Thursday, June 17, 2010

TBS DT: Pear Soap, (The Details)

Yay! Thanks so much to the Allsorts girls for picking my card as one of their Top 5!

Hey hey hey! This fun card was featured over at Little Paper Wagon, too. Thanks ladies!

Hello hello! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I've recovered from my whirlwind visit to the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee. I took a few classes and shopped my wallet bare at the marketplace. It was a blast and I left with a bunch of new skills and ideas. Since being home I've sorted out the laundry and general house stuff... or at least made a "to do" list... *grin* I've also finished this card, with which I am in love and sad to see it go off in the mail yesterday.

This card is a special birthday card for a 78 year old woman who has experienced a very stressful year. Her friends decided to have a "pamper yourself" theme to her birthday gathering and are showering her with pedicures, manicures, massages and facials. Ooh... ahh... Such a delightful group of ladies!

Over at The Beary Scrap Design Team blog we have our BSC #4 new challenge for you: It's the color combination of Navy, Turquoise and Lime. I found this delightful vintage Pears Soap ad in the perfect colors and was tickled that I could use it for my challenge card, too. 

Here's a view of the full easel card:

As you can see, I've layered and Stickle'd the heck out of the Pears ad. Ahhh! I love this image! I'm already itching to use it again. The antennae are homemade with wire, glue, paint and a whole lot of patience. I'm sure there's an easier way, but that goes against my "let's reinvent the wheel!" sensibility. *grin*

While I was browsing the aisles at the Bead and Button show I spied a neat ribbon "necklace". The vendor sewed beads on the top and bottom of a satin ribbon to create a shirred look. You know I had to put my own spin on it!  Lemme tell you it was a handful (but worth it). I think it adds a nice bit of texture and depth. The top pearls are glass and the smaller ones beneath the crocheted ribbon are pearl-lite (read:plastic). The glass ones added quite a bit of heft to the card top - I had to reinforce the small easel part that I've usually left blank. Hmm... I kind of like that effect, too.

(I also like how some card makers use colored card stock as the easel card base, but I'm so wedded to my crisp white edges that I don't think I could try it.) But I digress...

Card Recipe
Thanks so much for popping in today!



Anne said...

Love the lace with the pearls. :)

Sassy Scrapper said...

Welcome Back! Sounds like you had a really great time. Your card is gorgeous and full of lovely details. Thank you for sharing your crochet bead technique very cool effect! The image is just stunning! I love it! Good luck sweetie!
Hugs Bonnie

Fleur said...

Oh my this is stunning. I adore the vintage feel & the pretty colours
A lovely card,
Thanks for taking part in my challenge over at ALLSORTS this week
Hugz Fleur xXx

pam124 said...

Susan, this is a real, real stunner!! My gosh, look at the details on this beauty!! The lace, image, b/fly, flowers, easel style card and pearls. This is one KNOCK OUT upload for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I hope you find your creation on the top of the list!!!

I hope you can play with us again next week as this is truly spectacular.


Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is so beautiful! Love the flower image and the blue rose is such an eyecatcher! Very pretty!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. We hope to see you again next week.


Allison said...

gorgeous card, love the lace and the pearls
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Rosanne said...

This is just gorgeous Susan! Love how you used the pearls and lace! Thanks for playing along at Little Red Wagon!

Carol Hurlock said...

Susan this is positively the most beguiling creation. So graceful and elegant with marvelous attention to detail. Absolutely breathtaking. Two thumbs up for this one!!! Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Susan - I LOVE this card - it is just delightful - verything about it is perfect! You are such a talented lady Susan and I always look forward to seeing your name linked to the MMSC! Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

craftyb said...

oh this is simply beautiful! look how you worked that pear sentiment and paper together...LOVE the lace and pearls...gorgeous! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Elise said...

Hi Susan!!! As you know .. I love love love this creation of yours!!! From the fabulous dps, to the beautiful butterfly ... everything is just sooo LOVELY!!! And look at those gorgeous pearls and lace ... sigh!!! BEAUTIFUL work my friend!


Priscilla said...

WOW-ZA... truely amazing this card..One of my faves this week. Here’s to another wonderful week with the Midnight Madness Challenges. Thanks for playing with us.. we love checking out your work.
MMSC Hostess