Monday, March 22, 2010

Fancy Folds with Karen's Doodles



Welcome to Monday and another fabulous challenge from Karen's Doodles! This week we want to see fancy folds - you know, easel cards, joy-folds, tri-shutter - and probably a bunch more that I've never tried. Just as long as it's not a plain old standard card. We will have 3 winners again this week (chosen by Random.org), so print your favorite Karen's Doodle and get coloring! Have you seen all of the adorable Easter images Karen has been adding? You know you will want to color those!

My anniversary is coming up in a couple of weeks, so I decided to use the Wedding Dance to make a card for my husband. Of course, he walked in while I was finishing it up, so no surprises there. Don't you think this couple looks like they just danced off of the top of a wedding cake? I did. So, I designed a wedding cake and cut it with my cricut, and ran the "layers of cake" through different cuttlebug folders. I hand-sewed antique ribbon ruffles for icing, and sewed pearl colored seed beads into the icing as well.
I made a medallion at the bottom, with our initial "C", and used Justright stampers (Curlz monogram, and borders from the Preserves set, and Damask borders set). I stamped with Versamark, and heat embossed in gold. I also inked my edges with gold Smooch. You know I had to distress some of my edges and sew the card with gold thread.
Thanks for looking!

Here are my challenges for this card:
One Stitch at a Time- Vintage
Wild Flower Wednesday - Spring Cleaning (scrap papers)
Cute Card Thursday - Happy Anniversary
Copic Creations - Coloring skin, coloring black
JustRite Stampers - Mix and Match (I used 3 sets)
Stamp Something- Distress
Caardvarks - lace

32 comments:

Patricia said...

Gini This card is Absolutely Beautiful WOW!

stitchy said...

Gini, if I didn't say it before, sayin' it now, you are so very talented..that card is absolutely gorgeous..thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at OSAAT..awesome..good luck in your draws..

stitchy xx

margie c said...

Wow! Gini, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I can't stop staring! I love it so much!

Happy Anniversary :)
hugs, margie

sam said...

Wow Gini, this is totally awesome girl!!! Your colouring is fab hun - I just love it. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and I hope we'll see you again soon.
Take care
Sam x

Shawne said...

Wow, wow, wow! You can tell a lot of love went into this card with your husband in mind, it is stunning, every detail is perfect!

Mrs Ham said...

Gini, All I can say is "WOW ABSOLUTELY STUNNING".

Erin... said...

This is unbelievable!!!! love teh cake and all the details!

Spyder said...

Fabulous card, amazingly different! Love all Karen's doodles! Thank you for joining OSAAT's 'Vintage' challenge this week, hope to see you next week too!
(LYN)

Heather x said...

Gini, I would have been in awe if I had received something so beautiful as this when I got married! How truly awesome and inspirational your card is....I love it!
Thank you for joining us over at OSAAT this week and good luck :0)
*hugs* Heather x

cabio's craft corner said...

That's such a a fun wedding easel card Gini. Very cheerful and awesome!
Hugs,
Cabio

Sarah said...

Awww!! this easel card is stunning beautiful detail, Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and good luck
Sarah xx

Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, my gosh, this is amazing. The creativity and the attention to details is just fabulous. I love how you created the cake and it is the perfect spot for those adorable Wedding Dancers. Wonderful challenge card, Gini.

Stamping Seasons said...

Wow wow wow, look at all the detail.. fantastic
Hugs
Tracy

Stamping Seasons said...

Wow wow wow, look at all the detail.. fantastic
Hugs
Tracy

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely gorgeous Gini!

Cheryl said...

wow hun these are totally gorjus wonderful detail and such stunning layouts and colurs hugs cheryl xxx

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Gini - I love this card! The details are fabulous, and I especially love the hand sewn lace. Wow!

Cheers,
Susan

marge said...

Wowzer

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week!A very creative card - just beautiful full of wonderful details! Cheers Claire x

CJ said...

awesome card....you did an awesome job....thanks for joining the OSAAT challenge....good luck..i have become a follower an dwould love for you to join mine...
hugs
cj
cowgirl up stamps
http://stampenwithcj.blogspot.com/
stitchy bear stamps

Amy said...

Wonderful card!! I love the way you have dressed up the cake and added the couple to the top. Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Amazingly gorgeous and fun! I love the image and the cake is fab! You have put so much work into this...and it shows! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Liz said...

Simply a masterpiece thanks for joining OSAAT

liz xx

Dragons Lair Designs said...

I have one thing to say about this card well ok make it two

DOUBLE WOW this is fantastic

thankyou for joining us here at OSAAT.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

Im blown away by that card Gini..I would deffo buy that if i needed a ard for a wedding.Its so detailed.Good luck with the challenge at OSAAT this week..Im going to follow your blog. Donna aka LilDiva Stamps
http://lildivastamps.blogspot.com/
Stitchtbear Stamps

IsabellasSketchbook said...

Great cards, Gini. Love the simplicity of the first and the elegance of the second. Nice job!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Totally fabulous Gini! Love the wedding cake and then the image as a topper! What a great idea, beautiful details too. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you back again. :)

Peggy said...

Wow! What a beautiful easel wedding card with monogram and all. Love it. God bless!

Jen Shults said...

This is just fabulous Gini! I love the rich textures on this!! Thank you so much for playing Wild Flower Wednesday!!

thread-bare said...

WOW what a totally awesome card you have created. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at OSAAT xx Clare (DT) x

Justine said...

This is so so beautiful. Were you aware that you were one of the Top 5 over at Wild Flower Kidz?? I didn't either, just stumbled across the blog post. Anyhow, let me know if you get their Top 5 Blinkie to work.

Jennifer Moore said...

This card is utterly awesome!!!!