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Friday, May 11, 2012

CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to another CSS Alumni Blog Hop!  If you came from Geri's blog you are in the right place and if you didn't place go to Stamp TV so you don't miss a stop...as there is a fabulous prize for one randomly drawn commenter.  

Our theme is this beautiful inspiration piece:


Isn't it beautiful!!  The inspiration for my design came from the pitcher, basket and the fabulous looking texture of the rattan.  Here is my card:

I used Kraft, In the Navy and Ivory card stock and GKD stamp sets: Block Greetings and Faithful Florals.  I  stamped the block greeting on Ivory cardstock and gently sponged with Memento Toffee Crunch ink distressing the edges just a bit before layering on a Fleur de Lis Square die.  I used some navy gingham GKD patterned paper from Casual Friday and layered it with some corrugated card stock which I inked with Memento Paris Dusk.

Now please hop on over and see what the uber creative Joy has to share with you today!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
 

83 comments:

joy said...

Beautiful, love how the lace brings out such a lovely soft texture,

Cheri said...

Jennie, this has such a neat, quaint, country feel to it. I love the deep blues and kraft together.

stampqueen said...

Loves the kraft and navy and the differnt textures of blue!!!

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Jennie! I love gingham with the corrugated paper and your pretty crocheted flower! Great design too!

Kay S said...

Very lovely! The colors, gingham and corrugated paper are perfect.

Carolina said...

Miss you terribly and so glad you joined in on the fun with this hop! LOVE your take on the inspiration piece - adorable card in every way!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow love the frame you used and how cute is your flower. Great chose in add the lace. Very pretty Card! TFS AJ~

Linda R. said...

Love your card. Its just full of texture!

Miesje said...

It was so good to see you here - I love your card! The different elements are outstanding!

Olga said...

Such a nice card Jennie! Love the colors!

Robin said...

Love the country feel. Great color combo!

Colleen said...

Great looking card. Very nice colors and like the layout as well.Adding the lace adds a very nice touch.
ColleenB.
Texas

quiltea56 said...

Very beautiful, simple card. It is perfect. Love the texture you used.

Jen said...

Very simple and lovely card, love the texture throughout. Jen x

Kelly said...

Wonderful use of texture and color!

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Kathleen said...

Love the colors in this card.

Anonymous said...

It is so amazing what you pull from a picture. Great card.

Flo, Florida

Donna Phelan said...

Niiiiiice texture! I get it! :) Well done!

terri feierabend said...

I am amazed how one picture can inspire such different and unique perspectives. Great card!

Vicki said...

I love the different uses of ribbons and lace. It makes your card just pop. I also really like the square on the front. So pretty.

Debbie Bradford said...

Absolutely beautiful! You brought out elements from the photo that could have easily been missed, such as the book colors. Great card!

Arlene said...

Great card - love the use of lace and embellishments!

Arlene said...

Great card - love the use of lace and embellishments!

stampbrat said...

What a spectacular card. nestabilites are awesome. Great job.

JoanL said...

Gorgeous card! Love the way you went for the not so obvious colors.

Oma said...

Very nice card - love the colour combo.

scrappinmommom said...

Very "country" card, love all the textures that you used.

Pat and Meka said...

Love the color combination...and the lace!

Lagene said...

Beautiful, love all your layers & texture!

Victoria H. said...

Your card makes me want to touch it and feel all the texture. Beautiful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Jennie, this is so gorgeous..I love the shades of blue you used in your card and all the elements in it that work so well together.

gail gee said...

love your inspiration, very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Jennie ,love this card like how you used different textures,also
good idea of how to use the color packs thanks so much
vanda

windinstarsranch said...

Looks like a Sunday picnic. All we need now is the bees and ants. Lovely.

Dottie Watson said...

Jennie: This is a lovely card. I love using spellbinders and am always looking for new ways to create..You did a lovely job. Thnx for sharing. Hugz, dottie

Melanie said...

love the shabby chic (and your new pic/short 'do!)

Jan Castle said...

Very pretty card
Jan

Babylonlynn said...

Love your interpretation!!
Lynn

Gerry said...

Very nice. Like the corrugated paper

Tosha said...

Super card, I like the lace on the blue, great choice.

Linda S. said...

That navy cardstock is my favorite. This is a beautiful card you have made. Linda S. in NE

Linda said...

Love the card and all the elements. Beautiful colors and the added lace. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Linda said...

Love the card and all the elements. Beautiful colors and the added lace. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

miatagal said...

Jennie,

Very pretty card. Love the textures and colour!

Sheila said...

Truly the colors and textures make this card so rich looking. Kudos to you!!

Lynn B. said...

Love all the textures in your card.

okiedee said...

Beautiful card..love the touch of lace on it..thanks for sharing.

alex said...

Stunning card Jennie, nice to see you "hopping" :-)

Carrie said...

Such a beautiful card I'm off to get my stamps inky ...... thanks for the inspiration

PatK said...

I have that die and some corrugated paper- thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

Such a neat card - all the different elements and textures come together perfectly!

vrt said...

I like the way you pulled the rattan in and added the lace and gingham. Nice!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome colors. I love the gingham background. Great inspiration.

Barb B said...

Jennie, your card is like something out of the past. The vintage look and use of TH's Distress Inks fit the picture to a T.

itzamitzi said...

I'm a 'texture girl' and I love all the texture in your card.

Kitty said...

Very nice card

Blessings,
Kat (Kathleen)

Anonymous said...

First I like your new "look" Hardly recognized you - very nice.
I like the textures and color you used on your card. TFS!!!
Jean McGee

Alice said...

Love the lace and all the texture. Just love seeing everyone's different "take" on the same inspiration photo.

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Jennie,
Now I can 'see' where you got your inspiration from :) I really do like the idea of using corrugated cs, then hitting the mtn folds with a coordinating ink - i <3 it!!!

Anonymous said...

very cool

Judy Averill said...

Pretty colors and the lace is a lovely touch.

Lindab said...

Hi Jenni,
I like what you did with the corrugated cardstock. It looks like blue strings. I had to read your instructions to be sure what you did. Such a simple thing but effective.

Gayle said...

Great color combinations, Jennie, lovely card.

betjunroe said...

Your card is very elegant! I love how you used corrugated cardboard to look like wicker! Bette

Brenda Spa Gal said...

Love the corrugated! What a great idea!

redwasher1 said...

Happy Mother's Day Jennie!! I love your card, it is so gorgeous!!

Pat Jandacek said...

Very nice card with the right touches of homespun warmth. I hadn't even noticed the rattan chair until you mentioned it. Thanks for opening my eyes.

Golda said...

What a fantastic take on the picture. I love that you changed the colors.

rhonda said...

Nice card

Lynne said...

The many shades of blue make for a very pretty card.,

TrinaM said...

Beautiful combination of colors, layers and textures. Love it.

naneruth said...

A lovely blue card! Nice job.

NJMullins said...

I love the colors and texture of this card. Could be masculine or feminine! Beautiful.

Luanna said...

The corrugated paper adds a lot of texture to your card. I love the blues.

Christine said...

I love the cool colours, the blue echoes the colour of the book. Lovely card.
Christine x

Sharon Roselli said...

Beautiful lace. love the flower too! Thanks for sharing

Dee said...

Beautiful Card!. I love it.

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, nice cozy colors and texturing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Margaret said...

I love the country look of your card.

Brenda said...

gorgeous card Jennie!!! I love all the wonderful texture on your card and how you captured the country feel of the photo.

Loretta said...

Love the combination of the navy and cream colors. The texture of the lace.TFS

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous card Jennie! Love your design and the shades of blue! Great to see you hopping again! :)