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Thursday, May 5, 2011

McMahon Five Designs Pretty Girl

I enjoyed the new releases from McMahon Five Designs today- I wish I could win the lottery and stay home and stamp and create all day...
                                                   I chose to work with Pretty Girl #4

 This is one of those 'looks better in real life' cards.  The background is made with Glimmer Mist and is called Glimmer Mist Watercolors. I used this Technique Junkies technique using Graphite and Kiwi Green Glimmer Mist. The card is really shimmery IRL. I colored the image with Copic Markers and highlighted it with the Wisped Frames TJ technique.  I embossed the shimmery background with the Cuttlebug Scrollwork embossing folder.  I used an older Confetti cardstock and a Prima Madeline patterned paper to accent the colors I chose to use.  The Antique White seam binding was the finishing touch. 

 I found a tutorial for tying a bow on a fork....really.....HERE is the link- I am loving this for small bows!  Thanks Di!

Challenges:
Gingersnaps- Use your Mists
Amber's Crafts and Stuff- Special Lady
Crafts and Me-Swirls
Paper Variety-Mists (Glimmer Mist)
Sweet Stamps-Vintage
Tiddly Inks- For Mom, with a Vintage feel
Try it on Tuesday- Use something older than 6 mos, something newer (finally using the seam binding!)
Kaboodle Doodles-use a B embellishment (bow)
Cheerful Stamp Pad-Girls with Curls
One Stitch at a Time-Embossing

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

32 comments:

Jingle said...

This is very pretty!

Willy said...

What a beautiful card, Shelly!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

OOH--this is very pretty--you've inspired me to check out this line of vintage. I'm sure your SIL will love this.

Linda w said...

Well it look stunning in the photo, so I can only image it's beauty in real life. What a treat this will be to receive. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's For A Special Lady challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

Mrs A. said...

Such a really pretty image to work with and your colouring is fab. I went and found the tutorial for the fork bow and just had to try it out for myself and it works! Thanks for sharing. Hugs Mrs A.

Marianne said...

Very elegant card! Love the stylish embossing too!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!
Marianne

Sandy Fredrick said...

Very pretty card. Love the background you used, it gives the card an old fashioned look. Thank you for joining our challenge at SweetStamps.com.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Shelley, what a beautiful card, so elegant and perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps! Good Luck!

Kendra

~jan said...

The colors, the image, the background-all so elegant! Thanks for sharing this card with us at The Paper Variety!

EVIL twin said...

Beautiful card!! I'm coveting that Scrollwork embossing folder. That's at the top of my wish list!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's Crafts & Stuff.

((april))

Sassylassy said...

Oh Shell's she is stunning! Great job with this image.
Hugs Bonnie

shannon said...

...this card is beautiful! so pretty and vintage-y :) thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Variety.

Marlene said...

gorgeousness! Love the vintage look.

Amy Johnson said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure it's even more beautiful IRL. Don't you wish glimmer mist showed up in photographs? Love the embossed background.

Michele said...

i think it is absolutely beautiful! xo

Trina said...

Shelly, I popped over to tell how fab I think your shaker card for Guylou's Inimitability is! Apparently, you just make awesome cards! :D

Mel said...

Very lovely and elegant. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

Shirley said...

She is beautiful!!! How vintage lovely! Whoop Whoop y doo! I think they used to say. LOLOL Before my time.

Teresa said...

Georgous traditional card looks beautiful in the colours you have chosen
Thank you for using my image and joining us at crafts and me this week.
Teresa x

Sandy Hulsart said...

My goodness, this is very pretty and I bet spectacular in real life. Very vintage! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps blog.

Scrappy Scatty said...

Very Pretty
thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT
Love Jan
xx

**Farrah** said...

Lovely card! And they ALWAYS look better in real life!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

SmilynStef said...

I have no doubt that background shimmers ... such a wonderful color combination ... very elegant ... so glad you got Misty with us at Gingersnap Creations.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely! Thank you for joining in the Gingersnaps Mists Challenge,

Lucy x

Marjo said...

Gorgeous, Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

xoxo Marjo

dmbennett said...

Wonderful Card. So very vintage. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week.

Dawn B - SSDT

Natasha said...

How vintage. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

Natasha

April said...

Oh how pretty! The embossed background looks amazing. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
- April

PetraB said...

Absolutely fabulous and so elegant. Love the colours. Thank you for joining the challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

JanJan808Kreate said...

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Vicki Romaine said...

What an elegant looking card. I love your color combination. Thanks for joining "Little Girls with Curls" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Karina said...

Gorgeous card! The image is so lovely and the layout you used is great. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenges.
Hugs, Karina