Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My card for the 2nd round of the Spellbinders DT contest!

I thought I had shared my 2nd round project for the Spellbinders Design Team contest.  Looking back at my blog posts, I see I never posted it! 

This is the card I created for the 2nd round of the Spellbinders DT contest.  I was free to choose an altered item, scrapbook page or a card for the first round.  I chose "altered" and created the butterfly journal posted earlier.   For the 2nd round, I was asked to create a card.  I was thrilled!  I love to create cards!  So I put together a card.  It was nice but it didn't have any "wow!" appeal.  I couldn't seem to come up with a different idea.  It came down to the last day to get the entry submitted.  I was ready to send the photo of the not so exciting card!  But wait I had several hours yet!!! That's when this card came to be! 

Stamping the birds and rose, coloring with Copics and cutting it out took me the longest.  The rose has lots of little pieces.  The birds are shaped and popped up over the original image.  I chose this collage stamp from Artistic Ouptost's Bluebird set.  I also used a lacey branch from Artistic Outpost's Serenity on the dark red mat.
The open book was cut with Spellbinders S4-231 Labels Seven.  I used 2 sizes to cut a frame of gold craft foil that was glued to card stock.  I used a styllus to emboss lines to simulate book pages along the edges. Then I curled the pages to look like an open book.  I glued the birds and music background page to the back of the book, shaping it, too.  Once I had the book page put together, the card came together quickly.

There's a piece of text paper stamped with music behind the book (music stamp from Artistic Outpost Ephemeral Backgrounds).  I've distressed it and curled the corners which you see curling around the book edges.  I added silk ribbon and gold cord to simulate a book mark.

I used a piece of lace over the card front.  That's a thrift store find!  Several yards for $1.00!  I love bargains like that!   I used my heat gun to melt the eges a little.  The lace was white to which I added Distress inks to age it.

Some more ribbon and gold cord, a dark red stamped backround with gold mat and a cream card front with Vintage Photo ink rubbed over the edges completes the card.  I got it photographed and submitted.......a card with "Wow!".  It got me to Round 3 and the Design Team!

This is one of my all time favorite creations!  I love the vintage feel of it!

I hope you've enjoyed it, too!


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.It reminds me of something my grandmother had sitting by her piano. Good Luck on the 2nd round.

Lana said...

Judy, This is just STUNNING no other words cover it! I love everything about it! Congrats on the Design Team, you go girl!!!

Kris Turner said...

Judy, Lana (above) pointed your site and this posting out to me and I'm so thrilled she did! Your work here is absolutely incredible! The dimension and colors are beautiful. Awesome artwork! All best wishes for a great 2nd round win!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Windy Robinson said...

Oh my! That is breathtaking:)

Tosha said...

Wow, This card is stunning!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Absolutely gorgeous Judy!!

Joanna McDonald said...

What a exquisite vintage card!!
Every single item is done beautifully - it is unique. Thanks
for sharing--------

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Now that is just breath-taking. It looks like it could have been a victorian creation! I love it.

Crafteresa said...

wow this is awesome, I found it through a google search for the book labels and now feel so inspired to get this set

Hugs Crafteresa x