Sunday, October 17, 2010

Waltzing


Oranges, yellows, reds...the colors all combine to make the perfect palette for autumn. I was inspired by nature's palette for this month's Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Hop. Its also a perfect time to thank my mother for all she's done!

A simple card that I'm hoping is also elegant. Pattern paper is sewn to the card base, a wide ribbon wrapped over that and a stamped label is attached with a handmade decorative pin and some twine. The sentiments from Roses in Bloom are just so lovely I thought that a card to showcase them was in order.

I invite you to visit me again tomorrow to help celebrate my birthday, I'll be having a giveaway! Fall is the perfect time to have a birthday, in my opinion!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper: (Orange Flowers from Sweet Pea Collection) Stampin' Up
Stamps: (Roses in Bloom) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: (Pumpkin Pie Pigment) Stampin' Up
Embellishments: (Rustic Twine) PTI, (Peach Grosgrain Ribbon) Offray, (Decorative Pin),(Thread)
Tools: (Labels 4 Nesties) Spellbinders

46 comments:

Debgem said...

You've managed to achieve the effect you wanted - this is a really elegant card. My mum would love it.

Lee said...

This is such a beautiful CAS card.

Alice Wertz said...

simply beautiful! love it!

Fiona said...

The simplicity of this card is just stunning. Totally elegant and the sentiment is lovely.

Antje said...

Yes, definately wonderful warm autumn colours! Love it!

annieambriel said...

Such a gorgeous and elegant card. Love the simplicity and its effects. :D

Jess said...

I love this Karen, your designs always wow me and inspire me. I always admire people who can sew as well! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

As always simply gorgeous I love it!!!

lynn said...

simply elegant, karen! the (really cute) pin is the jewel of the card, while the stamping is the back bones. your mom will love it:)

Lynn said...

simple and elegant...you absolutely hit the target Karen!

Kelly S. said...

Simply gorgeous! The orange is so striking...love the jeweled pin!

Christina said...

Oh, how LOVELY! Simple and elegant, no doubt about it! I have just got to get on the hat pin wagon; it adds so much to the design of this card. I'm sure your mother will love it!

Pat said...

Great mixture of elegant elements and colors. I'm sure your mom will enjoy.

Emily Leiphart said...

Simple and elegant. I love it!

Margaret C said...

I think this is just LOVELY ! You definitely hit the elegant goal too !

Bonnie said...

Beautiful for fall! this is gorgeous - love this fabulous background!

Pauline said...

Beautiful!

Virginia L. said...

What prety colors! It sure is an elegant card for your Mom! Will try to stop by tomorrow to wish you HB!!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Totally elegant indeed...you've done a magnificent job on this card. I love it!

Belinda said...

Super elegant Karen! Love the use of the pin in the twine on top! :) So fun!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card! Love the framed sentiment & the beaded stickpin :)

Monique said...

What a beautiful card.. Love the sentiment tied with the the beaded pin.. Very nice :)

Claire Brennan said...

Oh soooo elegant, gorgeous colours and very stylish! thank you for waltzing with us!

www.injoystampin.com said...

Such a lovely card!

Meredith said...

This is lovely! That pin is just perfect.

I also love love LOVE the card you made for Ted's challenge! I was hoping to get trick, so I am actually a little envious of you ;)

Ayana Posadas said...

Beautiful CAS card, Karen. So pretty and elegant!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful CAS card and I really like what you did with the orange background.

jen said...

this is very elegant, indeed! :) The paper you've created is sooo pretty, and the pin & twine add so much! I LOVE the sentiment... I feel the same way about my mom!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Outstanding clean and simple beauty. Love the clean lines and wonderful pin you used. Fantastic creation.

Julia Aston said...

So clean and pretty! love the stitching and that wonderful sentiment!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a beautiful and special card!

Chris L.

Sue W said...

Really stunning!!! Your designing background shows with this elegant card.....beautiful colours very CAS gorgeous!

Maureen said...

Wow - so pretty and elegant! Love the subtle patterned paper and the pin and twine are the perfect embellishments!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful card! I love the rich colors, the stitching, the pin, and the lovely sentiment.

Courtney K said...

most definitely an elegant card!

Michele Gross said...

The pin is an exquisite touch to a beautiful card. Gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

CAS fabbie-ness!!!! Happy Early Birthday!

yyam said...

Oh it is Karen. Simple and elegant! The epitome of classic elegance! :)

Tammy said...

Oh, your mom will love this and oh how thoughtful!! Just perfect and yes is elegant!

Michelle said...

This is so classy:-) I love the vintage pin too.. gorgeous!

Janet said...

Very elegant. The stitching is a nice touch.

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--great fall color and I like the wide ribbon and the pin.

Julie E said...

So simple, so perfect! What great texture you created with the background and that pin is beautiful.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Karen, this is simplicity at its very best! Truly lovely!

Ren-Yi said...

oh this is just adorable. i love the color choice - nice and simple. and the roses in bloom adds just the right touch. love it.

Cheryl said...

Congrats! I saw you won a stamp from Waltzing Mouse