The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Blessings

I can't tell you how hard and time-comsuming this card was to make. The idea for it came to me quite easily, but when it came time to put the details together, I spent waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time just spinning my wheels. So frustrating. Ultimately I was quite pleased with it, but I nearly scrapped it I don't know how many times. I'm glad I stuck with it.

Detail of the embossing:

I love the look of hand-dyed crinkly seam binding, but I'm not lucky enough to have any. I approximated the look by ripping a narrow strip of fabric from some celery-colored duck cloth in my fabric collection. I frayed the edges and was good to go--the perfect nest for that perfect Prima rose.

Challenges:
This should be the last Easter card that I need for sending out to my family. Whew. I was worried I wouldn't have enough!

Thanks for stopping by!
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Easter egg image from Michael's dollar bin
Paper: SU certainly celery CS, SU pink pirouette CS, Pink Paislee 365 Degrees DP, various scraps
Ink: Palette lavender sachet and toile pink, Ranger linen and tea dye distress inks, Versamark
Accessories: MS deco fan border and corner punches, SU tag corner punch, SU designer label punch, scissors, sponge dauber, foam tape, sewing machine, clear EP, heat tool, pearls, Prima rose, ripped strip of fabric
Techniques: ink distressing, heat embossing, machine stitching

26 comments:

Lin said...

Emily, this is the winner, I'm sure! Fantastic design and take on the challenge - well done!!

Kristy Smith said...

Emily this is GORGEOUS! So much amazing detail! I absolutely love love LOVE this card! The ribbon is just fantastic! Thanks for the idea!

ALessner said...

This is so pretty Great job

Benzi said...

Wow! Emily, this is fabulous. I think those embossed eggs are just gorgeous. And, the idea with the ribbon is very clever. Time well spent with this card. Beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- the colors are pretty and love the flower and your seam binding. The embossed eggs are so pretty!

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Emily, those colours are so pretty and your embossed eggs stunning!! Beautiful details and I love what you done with the 'ribbon'.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
hugs
Heather xx

wearestampers said...

Oh Emily, this is just lovely! So glad you didn't scrap it!! I've been playing with an egg stamp too, and can't get the look I want! Frustrating!!
Pam

Debbie said...

Well, I am so glad you didn't scrap this card Emily ... it's simply STUNNING! The attention to detail is fabulous ... the embossing, pearls, border punch, handmade tattered ribbon -- just breathtaking! Thanks for sharing this amazing card with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Lori said...

Lovely job. I love the subtle embossing on the eggs...just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at ABC Design Team Challenge.

~amy~ said...

WELL worth the time...your card is over the top wonderful..it's obvious that you spent quality time on it with all your fab details!

Carol said...

WOW Emzi-This card looks straight out of "Bearziwood"!!! Oh my gosh you have to read the comment on SCS that Pamzi left on my soft tulip card and you will understand!!! lol So much beautiful detail from the punching to the embossing, to the stitching. Just fabulous. Love the sweet pearls to. So clever and what a brainstorming from the inspiration picture. It's perfect.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Emily Leiphart said...

Ok, my mouth is hanging open at how gorgeous this is! Those embossed eggs are amazing and did you cut every single one out by hand?! I hope you win for this card, Emily!!

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness....I'm glad you "stuck with it" too!!! It's just knock dead gorgeous. So very pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.
Lynn

Heidi said...

Oh you gotta love those eggs all embossed. Thanks for joining the ABC Easter Challenge.

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad you didn't scrap this! I can see that it took a lot of thought and time to create, but it was well worth the effort! It's lovely!

onecraftymama said...

Thank goodness you didn't scrap it - it turned out absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours & the layout, and that duckcloth bow is absolutely scrumptious :)

suzARTe said...

love what you have done with the easter eggs, really pretty card.

Angie said...

Wonderful card Emily love the image and the colours, thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Wendy said...

STUNNING!!! I love it all!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh my gosh! This is fabulous!! I really love that egg stamp and have seen lots of it lately in blogland. It looks great the way you embossed it on different colored cardstock and fanned them out in a circle. love, love, love it! (ps, I have made NO Easter cards, and it doesn't look like I'll be getting around to it :(

Lisa A. said...

Oh, Emily, I'm glad you didn't scrap this...it's BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE your embossed Easter eggs...and the creativity you used to make them into a flower!! The punched frame, the stitching and the pearl accents...soooooooo lovely!! This is so pretty , Emily:)!!!!

Sheri said...

THIS made me smile! I love the bright colors and the clear embossing! Great card!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

So cute, love the embossed pattern on the eggs. Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room this week!

Diane said...

Stunning card...you can see that alot of time and thought went into it...sure glad you didn't toss it..and congrats for being in the Top 3 at the Tea room!!

Kim said...

Your card is gorgoeus. I love the embossing and the flowers from the egg stamp is beautiful. Wonderful idea. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

gg nurse said...

One of my very favorite cards! I love everything you did here! Also glad you stuck with it!