Friday, February 8, 2013

Because I Care


Yay it's Friday!

Only two more days until the next episode of Downton Abbey!!!!

I'm so totally addicted to this show, are you a fan also?

Anyway, today I have a card I created for two challenges.

I am participating in Mojo Monday.



And also in The Paper Players.


I have to say I really struggled with this card. I started out stamping my pretty image and coloring it with copics. I then cut it out as an oval and matted it with the black scalloped oval that is on the card. Didn't like it. Then I fussy cut it and put it in the middle of the oval. Didn't like it. Finally settled on putting the sentiment in the oval and using my fussy cut image as a partial frame for the oval. Decided I could live with that. Don't know why I had such a hard time with this card, and I'm still not thrilled, but here it is:




Supplies used: card stock - cream, black; patterned papers - script from Timeless by Kaiser Craft, Noir Floral Butterfly in Paper Reverie by Making memories and a scrap by Graphic 45; Silhouette Studio cut files; stamps - Bundle of Care by Unity; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; Copic markers; ribbon - Michaels; rhinestones - BoBunny; netting; sewing machine; edge distressor - Heide Swapp.


30 comments:

Mom said...

Beautiful-in all ways !! The sentiment, the colors and the embellishments all combine to make this an extra special card. Excellent Job !!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Your card turned out really beautifully well worth the effort you put in!

Kim H said...

Esther ~ ??? So don't understand why you don't like this card ~ it is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the pops of colors ~ the papers and the sentiment! So funny I think we all are our worse critics ~ not sure hwy! BEAUTIFUL from my point of view! HAPPY Friday and Have a wonderful weekend!

kdgowdy said...

Beautiful card, TFS~

Linda said...

your layout awsome Love flowers and the bow too!!

CathyK said...

I think it is lovely! I just love the pop of color!

Ruby said...

Beautiful card.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card!! The gorgeous flowers just pop off the paper!! The design is fabulous!! Happy Friday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sherrie K. said...

I think this turned out just fabulous! I am glad you stick with it because it's beautiful Esther!!!
Have a great wknd!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Esther your card is BEAUTIFUL!!
Hugs
Tracy
xoxox

Karen (karey2005) said...

Great use of that stamp! I love it.

Jen said...

I think it's lovely!

Angel said...

OMG. wow!! this card is so so stunning! Love everything about it - the color pops, the black bow, the sentiment!

Patrice said...

You rock...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/02/52-card-pickup-26.html

Kary said...

Your card turned out well! Love the pop of colours on the flowers. Lovely placement of elements too. I guess sometimes we critique our creations..but no worries, you did a great job!!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I tried combining these two challenges myself but it didn't work for me.... Great Job!

Sue D said...

I like the pop of color with the flowers.

Nance Leedy said...

This is a beautiful card, Esther! Your Copic coloring is amazing and I really like it offset on the oval...thank you so much for joining us at The Paper Players!

Diana Fernandez said...

Awesome card! I love the papers you've used.

Gaylynn said...

Nice design, fitting for that lo and theme. :)

Donna K - Owner @ Created by Donna K said...

Beautiful card, Esther!

stampwithsandy said...

So many pretty layers and interesting elements in this card, Esther. You should love it! Thanks for sharing with The Paper Players this week!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Glad you kept moving things around, because you hit the right spots. It is lovely!

jennifer mitten said...

I love the flowers on that oval and the netting behind it!

Julie Odil said...

This is beautiful! I love those bright flowers.

Michelle said...

very pretty card!

FeistyCrafter said...

This is beautiful!!

JPScraps said...

I like the way your card turned out. Looks great!

Miwa said...

The card turned out beautifully! And thanks for the link to Mojo Monday - I'm always looking for card challenge sites! :)

Stephanie said...

Wow Esther this is gorgeous. Beautiful papers..just stunning. Why the heck don't you like it???? I love just love this..so elegant and I love the vintagy feel. Great job:)