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

Friday, January 11, 2013

happy birthday...

Hello friends!!  Happy Friday (if it is still Friday in your part of the world!)!  Have a card I made for the current Cloud9 Blog Hop.   The Cloud9 Blog Hop was set up to celebrate WPlus9Design stamps and since I have a few sets (as in exactly four!)I have wanted to play along.   This month's inspiration photo is just beautiful and presented some problems for me when it came to putting together a card.  None of the sets I own have any kind of large star shapes in them, but the Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions set has these leaf images that are kinda star-like (yep... I'm stretchin' it, hee!).  The layout is based on Chupa's current Sketchbook Saturday sketch.


The color scheme I pulled from the photo is cream, black, kraft and silver.  I stamped the large leaf image on kraft cardstock using cream ink and then stamped a second image, trimmed it out and adhered it over the top of the first image.  I then added some silver rhinestones to each leaf.  A strip of silver cardstock was punched and adhered to the kraft piece and then the piece was wrapped with black ribbon.  To bring in the musical aspect of the aspect of the photo I adhered some Tim Holtz music tissue tape to cream cardstock and die cut it with a MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die.  The sentiment (from Hero Arts) was stamped with black ink and then die cut with the same fishtail flag die.  A small leaf was stamped with VersaMark ink, silver embossing powder was applied, heat set, trimmed out and a rhinestone applied.  The banners were adhered together along with the silver leaf and adhered to the piece.  Then the entire piece was adhered to a cream card base.  

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock: PTI cream & kraft; Ink:  PTI Cream, VersaMark watermark ink; Tuxedo Black; Stamps:  WPlus9Designs Woodgrain Silhouettes Addition & Hero Arts; SU! Rhinestones; Ranger UltraFine Silver; Ribbon:  PTI True Black; MFT Fishtail Flag Stax dies

16 comments:

Cat Craig said...

I love that bit of music, it really makes this card a stand out. Lovely.

Sue said...

Hello Rosie,
Kraft and white, always a stunning combination on the card, adding the accent black, and a bit of interest with your music strip, makes this card outstanding.
Smiles :-)
Sue

Suzanne said...

Rosemary, so breathtaking! I love the leaves diecut like that. So perfect!

Thanks for joining us at Cloud9 this month!

maryrose said...

Rosemary, this is so pretty! That silver embossed leaf is the perfect touch!

Cards By Jan said...

Oh I love your CAS card Rosemary, your beautiful soft colours!!
Hugs

Greta said...

I love how you used the sketch, Rosemary & very creative to use the leaves--beautifully done!

acons said...

Very pretty - love the silver touches and the music.

Jen W. said...

Those Woodgrain Silhouette stamps have been on my wish list for ages. Love how you used them here and the layered banners are perfect!

Kim S said...

What a beautiful combination of elements! I LOVE your strip of music!

Valerie said...

Lovely colour combo Rosie and the music strip is great! The diecut leaves stand out beautifully:)
Val x

Gayatri said...

Oh wow! Love the banner strips and the white stamping on kraft. Thanks for playing along with us @ Cloud9:)

Martha said...

OH MY, this is simply GORGEOUS, Rosemary! I love every detail, and your never-ending creativity! Great take on the challenges!

Brenda said...

Lovely colour combo Rosemary and that strip of sheet music is delicious!

anya said...

Beautiful! These leaves are one of my favorite images, and I love the way you layered them. The color combo is a classic, too, but you've added some elegance with the pop of silver! Love this! Glad you could join us for this month's Cloud9 Blog Hop!

Michelle said...

Love this neutral palette! Pretty leaves and lovely layers! A real beauty, Rosemary!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

MEGA love this!!