Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Stars & Stamps MWT - Anything Goes

The mid-week challenge over at the Stars and Stamps blog this week is to use something crafty that you got for Christmas and/or make an any occasion card. I won a Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue paper & embellishment pack that arrived a week before Christmas, so I'm using all my new goodies from that package for this card. The figure of the woman is a chipboard piece that was included among the embellishments. I made the chevron strip by following Jennifer McGuire's tutorial. I thought the chevron would be too tedious to create, but I found it very relaxing and a lot of fun to see the final result. I'll be doing this more often I'm sure! The card stock base is SU! Pale Plum (retired) and the sentiment is from SU! Upsy Daisy stamp set.
That will do it for me today, so thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Carol


19 comments:

Sherry Hickey said...

Wow, Carol! Love the chevron strip & the beautiful lace; fantastic job of cutting out that delicate stamped image. I like that you see a shadow of the silhouette! Unique, feminine & gorgeous!

Jen said...

This is gorgeous! I keep thinking about trying the tutorial and I think you've convinced me... your card is so lovely!

jimlynn said...

Carol, this is so lovely. It reminds of of old vintage Vogue patterns too! Love the chevron and the chipboard image are fantastic together. So pretty.
Lynn

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow this is a gorgeous card Carol, I love it! I'm going to have to go check out the tutorial now, I'm curious :)

Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!

Benzi said...

What a great card and I love your chevron strip. Congrats on your win. It sure helped bring together an awesome card.

Donna said...

This is beautiful Carol! I am so going to try your chevron technique. I use to quilt and have used it in quilts, but this is almost instant gratification. your card is really pretty card!TFS

Cherie said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and that chevron you created is amazing. I'm going to watch the video and see if I can do it, too.

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE that silhouette! Beautiful work! Btw, have you gotten the emails that I've sent you? Maybe they're going in your spam?

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Just beautiful! I'm going to check out Jennifer's tutorial now. The colors all go so well together.

ThePurplePlace said...

WOW! This card is gorgeous and I love how you created the Chevron pattern. I also saw it on Jenn's blog but have not tried it. Seeing it again makes me feel like I MUST now do this!!

Thanks for sharing! :)

Sarah said...

This is beautiful... I have got to check out that tutorial! You make it look so amazing :)

Yolanda said...

Gorgeous card. Love the Chevron and really like the vintage lady.

Shari B said...

Wow! So pretty! Fantastic job on the chevron stripes. I love the colors you chose and your design is great!

Berni said...

Beautiful card, love silhouette and dp. Stunning

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

As soon as I saw the chevron, I knew who's blog you had been visiting. Very cool chipboard lady. Congrats on the win. This is just really well done, my friend!

Paula S. said...

This card is stunning! Every element... the Chevron, the Silhouette and the lace is just beautiful together. Thanks for sharing the link to the Chevron tut too. That's something I've never seen.

Elise said...

THIS card is COOL with a capital COOL! {?} hee hee - My wig had FLIPPED over it! Bravo!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous silhouette

Linda said...

Simply stunning! Congrats on your win and making fantabulous use of it!