Saturday, February 25, 2012

Painstakingly made...

...with LOVE. That's right--LOVE. I created this card with LOVE. Only someone who truly loved crafting would have continued to make this card after all the amazing problems that arose while making it! I won't bore you with the details--let's just say this idea was in my head and it took 3 hours to come to fruition. But you know what? IT WAS WORTH IT!!!

Before we take a look at this card, taking care NOT to see any mistakes as, if they are mentioned, I shall cry, let me tell you about the challenges I'll be entering it into. Did you see that sentence? FOUR commas?! Wow, I'm in rare form...but AS USUAL, I digress. (I promise to try to work on it. TRY being the imperative term.)

Okay, CHALLENGES to enter this card into!!! I will be entering this into the Try It On Tuesday Anything Acetate challenge, this week's Moving Along With The Times Layers challenge (I've got many, many layers on this one) and into this week's CASE Study challenge, where Karola is our muse again! And her inspiration piece is AMAZING! I was inspired by her colors and by the idea of a frame.

Here is Karola's project~

Isn't it fabulous?! I LOVE the color she chose--pink, green, and purple. And the embellishments--especially the flowers. :) So, are you wondering what I've created with Karola's amazing project inspiration and with acetate?!

Here's my card~



Did you see the acetate? I created a "picture frame" card!!! The acetate is the "glass" of the frame. I've stamped the scroll work frame onto the acetate as well as the paper behind in order to create some dimension. Did you count the layers?! Including flowers, I have counted 7, but there could be more or less. I can barely see straight after 3 hours of painstakingly crafting this creation!

This card was made using my new favorite set--PTI's Simply Jane!!! As my faithful followers know, I received it as a Valentine's gift from my DH, and it has gotten a workout!!!

What do you think?! I love it. It took a TON of time, but I feel that it was really worth it and I think I'll make some more cards in this style when I have the time. Because, as we all know, practice makes perfect!

I can't wait to see the other creations for these two challenges, and hope you'll join us! Happy stamping!!! :)


Lisa said...

So special Mynnette! Love the 4th pic with the little reflection! This is frame worthy work for your home or a special thank you for that sweet hubs of yours! Have a super weekend sweetie!!

Michelle said...

Amazing, Mynnette! Totally worth all the work you put into it!

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh so worth it! Vicky x

Sue said...

hi there Mynette, your card is absolutely stunning, so beautifully put together. I love it:)

thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment:)


Meggymay said...

Definitely worth all your hard work, its a beautiful card. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week

Michelle said...

so stunning and worth the effort!

Ellen said...

Absolutely fantastic! I love your colors and am amazed at the use of the acetate to add dimension. I have to say those flowers are so pretty! This card is well worth the time it took to make it!

Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful Mynnette! I love the wonderful silhouette image! Gorgeous embossing and flowers! and you've decorated inside so beautifully too! it's a really sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Maureen said...

just beautiful!! I'm so glad you shared this :) LOVE the embossed background and the frame inspiration. That paper you were asking me about on my CASE card is from October Afternoon. I believe it was from Farmhouse or Sidewalks. I just cut it down to fit perfectly :) Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study :)

Pami said...

Super card, very beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW this is so elegant and special Mynette! someone is gonna be very happy to receive this beauty!
Thanks for joining in with Sandra's Lots of Layers this week at MAWTT and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Neil said...

Hi there, thanks for sharing in the acetate challenge at Try it on Tuesday this week.

Ildiko said...

WOW this is stunning card, thanks playing along with TioT this week

Jean Martin said...

Wow! Super elegant card. This is sooo beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at CASE Study Challenge! :)

Aimes said...

A gorgeous card with so much attention to detail! Definitely worth the hours of creation!
Thanks for joining us on CASE Study this week! :)

Nancy Y said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Mynnette!! I'm following along with your Top 12 for 2012 list! Happy New Year!!!
Nancy xx :D