Thursday, May 6, 2010

Basic Grey Cappella Rocks!!

Hosting the IC over on SCS once more this weekend (thanks Stephanie!!).  This week the inspiration website is  Huset Shop.

My card for the IC this weekend was inspired by this rich print by Lisa Bengtsson Baronessa.

Received my new goodies from Frantic Stamper JUST in time for this challenge so of course I had to use them to make this card!!  :)  Everything -- top to bottom, inside and out -- on this card can be purchased from Fran  -- you must visit her store!!  The most current and unique supply of goodies on the web and her customer service is impeccable!!  Tell her I sent ya!!  ;)

So here's the deets:
All the DP is Basic Grey's newest Cappella line!  Oh my!!  I think this is my most favorite BG collection ever!!  The colors are earthy and soft, romantic and vintage all at once!  Wow!!  I also used the fun coordinating Cappella Ribbon Doilies.  The doilie ribbons are delicate paper and adhesive backed -- gotta love it!!

Made the oval with Nestibilities and stamped it with the Happy Birthday sentiment from Inkadinkadoo's Personal Impressions Sentiment stamps.  I stamped the sentiment twice, once in Ranger Walnut Stain and once in StazOn black to get a vintage looking color of ink.  I highlighted it a bit with a white Signo Gel pen.

To make the ruffle around the oval, I cut two 3/4" DP strips from the Cappella pack and ran it through my Fiskars crimper (you remember those things, right?).  I adhered the long ends together and gathered the ruffle along one side until it arched around to fit the frame of my stamped oval.  I applied ATG tape to the back of my oval so the gathered paper would be sure to stay put! 

Next I used EK Success Embossed Curve border punch along the bottom of the solid cream colored DP.  Layered it onto the patterned piece, then applied the moss colored ribbon doilie to the seam.

Then I used these fun and intricate Cruly-Qs peel-offs by Sticker King! If you haven't used peel-offs, DO IT NOW!!  They are so versatile, forgiving, easy to use, and cheap ($1.99)!!  Fran has tons of them in her store...these particular ones are Item #SK-123071G from the Frantic Stamper in case you're interested!  I am going to be going back for more!!

I decorated the corners and scallop border of my card with my peel-offs, and as you can see from the photo of the peel off sheet above, there are still plenty more stickers left to use for more projects!

Adhered the ruffle-framed Oval to the card using dimensionals and finished it with a fabulous Fleurs De Prima flower (Item #PRI-ROS2-539320 Belle Artes Butterfly).

These things sparkle like nothing else!  They have teeny glass bits (seriously chunky) that stand out from a mile away!!

Hope you like the card!  And come join me in the IC this weekend!! 

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


SmilynStef said...

I just got these papers & I agree, they are fabulous ... gotta get my hands on those cool stickers ... and what a fantastic idea for the frame ... love it all!

Beate said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous, Anne! I love the frame and the gorgeous flower.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Paulette said...

How do your cards keep getting more amazing and more beautiful? Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Wow, that is a pretty the ruffled frame...