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:

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. Dito the above comments and I like the colors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. What a beautiful card Amy,l love the colour.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  11. 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. :)

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  12. 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.

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

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  14. 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

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

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  16. 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

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

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  18. A beautiful card Amy, I love the colors!

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

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