Monday, March 17, 2014

Sweet Stamps Challenge- Anything Goes

 It's Anything Goes for our challenge this week at Sweet Stamps .

  I made a card for a Nephew that is getting married next weekend. The setting of the wedding is in a church built in 1865 and in a country setting. I thought this would be a fitting image.

 I stamped and embossed the ATC frame, and used the 4-split perforating tool to remove the inner frame and vellum. I added some striped white DP from Paper Temptress in the center frame to be the backdrop of the couple. I fussy cut the dancing couple and added a touch of color with Copics and then coated the dress with Fairy Dust Creative Inspirations Paint.

 I used the 2 needle tool on the grid to pierce around the inside of the frame- here is a close-up:

 I left the inside plain- except for some corner dies:
I used a shimmery Gold cardstock from Marco's Paper.

Here are the supplies I used from the Sweet Stamps store:

 I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly challenge as well- 3/15-4/14-Ink a stamp with Markers. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

Crafty Cardmaker- Decorative Paper Pricking
Love to Create- CAS or Classy/Elegant
The Crafting Cafe- CAS
MFP Friends of Speedy TV- Different ways to paper pierce

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!


Lin said...

Perfect for our paper pricking challenge! Love the old fashioned couple and your great design.

Thanks for sharing with us

Crafty Cardmakers and More

kiwimeskreations said...

Shelly this is amazing - the vellum is beautiful the way you have incorporated it. Love the colours and the vintage theme you have chosen to fit with the wedding venue.

Donna K said...

Your nephew and his bride are going to love this card, Shelly. The gold embossing and piercing look just wonderful, so very romantic…how cool to have a wedding with such historical ambiance?! Love your work, Shelly. Have a wonderful day today!

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card for a wedding. Love the vintage look.

Terry said...

I can almost picture the church and the country setting! What a beautiful wedding it will be and so is this card! Lovely and romantic for the couple to be and they will love it! Enjoy!

Beth said...

Shelly this is a gorgeous card love the vintage look and vellum.

Carol W said...

Your nephew and his bride are really going to love this card. It is perfect...good job...

Jane said...

Such a beautiful elegant card!
Thanks for playing along this week at TTSTV...Jane

Dawn said...

Hey Shelley, hope you are well!
I love your card, it's so elegant!
Thanks for joining in the fun at The Crafting Cafe for our CAS challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Anonymous said...

What a beauty of a card to send to them. It is delicate, graceful and so elegant.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, this is so pretty! Elegant touches in the corners!

Stampsnob. said...

Simply lovely thanks for sharing at MFP............Lis

Unknown said...

This is a wonderful example of Paper Piercing. Thanks for playing at Mark's Finest Papers!

jimlynn said...

It's beautiful and they're going to love it! So elegant looking and pretty.

Joan Ervin said...

Shelly...your wedding card is absolutely gorgeous!!! The image is beautiful and the embossed frame and inside details add such an elegant touch!!!!!

Donna said...

Really a gorgeous card, Shelly. I love the frame! I have a nephew getting married in a few weeks too. Haven't made their card just yet. Who can pass up an anything goes challenge. Sp easy! Thanks for sharing!

Penny said...

You did make the perfect card for that wedding! Really beautiful, Shelly--especially love the embossing! :^)
Hugs, Penny

NanaConnie said...

What an incredible card, Shelly! Such a lot of time and attention spent on the details but certainly worth it. It's truly marvelous.

Pat said...

Very vintage. Looks wonderful. Thanks for joining speedy fox and friends.

CarlaKH said...


Roxie said...

Nice card, your classy couple and embellishments go great together.

Leanne said...

Beautiful card! The couple will certainly treasure it.

Josephine said...

Oh, this is fabulous! It really shows what lovely results you can get with some paper pricking, and your design is beautiful!

Thanks for joining my Paper Pricking challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!

Anonymous said...

Hi, A fabulous card, love the image. Great colours too. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe challenge this month.

Denise said...

Stacey what a master piece!!! It is just breathtaking!! Love it.
Sweet Huggies

Jackie Randolph said...

Gorgeous!! So much elegance in this card!!
Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create with our CAS or Classy & Elegant challenge!
Jackie - LTC

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card!! Very elegant and vintage!
Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Anonymous said...

Wow what a fabulous card and just perfect for our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Love the vintage feel and your attention to detail is amazing.


Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful wedding card, I love the parchment work on the frame and how you added the striped DP to the center.

Anonymous said...

Love the vintage vibe! The gold is super elegant! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

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Shirley said...

How lovely! I like how you mounted your image and the beautiful striped and vellum BG you gave it. The embossing is wonderful and the inside is just as lovely! What a keeper for the bride and groom! Just gorgeous!

My name is Cindy said...

Beautiful wedding card, the paper pricking must have taken ages! Fantastic project for our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Cindy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful card Shelley love how you framed it .. very clever! Shaz in oz.x

perfectly4med said...

Wow - CAS design, but so much work in it sort of makes the phrase redundant! Lovely.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this month, and good luck!