Nov 9, 2007

BCG - Simplicity



This week for the Blogger's Challenge Group we were challenged to use photos or pictures from magazines on our projects. I knew right away what photo I wanted to use but somehow I couldn't seem to get at making my card until today.

I found this wonderful card by Jenn here:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/698112?cat=10726 that I really liked the layout so I decided to use that as the basis for my card. The hard part was trying to find papers that matched my photo but I think what I ended up choosing works for this card.

I took this picture a few weeks ago just down the street from us. There are a row of these gorgeous bushes that turn red in the fall and a single leaf from another nearby tree had fallen in the bushes. I really liked the contrast of the colors so I snapped a close up of the bush and the leaf. I printed it out on White Matte card stock and then sized it down to a reasonable size to work with on my card.

Next I matted the photo on Handsome Hunter card stock and distress the edges then added photo corners punched with textured Ruby Red card stock & pierced. I stamped the Sanded BG on Handsome Hunter CS with HH ink and then Embossed the sentiment (Hero Arts) with Detail Black EP. I wanted to add some yellow to match the focal leaf so I chose Barely Banana and added a layer of pattern paper (source unknown) and the I punched out the border using my Fiskars (Sunburst) punch on Certainly Celery card stock & added some cream brads (JoAnn Fabric). I mounted the photo with mounting tape & tied on a piece of Cream Grosgrain ribbon to complete the card.

Fall is one 2nd favorite season so I just couldn't resist sharing this wonderful photo with you.

Please be sure to check out all the other creations from the other group members. They are listed on my sidebar.

19 comments:

Gerrie said...

This is a beautiful card!

Connie said...

Oh! Very pretty! Great use of a photo on a card!

Sheryl said...

Very pretty--great photo. I love fall so this card is right up my alley!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a beautiful photograph and so appropriate for this week's challenge.

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Ida - love the scallop punched edge, what a pretty way to finish off your card.

Leigh said...

Just gorgeous, Ida. I love the photo, the photo corners, the paper piercing and the border w/brads. Just super!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. All your elements compliment the picture so nicely!

Vicki

Basement Stamper said...

I think the paper works wonderfully with your picture!

rozie640 said...

WOW, this card is stunning. Love all the detail! Excellent.

Lori said...

Ida, this is just gorgeous. The picture and the papers are a perfect match.

Lisa Bohler said...

Very pretty...love the scallop!

Lila H said...

Beautiful!!! I just love, love, love fall colors. Your fine details are perfect.

maggie fellow said...

beautiful card! great for the challenge. I always look forward to your headers too.

astampingteddy said...

what an awesome card - it turned out wonderful. Great job with this challenge ;-)
Claudia

MJ said...

Very nice, You did a good job with the colors and all of the card actually.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Its really pretty. Love your border punch.

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! This turned out beautifully! Great job with the challenge this week!

Barbara said...

This is a GREAT card...just beautiful!

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Ida! Fall is my favorite season too! All the pretty colors and the crispness in the air is wonderful. Your card embodies all of that!