Sunday, February 17, 2013

I slept!

And I could go back to sleep again...*phew* A good 12-hour catch-up last night, and I do actually feel like I'll have a nap later today. I feel SO MUCH BETTER!
I played along with a number of challenges yesterday, so I'll dole them out slowly for you. First up, Moxie Fab's 'I've a Notion' Tuesday Trigger. Here's the gorgeous photo:


I really, really enjoyed making my card. I knew I wanted to use some Webster's Pages trim, and buttons, and a doily. And this is what happened:

Supplies: trim from Webster's Pages; unknown patterned papers; EAD Designs rub-on sentiment; Wilton doily; Martha Stewart 1/16" hole punch; Corner Chomper; vintage buttons

If anyone knows where the gorgeous flower doily paper is from, please let me know :) 

I began by adhering the trim (it's about twice as wide as is showing here - the striped paper covers the adhesive this way), and then layering the striped paper. And then I was stuck! I played around with the doily for a bit, and I still didn't really know what I wanted to do. I went back & looked through the stack of papers that had the striped piece in it, and found the doily pattern.

It went really quickly from there - I lopped off one side of the doily & glued it down, and then fussy-cut the floral doily. It still needed "something," so I used the teeny hole punch to punch out segments of the printed pattern, and adhered it with foam tape so that the cut-out areas would show.

With such a vintage feel to the card, I thought it would be a good time to dig into my stash of vintage buttons that my mother-in-law gave me last summer. The swirls on the top button...such a pretty detail! The sentiment was originally all on one line, and I trimmed it to better suit what I envisioned. Sewed on the lower buttons, and used foam tape to stick the top one on. Chomped the upper right corner, and voila :)

A little more coffee, and one more post coming up!
xoxo,
Jessi


18 comments:

Annette said...

wow this is so gorgeous...I love that lace and the fun buttons...great card..

fairyrocks said...

This is so pretty Jessi, love all your careful details.
Is that a new background? Yellow is a happy color. Like sunshine, Keep smiling and creating

~Tammy~ said...

First! so glad you got some sleep! You know your body needed it!

Second - WOW! You know this card was totally going to speak to this girl! I love love those buttons and that gorgeous lace! The whole ever loving beauty is a perfect take on the trigger! The focal image is perfect! Again! Wow! Jaw has dropped! :-)

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love the buttons and that gorgeous image. So very pretty.

Glad you finally got some sleep too!

Lynn

Melissa Craig said...

Glad you got some sleep Jessi.

This card is gorgeous, I love all your notions on it.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous use of these vintage notions, beautifully put together!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is perfect for the Trigger! I immediately thought of my Webster's Pages trims when I saw this photo, too, but I ran out of time to make anything for this. Yours turned out so awesome!!

Carla said...

Gorgeous- you rocked this trigger! Love it!

Shay said...

Very pretty card and a wonderful take on the Trigger! The colors and all the texture is beautiful.

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Lindsey said...

Now, I look at that photo and my brain freezes. You, obviously not! This is such a beautiful creation. It would have lent itself to one of your crocheted mats, too, but is also very fine as it is. :)

Dawn said...

Wow! This is stunning!! LOVE that gorgeous lace and that pretty floral button. Beautiful layering.

Hugs, Dawn

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Beautiful!! Love the lace and your layered buttons.

Lyndal said...

Beautiful clean vintage card Jessi :)

Jen W. said...

This is a real stunner, Jessi - so many great little details! I like the "lopped off doily" and punching the holes in the doily paper is genius! Those buttons are awesome too especially the swirly one. I'm so impressed you used it! I'd just keep it on my desk and look at it all the time. :)

keren said...

Such a fab card Jessi- I ran out of time for this one but I wouldn't have made as good a job as you. Had me a little stumped!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, I'm no expert on doilies and laces and buttons, but I've a "notion" that you trigged the Tuesday Trigger BIG TIME, Jessi!!

Angela said...

Ooooo, gorgeous picture of the notions...your card is gorgeous too...such beautiful embellishing!