Friday, January 13, 2012

Thanks Card

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!! I hope you are having a safe day ;) This week just flew by! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! 
I have a card to enter into a few challenges today! I cut the shape and its shadow from Elegant Edges. I stamped the Tim Holtz tree onto white cardstock with Distress Embossing Ink. I heat embossed it with Enamel Distress Embossing powder. I then used Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress inks to cover the paper in the pretty blue. The butterflies are from Picturesque and I ran them through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I attached two together with foam tape for dimension and added pearls for their bodies. The circle is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die and I ran it through the Snowflake embossing folder and inked the edges in Tumbled Glass. The scalloped circle is also a Spellbinders die, and I inked it with both Broken China and Tumbled Glass and added crystals around the edges. The stickpin is handmade from beads I have in my stash from my jewelry crafting phase ;) "Thanks" is from K Andrew Designs Winter Wishes stamp set:
Click HERE to  purchase your own set or to see all of the K Andrew Design stamps available, including the fabulous new Valentine stamps!!
The inspiration for this card was the Cooking With Cricut  photo inspiration challenge. You are supposed to use the above photo for the inspiration of your project! Isn't it beautiful?!

Challenges:
  1.  Cooking With Cricut Challenge #68 Photo Inspiration
  2.  DL.ART Thankful Thursday - a thank you card using your favorite color (blue)
  3. Made Especially For You Weekly Challenge - use machine embossing
Mark your calendars for January 22 - my dear friend Jessica of Jessica's Craft Shaque will be celebrating her one year blogaversary with a blog hop!! We will be using Jessica's past projects for inspiration so there will be some amazing projects and fabulous prizes along the way! Check out Jessica's blog HERE for more details on the hop!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

40 comments:

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful, nice take on the challenge. Thank you for entering my t
Thankful Thursday challenge.

Audrey Frelx said...

Such a pretty card, Lisa!

Especially_For_You said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the wintery colors. :) It would be a great submission for the machine embossing challenge happening over at my blog this week. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

Diane Hodrick said...

Didn't even realize it was Friday the 13th...now, I will be thinking about creepy stuff. So, you embossed the tree first and then inked the paper....I didn't know that would work and not get ink all over your embossed tree. I am not a stamper, so I read and try soak it all in because I'm going to venture into this eventually. I really love that white tree. It is so pretty and clean looking...perfect for your inspiration photo. Love the bling on your butterflies and scalloped circle....and super love that stick pin...such a beautiful way to finish it up. Gorgeous, Lisa. Thanks for the stamping/inking lesson!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this is just lovely Lisa! I love the colors that you used and the embossing! Fantastic!

Hugs,

Chriss

Amy said...

This is just stunningly elegant and beautiful Lisa! I love the butterflies and pretty stamped image! Great card :)Amy

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Elegant. Especially like the Butterflies and they are wonderfully embellished with the pearls since I'm fond of Butterflies. The stick pin is a nice added touch.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

katieo said...

I love the layering and the shade of blue you used. Katie

Pam said...

Hi Sweetheart, this is absolutely beautiful! I love the tree. You nailed the photo:)

Also thank you so much about that site for getting cricut books. I went there, did what you said and now all I have to do is bind my book, yeah! now I can use the cartridge. Thank you for the information, you always come through for me.

Hugs, Pam

L.B. said...

Pretty card love the inspriation photo.

Cindy said...

This card is GORGEOUS!AWESOME as always my friend!LOVE the pretty photo:)

Linda said...

Lisa another gorgeous card!!!!! Wow love the shape and the soft colors!!!!! fabulous!!!!

Kim said...

Lisa, What a Beautiful card! Love the colors and the embossing!
Have a great weekend:)
~Kim

Sherrie K. said...

GORGEOUS CARD!! Wow, you just keep cranking out such wonderful inspired projects! I love the colors you used and your embossing is great! The butterflies are soooo pretty and LOVE your stick pin! I want to know how to make them:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Nita said...

Gosh Lisa, this is SOOOO beautiful! It's like an abstract version of the inspiration photo! I love the butterflies, and the crystals around the sentiment. And that stamped tree is perfection. LOVE IT! :) thanks so much for sharing your masterpiece with is at CWC this week. :)
Nita
www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

Linda B said...

So lovely, Lisa! Love the colors... the embossing... and all the extra touches like the pearls and stick pin!
Hugs!

RiNNE said...

Such a pretty card!! Love the jeweled pin!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Lisa this is really pretty, love the embossing and the colours!! Those butterflies are so pretty great detail.
Kristan
Getting Cricky Jr. DTM-Sister

Pat N. said...

Beautiful card; love all the details you've put into it!--Pat N.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. TFS.

Dayna Sabrina said...

Great card Lisa! I adore the stick pin - very pretty!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great take on the inspiration photo! Looking forward to hopping with you on the 22!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Karen H said...

This is breathtaking, Lisa! :o) I could stare at it for hours. The shade of blue is gorgeous, especially with the white embossing. The stamp is amazing! I love the flutter-bys and gorgeous sparkly and pearly accents. My friend sent me some beads and stick pins this week to play with, so I had to smile when I saw your gorgeous one. :o) Exquisite creation as always, my super talented friend. (We were both playing with butterflies yesterday! Hehe.) Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs and blessings!
http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

Daisylove Creations said...

So very beautiful, great take on the challenge!! The Tim Holtz background stamp w/heat embossing is fantastic. The butterflies with the pearls adds such a lovely touch! Truly amazing card!!
Diana
daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

scrapqueen141 said...

Your card is beautiful, I absolutely love it, great work! Thanks for joining us at Made Especially For You!
http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

Arlene said...

WOW, this is just gorgeous! LOVE all the details...just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Lisa, gorgeous, you just keep on amazing me with all your new projects, the colors on this one, stunning!

Hugs, Lori m

JulieK said...

Lisa this is gorgeous!! The stickpin is a beautiful touch. :0)

scrappinC said...

OMG! Your Thanks Card is so beautiful. Love the embossing and the butterflies. The bling around the thanks is great and the stickpin is a nice touch.
Have a fabulous weekend.
Cindy Lou

Beckie said...

WOW. Love this card. So glad to see you linking up at ME4Y with us.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Cely said...

omigosh lisa, this is BEAUTIFUL! :)

Karen said...

Lisa just stunning love it. Hope you enjoy your weekend. Karen

Beebeebabs said...

Such a pretty card!!!

Elaine said...

Absolutely Beautiful Lisa!
Love all the cuts and the embossing!

Jani Lewis said...

Oh Lisa! Such a lovely card! I am so going to copy this idea :) Love the colors!

Jani
papercompulsions.blogspot.com

Larelyn said...

Oh Lisa, this is just gorgeous and a wonderful interpretation of the photo. I love it! Thanks for sharing with CWC.
Hugs,
Larleyn

Kemma said...

That is lovely!
Thanks for sharing!
-Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team
mykemmacards.blogspot.com

Jill said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Tim holtz tree on your card! So perfect with this challenge! You're so talented Lisa! Nice job! Smiles, Jill CWC DT

Jen said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lisa! I love the tree and the pops of white on the blue are perfect. The bling and pearls are a wonderful touch, too. Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

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