"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I Love You....

Hey there!!!   Gotta card today for a couple of challenges:  CASE Study and the Shabby Tea Room.  The Shabby Tea Room challenge this week is to make a card based off of another beautiful inspiration photo and to incorporate mail or postage elements.   I think I got that aspect of the challenge covered, hee hee!!   With the beginning of a new month, there is a new muse over at CASE Study and this month the muse is an amazingly talented crafter named Karola Witczack.  I stumbled across Karola when I saw on a blog somewhere the most beautiful papers from a company called The Scrap Cake.  Karola was the designer of these gorgeous papers and once I saw them I had to have them!  Thank goodness I found a US based website called the Flying Unicorn that carries them.  I used some of those papers on my card.  Karola's inspiration card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!




For my card I used a Hero Arts/BasicGrey set called Carte Postal and a sentiment from the Year Round Sentiments set.  I stamped the stamp images on a piece of paper from The Scrap Cake 6x6 Cozy Xmas pad and then trimmed them out.  They were then distressed a bit.   Some additional paper from the Cozy Xmas pad was used as a mat for the cream cardstock piece that was stamped with additional postage elements in kraft and red inks.  The edges of this piece were light inked with Old Paper distress ink.  I finished the card off with some crocheted lace, red ribbon and three small pink roses.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft & cream; PP:  The Scrap Cake Cozy Xmas; Ink:  Stampin Up! Crumb Cake & Riding Hood Red; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Lace Ribbon:  May Arts; Grosgrain Ribbon:  Stampin Up!; Roses:  Flying Unicorn

20 comments:

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Rosemary! Love your take on the Shabby Tea Room! I've been wanting to play along but my mojo is NOT cooperating! Blessings...

L

Margo said...

Beautiful card!Very clever!

Michelle said...

Love your take on Karola's card! Perfect for TSTR! Beautiful!

Teresa Kline said...

this is so very cool, I adore your design...fabulous card!

enjoy *~*

Christina said...

This is so beautiful, Rosemary. I just love anything with postage stamps, so this has me swooning! I love how you were able to combine both of these challenges for your gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

Viv said...

So beautiful Rosie, love how you photograph your cards too, so crisp and 'clean' looking :) Viv xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

OOOOooooo.... this is gorgeous Rosemary. I love all the distressing on the pieces and the soft colors.

Jenny said...

I love the postal theme Rosemary, such a beautiful card :0)
Jenny x

Christine said...

Again a real beauty!
Christine

Lisa Lara said...

I just love how you combined the postage bg, real stamps and the roses Rosi.

susanne said...

This is so beautiful (as always Rosemary!) Love your distressing!

Suzanne Russell said...

Oh, the stamps caught my eye too, although I went in a different direction-may have to do another version now that i have been TWICE inspired by them! I love the red and white variations and the postal theme is so romantic! Beautifully done!

Brenda said...

Beautiful Rosemary! And I love the distressed edges!

Cindy holshouser said...

This is so fun and pretty. I love all of the different postage stamp images done in red and white. Great card.

Lucille K said...

Wonderful take for the challenge, Rosemary. Love the coloring and the tattered edge :)

Debby said...

Love all the dimension you've packed into this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CASE study.

purple_pea_fran said...

So beautiful! I love the shabby stamps, great idea :) Thanks for sharing with The Shabby Tearoom!

Ellen said...

So very beautiful!

Cindy C. said...

Really beautiful and romantic!

Jean Martin said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous card!!! I love your color scheme. And those postage stamps are perfect!!! I am sooo glad you could share this with us at CASE Study Challenge! :)