Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Go To Your Happy Place

Awesome furniture, cute luggage, books and shoes? Yes, please! Kim is sharing this card on the Paper Smooches Blog today. I took the stack of suitcases and a sentiment from Get Outta Town to create this fun card for a girlfriend who loves shoes! That could be one of many, right? ;) I started by stamping and fussy cutting the suitcases, along with tables and shelves from Vogue Abode and books from Smarty Pants. I stamped a lot of the images twice to get the contrast where there are drawers and snaps. Yes, it was very time-consuming but fun! After I adhered everything sky high, I stamped one of the shoes from Pretty Momma. Lastly, I chose a giant speech bubble from He Said, She Said and stamped the sentiment inside. I didn't have an ink colour that matched the dark brown from the largest book so I stamped once in a dark brown and once in a dark orange ink to get the perfect shade. I've learned that there are two things you should never skimp on: good bed sheets and good shoes! I love that the shoe is saying it's your happy place. LOL
Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; My Mind's Eye Be Amazing paper pad; Paper Smooches Get Outta Town, Pretty Momma, Vogue Abode, Smarty Pants & He Said, She Said; Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa inks; SU Crumb Cake & Pumpkin Pie inks

34 comments:

Annette said...

so cute...I love the high heal at the top of the pile...such a fun card...

Paru Mahtani said...

Too cute!!

Beebeebabs said...

OMG tooooo cute lol tfs!!!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Emily this card is wonderful—your paper piecing is fantastic!

Ashley M said...

So fun! Love all of your tiny details!

joy said...

This is too cute, Emily! What a perfect card for girls who love shoes!! Love all the tiny details to take in on this card.

Marit said...

Great card Emily! Love the colors and that shoe on top is just perfect!

Jingle said...

Super cute!

canadian_liner said...

I love vertical food (at fancy restaurants) and I LOVE your stacked card!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

LOVE IT!!! Love all your fussy cutting and eye for the details.
I love the sentiment and use that line for a personal joke on a friend-it is perfect.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, Fabulous card!! I love your thinking and inking!! This card works so well on many different levels, clever pun and use of the stamps, I love that it's CAS and paper pieced. All in all a winner, hugs Gay xxx
p.s I was so lucky to meet Vicky and Jenny they are total stars!! Maybe one day we will meet, fingers crossed LOL xx

btenn said...

OMG! So cute! I love the saying...and of course the shoe! Awesome card :)

Lisa said...

Love the tall stack finished off with that high heel :) Fun! The piecing is fab as well!!

Emily Keaton said...

That is SO cute, Emily! And look at all of that fussy cutting. I get tired just looking at it all ;)!! You sure know how to make a fun card. :)

*Jennyfer L* said...

Em this is totally adorable! So wish I could be on top of those suitcases;

Bethany said...

wow-SO pretty! I love it! Very creative too :)

Rachel W K said...

i love how you combined so many different stamps to make something that looks so faboosh!

Lindsey said...

This card is hilarious! Awesome paper-piecing and fussy-cutting. Glad you found it fun to do all that; not sure I would!

Karen B. said...

So clever and so true!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card Emily!
TFS~

Jenny said...

Really clever Emily...love your genius crafting mind :0)
Jenny x

yyam said...

Ooooh...so cute! Love your fun little card! :)

missstamper said...

Love it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

CLEVER to the MAX! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card:)

Glenda J said...

This is so fun! Love your paper piecing and the combination of stamps from the different set is PERFECT!

lostinpaper said...

Fab, fab, fab design! Your gf is going to adore it!

onecraftymama said...

I think my happy place might have shoes in it...and that's pretty recent for me :) Love the amount of detail & patterns in the stack - it IS soothing to spend a lot of time on the little details!

Jen W. said...

Love all the patterns and paper piecing going on in this fabulous card! You have the patience of a saint!

Brenda said...

Very fun card Emily! Great paper piecing! I am sure your friend will get a good giggle out of it!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Hee hee! That is an unbelievable amount of fussy cutting of the handles and stuff. I *love* the sentiment with the shoe. Ha! Yes, I hear you on the bed sheets and shoes. :)

Anita Recksiedler said...

I don't know what I love more the stamps or the papers you used! :> Awesome! For me I am not a shoe person I am a suitcases filled with clothes person!

~amy~ said...

get outta town...this is CUTE:)

Lisa Arana said...

fabulous design! love that little shoe at the top!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Grin