Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MIM #65


Hi all!

I feel like I've been doing parties for so long that I don't know how to make cards anymore... I struggled to create this one  for the newest MIM challenge: mixing scraps to create background paper.

When I don't have the brain-capacity to sit down and mix any old patterned papers, I just reach for ones that belong to the same pack: if the manufacturer thinks they go well together, then I won't argue.

I adhered different strips of Studio Calico papers to my white cardbase, and layered everything on top.  I die-cut a label shape into my kraft mat, and ran it through with the woodgrain impression plate.  It's faint in the pictures, but it's there.  I then created a sentiment flag, and stamped and cut out 3 peonies (from the "pretty peonies" set.)

Thanks for peeking, and for everyone who left sweet comments on my parties - not all of the 5 year olds were able to vocalize their appreciation of  my monster sweet table, you know.... hee hee!


19 comments:

  1. I love the way you use soft subtle colors and yet make a bold statement!
    ......Awesome!

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  2. Beautiful- love all the texture and neutral tones.

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  3. Gorgeous Elena! Love the soft color combo and the negative die cut~ super!

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  4. What a wonderful card. You have NOT lost your card making touch at all! Your window is such a sweet touch.

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  5. Doesn't look like a struggle to me! Love the color combo and that window is making me want to run home and make something!

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  6. Wow... you can seriously fussy cut, my friend.

    You'd never know you struggled with this card - it's gorgeous!! I love how you hid the paper mixing under your die cut - so perfect!

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  7. Soft and beautiful! There's no mojo lackin' here!
    Hugs!
    x

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  8. Elena, this is STUNNING! And big congrats on your PTI Facebook shout out. So well deserved.

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  9. Elena, this is beyond gorgeous!! Truly! I'm so glad you got to play along this week!

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  10. I don't think you've forgotten how to make card, Elena.... this is gorgeous! I love the soft neutral colours!

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  11. This is beautiful , love the way you photographed this one. The kraft and white are very elegant!

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  12. gorgeous!!! which label die cut did you use, i didn't immediately recognize.

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  13. OMG, I love, LOVE, love your blog! Just found you through the MIM shout-out (congrats). You've got great taste, and quite an eye for tiny details that make all the difference. I've spent more time than I should (yes Jackson, I'll play with you in juuuuust a minute ...) going through your blog. Love all your parties. I did this one last weekend and passed out ... how you do three in a row every year is beyond me. The only party I have on my blog so far is the pirate one. I need to get the Lego party, monster, bug, volcano, 40th surprise, and first Communion parties on my blog. Anyway, thanks for all the great content! Just love it all.

    Your newest follower,
    Kelly

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  14. Oh Elena, I wish my "struggling" to create came out half as beautiful as this card :o! This is a Gorgeous card!

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  15. Just wanted to add my admiration of your beautiful card!

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  16. So elegant, Elena! I love the kraft/white color scheme and the die cuts, and, well, everything about it. Congrats on the shout out from Nichole, too!

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