




Jacquie/Javablustamper!

Jen Shults said...

Oh my goodness! I love this! I really love how you did your sewing before you did your embossing... that is a really nice finished look!

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Great card...Love it!!!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's.
Hugs Alison.

Penny D. said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's!

Trish Hughes said...

Wow, just beautiful!!! Love the colors together!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.
Trish

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE the vintage feel and your added texture -- vintage always gets me -- and this is a great one!!!