Thursday, February 3, 2011

"On The Farm" Card

Hey There Bleeps (Blog Peeps!)
This card is for the challenge over at Operation Write Home, 'On the Farm'! This card also happens to fit in with the chicken challenge at this challenge blog, I just found....cool huh?!?!? I used a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set and I paper pieced the egg. I cut little slits up the ribbon and just pulled out the fibers to give it that shredded look, although....I'm not sure how this is supposed to be mailed, LOL!!! Might be too bulky, maybe the ribbon can be folded down when mailing it????
 I've been trying something new and different (at least to me, or maybe I never noticed it before, LOL!) on a few of my cards lately......not sure where I saw it but, I really like the effect. I stamp the image, then sponge around the image, kinda highlighting it. Then I paper piece or water color the image on another piece of card stock and cut it out, then adhere it on top of the sponged image. I really like the outcome doing this! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day ;)

Card Recipe:
  1. Card stocks: Daffodil Delight, VV and Pumpkin Pie
  2. Washington Apple DSP (retired)
  3. Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon
  4. Raffia Ribbon
  5. Crimping Tool
  6. Inks: Pumpkin Pie,Real Red,Marina Mist, More Mustard,Chocolate Chip and So Saffron
  7. Best of Cluck Stamp Set (retired)
  8. Square Lattice Embossing Folder
  9. Oval Scallop Frame Die

17 comments:

SaDeBuque said...

very very very cute card miss holley!!! :)

Jana said...

This is adorable. I love it. You can enter this at the OPUS GLUEI challenge. This week it's CHICKENS. I have a link on my blog.

Robin said...

very cute!

Yolanda said...

Lovely

Susan said...

great card ... love the rafia

Linda said...

Down home cute!

Cora said...

Have to love a chicken card. Cluck cluck (cute cute)

Paula said...

Holley I like that sponging effect too. This card is so cute!

Abi said...

Absolutely brilliant, I was asked for a chicken card last year & had a tough time finding an image. Your sponging technique looks great xx

Amy Fink said...

So cute! I love the colors you chose, and you are right, the shading around the image adds a certain something. You have beautiful projects on your blog. :) Thanks for stopping by mine and leaving a comment, too!

Sherry Hickey said...

Holley, this has a real farm "rustic" feeling while being funny and pretty at the same time!
Just love it.

Jana said...

I am so happy that you played with us at OPUS GLUEI. Gave me a wonderful excuse to come back for second helpings of your chicken. LOL

Rosemary said...

HI! Welcome to Opus Gluei, your card is perfect for our challenge. I love the time and extra touches you put into your card - it's marvelous! I love the warm and rich coloring you've used!

Well, now that you've found us, let's hope you come back for MORE challenges with us!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh Holley, this is a fabulous card, I love it! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Love all the special touches on this. The egg is superb, well done.

Deena said...

don't you just love this stamp set? i am not a chicken fan, but i love the sassy sentiments...great job with our card...love it!

Crystal said...

Oh goodness, I love this! What a clever creation with the ribbon that looks a bit like tailfeathers! :) tfs