Sunday, May 2, 2010

3 Challenge Card

I hope you all had a good weekend. It has been cooler than normal here but at least the sun was shinning. I was finally able to get something new finished today. I wish I could make more than 1 new thing made a week but my perfectionism is getting in the way again. The card I am sharing with you today was originally made for Betsy Veldmans Sketch Challenge.

Then I incorporated these colors from the current Color Cue Challenge

And finally I was inspired by a part of the quilt from the Shabby Tea Room Comforts of Home Challenge for the background.
This is what I came up with

I started by stamping the background with images from the PTI Giga Guides and Guide Lines 2 stamp sets using Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet and Brocade Blue Ink. When I was done stamping the background I machine stitched it to look like a real quilted background. It is hard to see in the photo though. Next I stamped the Mat Stack die with the image that came in the Anniversary set that goes with it with Versamark Ink then embossed it with white embossing powder. After I was done with that I stamped the butterfly from the Butterfly Dreams set on Stampers Select White Cardstock using Summer Sunrise Ink then I cut it out with a circle punch. Next I added it to the middle of the mat stack piece and drew tiny dots with a Brocade Blue marker around the circle. When I was done with that I added a bow made from Berry Sorbet Grosgrain Ribbon and attached a matching button that was threaded with Twine. Finally I added 2 small butterflies also from the butterfly Dreams set that I stamped with Brocade Blue ink to the ends of the twine with glue dots.
That's it for now. I plan on working on my moms mother's day gift this week and hope to be back soon to share it with you. In the meantime have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

25 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is Gorgeous! The background looks like printed pattern paper! Just beautiful. Wow! all those challenges rolled into one card.

Debbie said...

Oh so pretty!! I love the colors you chose for your design! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week and I hope you can come back again tomorrow to give our next challenge a try too :)

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

such a gorgeous card! I love the dangling butterflies!

Betsy V said...

This is such a beautiful card, Terri! That stamped background is fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with the sketch!

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Betsy Veldman

Ted said...

Love the colors, Terri...and those dangling butterflies are adorable! :)

Cammie said...

Terri, the "quilted" background is gorgeous! A beautiful card to meet so many challenges!

BethieJ said...

Terri this is FABULOUS!!! Love your background paper.. and that bow is PERFECT!!! and YEAH for getting in 3 challenges!!!
have a GREAT day!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gosh Terri - I thought that was patterned paper when I first looked at it! Your Giga Guide Lines and Guide Lines Two pattern is extraordinary! Stunning!

Sharron said...

Beautiful!! Terri, I love your elegant background paper and the quilted effect is so pretty. And how adorable are those dangling butterflies--perfect touch!

Dana said...

Oh my gosh, your BG looks like professional PP! I'm so impressed! I alos love those dangly butterflies...very pretty.

Heather P. said...

This is soooooo pretty! I love that background you created, and the colors are gorgeous!

Angy said...

Love your take on this sketch! amazing - and good for you getting all those challenges in one.

Barbara said...

Fabulous job on the challenges, Terri!! Love it!

Helen F. said...

Love the soft feminine colors, Terri. Your card is simply gorgeous, love your background and the butterflies are so pretty!

Pat said...

You did a great job creating that background paper. Wonderful colors, too. It looks like a Betsy card.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so pretty Terri! That background paper you stamped is amazing!

Nerina said...

Wow - your background paper is unbelievable Terri! I love the way you incorporated the butterfly into the anniversary set and added the two extra butterflies to the twine! You took on a lot of challenges here - and really pulled it off!

Sherry said...

Gorgeous!! I can't believe you "made" that background paper! Superb!

Dawn said...

Oh my Terri! This is extraordinary, the stamping is amazing. I thought it was patterned paper until you explained it. Great job with the colors and thanks so much for playing along!

♥♥Marinette♥♥ said...

Wow! comme c'est beau, bravo c'est une pure réussite

Rhonda said...

Love the butterfly in the middle of the mat stack. Very pretty.

Ali Manning said...

This is beautiful, Terri and so nicely photographed too. TFS!

peggysue said...

Beautiful, love that homemade patterned paper!

Maureen said...

so gorgeous!!! wow!!! I'm going back for a second look :) That little bird cage is the sweetest!!

Marge said...

WOW, this is simply FANTABULOUS!!! Love IT!!!