Monday, September 13, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Quite awhile back I went shopping with friends and found those fantastically antiqued music books with the beautiful pages of music...you know the ones we all want for the fun punched out flowers? Yeah well, I keep forgetting I have it stashed away. Maybe this goes hand in hand with the hoarding problem I confessed to yesterday. No. This time I just forgot I had it.

So I am pulling it out today for more than just a flower....

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I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink to give it a little more antiquing.  I also made the little rose and added some distressing to the edges of the petals too!

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I thought I would add a little PTI embossed polka dots for a fun/elegant birthday card.  What do you think? 

Thanks for stopping by!

EDIT: I have had several emails and comments on how I made this flower.  Dana has a fantastic tutorial HERE!  HTH!



Supplies (I am getting better at this part right?)

All PTI unless noted
Stamps:  Polka Dot Basics II, Mega Mixed Messages
Paper: Kraft, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Sheet Music, Rustic Cream
Ink: Burnt Umber Palette, Tim Holtz Tea Dye
Misc: Brown Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Flourish (Walmart clearance), SU Scallop punch, Karen Foster Scrappers Floss, Marvy Flower Punches

36 comments:

Jamie Lane said...

Wow. I am such a fan of your work, this is simply beautiful.

Emm said...

This is a beautiful card, Laurie! I love those colors together!

Eva said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love the color combo!!

Melissa said...

So stunning! I love the rich colors and the rose is gorgeous! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I love these colors together too. How did you make that flower????? Love it.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I think your card is Beautiful! Love the flower, bling and the music paper with the added polka dots. I have a book of music that I found at a thrift store earlier this year. Just have to remember to pull it out when making my Christmas cards.

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

absolutely beautiful. Love the flower and the color combination.

Christina said...

Ooh, this is so pretty! Your rose is gorgeous-my paper roses never turn out this perfect! I'm still on the hunt for some old music. It works so well on this card!

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning, elegant. Very sophisticated and totally take-your-breath-away beautiful. (I'll be come back when I find some new adjectives!)

Lindsay said...

This is beautiful Laurie! I love the flower!! It is gorgeous and so is the rest of the card.

Keva said...

Whoa. This is awesome, laurie! I absolutely love this card. The colors, the book pring, the flower...it's all just gorgeous! I've got to figure out how to make flowers..and then get some of these music books!

Amy said...

It looks like your creative side is back!! This is absolutely breathtaking! I sure wish I could find some time to talk to you! Maybe tomorrow nite?? :)

Debby said...

Love the rose and very elegant all in all. Great card!

Diane Jaquay said...

GASP!!! This might be my favorite card that I've ever seen on your blog Laurie!!! Seriously, it takes my breath away, it's stunning! Do you have a tutorial for those flowers by any chance? I'd love to attempt to make some! djaquay@yahoo.com

Liz said...

Wowzers! What a gorgeous card! I love how clean it is yet so detailed! That red flower really pops!

Great card!

Kay said...

Gor-juss! Love those colors, love that background and your flower ROCKS!

Dana said...

This is just gorgeous Laurie...wow. Those embossed dots really stand out against all the grey, and I LOVE the older sheet music. Awesome combo here girl!
OH, and thanks for linking to my tutorial!

Kara said...

love the music paper and that gorgeous flower!

Jen Carter said...

This is lovely!! I love the contrast between the music sheet and the pure poppy! And, the polka dots are awesome too! I still haven't used any of the sheet music I bought that day. I need to do that!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

This is gorgeous...I really like the embossed polka dots...just packs that extra little punch!

Jennifer K said...

So gorgeous, Laurie. I think my favorite part is the color combo and how classy and elegant it is. Off to check out the tutorial on how to make that fab rose... :)

Ryann Salamon said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT!!!!! The paper is so beautiful and it is all pulled together so perfectly with that flower ...... YUMMY. And you said something about not feeling it lately in a recent post ....... WHAT?? You are crazy~~ And I ALMOST turned on Bachelor Pad last night to see that couch but the Yanks were tied and they were playing the Rays ...... I know all you hear is Charlie Brown's teacher talking right now

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Goodness, this is a beauty!

Emora Designs said...

WOW!! Gorgeous!! I love everything about it!

Regan

Emora Designs said...

Hi Laurie! I just wanted to let you know that you have a blog award waiting for you on my blog at www.EmoraDesigns.blogspot.com

Thanks, Regan

Heather Jensen said...

I think this is fabulous Laurie! The polka dot and pretty flower are perfect...especially the sheet music.
Hugs,
Heather

Melisa Waldorf said...

GIRLFRIEND!!! Aren't you the same girl who once said she couldn't do vintage!! This is fabulous!!! Everything about it is awesome. Lovin' your handmade flower! i hope you are doing well. Have a blessed week chick!

Stacy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love every little detail :)

Ingrid Danvers said...

Absolutely stunning, Laurie. What a gorgeous card and color combo. Love it!

Amy said...

So so pretty Laurie! But what I want to know is exactly how long it took to make that beautiful flower!

Sue Kohler said...

STUNNING Laurie, the colour selection is perfect! So glad you added in the link for the fabulous flower! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is beautiful! Love that flower! I've seen lots of tutorials and just never tried it out. I, really, should give it a go! And that music paper and your color combo are scrumptious!

Lee Anne said...

Agree with everyone...beautiful. From the flower to the music background. I have some music...need to dig it out! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jean Martin said...

Laurie your cards are AMAZING!!! I can't believe I haven't been following your blog!!! I'm so glad I found it! FANTASTIC work! :)

Kim said...

Simply Gorgeous!Love everything about this one : )

 
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