Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dreams de Jour

Therapy is not cheap - so we craft!  LOL!  Today I needed to do some serious crafting and get everything up across the dining room table and on every possible bench top available - a rare event was happening - I had the whole house to myself for a few hours....

I decided to use the stamp set Dreams de Jour that my DH brought for me well over 18 months ago and I have only used it once - so I thought I would 'ink this baby up!'  The background cardstock has been embossed with the Stampin' Up folder Vintage Wallpaper - I am loving this folder - gorgeous!  My friend Ann introduced me to inking the folder before running it through the Cuttlebug - what a great technique - it is so effective!!

I coloured the image with my SU Chalks and then cut it out with a circle punch and popped it up onto a scalloped circle with foam tape.

Some gorgeous satin ribbon from my dear friend Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz) was added and the bow made using my trusty 'Bow Easy'.  To finish off I added a flower through the centre of the bow and Vintage Corners with pearls.

I have also been working on some other cards but that is for another day!!

  This card is for the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - V is for Vintage
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity - Embossing
ABC Challenge - D is for Distressing
The Crafty Pad - Embossing

I will leave you with a photo of our Fire Pit - we have been waiting to light it for months but every time the wood dried out enough, it would rain and we would have to wait again!  It is hard to gauge the size of the fire but it was HUGE - the pit is about 4 feet across and the flames were leaping over 9 feet high at first - and it was HOT!!!  We had a BBQ dinner and sat around the fire - what a fabulous way to spend the evening!!

Thank you for stopping by, you know I love to see you have been here!  I hope your weekend is a fun one and spent with those you love!  God bless you!


  1. What a beautiful card Linda. I will have to try this background technique soon. It is so pretty. :) And what a fun way to spend the evening around the fireside. Hugs, Michelle

  2. Lovely Linda!!! What a GORGEOUS project! This is incredible! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at StampInsanity!! Wowza!

  3. Linda, this is so gorgeous! The colors and design are gorgeous! The inked look with the embossing folder looks fabulous. I need to try that! Beautiful card!

  4. What a lovely card! Love how you did the embossing and that ribbon is a nice touch. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

  5. Such a lovely card.Thanks for playing with Charisma.
    xx Vee

  6. This is a beautiful SU stamp, small but detailed. Your 'inking the folder' (is there a name for this technique?) turned out gorgeously, wow! Great shot of the fire, how fun it is to sit around a bonfire to eat and 'visit'. Friends have a much smaller pit and have get togethers often. Always a good time.

  7. Beautiful card - love the sentiment on the stamp. The embossing is lush! Great colour combo! Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

  8. Linda, girl, this is one gorgeous card!!! I love that Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder....gotta get my hand on one ;D. Your color combo is awesome as usual!! Thanks for sharing this beauty. Have a blessed weekend my friend! Hugs, Sabrina

  9. Linda this is just gaw-juss!! Beautiful rich
    colours and wonderful texture.

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx


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