Friday, March 9, 2012

When One Door Closes, Look For The Open Window

Happy Friday, everyone!! Yay, the weekend is here!! I hope you have fun plans!! It's supposed to be sunny and high 50's tomorrow so I hope to be able to enjoy the outdoors :)


I have a card to enter into a few challenges today. All of the paper is from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Resist stack, except for the black background paper, and it's from my stash. I wrapped the black paper with tulle for texture.


I used the largest Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square and the second largest Classic Square and sewed them together. The edges of the square are inked with Walnut Distress ink. The squares are attached to the black paper with foam tape for dimension. The bird is a Tim Holtz die, also attached with foam tape. I added a black rhinestone for his eye, and one at each corner of the Fleur de Lis Square.


The flowers are from Flower Shoppe, cut at 2". I hand cut the leaves. Both strips of tan lace are from Hobby Lobby.


The label is a Spellbinders Grommet Tag. I inked it with Walnut Distress Ink and attached it with foam tape and brads. "When one door closes look for the open window" is from K Andrew Designs Sympathetic Sayings stamp set:


Click HERE to  purchase your own set!


I am entering the card in the following challenges:
  1. Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Kraft Paper
  2. Divas By Design Challenge #25 - Favorite Things (Spellbinders dies!!)
  3. My Craft Spot Challenge #47 - For the Birds
  4. Sentimental Sundays - Words of Encouragement
  5. Passionately Artistic - Linking Party
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Tomorrow I have a project to share for one of my Getting Cricky Design Team sisters, several people to thank for the Green Blend Award and a winner to announce for the paper stack and flowers from Amy Jo's Birthday Blog Hop!! Have a fabulous Friday :)

53 comments:

Shelly said...

Lisa, this is incredible! What a beauty! Those flowers are just gorgeous along with your lace trim! Everything goes together so nicely. Such a beautiful card!
Hope you ENJOY your weekend and I HOPE the weather stays nice all weekend for you!
Shelly

Bea said...

Love your card Lisa I am sure it will do well in the challenges

Glenda said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! So many beautiful details! Love the colors and papers!
Glenda

Creations by Shirl said...

Beautiful Lisa, love all the detail work you put into this card..It's stunning... great colours, I'm speechless... Just gorgeous....

Denise said...

I love the beautiful vintage look of your card Lisa! The flowers and bird diecut are gorgeous. I think the frame rocks too.

Gwen said...

This is truly a work of art! It is so beautiful, I love the whole feel of this card and the flowers are perfection!!!

Amy said...

Stunning!!! Where do you come up with your ideas girl??? I just love the antiqued look of this...so many details from the pretty flowers to the lace to the sewn frame....gorgeous!!! :)Amy

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.

Judy said...

GORGEOUS!!

Michelle Gilmore said...

Truly inspiring! Beautiful!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Wow what an awesome card, I love that sentiment.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is stunning!!! i love the colors, the layering, and all of it! do you use your dies with a cuttlebug or grand calibur i'm trying to shop around because i love the spellbinder dies thanks!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

So very lovely. I think I'd frame it and hang it up. It's just fabulous!

Robin said...

Love all of the elements that you used and the colors are awesome!
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin

Seahorse Creations said...

Amazing card, love the colors, frame and Lace. Your creations keep me coming back to your blog everyday.

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

so Beautiful!love the lace and your stiching.great color combo and flowers.tfs

Dee Burns said...

Lisa, as always another beautiful card. Love how you put it together.

Have a great weekend. It's going to be in the 50's here as well. Yesterday it was 72. Spring is springing...hmmmm.

Dee B

katieo said...

Very Beautiful. I love your paper choices. I haven't tried Spellbinders yet. They look like tons of fun. You must have quite a collection. Wrapping tulle adds such soft texture. I have tons of that somewhere. Left over from wedding favor hobby many years ago.

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

This is so pretty!! I love the flowers you create, I really need to get that cartridge and and pay with the flowers!!
Kristan
GCDT-Sister

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I like the vintage feel of this card from the tulle added for texture to the lace and the entire arrangement & embellishment of this card. There's a couple other challenges that you can enter this in: The Stamp Man Ch Vintage Theme and Chocolate Coffee cards Ch8 Feathers & Fur image needs to have an animal.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cely said...

This card is just absolutely gorgeous. everything is sponged and distressed beautifully and the lace border, flowers, and frame make it all look romantic and delicate too. perfect combo!

Norma said...

Lisa, your cards are always amazing and love this one with the flower and OMG love the tulle behind the black! Beautiful. Have a fantastic weekend!!
Hugs,
Norma

Kim said...

This is a really cool antique looking card! I just love all the elements you used and the thought of layering the netting over the paper to add texture is just genius!!! I have a lot of tulle from my daughters wedding I will have to think about recycling now!!
~Kim

Arlene said...

LOVE this Lisa, it's absolutely beautiful! Love the antique look and the distressing is perfect. :)

Pia S said...

A beautiful card! I am especially fond of the bird and the flowers, but the text is nice and color scheme fantastic.

Warm n Wonderful said...

Wow, I love this card, so much detail, and such a great sentiment.

Colin said...

I love Flower Shoppe. I am so pleased that you use it so often. I thought I might over use it but now I don't really care. You make it all better.

Colin

Sherrie K. said...

Absolutely STUNNING my friend!!! Your work is just amazing my friend! Where do you come up with these proejcts! You are truly so talented and gifted and of course inpirational. LOVE your work!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and ENJOY the weather. It's suppose to be in the 50's here! Yeah!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Diane Hodrick said...

Don't know what I like more - the sentiment, the colors, or the flowers. Any one of them alone would catch my eye, but when you combine all three....well, wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, Lis!

Karen said...

lovely vintage look to your card love the lace on the bottom. sorry I haven't been around to comment that much lately my really job has been insane...the overtime is killing me...no time to blog or create...

girlia said...

Gorgeous

Jenn said...

I love this! It looks amazing. I love the stitching and the flowers. :-) Thanks for playing along with us over at Sentimental Sundays.

Karen said...

This is gorgeous, my sweet friend! :o) The patterns are incredible.. I always marvel at the patterns you seamlessly put together. *dreamy sigh* The flowers are so beautiful and I love the lace trim. Most importantly, I love the sentiment and the gorgeous birdie... and you used my favorite Spellbinders die! :o) Your designs are truly inspiring. I hope you enjoy this lovely day of sunshine! :o)

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

Anonymous said...

Lisa This is absolutely beautiful!

Pam said...

Wow! Lisa this is so beautiful!!! You just blow me away with your talents. The way you put papers and textures together are just amazing. Beautiful my sweet friend. Someday I hope I can just come close to what you do:)))

Hugs, Pam
http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Beckie said...

Wow! Where have I been? Stunning projects.

Be blessed, Beckie

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great use of Nestabilities and Tim Holtz products. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays and please come again soon!

rockpapercricut said...

Beautiful! I love the flowers and the frame is amazing. I really like the paper-I'll have to keep my eye out for that stack. Thanks for entering your card in this week's challenge at My Craft Spot. :)

Ally

Pendra said...

Hi Lisa, OMG this card is gorgeous! Love the vintage, distressed feel of it, how you came up with the idea to wrap the black paper in tulle... genius! I have the Flower Shoppe cartridge... I guess I need to spend some time with that thing, LOVE those flowers! Thanks for sharing, I've got some playing to do!!!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

Creative Diva said...

Lisa,

Wow! I am lost for words. This card is incredibly beautiful. Loving the details on your card.Those flowers are just superb.You inspire me each day!.

Hugs,
Patty

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa!
Hugs and smiles

Susan said...

Such an intricate card Lisa. I love all the details! Did you mist the flowers to give them a little shimmer? They are so much prettier than the ones pre-made, aren't they? I see another new cartridge in my future! ;)

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Hi Lisa,OMG all the details are just GORGEOUS!FANTASTIC job with it,I LOVE the pretty flowers and the frame!Have a nice day my friend!:)

Davi said...

WOWOWOWOWZER Lisa I love this Fabulous card! So vintage with all the layers, colors and lovely embellies :)

Dayna Sabrina said...

Lisa you always come up with the cutest paper I have ever seen. Really, I love your combinations. Great job my friend!

Linda said...

Wow Lisa this is just so classy and stunning!!!!! Wow incredible creation!!!!! Excellence at its best!!!! way to go again Lisa!!!! Wow!!!!

Ruth G said...

I love the tule over the black cardstock, the colors and the sentiment! Fantastic card! Pinning it for sure! TFS!

DIANA L. said...

Wow Lisa, Awesome card. Everything about it is fantastic.
DIANA L.

Arcy Scraps said...

Lisa, this card is SO INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL!
♥ Cyndy

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Lisa, this card made me cry! I met my husband Matt two weeks before my mom passed away. I was only 16 years old. His family took me in and basically raised me as their own daughter, how often do I use that saying "When One Door Closes, Look For the Open Window" it is so true. I just love your card, it is beautiful and it really touches my heart. If you don't have plans for it, please consider entering it into my Relay for Life card challenge. http://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/2012/03/winner-of-hop-and-revised-big-march.html It is just the sort of card that would help raise money for cancer.

Hugs,
Chriss

Jayne said...

Lisa this is so beautiful my friend.Just love the sentiment and the vintage feel to the card.The lace just adds that delicate touch too.Great job as always.
I know it's your blogaversary tomorrow and I will come by again,but just wanted to be one of the first to congratulate you on an awesome blogging year. I just love your work,you are so inspiring.
Hugs
Jayne x

Anita Scroggins said...

Really great card! Love the spellbinders that you used! Thanks for playing along at FD with us this week!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cingrats Lisa! Just came from Frosted Design and you made Top 3 in the Kraft Paper challenge with this wonderful card.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Fabulous Friday Top 3 & A Prize Winner!
What a great week we had with our kraft challenge! We loved seeing all the creative ways you used kraft paper in your various projects!
Here are this week's Top 3....

Lisa

Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

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