Sunday, April 29, 2012

Footprints in the Sand

Good Sunday morning! I've got a card to show you today, one that I made for Splitcoast's Featured Stamper challenge. The showcased stamper this week is abbysmom2198 and I've chosen this card of her's to CASE. I kept the color scheme and ribbon placement the same, however, I changed the focal panel and added a burlap/flower/pin accent. Here is my version of Abby's delightful card:

I was so lucky to have Della of I Brake for Stamps contact me about designing with her stamps and she generously let me pick out a few to test ride. And I have to tell you that I'm buyin'! This stamp is called Footprints in the Sand. I just love the mix of fonts and the crisp stamp lines. I'll definitely be using this one again! (And if you like this stamp and want to shop in her store, you'll get a 10% discount by using this coupon code: SAVE10ANDREA)

I was also lucky enough to be contacted by Linda from Creative Harmony and she was so kind as to send me some of her homemade stick pins....can you believe this pin?! It's absolutely gorgeous! She asked that in exchange for this act of kindness that I pay it forward. And I certainly will!

There's a lot going on with this card, I did some mixing and matching of Spellbinders to come up with a custom frame around the sentiment. The outside black flourishes are from the Fleur De Lis Motif's collection. I die cut 4 of the linear designs and attached them to the back of a Scalloped Square design. I then layered a Labels 3 (on dimensionals) on top of that. I sponged the inside with Antique Linen Distress ink and added some Platinum Liquid Pearls. The floral focal accent consists of Graphite Vintage Seam Binding and a Prima Tattered Treasures flower, both from the Ribbon Carousel store. Then I tucked an Elegant Scrollwork diecut underneath that. Berneath the main focal panel is a piece of Natural Burlap, cut up and frayed a bit and that is also from the Ribbon Carousel.  (Corinna has a sale going on right now until the end of April with a coupon for 15% off with the potential for free shipping.) A little paper piercing and sewn edges finish off the card.
Thanks for stopping by today, I surely appreciate the visit!

Stamps: Footprints in the Sand (I Brake For Stamps)
Paper: Lost & Found Madison Ave. (My Mind's Eye), Vintage Cream, Black
Ink: Antique Linen & Frayed Burlap distress inks (Ranger), Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: 2.5" Wired Natural Burlap, Graphite Vintage Seam Binding, Tattered Treasures Flower by Prima (Ribbon Carousel), Home made stick pin (Linda @ Creative Harmony), Fleur De Lis Motifs, Scalloped Square & Labels Three Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), PE-02CB-101 (Dots (Pearl)- White (0.3 cm, 0.5 cm & 0.8 cm) Zva Creative, dimensionals, dauber, sewing machine, paper piercer
Size: 5 1/2" square


  1. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!!!

  2. Love how you have layered the focal sentiment on this card and the touch of blue ribbon is perfect against the soft neutrals. Great touch with the burlap too! Oh to have a few of your creative genes!

  3. Hi Andrea,
    What a beautiful card, and I adore the rustic elements. It's funny how burlap can make or break a card. Sometimes it appear too heavy and other times it seems to meld into the design and become 'part of the furniture' as we say here in Wales. Well it is the latter on your card, it is definitely part of the furniture of this card. To me it resembles the rug on the lounge floor with the coffee/occasional table set upon it and a vase of flowers to the side. This is most certainly a card that is 'poetry in motion' to me.
    On many occasions I have been known to start singing or to recite lines from a famous film etc that the card will elicit from me. While on my rounds of my favourite blogs, you can bet I will sing at least once and I love it.
    Thank you so much for using one of my pins and mentioning the 'pay it forward'. You are as generous as I assumed you would be and I am so happy that I chose you. Bless you and keep up the good work.
    All the best Linda xx

  4. Wow - this card is absolutely gorgeous! The burlap is awesome, that sentiment is beautiful and that pin makes me drool.What a super special thing to receive!

  5. Oh my what a gorgeous card! Love the sentiment and how you inked!

  6. So stunning! The layout, the colors, so many beautiful details!

  7. Really beautiful! I love the sentiment!

  8. Andrea, your work astounds me! Just beautiful!

  9. wow - this card is out of this world exquisite!! SOOO gorgeous!

  10. Stunning the sentiment and I so want that hat pin LOL

  11. I'm so excited for you to have people contacting you to use their products! You are world-class, my dear, and everyone knows it!

  12. what a amazing card love it all the papers are superb and the embellies are simply divine hugs sassyx

  13. Can't wait to try this with the SB sets! Thanks for sharing! it's lovely!


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