Gentle Touch

Hello everyone,

For the month of May I have the privilege to be the guest designer for Wild Orchid Challenges.  When Bev asked me I was over the moon with joy as this challenge blog and the products of Wild Orchid Crafts are part of my card making journey for a very long time.  The beautiful flowers, ribbon and lace  usually feature on most of my cards and projects. As my birthday is tomorrow this wonderful opportunity to showcase my cards for a month on the Wild Orchid Challenges blog was an amazing birthday present for me.  But on to the challenge – this week is a sketch challenge with the theme “Mums are special”. From my WOC kit as guest designer I used wild roses, open roses, hip rosebuds, vintage seam binding and guipure lace .

I chose to go vintage with french blue, cream and brown. The image is from Stampington & Company  “Gentle Touch”. This stamp is from the collection Somerset images by Carin Andersson.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A peep at the inside

The sentiment, as this was made for my Mum for Mother’s Day

I used the following to create the card:

  • Cream, white and blue cardstock
  • Stampington & Company stamp “Gentle Touch” K5529
  • Paper roses available from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Seam binding “Queen Blue” available from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Guipure lace available from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Gold lurex
  • Heart charm
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities ‘Fancy tags”
  • Marianne Design Creatables LR0116 for swirls/flourishes
  • Marianne Design Creatables LR0106 for leaves
  • Sizzix embossing folder 656977 “Corners and Damask set”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Lyra Rembrandt Aquarelle watercolour pencils

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting. My next project for Wild Orchid Crafts will be showcased on the Wild Orchid crafts blog – an amazing place with lots of inspiration from the talented WOC design team.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. trish
    May 27, 2011 @ 20:07:30

    congrats on the top 3 over at SC!!!

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  2. Poppet
    May 21, 2011 @ 14:33:22

    A beautiful vintage card Amelia, the blue flowers and ribbons look fab and give your card great dimension.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. 🙂 xx

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  3. Rose
    May 19, 2011 @ 05:28:31

    stunning card!!!
    so glad you joined us on Simply Create

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  4. Lynne
    May 18, 2011 @ 03:52:15

    What a stunning card! Love your colour choice, just perfect for your vintage card!

    Thanks for joining us at Simply Create!

    Hugs,
    Lynne x

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  5. Cammy
    May 14, 2011 @ 21:38:08

    Beautiful card! Such pretty elements! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles!

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  6. Marjo
    May 11, 2011 @ 07:25:01

    Wow, gorgeous creation. love the design and colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create.

    xoxo Marjo

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  7. Janice
    May 10, 2011 @ 22:03:09

    Nice vintage card! Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

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  8. Riet (harikini)
    May 10, 2011 @ 07:45:21

    Hi Amelia,
    What a beautiful card, it takes my breath away.
    I love the color combo.
    Well done!

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  9. Carol (Granny)
    May 10, 2011 @ 05:56:33

    This is gorgeous Amelia! Love the colors you chose and as always, your vintage cards are just spectacular. Congrats on the DT spot my friends. Can’t wait to see with other awe inspiring creations you post.

    Belated Happy Birthday
    “Hugs” Carol

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  10. Farrah
    May 10, 2011 @ 01:47:40

    Wow what an outstanding card!! Just perfect!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
    Farrah

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  11. liz marsden
    May 09, 2011 @ 21:07:13

    Wow stunning card, lovely details, thanks so much for showing us your style at paper play, congrats to on your GDT, hugs Liz xx

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  12. Gina
    May 09, 2011 @ 20:46:20

    Oow Amelia!! This is a stunning creation, I love vintage(and blue roses :D) Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Cowgirls XXX

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  13. Tracey
    May 09, 2011 @ 20:07:12

    Congratulations on you guest DT spot Amelia, very well deserved. This card is absolutely stunning 🙂
    Have a great week.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  14. chris
    May 09, 2011 @ 18:13:05

    Absolutely stunning card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week. ~chris

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  15. Ursula
    May 09, 2011 @ 10:20:16

    Amelia, just love this card. Congratulations on your GD position. Well deserved. Wishing you a happy birthday for tomorrow, may your year be filled with lots of love and happiness.

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  16. Moz
    May 09, 2011 @ 09:42:14

    Beautiful as always, Amelia.
    Love the stamp and the colour combinations.
    Thanks for the inspiration – you always get me going!
    Happy, happy birthday for tomorrow.
    Hugz and Blessings.
    Moz

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  17. Sharon Keanly
    May 09, 2011 @ 08:49:13

    Happy Birthday Amelia and congratulations on your DT position at WOC, what a wonderful and well deserved achievement. Enjoy your month there. Just love all those goodies you received. A stunning vintage card, just love your work. Sharon x

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  18. Joyce
    May 09, 2011 @ 08:09:41

    Dear Amelia
    Just want to add a very Happy Birthday and many more.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  19. Joyce
    May 09, 2011 @ 08:06:30

    Dear Amelia
    Your card for Wild Orchid Crafts is so beautiful the shades of brown cream and blue with the Lady make a wonderful combination.
    It is really gentle and vintage looking.
    Good Luck.
    Hope you had a lovely Mothers Day.
    Stamping Hugs from Joyce.

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