Practicing Creativity

IBSIC #42 Guest Designer - New Beginnings card

Yesterday, I made the announcement that I'm a new member of the Inspired by Stamping Design Team. Today, I have more IBS news. Back in November, I submitted a card for the IBSIC #36. My Holly Hobbie card was chosen the winner that week, which provided me with this opportunityto be this week's IBSIC #42 Guest Designer.

The coloring of the flowers in this week's inspirational photo are stunning, as is their texture! Don't you just want to reach right out and touch them? I know I do. To get this 'texture' feeling in my card I decided to go vintagethe real thing. The wide blue ribbon background and pompom trim are vintage Swiss trimmings. Picture someone in Swiss national costume—see all that fancy frippery, buttons and lace?—I have an enormous box of that I snapped up faster than you can say yodelayheehoo at a thrift store in Geneva a while back for CHF 10 (about $10). I love finds like that! 

I used a mask to ink the time piece design on the background paper. I left all the raveling edges of the ribbon and sewed 'round the edges of the card.

The flowers are cut and layered dies from Artemio and all the edges of the paper have been run through my Zutter Distrezz it All (great little machine when you have several pieces at a time you want to distress). 


Paper—Mahé blue nuit, Folia cardstock, vintage sheet music
Embellishments—Swiss vintage ribbons, pearls, metal corners
Dies—Artemio flowers and scalloped oval, Die-namics ovals
Mask—Crafters Workshop mini-time travel template
Stamp—My Favorite Things


  1. Anonymous17/1/13 06:47

    Your card is so beautiful! I LOVE all the details and how your lovely flowers match the inspiration photo perfectly! Thank you so much for designing with us this week! I'm So excited to see your beautiful work each week in the upcoming months! Hugs, Joanna

  2. Beautiful card Shani, those flowers look amazing and I love the cute little pom poms along the bottom of your card.

    Congrats on the Guest DT and congrats on joining the IBS team!

  3. So beautiful. Love the flowers and how they mimic the inspiration photo. Love the pompom fringe too:)

  4. Shani,
    Your card is so beautiful! I love the distressing and all the gorgeous details! Love this and so happy that you will be creating with IBS! Congrats on making the DT! I love playing in Joanna's challenges! Look forward to seeing your creations!
    Sherrie K

  5. Love the card, especially those lovely flowers :)

  6. I am drooling over your vintage finds, Shani! You are a lucky duck. ;) the flowers you made look just like the ones in the inspo pic. Fabulous!


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