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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Naturally Styled


Happy Tuesday!!!!! Today, I wanted to share a card with you showcasing one of the GORGEOUS stamps from the very recently released "Natural Beauty Collection" by the fabulously talented Carmen Medlin for SCACD. This awesome stamp is called ~ Naturally Styled. Isn't the name absolutely perfect?!?! I don't know about you, but this lovely image SO reminds me of Cinderella...when her beautiful ball gown was being magically created:) Such a happy thought from childhood!!!



As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew I had to layer it up:) Doesn't it just *scream* layer me? The image was stamped 4 times...3 times on card stock and once on vellum. Once I finished coloring the parts being layered, I cut out them out and glued them in place. Next time, I am going to try different patterned papers or maybe even pieces of paper doilies for each layer:) I love an image that ignites my mojo...cuz usually, my mojo is  barely creating a spark...yeppers, mucho lacking:}


Did you notice the embossed background panels? It is one of the many wonderful embossing folders Susana has recently added to the store. This one is by Couture Creations and is called ~Drifting Emdless. It works beautifully and very much resembles the Cuttlebug embossing folders. What I really love about it (other than its fabulous design) is the size...5" X 7". This means I can use it...with no finagling or fuss...on my larger cards:) Susana has quite a few of these wonderful, embossing folders (by both Couture Creations and Craft Concepts) in the store, and they come in many different styles and designs. I put a bunch of them on my wish list...now, I just have to decide which ones I want first...


Well, it is time for me to head on outta here. DH has today off, and we are going to work in the yard and get the pool ready for the hot weather that will soon be here. This year, we have been having one heck-of-a-time getting it "right". Hopefully, today's labor will do the trick:) Wish us luck! We need it:)
Have a super, wonderful day filled with lots of smiles and sunshine!!! Thank you for popping in for a bit:)

This card was inspired by following fabulous challenges:
(A huge THANKS to all the talented designers for the lovely inspiration!!!)
HUGS!!!!
Carolyn
Card supplies:
Stamp: Naturally Styled by Carmen Medlin for SCACD; Card stock: Papertrey Ink; Miscellaneous goodies: Prismacolor markers, Couture Creations Embossing folder ~ Drifting Endless, Spellbinder's ~ Lacey Ovals, Classic Oval LG, Sew Easy, Paper Studio adhesive pearls, vellum, Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint ~ Ice Crystal, EK Success flower punch (small), Martha Stewart ribbon, Interior: Prima E Line flowers (#300159), Sentiment from Papertrey Ink

15 comments:

Scrappin Chris said...

What a wonderful card. Definately childhood fantasy. Thanks for taking part in NettieG's Digital Gems Challenge.

Chris
Lead Designer

Lola said...

SO beautiful and stylish. Lovely embossing and gorgeous coloring! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Designed2Delight!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I have seen! I love every detail of this!

Lorraine said...

Ooh, so pretty! Love your gorgeously colored image against the soft embossed background papers, the stitching, open scalloped nestie over a open oval (looks cool!) and the inside too!

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Carolyn Every thing about this creation is awesome ! Love all the layers of embossing, the image , the colouring and the bling . Thank you for sharing on Make it monday .

Karli said...

oh be still my heart- Wowee!!! this is stunning! thank you so much for sharing your card creation with us at D2D. Hope you'll join us again next time! Hugs~

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous stamp, so beautifully coloured! All that wonderful embossing and dimension too, what a treat! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Keilly said...

Absolutely stunning card, that dress stamp is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us this week at The Ribbon Reel.

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! What a beauty this is!! LOVE your elegant layout and frame you've made!! STUNNING!! :)

Shirley N said...

A very beautiful card--love your layout, coloring and image!

Heather said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I was lost in a Cinderella moment when I first saw it.. then I read your post ;). Your coloring is stunningly flawless. I love the layers and dimension on the dress. Your embossed and distressed papers are BEAUTIFUL and so soft with this image. Card perfection at it's best... always.

HUGS and SMILES <3
Heather

Fiona said...

this is really pretty, fab colour combo and the frame is very effective popped!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Fi
x

Mary J said...

Carolyn, this is GORGEOUS!

Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party too!

Mary J x

Jennifer McGee said...

Carolyn - Stunning card inside and out! I too was having a Cinderella moment with this card - it's just beautiful and I love all the details you put into it. Thanks so much for playing with us at Designed 2 Delight.

Amanda R said...

This card just blew me away when I saw it! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining in this week at Paper Sundaes!