October 1, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - Key to my Joy

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday, I hope you've been having a great week!  Do you have any plans for World Card Making Day?  I'm planning on locking myself in my studio and getting some project done, I'll be sharing some of them on Saturday, so be sure to stop back!

This week, I gave the Bloggers Challenge Team the theme of Anniversary to create with, I'm looking forward to seeing what they've created!  I used the Patchwork Technique, some stamps from the Unity July KOTM, and some Ippity stamps I purchased from Julie, to create this card for my hubby

Don't you just love that stitch stamp, it's part of the Unity July KOTM, so are the Keys, and sentiment.  I thought the sentiment made a great saying for my Anniversary card.  The Script and Dots are from Ippity sets.  When I was creating this card I asked my 15YO what color the center panel with the keys should be, as I had all the other panels inks, and Faux Bleached - he said something "rusty and shiny".  So I went with Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge, spritzed the Key image with Glimmer Mist, then pressed onto my inked panel and removed.  The spritzing of the stamp removes the Distress ink - cool, right!

Details:
Stamps - Unity July KOTM, Ippity Dots for Sure, Thoughts from the Past
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Distress Ink Pumice Stone, Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Barn Door
Card Stock - Clay Coated, Black, Rusty Durango
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Dimensionals, Black Hemp, Key Charm, Sprtiz Bottle, Glimmer Mist

Thanks for stopping by, for more Anniversary inspiration, click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to see what the other players created this week.

Have a crafty weekend!

22 comments :

Linda Carson said...

Quite loverly...!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very cool! Beautiful colorz and an artsy tech! He'll luv it

Beth Norman said...

Youur son was right in picking out the colour for the centre; it really sets off your card.

Linda Monroe said...

Lisa, I love your card. The key is great and I love the stitching.

Terry said...

Fabulous Card and I love that sentiment and how it just pops out at you! The key of course is a brillian touch! Thank you so much for sharing in my DT excitement! Have a great day!

BarbaraW said...

This is an awesome card for your husband. I love the patchwork design. The sentiment is perfect for an anniversary card. The stitch stamp is great.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous card and I love that faux stitching it works wonderfully. Great colour combination and sentiment too. Love the patchwork technique. Have a good weekend, Tracy Evans x

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your patchwork Anniversary card is lovely, Lisa. Beautifully created.

Suzanne C said...

Love the fact that you distressed each background and stamped with the faux bleach. Fabulous card and sure to be appreciated by hubby! Happy belated Anniversary!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the key and the sentiment and the colors!!!

Ida said...

Very nice with a fun vintage feel. Love your color choices and the one your son picked went perfect. Great technique and yes that stitching stamp is cool.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Lovely anniversary card Lisa! I really like the patchwork look! That stitching (stamping) is fantastic! :D

GCgirl said...

This is very cool indeed! I love the stitch/stamp!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE those Unity stamps!! Fab card--and great distressing and stamping:) LOVE IT! YOU ROCK, Lisa;)

HappyCrafter said...

Fun card! That cute little charm ties in perfectly with the sentiment.

Lisa Bohler said...

I love the color blocks and the choice of colors for the blocks! I'm sure Jim will LOVE it!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the colors- the main panel color is perfect against the lovely backdrop : ) I love the patchwork technique. TFS

Clara said...

Very nice anniversary card. I love all the stitching and the little key in the center. :)

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautiful!!! Colors layout stitching everything!!!

Julie Ranae said...

Love the subtlety of those Ippity stamps! Heck, I love the whole thing! Thanks for the shout out : )
The big question, when is your anniversary?

Shar said...

Very pretty! Love your color combo!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

What a great anniversary card! I especially love the stitching -- with I was brave enough to try that on a card! (Might be a good challenge down the road, huh? LOL!) TFS!

 
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