Sunday, May 27, 2012

JustRite's Friday Challenge #073: Anything But Square

Summertime is my time to catch up, since we're usually inside avoiding the desert heat, so I'm hoping to create/post more. One thing that I've wanted to do for a long while is the creation I'm sharing today and posting for JustRite's current challenge -- "Anything But Square". As you can see by my photo below, this card started out as elegant, lacy embossed-edge teapot stationery with matching envelope given to me by our dear friend/former neighbor, whom I'm hoping doesn't see this before I'm able to give her her card in person. Regardless, hope she likes my effort.
I cut her beautiful stationery sheet in half using Spellbinders' Grand Labels Four, as well as my Vintage Cream top-folded card's bottom edge only, thus allowing the white lacy top/sides to extend beyond my card. This embossed stationery is sooo gorgeous on it's own that I felt it merely needed an elegant sentiment to complete it's transformation. With my sweet friend Lucy in mind, I chose JustRite's Friendship Nested Sentiments (now on sale for only $5) for the front and encased "Friends are a Gift" with Want2Scrap's lovely Fancy Tags Two Pearl Nestabling. My buttery yellow CS not only blends well with these fabulous teapots, but reminds me of her sunny yellow-painted kitchen and teapots.
Inside of Card & Envelope Front
Again, VersaMark ink, gold embossing powder and pearls finish off the card's interior with another sentiment from the same JustRite set that truly reflects my feelings, not only in celebration of her upcoming birthday, but every day.
Happy Birthday, sweet friend, and I hope you're reading this after we've properly celebrated your special day!  ;~)
Original Stationery Sheet & Envelope Back

















9 comments:

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning Marge, I am sure she will love it!

Sheri said...

That stationery is AMAZING!! Such a beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for playing along with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, Marge! This is just GORGEOUS! LOVE the pearls around the sentiment!

Lynn said...

Oh Marge...aren't you clever! Lucky friend to receive such a special card.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Absolutely beautiful, Marge. I love the stationary you used, it's just so elegent. I'm sure your friend will love this, I know I do.

Marisa Job said...

Gorgeous card Marge!!! Great job! Hugs!

kathi17 said...

The card is really beautiful Marge. That lace is absolutely gorgeous, and I love all those pearls!

Raquel said...

The whole is gorgeous... love love the teapots! My mother hosts 2 tea parties each year so this is something I may have to scrap-lift for her

Sherrie K. said...

What a beautiful and elegant card!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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