Friday, May 18, 2012

Beauty of Dreams and a Quick Tip!

 Happy Friday!  I have a card to share with you today using the newly release set from ODBD called Dreams.  I am playing along with the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge ODBDSLC108 which is an inspiration challenge.  Still time to play along.

For my card I am using the sketch from Cardabilities #55.  I decided to go a bit vintage with this card.  I combined one of my favorite Prima paper pads.

For this card I decided to use some aida cloth. I die cut  two leafy stems with a sizzix die I have had for awhile.  I mounted the very fragile cut piece to some lightweight kraft card stock.  I then stitched the leaves a bit for added effect as well as to make sure it stayed attached to the card stock.  I ink distressed everything, stitched the edges, and added some colorful flower assortment, seam binding bow, and a few memory thread curly ques tucked in to further emphasize the floral arrangement in the inspiration piece.   Love how it turned out.  What do you think?  Ever use real aida cloth like this?

Quick Tip:   
The focal image quote was cut with a pinking shears die cut four times for each edge.  To give a more distressed quality as well as to make it look more like a fabric swatch I used a really OLD cutting plate with the paper side to show face down on the cut up plate so the little cut marks would show.  I inked up to make them stand out even more.  So....for added distressing do not throw out those cut marked plates.  Thought I would share!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Playing along with a few blog challenges
Hooked on Crafts   Flowers
Make it Monday always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create  One for the Ladies
Tammy Scrapin Corner Show us your Flowers
Love to Create Bingo  (Ribbon, Punches, Flowers)
Great Impressions  Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time  Favorites (memory thread, stitching, seam binding, premade flowers, dp)
2 Sisters Make it girly
Crafty Emma Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious   anything goes

Simon Says Stamp and Show  Anything Goes

Stamps  ODBD  Dreams
Paper PTI vintage cream and scarlet jewel, The Paper Co kraft, Prima Romantique dp
Ink PTI scarlet jewel, Ranger brushed corduroy
Accessories MS border punch, PTI pinking shears border, sewing machine, flowers, memory thread metallic gold and natural, PTI ripe avocado button, olive seam binding, foam tape, foam squares, glue pen, glue dots, gold pearl


  1. What a beautiful card this is Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  2. Wow Awesome Card. I love your picture taking as well. this is truly amazing.
    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  3. hun, i love this card with all its details! you are such a gifted crafing-lady!

    thanx for all the inspirations on your fabulous blog!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. Oh how beautiful Betty!! I just love the aida cloth leaves and the added stitching. Very clever!! I may have to case that idea at some point. Very vintage and beautiful!! Thanks for supporting the ODBD Shining the Light challenge my friend. It is greatly appreciated!!

  5. Betty...your card is amazingly beautiful! I love the background paper. It's so vintagey feeling ... and just beautiful. I really love your canvas flourish/leaves and the spots of bright color in your sweet little flowers. The green ribbon and the little button center looks amazing. I really love your sentiment as well! Well done! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  6. Love the Aida cloth leaves! What great texture and fabulous idea to use the cutting plate - mine would qualify LOL! Gorgeous card as always :)

  7. Gorgeous card, love the colours and idea with aida cloth.
    Thanks for playing along at Cardabilities.

  8. stunning card love how you used the aida thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
    hugs sara x x

  9. This is a stunning card. The papers and the flower are goreous. The sentiment isa perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner, and hope to see you back.
    Christine Dt

  10. beautiful vintage card Betty-love the aida cloth leaves-what a creative idea

  11. Such a gorgeous card Betty! Great mix of texture and love the pretty patterned papers!

  12. What a beauty! Love it! Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!

  13. Wow!!!! What a really awesome card! Love all the details that went into making this card! Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities!

    Cardabilities Design Team Member

  14. Stunning card and fab colours. Thank you for joining us this week at osaat. Good luck. Hugs. Nikki DT

  15. Oh my goodness - so much scrumptious goodness to see here! Love how you used the fabric for the leaves adn love the binding bow! This is truly stunning! Think I'm in love with it! LOL Gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time. Best of luck in the draw! For a chance to win one of the Gingerloft images be sure to catch the blog hop Monday! We will be giving away 10 images to people who comment on our blogs! Visit to start hopping!
    Karen C (OSAAT DT)

  16. So pretty! I really like the soft colors that you used!

  17. Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time.
    Hugs Nataliya

  18. GASP..this is glorious! I can't say enough wonderful things about your card and tip. What a beauty!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  19. Ooh, I love the color scheme! The burlap leaves are awesome too!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities!


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