Friday, July 9, 2010

QFTD17 for Sabrina

I posted this card over on Splitcoast Stampers today in honor of Sabrina aka Cook22 being chosen as Queen for the Day. We were to case a card from her gallery and I chose this beauty for my inspiration. She must have spent hours creating her card after measuring and cutting out all those bricks, but I just took a big shortcut and used the Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder for my bricks and improvised :) After embossing a scrap of reddish brown card stock, I swiped my ColorBox white ink pad all over it lightly, to give it an aged look. Next I stamped the Inque Boutique silhouette images in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I cut the window out with a stylus and stamped the sentiment from SU!'s Trendy Trees set, then added some punched ferns from a MS punch and a couple of flowers from my stash. The brad looks like a teeny tiny button and I love that! I matted the panel with black and added some white grosgrain ribbon and voila!
I wish every one of you a wonderful weekend and happy times. Thanks for stopping by :)

Carol

11 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Carol! This is awesome, girl! I thought about buying that brick embossing pattern...so cool looking!

LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole....I have never seen that embossing folder. INCREDIBLE! So life-like! What a gorgeous creation, you just keep getting better & better!!

Louise Fox said...

Carol, Wowsa! This card is a beauty! I especially like the effect of the white stamp pad! Things are going well although I overdid exercising and am back to the cane a bit. I am so impatient - the hip feels so great and I feel I can do anything - you would think at my age I would know better! Onward and upward. Blessings, Louise

JD said...

Carol, Your card is very nicely done...and you did a great job casing Sabrina, I tried that technique and I failed...it wasn't easy (or maybe it was just me)
Hope you are having a nice week end..Hugs, Jill

Julie said...

Love this...I must try this!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful case Carol!! Love the bricks!! Very creative shortcut! Wish I had that folder!
hugs,
Chris

Sylvia said...

oh my word.. this is GORGEOUS!!!! Totally **love** this!!!
Sylvia xx

Susan (rainy) said...

I LOVE IT!!!! I have this embossing folder and have not used it yet. What you have done with the white ink is genius! Thanks for the inspiration, Carol!

Anke said...

Wonderful card Carol

cindy said...

Very cool card.

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow, this is so cool! Love the textured brick wall, just beautiful!!