Wednesday, April 18, 2012

MCT Sneak Peak–Day #3

Hello everyone! It’s day three of the April release week and I am so thrilled to show you the card that I made for today. I am back to my normal style, but I tried to up the ante a bit. 

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When I found out the theme for this month’s release, I envisioned a shabby grayed out backdrop for a flower and this is what I came up with.  Now, I don’t think I did anything groundbreaking, but prior to this, I wouldn’t have gone near acrylic paint. But I’ll start at the beginning.

My color inspiration came from the Howdy Doody Collection from My Mind’s Eye. It’s composed of soft greens, pinks, cream, and grays. So, first, I brought out my Scallop and Stitched Circle Die set and diecut a circle and four scalloped circles in Baby Pink felt. The circle is the base of the flower, and to make the “petals” I folded the scalloped circles in half twice and hand sewed them to the circle. In this instance, I did them by hand, but you could also add a bit more detail by machine stitching. To complete the flower, I threaded a Vintage Cream button from Papertrey with their rustic jute button twine, and glued it to the center.

I impressed a 3.75” x 5” piece of Soft Stone with my woodgrain impression plate. Next, I adhered it to a Sweet Blush mat and embellished it by adding some lace and trim. I then added my piece of painted cardboard (I used Gray, Robin’s Egg, and Vanilla acrylic paint from Jo-Ann.).

The set that my sentiment came from is Floral Sentiments. I diecut an XL Label from Rustic Cream cardstock and stamped it with one of the coordinating borders using Angel Pink ink. I then stamped my sentiment, “With Love,” in VersaMark Dazzle and embossed it with Pewter Zing embossing powder. I trimmed the label in half and it adhered it above the cardboard towards the right of the card front. I tied a bow around the card front with Aqua Mist twill and then I adhered it to an A2 Aqua Mist base.

The finishing touch was to add some diecut felt leaves and my flower. I also swiped some white pigment ink around the edges of the base.

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!

All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!

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Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Thursday, April 19th during the Stamp Release Blog Hop  happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!

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I am so glad you stopped by my blog! Have a blessed day!

59 comments :

  1. Stunningly beautiful with amazing colors.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  2. Very pretty!! Love the flower out of felt!!
    Kristan

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  3. Oh WOW! I SO love this card,i think this is my fav from you so far! I really love everything about it,the cardboard,the felt...everything!!:)

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  4. You did a beautiful job. I love all the lace and how you did a crumple look to the paper. I mean wow that was a perfect addition to give it a 3d look. You did an excellent job TFS AJ!

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  5. What an amazing card!!!! Love all the texture and love the colors!!! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!!

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  6. Wow! Your card is stunning! It's BEAUTIFUL! Very inspiring?

    esterperez73@yahoo

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  7. Trell this card is fabulous its so pretty and you did an awesome job on it :)

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  8. Stunny card Trell! I love how you used the paint on it, never would have thought to do that! Love your flower too, so pretty!! Love, love the sentiment and font!
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

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  9. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous, Trell!!!

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  10. This is beautiful. I love all the dimension and embossing. Lee-Ann :)

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  11. Beautiful card, love the flowers and leaves! TFS

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  12. Gorgeous card!!! Love all the details you put into it!!! Thanks so much for all your great projects this week!
    hugs,
    joni

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  13. Beautiful card! Love the detailing and the flower. Thanks for sharing.

    Kat
    kat.raymond@gmail.com

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  14. Trell ~ WOW! I just have to say this is beyond ELEGANT! The details are simply STUNNING! The painted cardboard ~ GENIUS! Oh there is that sewing I just LOVE to see too! Oh then you went and hand stitched the flower! Oh my my friend this is just so BEAUTIFUL!

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  15. Very nice card! Love your flower.

    Niki
    billniki@gmail.com

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  16. When you said you were sewing you meant it! WOW this is GORGEOUS!!!!! This really is SO amazing! Hugs- Glora

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  17. This is just gorgeous!! I love everything about it!

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  18. Love, Love, Love. What an Elegant Card. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  19. Beautiful card! Love everything about it.
    bloss4@sbcglobal.net

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  20. I love this!! That cardboard adds just the perfect touch! And your stitching is like...perfect! Great job!

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  21. O-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h! So pretty! Love it!

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  22. Very soft and pretty!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  23. So pretty. Love all the textures and the softness at the same time! Great job :)

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  24. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the felt flower and the corrugated cardboard. It is all fabulous!!

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  25. Lovely! Great addition of real lace.Felt flower is so delicate. It adds a lot.It must be great for Emma to see how far you guys can take her creations.Bravo.

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  26. OMG, the detail on this card is fabulous. I love all of the trims you used and the dimension is great. So jealous :)

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  27. BEAUTIFUL!! Love it!!

    Cindylop@rocketmail.com

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  28. OMG! I love your card is beautiful and I love the pastel colors and the flower looks super!!!

    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  29. Beautiful card, just gorgeous! Love the flower. I can't wait for tomorrow.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  30. Beautiful card, I love the corrugated paper & the lace with the flower, it's just sooo pretty!!!

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  31. Your card is beauitful!! I love the colors and all the gorgeous details! You did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful day!
    lindagk23ataoldtocom

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  32. This card is so lovely and elegant looking Trell! You always do an amazing job!
    ♥ Cyndy

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  33. Wooooooow ... so beautiful and so elegant. Nice idea with the dimension.

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  34. this is beautiful! awesome job!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  35. Wow, now this is gorgeous, you always make the prettiest cards!!!

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  36. what a way to add dimension to a card great job
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  37. Beautiful card. Not sure what an impression plate is, but it looks really neat. Great dimension. Thanks.


    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  38. Lovely card! I really like all of the different textures you used. TFS!

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  39. Great job on this Mr. Trell. I love every single little detail especially the colors, fabulous! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  40. Love all the texture and dimension! Great job!

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  41. Fabulous job on your card...I love the machine stitching and texture! Love it!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  42. WOW TRELL!!! I just LOVE your GORGEOUS card! All the details are FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  43. WOW TRELL!!! I just LOVE your GORGEOUS card! All the details are FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  44. Trell this card is FABULOUS! I love every single detail on it. Very clever use of the scaloped die.
    TFS yet another awesome project.
    Have a great day!
    Liz
    unikebyyes{at}yahoo{dot} com

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  45. What a gorgeous card, love all the details.

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  46. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful card. A lot of work and time went into making this card and it is beautiful.

    grandma1b4g@optonline.net

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  47. Your card is gorgeous! Love all the yummy trims and that fabulous flower!
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  48. Your design and crimping of the paper is gorgeous. Hadn't thought about crimping. Will give it a try very soon TFS.

    Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

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  49. Gorgeous! Your work is stunning. Love the colors.

    Kim
    simmsdavis@comcast.net

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  50. Absolutely beautiful creation using the new dies and stamps. Super cute. Looking forward to getting the sets I ordered today. Following on gfc. :)

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  51. The different textures are absolutely beautiful together.
    Robin
    (robin@kdduncan.com)

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  52. Really pretty design. I love all the trims and the color choice.

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  53. Oh my, this card is breathtaking-I love the muted colors, the different textures. Thanks for the directions on how to make this. The flower especially, I never would have thought to make one out of a scallop circle!
    Cheryle W
    crafty_momma05@comcast.net

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  54. WOW!! This is just amazingly gorgeous!! I love all the different textures and the sewing WOW!! Pure genius making a flower out the the scallop circle like that!! Great job!
    Tracy M

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  55. I love how you combined your embossed paper into your craft, looks great together.
    srhswney78@yahoo.com

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  56. This is sooooooo beautiful Trell! The colors, the flower, EVERYTHING! Totally LOVE!!! Hugs, Leanne

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