Saturday, September 5, 2009

Midnight Madness Tulip

The kids needed a 50th birthday card for a party they were attending today. I had never tried the recessed window technique and I kind of like it. although it is difficult to fit it into an envelope. This is 5.25" square. The recessed window is 3 1/4" and the recess is 1/4" deep. You'll find the tutorial for recessed window on Splitcoast stampers here.

This also fits the sketch challenge this week for Priscilla Styles' Midnight Madness. They're always challenging and fun, if you have a chance, you should play along.

Stamps: Anna Griffin tulip
Cardstock: PTI lemon tart, SU Amethyst, SU Tea Party patterned paper, vanilla
Ink: Vintage photo
Other: green gingham ribbon, PTI vintage buttons, dazzling diamonds glitter, SU WWC, aquapainter, SU chalk

25 comments:

Phyllis said...

Lovely card. I love that image and your papers and trims are very very nice. Neat technique that I haven't tried yet!! We thanks you for playing with us this week.

Phyllis - MMDesign Team

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is so elegant, ps.....what a wonderful card for someone reaching that milestone birthday

IamDerby said...

This looks like frame worthy art work! Nice job!

Grace said...

Oh wow! You did a great job working in both challenges! I love doing the recessed window! The last one I made was 1/8" deep and it fit an envelope fine. I had to tweek the pattern just a bit. I love what you did with the sketch! Beautiful!!!

Karen Lynn said...

Lovely card, PS. I hope the recipient enjoys it.

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

This is a beautiful card. Thank you for all your encouragement! I really appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Grace

Traci M said...

This is lovely, Peggysue, and I think you are very brave to try the recessed window!!

Mara... said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you folded the corners down, such a great detail!

Lois Jones said...

Looks lovely!! Never tried the recessed window, and I would say you did a beautiful job with it. And you are such a good Mom to do this for the kids!!

Michelle/Eliotstamps said...

Beautiful, PS! I love the buttons on the corners.

Lee said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for the blog award. I will add it to my blog soon.

Melissa said...

This is beautiful! I've never heard of that technique, it's so cool! Thanks for sharing!

laos348 said...

Very pretty card - the recessed window is fabulous.

Belinda said...

Very pretty! What a elegant frame!

Carol said...

Elegant and alluring. The graceful lines are stylish and charming. A pleasant, appealing, work of art. Thank you for playing the MMSC challenge this week. Hope you are having a terrific weekend!

Carol
MMSC-GDT-September

Lindam530 said...

Very pretty card. I just LOVE that SU Tea Party designer paper!
Will have to try that technique some time too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! Love the recessed window!! The dp and image are coordinated perfectly!! Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week!

Gina said...

Beautiful! Great job with the recessed window. I am going to sit down and try that when I have some extra time. I love the folded up corners on your image panel.

Stephanie said...

just beautiful! love those folded up corners - what a great focal image :)

BethieJ said...

Peggysue your card is LOVELY!!! I agree it looks like frameable art!!

For my spiderweb border.. I used my bazzill CS.. I cant get PTI in those punches... to strong for them! LOL!!

JazzyH said...

I love the window. Beautiful card!

Diane said...

This is stunning, PS. I love it. I'm really going to have to try that window technique. Yours is such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Dana said...

Gorgeous. The kind of art I'd frame and hang on the wall!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is beautiful! It looks like it took forever to make...just stunning!

Priscilla said...

Hi, just playing catch up with some of my commenting. I had to stop by and check out your MMSC17 card :) It is so pretty:) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenges.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess