Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Perfect Sentiment: Anything Goes!

I am back to invite you to join in on another fun challenge over at The Perfect Sentiment!
This time it's "Anything Goes", but you must CASE- as that is our "twist" this week:-)
Our challenge this week is being sponsored by The Digital Emporium, and our winner will receive their choice of 3 digital images! You have until next Tuesday at 100:00PM EST to get your card in and have a chance at winning this week's prize.

I would love it if you'd CASE my card of course, and I will tell you it really was a fun one to make. I do think there could be endless possibilities here; I am actually considering CASEing myself, lol! I loved making this card for many reasons:

For starters, I used a lot of my faves on it. I really like browns. And with some cream added, and a few touches of SU!'s beautiful Baja Breeze blue, this is one of my favorite color combos.

Another fave of mine: toile. I love anything toile. This was my first time using the Elements of Style stamp set, and boy is this one beautiful set of stamps! The flowers are so pretty. I considered watercoloring them but ultimately decided to just stamp them in Sahara Sand ink onto white card stock and to give them some "pop" I cut them out. I also used the same floral stamp all around the edges of my card base.

The bird and butterflies were punched out, and I adhered the bird using dimensionals. A little pearl was added for the bird's eye.

I think the kraft colored ribbon matched really well and added a little softness to all the darker shades of brown. I also put some little pearls on the butterflies, too.
The textured patterned paper is awesome and adds a wonderful feel to the card.

And don't you just love this frame? It was actually made by my friend Lidia who has a wonderful Etsy shop called Breaking Barriers. You can check out her beautiful work and lovely items for sale HERE.

Well.... have I inspired you? I sure hope so! I would love to have you CASE me- or any one of my fellow design team members at The Perfect Sentiment. Be sure to visit their blogs to see all of their wonderful "Anything Goes" cards here:
Thanks so much for joining me again for another challenge from The Perfect Sentiment!

Items used to make this card include:
SU! Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze Card stock; PTI white card stock; SU! Parisian Breeze patterned paper
Stamps: SU! Elements of Style; Punch Potpourri; Blessings From Heaven
Ink: SU! Sahara Sand; Baja Breeze; Early Espresso
Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch; SU! Bird punch; Adhesive pearls; SU! Kraft Taffeta ribbon; hand made polymer clay frame


Margaret said...

Beautiful card. Hope that I get a chance to play this week.

Jenn Fontaine said...

Oh so lovely!
I love the colour combo- the pop of blue is perfect and that really is the perfect shade of blue to go with the browns!
Wow- I can't believe you cut out that stamp- what a great job!! So pretty!
I love all the dimension with the popped up bird, pearls and textured paper- so many elements that work together perfectly!
I need to check out those frames- so beautiful!

Kimberly J. said...

This card is simply gorgeous!! :) Great job!! I love all the colors and that sentiment, so sweet!! :)

Ina G said...

This is a beautiful card and love the colours you used.
I would love to case your card for the AG challenge over at Perfect Sentiments. I gather I make the card similar to yours but what do I have to change? Could you help me please. Ina

Unknown said...

Sarah, this is stunning. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hello dear Sarah!! Thank you so much for the lovely note you left in my Etsy! I enjoyed reading your sweet words. I adore this card Sarah! and love the way you used the frame!! it looks so pretty on your beautiful card, blue and brown are one of my favorites color combination! .Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us I have to make cards this month and I found here lot of inspiration!! God bless you and your family!! Big Hugs to you!!xoxo

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Your card is WONDERFUL - so many beautiful details! The frame with the sentiment in the middle is fabulous - GREAT design!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful and artistic card! Leaving the flowers uncolored is perfect. That's an amazing little frame for sure.

Jackie said...

This is beautiful! TFS!!!