Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bloom In Love – Jeanette & Inge Challenge

Hello good morning.

Today I would love to show you this criss-cross style card. My friend Jeanette has challenged Inge and myself to make a card using this style. She also has a wonderful step by stamp video tutorial posted on the Whiff Of Joy Challenge blog by adding some lace ribbon, flowers and pins.. i hope it will work for this weeks challenge on Cute Card Thursday (Touchy Feely) as well. I believe i have not made a card like this in 3 years.. it was quite fun and it is so great, that i had space to play with several stamps and it is not cluttered at all.

The wonderful stamps from the Whiff Of Joy stamp collection are a great choice because they all co-ordinate.. less to worry about. I have used sentiments and image stamps from the 2 latest kits.


If you are going to visit my friends blogs you are going to see several ways how they have decorated the inside panel of the card. I liked that rose patterned paper and i did not want to cover it up with a image or embellishments.. so it went to the inside but if i would have added a big panel where it would be space to write on.. i would have had the same issue. So, i carried the style with the oval shape to the inside – decorated that and added to the back of the pull out paper a white piece of cardstock. Voila’ lots of space to add a message to the recipient and not to worry that the handwriting is showing in the front. (just if you are like me and dislike your own handwriting) :-)


Stamps: Spring Sentiments (available separate)March kit available though Whiff Of Joy of at any of the retailers who carry those stamps – may i suggest Cute Stamps and Cards?
Flowers, Stickles and Nestabilities pretty much everything for our card making needs can be found at  Cute Stamps and Cards store! Copics:
Yellows: 21, 23, 38
Browns: 0000, 31, 11, 41, 50, 40, 00
Reds: 000, 81, 83, 85, 20, 37
YG: 93, 97, 91, 95
Warm Grey: 00, 0, 1



Rach said...

gorgeous Claudia, so pretty.xx

Jeanette said...

Absolutely gorgeous Claudia! I love the roses on the front as well as the way you have integrated your sentiment on the inside card.
Hugs Jeanette

Christina C. said...

Mensch, Claudia, diese karte ist schon wieder traumhaft schoen. Das waere auch eine wunderschoene Muttertags karte. Fabelhaft!!!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card Claudia :-D
Carole x

Nancy said...

ohhh Claudia..this is just gorgeous!!!! I have been wanting to make one of these cards too...thanks for the inspiration to finally try and make one...have a wonderful day!!!

Nancy T.

Tammi said...

Just stunning Claudia, love what you created! I've never made one of these before, might have to try it sometime! Enjoy your day. ~hugs

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This is just so very pretty. Love the sentiment.

Debby said...

very pretty!

Nancy said...

Oh Claudia your card is gorgeous! Love the style of the card. Great image and I love the flowers and all the details. Beautiful card!

Trudy said...

Such a wonderful card.
The colours are just great! Great work!
Hugs Trudy

Inge Groot said...

Wunderschöne Criss Cross Karte meine liebe Freundin!

It was so much fun doing this challenge with you and Jeanette:-D

Hugs, Inge xOx

Sue said...

Hi Claudia
wow what a gorgeous card, beautiful colouring, pretty papers & embelies, sue.x

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful papers and a very cute image.
Hugs Jacqueline

Juls said...

wow this is just stunning!! Hugs Juls

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Claudia. I love the colours and you were absolutely right not to cover that gorgeous paper on the inside!

Suzi Mac said...

This is Stunning, love the DP and those flowers are delicious. Your colouring is fantastic. Hugs Suzi x

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Nancy said...

Wunderwunderschön, wie wirklich all deine Werke!!!


Anonymous said...

Wow! A criss-cross easel. Great job