Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Facebook Design D.I.V.A.S. February Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop

It is time for another Facebook Design D.I.V.A.S. "Oldies But Goodies" Blog Hop!  This newly formed group of very creative papercrafters has designated the third Wednesday of each month to dust off our toys, tools, and techniques that haven't been used for awhile (read: a long time!).  I, for one, have been happily reunited with all sorts of fun craft supplies.  Before I show you my card, let me just mention that I am number 6 on the blog hop.  If you came here from the awesomely talented Sue Walsh you are on the right path.  To start at the beginning you will want to visit Brenda Turner

This month I became reaquainted with another of my brass stencils for this card:

I dry embossed this beautiful heart and flowers stencil by Dreamweavers.  The paper is canvas style Core'dinations with a white core.  After I dry embossed I sanded the surface to bring out more of the core.  Then I cut it out with the Labels Sixteen Nestabilities die and sanded the embossed border.  The ivory lace on the left side is another oldie but goodie.  It was in a bag of antique laces I picked up at a local antique shop.  The flowers are a mix of Prima and mini-roses from the bridal department at Michael's.  Leaves are MS punch along with pearls and a charm. 

Hmmm, stencils and Core'dinations paper..... nice combination!

Thanks for stopping by today! Feel free to leave a comment, and be sure to move on to visit the lovely and talented Cindy Grigiski.  Enjoy the rest of the blog hop.  I hope we have you digging out your oldies but goodies, too!

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33 comments:

Maria Matter said...

oh WOW, this is beautiful barb! the sanding really added a nice touch!
hugs & blessings

Chrissie said...

Oh what a beautifully elegant card Barb, just my cup of tea!
lol Chrissie xx

Melissa Cash said...

Oh my Barbara, this card is over the top gorgeous! I love all of the beautiful details.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful stencil and design Barbara! ~jeni :)

Auntie Em said...

I love your stenciled design. I still love the versatility of the old method of stencils, a stylus and a light box for creating a beautiful design!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Oh BARB! This is just so beautiful. I love all your detailing, dimension and texture. I want to touch this card as much as I want to look at it. (Okay that sounded kind of creepy but you know what I mean, right?) Happy Blog Hopping.

Kirei na Kami said...

Barb...you never cease to blow me away with your talent!!! This card is amazingly gorgeous!!! I love the vintage feel to it and all the striking details. You always know how to make a card a true masterpiece!!! I love, love, love it!!! Of course, I love you more:o)

Chocolate covered HUGS!!
Carolyn

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great idea- to use stencils with Coordinations- love the pearl accents- and the flowers- beautiful card! Great DIVA hop!

Karen from PA said...

Gorgeous! I have a ton of brass stencils I have forgotten about until I saw your post. I will have to dig them out. I love the look of the sanding.

Angie Williams said...

This is just beautiful!

Christina said...

This is beautiful... I love the roses!!

Carmen O. said...

Barb this card is absolutely Stunning! I love all the roses and the pearl accentuate the embossing beautifully. Gorgeous work.

Heather said...

This is SOOOOO lovely Barbara! All of this beautiful texture on a bright white base. I love the lace, pearls, flowers and textured / sanded paper. WOW!!! You created such a lovely shabby chic card. I wish I had things like this hidden in my stash :D

HUGS and love to you! Thanks for my comment :D hehehe!!! MWAH!

Runnergirl Creations said...

Beautiful card. I love the textures! Thanks for the hop! :) Blessings

Runnergirl Creations said...

Beautiful card. I love the textures! Thanks for the hop! :) Blessings

Chrissy D said...

This is SOOO pretty! Love your spray of flowers! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a BLESSED DAY!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Barb, this card just screams elegance!!! Gorgeous stenciled image, love the added pearls. And your flower arrangement...STUNNING!!

Linda

jkreucher said...

What a Beauty this is, so very elegant!
Judy

Mary G. said...

Oh, Barb! This is STUNNING!!!!

Sue W said...

Totally gorgeous Barb!
Love the embossing over Core'dinations paper and the pretty lace and blooms finish your card off perfectly!

Deb said...

Wow, Barb! This is so ultra elegant and absolutely gorgeous!

Sharri said...

Barb this is just beautiful!! I love all the details especially the lace and the flower arrangement! Very elegant!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Wow Barb....this is so so so so gorgeous. I love the texture....love the flowers. Oh my...what inspiration.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

wOWEE BARB!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I can never get enough of flowers. They add such a nice touch. :)

Cindy said...

Barb, this is a stunning card!! I love the Co-ordinations paper. I have some, rarely use it!! Love all of those flowers and ribbons and bling, OH MY!!!

Jessica said...

Very nice card, Barb! Love those flowers and embossing!

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely card, Barb... beautifully done. I love all of the embellishments you added.. you do that so well. Hugs, Peggy x

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Barb, this is beautiful!!!! The stencil image looks awesome with all the pearls and your cluster of flowers is gorgoeus!!!!!

okienurse said...

Very nice! I like the vintage look! Thanks for sharing

Vicki said...

WOW! Just gorgeous, Barbara! Love that stencil! Blessings to you!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the ribbon and lace.

Ching-a-ling said...

This is sooo lovely!!!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous and so lovely card Barb!