Friday, April 22, 2011

It's time for another Lily Pad Card Challenge

I love this challenge because it combines a perfect sketch by the lovely Lucy:

with some perfectly wonderful stamps by Penny Black! 

 For some reason, when I saw Lucy's sketch I thought of a bulletin board. And the Penny Black stamps made me think of travel photos taped to a bulletin board, it was a match made in crafting mojo heaven, by cracky!

  • Stamp Paisley Outline with Stormy Sky Distress ink on cream cs panel cut to  4 x 5.25.
  • Distress the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink.
  • Stamp the decorative border from the Thinking of You set on opposite corners.
  • Stamp 3 images from Thinking of You on white cs.
  • Paint the images with Distress inks and trim like a photograph.
  • Arrange the images on the background and adhere in place. Add decorative tape.
  • Adhere the panel to a gray card base.
  • Wrap silver cord around card creating the diagonal shape from the sketch.
  • Tie resin flower embellishment to center with black crochet thread.
Penny Black- Stamps Paisley Outline, Thinking of You "T for Transparent" set. Paper- Storm Med.
Distress Inks in a variety of colors.  Pink Paislee Artisan Tape- Black Dot. Blue Moon Beads Resin Flower (gift from Stampersuzz, thanks again) Silver cord from Stamp Fever.

~ 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ~
"Watch, stand firm in the faith, be brave, be strong.
And do everything with love."
Easter Blessings,


  1. Beautiful are up early..Easter blessings to you..Linda at Stamp Fever

  2. Nancy, this is wonderful - I love your idea of a bulletin board, and the colors you used really brought these images to life! Beautifully done!

  3. What a great idea! I love the idea of a board where you put your travel dreams on! Beautiful card!

  4. cute! This all caught my eye today because I am helping my DIL collect items to scrap for her hopefully upcoming Paris trip.

  5. What a FUN sketch! I love your example of design from the sketch! Always a treat to visit here!

  6. What a great layout! Love the shades of blue and that punch of yellow. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

  7. Very cute, love the painting. I'll see if I can muster up something to enter. :)

  8. Wow Nancy this card is fabulous, makes me want to go to Paris again, love the soft shades you have used. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  9. Ooh, I just love your creative take on this! How wonderful to view it as a bulletin board! Such soft, pretty colors too, perfect for the Paris set!

  10. Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love those stamps you used by Penny Black I really have a thing for all things Paris. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your comment on my blog I'm new to blogging and I appreciate your feedback.

  11. Really love this card and your take on Lucy's sketch. Been poring over all the wonderful detail of it for several minutes :)

  12. Gorgeous Nancy. It is superb. Reminds me of my trip to Paris last year.

  13. Hi Nancy! LOVE what you did with the sketch, and your coloring on the images! I have a woodblock stamp of the Eiffel Tower, and another one of the Arc de Triumphe -- gonna have to break them out and play! AND! LOVE what you did with the tape!!! GAH! :)

  14. What a beautiful card, Love those images and thank you for posting instructions. It was so sweet of you to comment on my card for the LPC Globecraft Memories challenge, thank you so much and Happy Easter!

  15. I nearly missed this one! It is beautiful Nancy - I love the watercolor look which seems so appropriate for Paris! Gorgeous card!

  16. So lovely, Nancy.

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  17. Love your cards....I'm so wanting to do some over-stamping.
    Check out my pocket watch on the blog...can't wait to do more.

  18. Love your cad! love the watercolor look! Thanks

  19. I love this card! It is so pretty, such soft colors! And now that I saw the stamp set I see how well you used almost all of the stamps!


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