Friday, January 20, 2012

Inventory Reduction Challenge #65 - Teal and Brown

Hello everyone! It's Friday and time for another Inventory Reduction Challenge.  This week our theme is teal and brown colors.  This one was easy for me since I really love teal and brown.

Sooooo - if you think you've seen this card before, you are almost correct.  Actually I made two cards very similar - one went to my daughter for her birthday and the other to the Challenge.  The flowers on the front are the major difference between the two.

Here is my challenge card:

The cardstock is from Stampin' Up! - Tempting Turquoise, Close to Cocoa and Marigold Morning.  Lady Tilda is mounted on Core'dinations Chocolate Box cardstock in teal.  After running the cs through the Cuttlebug using CB's Heritage set of embossing folders,  I then sanded off the brown with a sanding block revealing the teal underneath.

Tilda was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers and cut out.

The designer papers are from My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful stack. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Pinwheel Florettes from Webster's Pages, purchased from Angie Hunt at her store Love to Stamp.  I put a tiny rose over the stamped one in her hand.

The Copics I used:  Dress - BG18, 49, 45, 01, RV000, 00.  Hair - E25, 31, 50.  Skin - E11, 000, 00,  R21.  The tiny rhinestones at her neck are by Crystal Stickers.  The tiny pearl in her hair is from the stash.  The lace on her dress is colored with a Gelly Roll Clear Star pen. The detail on her hair ribbon is done with a gold glitter pen.

Here is the inside of the card:

These are the same cardstock and dp's as on the front.
The ribbon and lace are from my stash.
The sentiment panel is cut from SU's Crumb Cake cs with Nestabilities Labels Ten die, edged with Tempting Turquoise ink.  I added a rose bud from Hooked on Crafts just to dress it up a bit.

Be sure to stop by my team mates' blogs to see their creations in teal and brown!

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me.  Hope to see you again soon!


Christina C. said...

Beautiful card, Kathy! Love the embossed border! Tilda is lovely surrounded by all this finery.

cathylynn said...

Kathy your card is beautiful! Gosh the inside is a pretty as the outside! Great coloring and flowers.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Regina said...

Oh Kathy!!! It´s absolutely adorable!!I love everything about it: the colors, papers, your coloring.. You did a wonderful job! Hugs

Francy said...

This card is stunning, I love the frame embossing around the stamp and the colours are gorgeous.

Linda said...

Wow that cocoa sure taste good!!!! Goes so well with this beauty of a card!!!!! Colors are superb and again just a fabulous job on this!!!!!!

Danielle said...

Hello Kathy,Wow... lady tilda is just beautiful, and the lovely embossing around her suits this princess perfectly. Love the sanding job. beautiful flowers! gorgeous DP.

Barb Hardeman said...

Simply gorgeous Kathy! Love the Tilda you've used and the dp's really make her pop! All your design elements are fabulous! Hugs...Barb <><

Rene said...

Well, you know how I feel about plaid...I just can't get enough of it! And your card is just divine...seriously gorgeous!
Rene :D

Anonymous said...

Very pretty Kathy
Hugs Julie P

Sandy said...

Very pretty - the inside is really gorgeous and I love the framing around Tilda!

Les Trésors de Nadine said...

Bonjour Cathy, ta carte est tout simplement magnifique!!!!!!J'adore ta tilda, elle est vraiment belle!!! et tes suis jalouse!!!!

bisous Nadine

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty & elegant Tilda card. Lovely lace trim inside and the blue color is a lovely contrast :o)

Card Crazy said...

How very elegant! Love what you've done with the inside, too. That lace is gorgeous.
Sue S.
Take care, Kathy. I'm thinking of you - nothing but good thoughts!