Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Make A Wish

Hello Tuesday! My kids had off from school yesterday so we took a day trip to see the Statue of Liberty. I had never been there before despite only living about an hour and a half from it...and I'm sorry I hadn't gone there sooner! Our first stop was Ellis Island where I found my grandfather's name on a registry...he had come here back in 1922 from Italy. How fascinating to find out that piece of history! Then onto the beauty herself, though she was closed for renovation you could walk around the island and see her glory from every perspective. Truly a sight to see! Ok, enough chit chat....I'm making up for lost time yesterday and posting a card that I made using Mojo Monday's sketch, the Shabby Tea Room's inspiration photo and Splitcoast's Try A New Technique...dimension on a card (so NOT new to me, but this card qualifies!):

Dimension abounds on this card, I used embossing folders, fabric flower and leaves, pleated satin layered with lace and rows of pearls. The background embossed design is the 'Rebecca' folder and the banner across the top is the 'Swiss Dots' both by Cuttlebug. I added a layer of pleated satin and then covered that (!) with a strip of lace. The flowers were acquired from AC Moore's wedding dept. Sentiment is from Paper Sweeties', this set is called You're Invited. I'm hooked on Memory Box's Quinn Flourish die, I think it adds wonderful feminine detail underneath any sentiment. A row of pearls on the top and bottom finish off the card.

Here's the sketch I used:

And the inspiration photo, we're also to use pink, green and lace. Easy Peasy:

Here are some pictures of our day, this one in front of the Statue of Liberty:

And in this one, the view of the Manhattan skyline is behind us, including the construction of the new Freedom Tower:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Stamps: You're Invited (Paper Sweeties Stamps)
Paper: White, Pink Shimmer (PTI)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black 
Accessories:  Pennant Trim die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), lace, pink ribbon, Satin pleated ribbon, Curling ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), fabric flowers, Quinn Flourish die (Memory box), pearls, Rebecca & Swiss Dots EF (Cuttlebug), Dotted Scalllop punch (EK Success), fabric leaves, dimensionals
Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
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  1. Beautifully soft card and a fabulous take on the challenges. Love it :) Would love to see the statue one day. May dad went through Ellis years ago as well.

  2. Wow Andrea....this is so soft and gorgeous!! Love all the dry embossing, flowers & trim...it is beautiful!

    I really hope to travel to New York one day and get to do all those awesome touristy things. I can't imagine how beautiful Lady Liberty is!! Sigh- maybe one day! So glad you had a great day!

  3. Simply divine ... you do elegant and beautiful 'so well' my crafty friend! Thanks for sharing this amazing card with us in the Tea Room, sweetie!!

  4. Andrea
    This is just simply beautiful, graceful, elegant, and absolutely inspiring! Yes, I love it love it! :) Hugs

  5. Oh Andrea, this is just perfect for the challenge! It's so romantic and the shades
    and details make a stunning creation. Thanks
    for sharing with us at the Shabby Tea Room
    this week!

  6. Very Beautiful! Love the die cuts and the color combo. That flower is so sweet
    Hugs, Dangina

  7. So gorgeous. I love your flowers and of course the Quinn die, it's may favourite at the moment!

  8. You always make the most beautifully elegant cards! I just love stopping by for a peek. The colors you used are perfect for the TSTR challenge and your layout is wonderfully mojo Monday! TFS and for the inspiration.

  9. This is so feminine, romantic and gorgeous. Pink, pearls, ribbon and lace.....how dreamy.

  10. Wow, what lovely soft colors, truly a gorgeous card. What prettiness those ribbons and lace add to this card. I love the different embossing and the rows of pearls. Such nice pictures you shared! Just moved to New England in January and have not made it to NY yet but we hope to make it there this summer.

  11. Beautiful card Andrea! & you made me feel a bit homesick for NYC! I've never been to Ellis Is., even though I lived 20 minutes away!!! How AMAZING to find your grand fathers name!!!!!!! Also homesick for those cool autumn days, coats, hoodies, cold noses, grey skies..................

  12. GORGEOUS! So elegant and pretty...LOVE IT!!! Sweet photos of your family! Glad you enjoyed your trip to NY!

  13. Hurrah, Andrea!! Terrific card! And so nice to see the family photos... I noticed your daughter's hair looked nice and straight. I bet she loves it!!

  14. Hi Andrea,
    A beautiful card and love the inspiration too.
    Your family photos are wonderful, but I still can't believe you are old enough to have grown up children. What's your secret?
    Hugs Linda x

  15. This is so elegant and beautifully soft, Andrea! I love all the dry embossed textures (and I'm becoming "addicted" to the Quinn Flourish die, too LOL)...and those beautiful fabric flowers are perfect for the "feel" of this card...mulberry flowers just wouldn't have given it the same soft touch.

  16. So so pretty Andrea and very Elegant. You are such an inspiration...I love your cards. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR:)


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