Thursday, April 3, 2008

A Good Thing



As the saying goes, "Too much of a good thing is a good thing." At least that's what I was thinking with the Styled Silver hodgepodge hardware. Why stop with just one frame, or even two? Here I've started with the frame that's shaped like the designer label punch. I layered an oval frame on top of that. In the center of that is one of the large decorative brads, with a flower from the Pretties kit behind it and a half pearl from the Pretties kit on top. Too much? :D

Stamps: All Holidays, Polka Dot, Stitched
Paper: Basic Gray, Sage Shadow, Soft Sky
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Styled Silver hodgepodge hardware, Pretties kit, corner rounder, paper piercer, gray taffeta ribbon, dimensionals
Size: 4" square
All supplies by Stampin' Up!

31 comments:

Kristin said...

WOW- that is over the top- in a completely gorgeous way! I would be adding it up- that's like $3 in hodgepodge (ok, slight exageration!). It is just lovely- only you could pull that off! super-fabulous colors too!!

Kristin said...

Ooh, congrats on your Verve venture too- very cool!

stampin_melissa said...

Wow! I never would have thought to put layers of HPH together; this looks awesome!

Cassie said...

Oh no! It is fabulous!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, it is beautiful, so pretty and elegant.

Denise... said...

Perfect! It is totally gorgeous!

Chris (cdjkssss on SCS) said...

Amazing! That is gorgeous! It would probably cost $5 to mail that baby, but I'll bet you're gonna hoard it anyway, right? I certainly would!

mochamama said...

wow, you never cease to amaze me with your talentzz1 zthis is beautiful

Shannan Teubner said...

No Way...there's no such thing as too much! I love it!

Claudia said...

NOPE - not too much - it's GORGEOUS! Love it!!!

Dannie Graves said...

No, it's gorgeous. Definitely not too much. I love it!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Fabulousness! I love the layered hardware, and the whole card brings a new meaning to gorgeous. :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Definitely not too much. It is gorgeous!!

Donna said...

wow! love the double frame & triple use of the hardware. what a great card...

Darce Roberts said...

TOO MUCH??? Are you kidding me?? That is GORGEOUS...like in the you-should-never-give-this-card-away gorgeous!! Or the you-really-really-really-REALLY-need-to-submit-this-to-SU! kind of way!! Seriously, Amy!! Stunning! How long did it take to make that little beauty anyway? Please tell me you spent the better portion of a week on it! It will make me feel better!!! ROFL

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

LOVE it!! What a cool idea...the styling on this particular set really makes the double plates look awesome! Beautiful card!

MJ said...

Oh my gosh, as I pick my jaw up off the desk! That is beautiful, I beter order a few more of those hodgepodge kits fast I anticipate going through them faster than originally expected. Beautiful card!

Becky said...

No, it's beautiful! Congrats on your new venture, too!

Mary Dawn said...

too much is definitely a good thing, if that's too much...it think it's amazing!

Stampin' Meg said...

Wow- that silver hardware ended up looking like a lovely piece of jewelry.

Joan and Amy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love what you've done with all the hardware.
Joan

Sandra Smart said...

no, not too much at all, I love it!

Ileana said...

wow! this is a Fab... card TFS

Nancy Riley said...

Amy, this card is extraordinary! Love the layering, and especially love the layered hardware! ... gives the card so much importance!

Ashley said...

I just found your blog and I just have to say....where have you been all my life? :) You are incredible...very talented. I love your projects...just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talents with us! :)

Lisa henke said...

what a fabulous idea! I love how the layered HPH pieces look all together. and BTW,Love your new picture too.

savitri said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Love the color and the design.

Jenn Brown said...

I totally agree! Quick, sent it into SU for the WOW contest before anyone else beats you to it! This is a fantastic idea! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!

Lastel said...

Absolutely beautiful !

Jessie/knightrone said...

I think it is perfect!! I love all the layered hardware, it looks amazing!! Gorgeous card!!!

joyk said...

Oh my!!! This is super-gorgeous!! Love all the hardware!