17 January 2010

A Design Team Challenge

This month the ladies at Lizzie Anne Designs threw down a challenge to make a card using an older set. So fun! I needed to make a birthday card for a good friend, so I dusted off High Hellos and went to work.

The card may look simple, but looks can be deceiving! The stack of presents was stamped five times. Once on white cardstock to provide a base, and then again on four different colors of Basic Grey dp (Eva and Urban Prairie). Each present was cut out separately and adhered to the white base. The multicolored dp on the bottom is also BG's Urban Prairie. I cut the piece along the diamond edge of its design, for an interesting edge to the piece. The ovals were also cut from dp.

On the long rectangular panel I used my Tim Holtz design ruler to paper pierce around the embossed edge and then hand-stitched it with a combination of green and black thread. To make the thread appear thicker I doubled it up, so that there are actually four threads per stitch.

Finishing off the card are a piece of green striped American Crafts ribbon (I found a bunch of little spools on sale at AC Moore, and who can resist a sale??) and six white dew drops. I can't resist the dew drops!

I forgot to take a picture before I wrote in it, but the inside of the card features another set I haven't used in quite awhile - Fun to Be Floral (which is retired and no longer available). I used the largest flower images in the top corner, a smaller one around the edges, and the happy day sentiment in the bottom corner. It's really cute!

I really hope my friend likes this card - she is an amazing stamper and wonderful person so I wanted to make her something special for her birthday.

Be sure and check the Lizzie Anne blog for more challenge cards, and the blogs of the other ladies on the DT - lots of amazing samples with older sets today!

  • AJ Otto
  • Jeanne Streiff
  • Jeni Allen
  • Joslyn Nielson
  • Kendra Wietstock
  • Maren Benedict
  • Tiffany Ervin
  • Tricia Ulberg (Lizzie)
  • Wendy Price


  • 12 comments:

    wendyp said...

    Wow!! Taylor, this rocks! I love all those paper pieced presents!!!!

    Jen said...

    oh, love that!! great job on giving that set some love!! love the colors and everything!!

    Tiffany said...

    LOVE this Taylor! You know, I almost got this set awhile ago, and never did, now I'll have to pick it up if it's still avail! Such a happy card and immediately puts a smile on my face!

    Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

    great card!

    PH in VA said...

    What an awesome color scheme! I know the birthday girl is going to love this.

    Englishrose said...

    I love this card. The papers are gorgeous, too. And......I can comment now!!!

    Texas Shadow said...

    colours and papers are gorgeous! love the simple stamp with the pretty papers.

    great job 0 and remember - my birthday is coming up! ;0)

    Kendra said...

    Great card Taylor ~ love the layout.

    Helen said...

    Is this for Wrosey? It's gorgeous! Stunning, stunning, stunning!

    Rose Ann said...

    I love your fabulous tall stack of gifts, Taylor!! I love your pretty papers, stitching and Dew Drops as well! Your friend is SURE to love it!!

    Deb said...

    Gorgeous! I love this paper, and this colorful, fun stack of birthday presents! Your friend is gonna LOVE it! So many fun little details to take in!

    the whimsical butterfly said...

    OMG this is so cute! Girly I am still having issues following your reader! I'm so glad you came by today and the last few or I'd have forgotten to tell you, LOL! Any suggestions? Your cards have been GORGEOUS lately! How ya feelin?