January 13, 2011

Live the Life you Have Imagined

I love the clean look of monochromatic cards, not my normal style of stamping, but it's always great to throw them into the mix every now and then.  What's that Blue in the background you ask?  While taking photos of my project last night, the Grey background in the Light Box was really washing out the picture, so I opted for the Blue screen which gave much better lighting to the card.

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I'm always looking for different dies to combine with the beautiful Window Scene Die from Heartfelt Creations, here I've add Spellbinders Oval dies to cover the opening, and now have a nice open space for the wonderful sentiment from Stampotique.  The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate on White card stock, then I added Carmel to the center using a Stipple Brush.  The lovely flower is created using the Tea Bag Folding Technique, you can find my Video Tutorial here on the Gingersnaps Blog.  The Tea Bag Folding theme ties in with this months Challenge theme of Coffee, Tea and Cocoa, there are a lot of fun challenges and wonderful tutorials on the blog with this months theme.

Details: Finished size 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"
Stamps -
Stampotique Originals
Ink - Chocolate, Caramel
Card Stock - White, Chocolate, Pattern Paper
Other - Flourish Gems, Prima Flower Center, SU Butterfly Embosslit, Spellbinders Oval Dies, Heartfelt Creations Window Scene Die, Stipple Brush, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp and Show Masking
Stampotique - Masking


22 comments :

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning and what a gorgeous colour combination, absolutely love the flower, so dimensional. Tracy x

Chrissy D said...

Lisa, that flower is sooo cool - and your card is so pretty too! Thank you for the link to making that flower. I will have to give it a try! Have a great day!

Terry said...

Love that sentiment! Another beautiful card, Lisa! I will have to check out that tutorial, because that is one stunning flower!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful elegant card. Love the flower made with the folding techniques! Going over to check it out!

Debgem said...

Such a lovely sentiment - and lots of lovely flourishes too! Beautiful!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Me too, gone with the press of a button.......luv your card, the flower is so pretty and different from the norm, thanks

Willy said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 22!

Femmy said...

beautiful card!!!

Netty said...

Beautiful card and very dramatic. I will be checking out the video asap. Annette x

Beth Norman said...

You do monochromatic beautifully. Is this a new style of card for you? You're certainly on a roll.

Rose said...

Lisa your card is stunning, love everything, the die cuts, pearls, flower so much to look at, I love sentiment art pieces, they are so touching. Excellent work.

LynneForsythe said...

Monochromatic is JUST THE BEST!! Your card is just BEAUTIFUL!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

donna said...

Very beautiful card. I love the colors.

Hermine said...

Very stylish

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, love all that bling! ~Diane

Lynn Stevens said...

Really gorgeous Lisa, off to take a closer look!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful card, love the quote.

Basement Stamper said...

I love this sentiment, it's one of my favorites of theirs!

Shar said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing how you make those awesome flowers!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Amazing showcase for this fabulous sentiment! Gorgeous use of masking and tea bag folding! Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique!
Cheers,
Val :)

Moniqui said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique!

Terry said...

thanks bunches for playing along with the DT and Simon Says Stamp and Show, with your beautifull card. wowwzerss I just love that sentiment ....hugs terry xxxx

 
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