Friday, May 3, 2013

WPlus9 MMB#11 - Kraft Anniversary

I think we skipped spring and went straight to summer here in the Chicago area.  One day I decided to turn the furnace off and the very next I started thinking about the air conditioner!  I'm going to sweat it out for a while (until I can't take it anymore!).  It's nice to have the windows open and be able to hear the birds chirping in the morning!  Now if I can teach the binker (my pooch) that a screen door is the same as a regular door - not an open window for running through!  Today I'm playing along with the latest Monday Mood Board at WPlus9.  Check out this inspiration photo Dawn put together for us.  Wouldn't that be a fab gift for any crafter you might know?
I zoomed in on the pretty satin rolled flower, the little hears, and of course the lace and twine.  I got brave and decided to try to roll a flower of my own (yes my very first from ribbon!).  And while it took a while to get right (in my eyes at least) I think it was worth the effort.   My only words of wisdom if you try this one yourself?  Keep a glue gun handy.  Once you get it where you like it you won't want to let it go and have it all unravel.  Put a dab of glue on a silicone mat and then hold the base in there until it sets up!  Oh yes!  One more thing!  Don't get the glue on your fingers and burn them like I did !
This one looked so elegant after adding the rose that I decided it had to be an anniversary card! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5 x 7"
Stamps:  WPlus9 Chantilly Trim, Very Vintage Greetings, Embroidered Bouquet
Dies:  Spellbinder Foliage, Tags Trio, Wplus9 Border Scallop
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts Tea Party
Card Stock:  Papertrey Ink Kraft, Vintage Cream, Antique Linen
Ribbon:  Ivory Button Twine, 1/2" Crochet Natural Trim May Arts, 7/8" Ivory Satin Ribbon Boutique
Ink"  Stampin Up! Soft Suede, Ranger Antique Linen
Crochet Flowers MOM (THANK YOU!)
Pearls & Gems:  Recollections
Button:  Papertrey Ink


Kristi said...

Another beauty, Jeanne! I am crazy for your color combination! The soft neutrals and all that texture just sing to me. I like your rolled rose;sorry your glue gun got ya!LOL Have a great weekend!

Karol L said...

Lovely card love all the elements and the rolled rose is just beautiful. I love the Crochet Flowers, do you think your mom would share the pattern?
thank you for sharing

Cathy Weber said...

Beautiful. I LOVE that rolled flower. It looks store-bought perfect! The kraft and black background is so striking with the soft creams of all the embellishments. This is a stunner and I am not exaggerating one bit Jeanne!

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jeanne, what a beautiful neutral card!

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne, you are just amazing! What a fabulous rolled flower and with burning fingers no less. Stunning card.

Kara said...

gorgeous Jeanne!

Marybeth said...

This is so elegant and I love the tones of these non colors! Your rose and flowers are just gorgeous!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my gosh, you are killing me with how perfect you always are with inspiration photos! I totally LURVE this! Wow girl! Kraft and crochet trim...Yumalicious!

Lisa M said...

Dadgum!!!! GORGEOUS card. I get lazier and lazier as I spend the time on your blog. I just go from one beautiful card to the next and I get so inspired, but end up not producing anything on my end. :) Your talent is beyond words!! :)
me x