Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Birthday - Crazy for Typography

This card is totally inspired by Kristina's work.

This card is for one of my nieces and it uses the colors from Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #56.








I loved Kristina's kraft words on kraft cardstock card. I also love the stitching she does. I cut a welded alphabet design (downloaded from QuicKutz) using my QuicKutz Silhouette. I love it! I was crazy enough to add faux stitching throughout the design...twice. The other card I started was with So Saffron cardstock. I'll publish it later. I used my paper crimper to "soften" some thin strips of Riding Hood Red and Certainly Celery paper. I used the thin strips to thread two of the buttons.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good one!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Heidi Grace
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery
Ink: VersaMark
Tools: QuicKutz Silhouette, paper crimper
Other: White embossing powder, linen thread (SU!), white Sakura gel pen, buttons (Making Memories-Chloe's Closet collection), glue dots, Tombo multi glue

26 comments:

tg said...

I too loved the card Kristina published -- love how it inspired you too! This card is excellant. Love the faux stitching too.

Winter said...

Very cute! Looks like it took awhile to do, but so worth it! :)

Ann said...

I'm crazy for this card--absolutely fabulous!

clouds shadler said...

oh Antoinette, I am loving your card so much :) I see you are using yer quickcutz! I love the faux stitching, looks like you put a lot of work into it, and it's perfect :)

Clouds :D

Jen Tapler said...

Your color inspiration cards are always so amazing!! Seriously, you knock my socks off every time I come check out what you've been up to!! LOVE this one!!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

This is fantastic! Trust me, all that time faux stitching (cuz I know it took some time) was well worth it! :)

Sue Lelli said...

The stitching was amazing! Cute card!

DottyJo said...

Great card Anthonette! You are the Queen of faux stitching!

NancyS said...

WOW, the faux stitching just MAKES this beautiful card. Your niece is going to LOVE it! Hope you make Top 15...you deserve it. TFS.

Kimberly said...

I love this! WOW! It is amazing and your neice will love it too!! Nice work with the challenge as always!! :)

Sam said...

Stunning creation Anthonette!

Agus :) said...

WOW Super cute card!! I love the stamp you have chossen! Good luck in the challenge :D
Agus

Brooke S said...

LOVE your cute type... I really need to get more into that.. I NEVER use my Expressions my DH gave me...

I(LoVe) K new pic on your blog.. He is so dang cute!

Hugs
Brooke

Two Happy Stampers said...

Anthonette, LOVE what you did with the challenge! All that faux stitching looks nice on the letters. It makes it stand out nicely. =)

Deb Rymer said...

Oh, I love this, Anthonette! Great use of all those colors. The way you created the red base and green title accented with the buttons in the other colors, gets them all in without being overwhelming. Very well done!

~amy~ said...

this is really fabulous...I love the welded alphabet design!!! Nice job with the faux stitching too! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Holy cuteness!! This just totally knocked my socks off!!

Savitri said...

This is so so cool!!! Top pick for sure!! I love it!! So funny, I was thinking of doing the PTI blog hop and their theme is type this month. I thought of doing this and I didn't know that KW did a video on this. Awesome!

Kerry said...

OMG I am drooling over this card. it's GORGEOUS!!!

Elise said...

What a super job! Congratulations on being one of Kristina's Round Up girls! Hee Hee You ROCK!

sarahmartina said...

How did I miss this?!?! This is AMAZING! No wonder KW likes it! We ALL do!!!

christy sheffield said...

Wow, this card is amazing! I love everything about it, and the faux stitching is amazing!

Lisa Brown said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on Top Twenty!

Dana said...

this is beyond awesome!

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick! :)

Victoria S. said...

Well i think the faux stitching is what makes the card exceptional - so great job!