August 08, 2010

Just Magnolia # 67, FS# 114, MDU#58, CCT #124...Let the Fairy in you Fly!

Hey crafty friends! I am back with another card today! I spent the day yesterday in my craft room stampin' and playing with pretty paper instead of cleaning my house. I know I should have done my chores first but there is just so much camping gear everywhere that I don't even know where to start,lol! So I will put it off for another day or two,he, he, he!

I needed to make a card for a girl at work. She has been working in our office on contract and she just found out that she has been accepted into the Interpreter Internship Program...very exciting for her but means she will be leaving us soon. Well, I thought I would make her a card to congratulate her on this wonderful accomplishment and exciting new journey to furthering her career goal to becoming an interpreter. It was also a chance for me to play along with some of my favorite challenges!

I used the gorgeous sketch that they have over at Friday Sketchers and I'm also entering this card in the challenge at Just Magnolia...Acetate, the challenge over at Magnolia Down Under...easel card and the challenge at Cute card Thursday...Whateva!!!

I made the card from Colorbok and American Crafts cardstock with October Afternoon paper and used this gorgeous new Tilda image that I haven't inked up yet! Well, actually, Hannah has used her so she has seen some love,smile! I really love the grunge look that Inge gets around the edges of her images but I don't have any of those fab grunge stamps that she has so I looked around my room and tried to find something that would work. I found a camouflage background stamp from a Technique Tuesday set. I thought I would see what that would look like. It was a little risky as I had already coloured my image. I wasn't happy at first but as the Distress ink in Old Paper dried it started to look a little better.

The sketch called for a tag and so I used one of the many clothing tags that I keep and re-purposed it on this card. The cute flowers where on clearance and I think they were 25 cents for a package of 4. For the acetate I used QuicKutz Adhesive Clear Plastic Material and die cut the QuicKutz butterflies and then coated the adhesive side with Glamour Dust. The sentiments are from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card! I don't think I am going to get much house work done today either....just not in the mood...I hear my stamps calling me again,lol!

Hope you have a stampin' great day!



~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is gorgeous Tara! Love the easel fold and all those amazing details! Fab job with the acetate challenge too. Thanks for joining in at JM this week! :)

Ingrid said...

Wauw, what a pretty one! You used lovely papers and the flowers and butterflies are so nice.
O, I know what you're talking about. My windows are screeming at me that they want to be cleaned, but I pretend I don't hear it, lol.
Have a nice week!
Hugs Ingrid

Renkata said...

So pretty and lovely card.
Great colours combo.

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous card T and this sweet Tilda is so cute! Fantastic colouring and design and I think your stamping around the image looks wonderful, great improvisation sweetie! The butterflies are so pretty and give a really dreamy quality to your card. I'm sure the girl at work is going to love your card and good luck to her on her internship, how exciting for her. Don't worry about the housework, it'll still be there tomorrow and the day after and the day after :D, playing with stamps is much better for you LOL! Hugs, Chris xxx

Little K Smith said...

Stunning card Tara, adore the colours, great layout and such pretty flowers too.

CraftyC said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous card Tara. I love the colours and pretty embellishments!

Kathy said...

Adorable card Tara!!!! Love this sweet image and the colors and papers that you have used with her are perfect!! Love the effect that the camo stamp gave to your image!! Fab idea!!!
Also those flowers are so pretty!!
The joy you get from playing around with the stamps goes alot farther than a clean house!! It only stays that way for like an hour right? LOL
Hope your well and have a great week!

Kylie said...

hehehe, just like me :) Crafting before the house work. And why not when you create stunning works of art like this one. I love your little butterflies and that and the details are just beautiful. A perfect easel card,
Thanks for playing at MDUC this week.

Cheryl Valadez said...

Wow! What a lucky coworker to receive this beautiful card from you! Stunning in every way ;D

Stampin Mindy said...

This is gorgeous! i love the colors. The little flowers are just beautiful. Great layout. The tag is too cute!

Thanks for joining in at our acetate Challenges at Just Magnolia.

Hugs, Mindy

PS. I have some candy over on my blog, hope you can pop on over and enter!

Stampin'Piper said...

This is so beautiful! I love your card!

Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week!

Hugs Tanja

Bev said...

Wow this is fabulous Tara! Thanks so much for joining us at JM this week x

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card!


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