Friday, May 13, 2011

ATU Trifecta Challenge

Between finding excuses to go out into the lovely shady yard this morning, I whipped up this little easel card for the Special Unity Birthday Challenge. The recipe is a Trifecta, in celebration of their 3rd birthday: Birthday or Anniversary theme, 3-inch Square, 3 types of Embellishments.

Because one of the rules is to use only Unity/{ippity} stamps and I only have one set (so far!), I decided to go "simple". The sentiment could be for many occasions...only it would be a perfect wedding/anniversary card.

I used Antique Linen Distress Ink to create the emboss-resist technique for the flourishes; I stamped and gold-embossed the sentiment after the ink dried. I strung a string of faux pearls (that was pretty...strung a string!) off some inty brads for the front border. I sewed some other pearl beads onto the inside piece, then finished it with a brocade ribbon.

Inspiration:
ATU Trifecta Challenge: Birthday OR Anniversary, 3-inch Square, 3 types of Embellishments

Supplies: Regal Greetings set by {ippity} Stamps, Recollections and Hammermill cardstocks, Simplicity decorative braid, ZipDry glues, Fiskars papercutter, MS detailing scissors, Versamark watermark ink, Stampendous embossing powders, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, loose & strung pearls from stash, mini brads from Gary M. Burlin & Co., needle & bead thread

4 comments:

  1. OH WOW! This is a fabulous easel card--and 3x3!! LOVE that! Great combo of embellies! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at ATU for our special Unity birthday challenge!!

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  2. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Your card is beautiful! Love the pearls!

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