Friday, September 14, 2012

Stampin Royalty #141 - Bon Anniversaire


I hope you are having a good day. I've been feeling really creative lately and have been really enjoying playing some different challenges. I have two posts today so if you are looking for the Paper Sweeties new releases please scroll down. They are adorable, and you won't want to miss them! Today I'm playing along with the Stampin Royalty Sketch Challenge #41. I saw this inspiration photo and just had to play. I was immediately struck by the banners with the hearts and all the pretty details in the photo. I decided to let little doves carry my banners - I left the twine dangling from their mouths. The frame die represents the headboard, and the graph paper that I anchored everything on has vertical lines like the headboard.. Another bonus is that I got to ink up a new set of stamps that I hadn't used before. This is such a great picture with lots of inspiration - the newsprint, polka dots, the quilt, and so many pretty colors, cream, pink, ivory, turquoise. I hope you find some time to play with this one!
Here's a closeup of the banners. The birds are a Martha Stewart paper punch. I inked up the edges to bring out the turquoise a bit more - like the girl's sweater in the photo.

I hope you like it - I think it looked so romantic I had to make it into an anniversary card. 

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Pic Nic Patterns, French Country
Paper:  Echo Park For the Record Collection Newsprint & Stamp of Approval
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Scandinavian Hearts, Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Fancy Framed Tags One, Labels 25, Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts 2x2 Hearts
Bird Punch: Martha Stewart
Pearls
Button Twine Waltzingmouse
Ink:  Momento Angel Pink, Stampin Up Real Red, Tim Holtz/Ranger Broken China Distress

13 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne I love that book print banner, fantastic card.

Pauline said...

Beautiful card jeanne! I love these pretty colours, and the shabby chic style!

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, I love all the die cuts & the doves are a great idea :)

Anne-Elise said...

Oh, Jeanne! I love this card! The birds, the cute little hearts, the white frame, the pearls... wow!! Gorgeous work!

Joyce said...

What a beautiful card. I love your banner with the sweet hearts, and those doves---ooh. Did you know that you can use this gorgeous card as a birthday card, too? Bon Anniversaire is 'happy birthday' in French. How's that for a two-fer?

The Paper Parade said...

Jeanne, those little banners are ADORABLE! You did such a great job with this inspiration photo :) I love that the birds are holding up the banner too!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely divine, Jeanne! LOVE that layered pennant to pieces! And the muted color palette is so serene! YUM!

Marybeth said...

Love this romantic card,it's gorgeous! The banner with the little doves ,beautiful. I love the CL die you used ,wish I got that one. Love the bit of red. Great take on the photo.

Lisa M said...

It is sooo romantic. I will definitely be back again to look at this one longer. What a cafty one you are!

Lisa M said...

Geesh, crafty, even. ;)

Sharron said...

The banner is just adorable--love the hearts and pearls! French Country was a fabulous choice for the sentiment and it looks so pretty on your fancy tag!

Carrie Rhoades said...

I love your card, you captured the challenge piece perfectly!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Stampin' Royalty!

Sharon said...

What a wonderfully shabby chic card! I LOVE it! TFS