Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wishing You Everything Good

This card combines a couple of challenges: the Embellish Decorative Trim Color Trends Challenge and the Hero Arts April Contest. I've had this Hero Arts background, A Village, for a few months now and really needed to use it. I think I'll be sending this card to friends of ours who recently moved from Toronto to Milano, Italia. A Village reminds me of Italy and that's why I bought it! I just got some new star dies that were perfect for one of the Hero Arts April Contest sketches but I had to use the sketch vertically as opposed to horizontally to fit the stamp so I hope that's okay. As for the colours, I interpreted the middle colour as yellow even though it has a hint of green in it. I thought the sentiment looked better on an angle, too. I know this isn't the style of card you usually see on my blog but it was fun to try something new and different.

I'm celebrating my second blogoversary this month with quite a few giveaways! Be sure to keep an eye on my blog for further details. All comments this month will give you a chance to win so be sure to comment on every post! You would anyway, right? ;) In the meantime, here's one of my giveaways to get you excited: three pretty little spools of American Crafts ribbon.

Sources: SU So Saffron, Old Olive & Naturals Ivory cardstock; Hero Arts A Village; Hero Arts Essential Messages; SU Old Olive ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Papertrey Ink Star Die Collection; Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse felt; QuicKutz Epic Six; SU Victoria 5/8" crochet trim; The Twinery Honeydew baker's twine; Gutermann thread; sewing machine; Basic Grey button; EK Success 3/4" circle punch; Glue Dots minis; Scor-Tape

36 comments:

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love that cityscape! Thanks for taking on Embellishes Decorative Trim Color Trends Challenge!

Ujjwal said...

Love the village stamp, Emily!! perfect use of the sketch and the colors.

and giveaways...and that too a several of them...wow I am already all excited :D

P.S. I guess you forgot to add the trim for the embellish challenge.

Virginia L. said...

This is SO creative and clever, Emily! I was just thinking that I don't use the village stamp enough....thanks for the inspiration! GREAT take on the challenges! Wish you GOOD luck ;)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I like that you're mixing things up, and the card works well for the Embellish color challenge!

kasia c. said...

Emily, you can rock any style! This card is fab. That village background is just perfect. :)

Tejal said...

Love the colors..especially the hint of yellow..somehow brings the whole card together!! Happy blog anniversary!!

Jen W. said...

I gasped when I saw that gorgeous big star! I want! I want! LOL! That die has just rocketed to the top of my wish list. :)
I love the angle of the sentiment - makes it look like a shooting star - and that little bit of lacey ribbon peeking out is a perfect touch. Your friend is going to love this card!

Angela said...

Ooh, I love the village bg -- especially paired with all those goodies -- the felt star, subtle trim, the stitching, the way you spotlighted "you" in the sentiment -- perfection.

Scrapcollectr said...

I was going to ask you where you got the background paper! Love that stamp...and your card is a great take on the sketch... I gotta see if I have Hero Arts in my stash!
*smile*

lynn said...

love the village stamp and how you've used it, emily:) also, love the bit of lace peeking out!

Emily Keaton said...

This card is adorable, Emily! You nailed those colors for the Embellish challenge. I'm not sure that I could come up with all three shades myself!!! That's one great background stamp. :)

BabyBokChoy said...

I think this card is really adorable, love the way you did the background stamping!!!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Emily what a terrific card and a super sentiment!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, fabulous card, lusting after that brilliant houses background:0) The whole card's such a delight, green is just gorgeous here, so unusual but so you!LOL
Hope you're having fun:0) xxx

Brenda said...

I love your take on the sketch Emily! Awesome in those greens! How gorgeous is that background! Wow!

Erin said...

I wish YOU EVERYTHING good in your third year blogging Emily! <3

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so cute, I love the clean look and lovely colors! Happy 2nd blogovesary!

Lindsey said...

Two years of Art from the Heart -- congratulations! I really like this card, although I had to look twice to find the twine/crochet ribbon embellishment! It's subtle but adds its effect to the overall impact of the card. Yes, that village background is awesome.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card, Emily! Love the green houses and love how you highlighted "you" with a white cardstock!

~Tammy~ said...

Emily, this is FABULOUS! I love your pattern paper you created with the village! LOVE IT! You ROCKED these challenges! Congrats on your Blogoversary!

Vicky Hayes said...

What an incredible background stamp! I like your felt star tucked into the sentiment band too.

Karen B. said...

I think you should pull that stamp out more often, this is one fantastic card. Great colors too!

Meg said...

Oooh, what a great card! Love how you made all those greens work and that village background is just fabulous! Glad to see you getting more use out of your "found" sentiment. :)

Julie Hoffman said...

I love this card! That star is FABulous! Love the sentiment too! Happy Blogoversary!

Jocelyn said...

Your cards always just blow me away! I love this background stamp and your colors are beautiful! Definitely a 10 on the fab-o-meter!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous! Love the pretty mix of greens and yellows!

Elise said...

YOU are just FUN! I love this card, girly girl! YeowZA! Love the give-away, too - CONGRATS on the start of year two! {How is it that THESE years are passing SOOO quickly!?!} You are quite the enabler: I thought that background was D/P - NOT a stamp! Gosh, that's gorgeous! ABSOLUTELY brilliant card, my dear! MEOW!

Sunghee said...

Have we known each other for a year already! Time flies!!
I love this card, too. I love houses. It's on my shopping list.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

What a beauty of a card! Yes, could be an Italian village, built up the hill! Awesome stamp! And I as well, just received the star dies from Papertrey! Already looking so much forward to using it, love the big star! I think this card is really pretty!! I love your "cute-and-simple" cards as well, but with stamps like this, they appeal to me even more!

Hugs, Wendy

Alice Wertz said...

hee... really love the village in green. super card, Emily!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH Emily--this is super super cute! I love all those houses--and that star---and the sentiment! SOOOOOOOOO fun--love love love how you create:)

Gwen said...

Love that background paper! Cute take on the layout!

Smita said...

Love the green on your card! And the stamp... super background!

Heather said...

I love the colours :) That ribbon is so sweet :)

Mariana Grigsby said...

Emily, this card is very pretty! I love the big star and the fun sentiment...looks awesome! Thanks for playing along with us!

scrapalajen said...

Love the colours Emily.