Friday, April 24, 2009

Scrappy Birthday



In the broad cardmaking categories of "stampy" and "scrappy," I've long fallen squarely into the stampy camp. Lately though, for fun, I've been experimenting a little bit with the more scrappy look. It takes a long time to teach this old dog new tricks, so most of it is ending up in the trash. But sometimes, like today, I find something that works.

The layered flower and sentiment are from Verve's new Wishful Elegance set, and the die-cut leaves and journaling box are from the Bloom & Grow "Grow" papercrafting kit by My Mind's Eye. I punched some larger circles out of coordinating paper, distressed them and placed them behind the stamped flower to give it a little extra weight. For the stem, I used the pinking border Piercabilities by Spellbinders and then clipped off the points, making it look a little more like ric rac. There it is again ... that Aqua Mist satin ribbon by Papertrey {sigh}... I think I'm in love!



Stamps: Wishful Elegance (Verve Stamps)
Paper: My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow "Grow" papercrafting kit, Papertrey Aqua Mist card stock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Garden Green craft, Ranger Antique Linen Distress
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Copic markers, Spellbinders circle Nestabilities, Papertrey Aqua Mist ribbon, distressing tool, sewing machine, foam adhesive
Size: 5 1/2" square

20 comments:

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Amy, I love how fun this is!! The flower is adorable! And the ribbon....is YUMMY!!

Renée said...

I'm definitely in the "stampy" camp as well, but I do so love the look of scrappy cards. Fabulous job, Amy. Love the die cut journaling box, it looks fabulous with that flower!! Have a great weekend!

judy anderson said...

Dito the above comments and I like the colors.

Becky said...

This is fabulous Amy, love this flower, and the colors are so rich and vibrant.

Jenn said...

Gorgeous card Amy! I love that MME paper! :) Have a great weekend! :)

Tiffany said...

Oh wow! Love that flower. This could be converted into a scrapbook page too. Very very pretty!

Barb said...

This card is so fun, Amy! All the bright colors and texture. Very nice! Love it!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is terrific, Amy! Love the scrappy look!!

June Houck said...

This "scrappy" card totally works and still has the distinctive Amy Sheffer class and elegance.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Amy,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Sheri said...

What a fabulous card!

aimee said...

This is so pretty. I'm noticing a lot more scrappy-style cards, and I really like them. They have a lot of color and fun detail and yours really rocks it. :)

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Amy this is really beautiful. I struggle with scrappy too. These colors together are fantastic. Who'd a thunk... YOU of course would. Great job.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oooooh, this is gorgeous!!! Love the journalling box, that funky flower and the awesome colours!!

Dawn Easton said...

I love the scrappy look Amy! You nailed it! I'm more of a stampy person too but adore seeing these cards and wish I could achieve that look...lol

texasjodylynn said...

WOWZERS! That is amazing! I literally said WOW out loud! :) SUPER pretty!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Amy I love your scrappy look!! You make it look so easy and I'm am not fooled in the least that you would have challenges with anything! This is darling!!
--Becca

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, I love everything about it, especially the way you did the flower!

Jerri Kay said...

A beautiful card Amy, I love the colors!

Vanessa Middleton said...

Haven't been by your blog in a while. Love this card, just beautiful!!!

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