Friday, November 22, 2013

happy birthday.




Happy Friday!

So I've been inspired by a lot of trends out there, can you spot them on today's card?


The first is the white on vellum heat embossing...One of my favorite feathers, from Reverse Confetti, Peacock Pretties.  I made this pretty early in the morning yesterday and had to time the heat gun with the home heating system since everybody was still snoozing :)

The other trend is the corner curl/fold...I'm not sure who started this trend (perhaps Laurie?) but most recently I spotted Stephanie's card and was inspired.

The main panel is Pink Paislee/House of Three..LOVE it.  I'm not typically a navy blue kind of gal but love that design.  I'm actually contemplating buying a lot of them...25 12x12 sheets...haha, that should satisfy that 'need' for a smidge.


Here's the funny thing, I don't typically mix different manufacturer paper collections but this one has 3 (Pink Paislee/Basic Grey & Amy Butler).

The Reverse Confetti sentiment has been stamped on the scrap gray cardstock in Fresh Ink Navy.  The twine is Timeless Twine Graphite Gray..something that has been sadly neglected!

I was inspired by Lisa's



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I have a ton of crafting I get to do this weekend AND I'm Christmas decorating!

How about you?

27 comments:

Unknown said...

Just wow! Love everything about this from the corner fold to the fab vellum peacock feather! Looking forward to spending time with my kiddos...they are growing way too fast!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...wow this is beautiful Amy. I love the turned corner.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love this! LOVING the feather and the folded paper!!!!!!!

Marlena M. said...

I LOVE the way you rock patterns Amy~sigh~
Girl, I just got the girlies to clean off the big table so I could roll out the Thanksgiving runner for a quick week. ugh~it's going to be THAT KIND of year where I am racing at the heels of everything...LOL. Proud of you for jumping ahead, though! ;)

Chrissy Larson said...

Totally amazing!! I love the combo and how amazingly it all came together!

Audrey Pettit said...

Holy Cow...this is stunning, Amy! Soooo loving this whole mix here! The papers you put together are gorgeous. LOVE the embossed vellum feather, too. WOW!

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

jenn shurkus said...

love this card ;) and how you are combining trends you are seeing :) i sort of did a fold back here http://shurk.us/thankyou-cath

thanks as well for your comments and support on my blog :)

Beverley said...

Stunning! Love the trends you've incorporated & I must try the corner fold! Hugs Bev x

jessica said...

What a gorgeous card Amy! Love the embossing on the vellum!!!!

Angi Barrs said...

Love this fresh and modern design. That corner fold and embossing on vellum is FABULOUS!!!

cm said...

Love the trends you've showcased here. Of the three, one I can do asap; the second - feathers - means a shopping venture (oh, twist my rubber arm!) and the third - embossing - well...that's a *hmmm...* because I am embossing challenged. However, with this card as inspiration, I'm motivated! GORGEOUS card! Have fun crafting, decorating, enjoying everything!!
c

Katie Ann Brooks said...

big love! you did a fab job mixing the patterns!

Julia Aston said...

Love the patterns on your papers Amy and that wonderful embossed feather! you are such a trendy girl!!! We're having friends over for dinner Sat night so just concentrating on cleaning the house right now!

Kay Miller said...

Absolutely fabulous Amy!! You are amazing at mixing trends and papers and having it all turned out beautiful!! Love this card!

Shannon J said...

Two things: you are WAY more considerate than I am - I would have let that heat gun rip whether the heater was running or not!!! ha ha!! AND, OMG Amy, I love this! What a beautiful combo of papers! Love the roll over look too!

Lisa Arana said...

This is one KILLER card! LOVE your mix of patterns and i love how you curled the edge and finished it with twine. You knocked my socks off girlie... thank you so much for being inspired by wanna sketch.

SmilynStef said...

Super-trendy, awesome design ... love it.

Lynnda said...

Loving the new trend too = corner fold... ! 3 gorgeous PP matched beautiful!... Brilliant sista!... hugs...x

Sherry Eckblad said...

Beautiful card, I love the look of embossing on vellum.
Too funny that you timed the heating with the heat gun. We don't worry about that here as the heat is on all the time with our cold temps here.

Ashley Horton said...

Stunning Amy!! I love the embossed feather on the vellum and the turned down corner is such a fun idea!

Rose said...

awesome card my friend!!! love that feather :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You go girl, I'm confident you'll get it all done, want to come tick a few of my to do's off my list while you're at it?

Charlene B. said...

Whoa...Amy! This is one stunning card!

June Houck said...

This is so incredibly beautiful and striking Miss Amy. A home run!!!

Unknown said...

This is absolutely one of the most stunning cards you've ever shared. I LOVE the turned down panel and feather on vellum. Flawless design!

Sylvia said...

What a fun birthday card, Amy, love all the patterns!