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Friday, July 5, 2013

Holiday in the City

I had so much fun making this card! The image I picked as one of my birthday presents - it's a cling stamp from Penny Black. The set of Spellbinder dies - Labels 28- was another one of my choices.

I stamped the image using Dusty Concord Distress Ink, it has a deep rich purple color. I stamped the image twice, cut out the woman an mounted her on foam for dimension. I used a lavender colored floral paper to make her dress and hat. I decorated her hat with Lavender Lace  Liquid Pearls and a white flower that I inked with the Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I gave her a crocodile leather purse.

For the sentiment I hand cut a banner using the same DP as for the background. It doesn't come out well in the picture, but it's a very light purple DP with a checkered pattern. The sentiment (which translates to congratulations or happy birthday in Norwegian) is heat embossed with purple embossing powder.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #27 Color Inkspiration
2) Crafty Cardmakers - Holiday (City Break)
3) Crafting for all Seasons - #55 Girly
4) Paper Crafting Journey - Anything but a Square
5) ABC Challenges - Anything Goes
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


sandie said...

wow Pia I LOVE this. The background is so perfect for this image and I love the line drawing effect of it. The image looks so sophisticated and your choice of papers and colours really do make this card one of my favourite's of yours! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

Lau W said...

Wouahh ! Fab card, so elegant, love the shape, colors, background, and the image is so feminine !
Superb !!

Skye said...

A very chic card. I like your birthday purchases - the image and the die. They are lovely.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so stylish sweetie. Gorgeous colours.
Have a great weekend.

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pia! what a fab image - she's a real classy lady! :-) the foam pads really add dimension and I love the background and ribbon sentiment… everything is perfect on this card - I love the shape ! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Sue said...

Stunning card Pia. I love the elegant image with her beautiful dress and the way you have decorated her hat looks so beautiful.
Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pia, fabulous shape and beautiful image - a stunning card.

cotnob said...

Hi Pia, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Mynn xx said...

What a fabulous image!! LOVE the paper piecing! Goregous work as always friend! :) Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at Inspirational! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Paper Profusion said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Pia! So so ladylike and elegant - beautiful choice of colours and design. Nicola x

Pat K said...

Another wonderful creation Pia. You have such a fabulous flair...the image, background and shape are made to be together....just gorgeous. hugs, Pat K x

Chrissy said...

So classy and elegant the image and the dies background look fabulous.Love her hat with the tiny rose...gorgeous card.


chrissy xx said...

Oh My! I'm in LOve with this Pia!
What a FABulous image..FABulous colours..LOve the little pearls on her hat they are so pretty.
Going to have another look lol..before I go.

Marina said...

I really like the way you've coloured and popped out the woman from the rest of the image. Great card.
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next week! Marina

Wishcraft said...

Fab design, such an elegant card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Tammy said...

WOW Pia this is gorgeous, I love that Penny Black stamp! Fabulous colors and design!
Hugs, Tammy

Anonymous said...

Wow Pia... this is incredible! That image with the focal woman is fabulous. Your coloring is great and I love the pearl detail on the hat. Thanks for playing at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Monika Reeck said...

love the shape and the monochromatic on your card and nice lady Images ...which stamp is it...great ribbon with sentiment too..the one who get this card will be so happy dear Pia...hugs

Lin said...

Love this Pia. The paper piecing is subtle yet very effective, and the whole thing just looks fabulous.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Unknown said...

Oh my Pia! You chose very well for your birthday! I just adore that image and those dies! LOVE the way you treated the dress and hat. Just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

Shelby said...

Gorgeous gorgeous and so elegant. Beautiful work as always


Josephine said...

A beautifully elegant card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Hazel said...

This is beautiful x

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh LaLa - what a fabulous card Pia. I love the way you layered that image and your color choice is terrific. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

Jacquel said...

Your card is so very pretty Pia! Love the colors &'s just beautiful Hun! Thanks so much for playing with us @ ABC Challenges & hope you join us again next week for our Christmas in July challenge!!!

Elaine said...

Great Card I love the background. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

scrappymo! said...

I can see why you wanted this stamp. That background is fabulous and the lady is so elegant on your card! Love her little clutch bag purse!

Ruth M said...

Hi Pia, look at you making shaped cards - great choice of die, it's a fab shape! I love your card, it's so sophisticated and the popped up image over the sketchy background looks wonderful! Another beautiful card from you! Always a pleasure to see you at Inkspirational, can't wait to see what you make for us next time! Ruth x

Patricia St Martin said...

Ho La La!!! Love the color a monochromatic is awesome and love the shape. love the dimension and the choice of paper for her hot and dress is perfect. Love the sparkle.
Hugs, Pat

Peanut said...

Pure elegance, Pia. Very clever of you to stamp the background in Dusty Concord. Really adds dimension to the card.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Unknown said...

Stunning stamp and ever so gorgeous card.xx

Laine said...

I think I missed this one Pia, so sophisticated and elegant. Such a stunning creation.

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous card Pia! Love the image and the shape of your card. Bravo!

Mrs.B said...

This is fab, love the shaped background. Great choice of birthday goodies.
Avril xx