Friday, April 27, 2012

Case Study #88 - Happily Ever Afer

 Hi and Welcome Back!  First I wanted to say I am sorry for "missing in action" lately.  I haven't been posting, commenting, and creating as much as I would like lately.   We have a new addition to the family - one very energetic Akita!  I have been spending lots of time with her - establishing the ground rules, protecting my furniture, and having fun!  Here is a photo of her - oh yeah, that is a rock in her mouth.  Nothing is off limits to her curiosity.

That said, I have been missing my crafty time.  When I saw this is Laurie Schmidlin's last week as muse/guest designer at CASE Study I knew I had to play along.  I love her designs and attention to detail.  I knew this would be the perfect vacation for my mind - if only a short one.  

This beautiful card she created is just a dream - that crisp embossed background, the pretty pastels, the flowers and doily - all such a feast for the eyes.  I tried to pick up on all my favorite details and still make it "mine".  Because of the romantic feel I thought I'd make mine a wedding congratulations card. 

I embossed the pink background and ran a white inkpad across it to bring out more of the embossing.  I made the flower in the bottom right corner by simply folding circle cut paper and piecing them together.  I double cut the butterfly to give it more dimension.  The pretty ribbon I used was given to me by my sweet friend JJ Bolton from the Ribbon Girls.  If we could only talk JJ into jumping back into the ribbon business I think we'd all be so much happier!!   Here's a few close up's...


Thanks for having a look!  I appreciate your kindness and understanding!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5 x 7"
Stamp:  Serendipity And they Lived 1009E
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Blush Sweet Bouquet Paper, Basic Grey Kissing Booth Collection "Kissing 101", Papertrey Ink Paper Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Vintage Cream
Die Cuts:  Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler Doily, Spellbinders Butterflies Two
Corner Rounder:  Crop A Dile 3/8'
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Studio G White Pigment Ink
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Damask Decor
Roses: Ribbon Reel, Pearl Spray:  Hobby Lobby, Flower Center Bazzill Buttons
Extras Gems, Ribbon  JJ Bolton Ribbon Girls

20 comments:

Lisa M said...

Unbelievably gorgeous! Never seen a folded flower like that; extremely pretty!

Cathy Weber said...

I agree with Lisa, I have never seen a folded flower like that either! That is so pretty. I love the embossing on the background piece of cardstock with the white ink. The sentiment has such a unique font too. So many pretty flowers, great layered look. So glad you found some time for yourself!

Sharron said...

Awesome card, Jeanne! You always have the most amazing elements on your cards. There is so much to enjoy--love the embossing, the rose accents, that fabulous sentiment (so pretty in its own right) and the complementary folded flower & butterfly! And I agree too--unique folded flower! How did you do that!

anya said...

This is a beautiful take on Laurie's card, Jeanne! I love all the pink layers, your doily die-cut is particularly amazing! And can I just say your pup is the cutest little ball of fur ever! She looks so cuddly! Oooh puppies! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe Jeanne, your new addition to your family is ADORABLE and your card is BEAUTIFUL! Love the beautifully embossed background and that fancy folded embellishment!

Pauline said...

A stunning card Jeanne, so glad to see you back creating! Love the fancy folded flower, and beautiful layering.
Love the pic of your new pup too, what an adorable little puppy!

Christina said...

*swoon!* I could sit and stare at this beautiful card all day, Jeanne! Your folded flower and butterfly are gorgeous, and I just can't get over all of the lovely details. Simply breathtaking!
Hope you're enjoying your new family addition--she's super cute!

Teneale Williams said...

This is just fabulous, your flower you created popped out at me first of all and I was taken with how you created it. I also love how you have used the ink pad to bring out the embossing. Like Christina said "simply breathtaking" thanks for playing we us at CASE Study this week. Teneale Williams

JJ Bolton said...

This is such a fantastic interpretation of the Laurie's card! I love the different shades of pink:) And the doily die cut in the background is a real beauty!

I totally can't stop looking at that folded flower!! My husband would say it's the gem I'm attracted to, but it's everything!

Hope you and the puppy have a fantastic weekend! She is just too cute!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, Jeanne, and that's the most adorable pup ever! What a blessing to have a new "child". :-D BTW, papers arrived -- thanks so much. Will be playing with them this weekend. Hugs.

Sarah C said...

So pretty! You layering is perfection!! I adore your flower as well. Beautiful job!

Anne-Elise said...

Oh Jeanne! This card is really beautiful!! Love your flowers, the butterfly and the different pink shades!

Julia Bettencourt said...

Lovely card. Such a beautiful folded flower.

Karen Linarez said...

I saw your card on SCS and just had to visit your blog to see how you made that folded paper flower. I love it! Very lovely card!

Maureen said...

what a feast for the eyes!! LOVE your inspiration from Laurie's card...I'm going back for another look, I love your card! Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study :)

Marybeth said...

Hi , I was getting ready to email you and see if Katsuko took you away from crafting. She is adorable! Your card is gorgeous, and so is the gingham flower. I love the flower done in pink gingham. The gem in the middle is a must have, and tops it off so well. Welcome back

cbuswell said...

Such a fabulous card, love all the details! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study! (the puppy is adorable!)

Riti said...

WOW! Jeanne this is such a Gorgeous Card there.Saw your card on the CASE STUDY Challenge & couldn't resist visiting your blog. Congrats! on the win.. U deserve it!

Hugs,
Riti

p.s. I'm having a Giveaway/Challenge on my Blog. Would love to have u over & play for some yummy Goodies!

http://alilpieceofheaven17.blogspot.in/

NanaConnie said...

Congratulations on winning with this magnificent card over at A Case Study! I knew it was a winner when I first saw it. :-D Hugz.

Amy said...

Wahoo Jeanne! I am so happy for you! This is a sure winner for me too! Congrats on your win at Case Study! Beautiful!