Card Recognition

Thursday, October 13, 2011

great big Hugs


Today's card is a combination of inspirations.  First I loved what Karen and Christina did yesterday with Karen's "Carbon Copy" challenge (CR84FN colors and WPlus9 Woodgrain Silhouettes and Additions), so I was inspired to fussy cut out the flowers.  But when I saw Ashley's card, I thought, why not make it postal, as I was trying to find a way to incorporate the circle into the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.  And since I went postal, in my little mind, it made sense to make an envelope for the Young Crafts Unite challenge.    To add a little extra to the woodgrain in my card I inked up the Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder with gathered twig distress ink, which is another great example of the challenge I'm the guest blogger on over at Yvonne's Do More With Less.  If you haven't played along, there's still another week to ink up, I'd love to see what you create.





Materials: WPlus9 Woodgrain Silhouette, WPlus9 Postmarks, PTI Postmarked, Waltzingmouse Stamps Frame It frame and sentiment, PTI stamp die, Versamark black ink, Tim Holtz Distress stain antique linen, Tim Holtz Distress Inks gathered twig, fired brick and antique linen, Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder, PTI kraft and dark chocolate card stock, water color paper, Fiskars corner rounder

32 comments:

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

So cute! I love your fall themed post card design! Now, you've inspired me to make a fall one too! I love the flowers and woodgrain too! Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

This is fabulous, Erin! Your fussy cutting is incredible, and I love that you made it into a postcard. I just ordered the Postmarks set, even though I have WPlus9's already, because I love the postage look so much. So glad you were inspired! Thanks for the shout-out!

Lisa said...

Love your pretty post card design Erin!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very pretty!! Love it!

Jenny said...

I love your postcard design, such a great take on the sketch. Fab woodgrain bkgd too :)
Jenny x

Kelly S. said...

Such a warm heartfelt little greeting! Always have loved that WMS sentiment, and it's perfect with your postcard design, Erin! Love the pairing of the flower with the postage images!

Teresa Kline said...

wow Erin, I luv this..the colors are sweet and the sponging...totally luv...hope you have a fabby weekend!

enjoy *~*

Debgem said...

A lovely layout and I like the idea of a postcard! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Cheryl said...

This is sooo pretty! I love the fussy cut flowers and the tilted panel, and your envelope...gorgeous! So glad you joined us at CR84FN this week!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love how you used the sketch, great combination of elements!

lynn said...

love this, erin!

Karen B. said...

You are the master, I bow down to you. Great card! Love that you were able to be inspired.

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Fantastic fussy cutting and I love the postcard look! (Cute envelope too!)

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, that is absolutely beautiful, Erin! Your matching envie is just perfect. :) LOVE postal themes!

jen said...

wow! this is so great! LOVE the fussy-cutting & fun postal theme! :) and of couse, a perfect color scheme....!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Erin! Love the paper pieced flower and little postage stamp! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN and the WMSC :)

Pauline said...

So beautiful, such a fab card, love the design.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun take on the sketch this week, Erin! I love the postcard look to this creation!! Great job!

Jean Martin said...

Oh Erin this is wonderful! Love the use of different stamps! Thanks for playing along with us at WMSC! :)

Savitri said...

Aaaah, so so pretty!! You used two of my favorite stamp companies :) LOVE the colors and the feel of the card, you did awesome with the sketch!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I think your postcard theme is fabulous and love how you incorporated that wonderful color combo! Great job!

Andrea M said...

Erin, I LOVE this!!! WOW! Your fussy cut flowers are incredible! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful! I love your idea of making it "postal". :)

Julia Aston said...

what a fun design Erin! love the popped up flowers!

Trinh said...

Beautiful design, Erin! And you are the master at combining challenges - great job!

~amy~ said...

super pretty Erin...love your fussy cutting!

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous card and matching envelope!! LOVE all of those beautiful layers!!! And this color combo is one of my FAVES!!!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE the colors and composition!! You are rocking with this challenge, Erin!

Suzanne Russell said...

Love the CAS design, and a matching envelope!! Great job.

...:::Paulina:::... said...

This is such a great card! Love the Fall colors, and I'm SUPER impressed with your fussy cutting!

Thanks for joining us at YCU!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Erin, I'm loving your entries, but this one must be my fave! Thanks for playing along at YCU!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful use of the stamps, Erin! I love the fussy cut flowers.