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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Smile is the Key...

Inkspirational has a beautiful color scheme this week, and the DTs made some lovely cards to get the inspiration flowing. I love the colors, but making this card was absolutely not like a walk in the park for me. In addition, my card looks more like mint than turquoise, but it's a lighter shade of turquoise that I've used.
I went with the theme of words and used a sentiment from Dylusion, as well as organza ribbon and a key metal charm. I've got so much ribbon laying around, and I've realized that I use them far too seldom on my cards. The same goes for charms, so I used a metal key charm as well as a die from Marianne to make the die cut key. The ovals are made with Spellbinders Opulent Ovals dies, I've used turquoise paper, glitter paper and a woodgrain patterned DP. I used an embossing folder with script for the triangle shapes.
I found the tutorial for this card shape during a blog hop over at "Ett Trykk". Very easy: cut a 12*12 paper in half. Score lines at 3 and 9 inches, make a mark at the ends at 3 inches and cut from the creases to the 3 inch mark.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #40 Colors (Turquoise and Grey)
2) ABC Challenge - W for Words
3) Fab 'n' Funky -  #187 Ribbon
4) Craft Your Passion - Charms
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 

33 comments:

M said...

So pretty, Pia and you know colours are so subjective - look different on everyone's screen - the DT shades all vary. To me, turquoise is a bluey green(or greeny blue!) and that's exactly what you've used. Great card shape and the ornate frame is gorgeous. Love the key. Thanks for continuing to play along with us at Inkspirational Challenges. Marina

Lau W said...

WOW ! so nice work ! Very elegant, and love the sentiment ! The key is beautiful !
xxx

Jackie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Pia! I think it looks turquoise too & I LOVE the combo with the glitter paper...very elegant! Thanks for the instructions on how to make it too...I may just give it a try!

Michelle said...

A really fantastic card. Great sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle

Pat said...

Lovely card with a great design and super colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

sandie said...

Hi Pia, there is so much I love about this card-the text embossing, that sheer ribbon, the adorable sentiment and your wonderful charms. It may have been a toughy to make but was so worth it! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

Laine said...

This is so fabulous Pia, so pleasing to the eye. Love the colour and shapes.
Laine
xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Oooh, this is so elegant Pia! Beautiful design and lovely colours. xxx

Tammy said...

WOW this is stunning Pia! I love these colors together and your gorgeous embellishments!!
Hugs, Tammy

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful! Lovely sentiment and gorgeous colours too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

chrissy xx said...

What a FABulous design Pia...LOving your Turquoise! LOve these key too.
Chrissyxx

cotnob said...

This is stunning Pia, such a lovely sentiment and gorgeous die cuts. I love the design and your beautiful embossed details and charms.
Pauline
x

Loz said...

Fabulous card and die cuts Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creations with wonderful little key and gorgeous colour combo...love the little sentiment.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a real stunner sweetie. Gorgeous colour and I love those keys.


Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Donna said...

Wow Pia, this is absolutely stunning and such a clever design. I love hoe you have framed the wording and the colours are perfect together :) Donna ♥ x

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful and wow love that colour
Hugs Kate xx

karen said...

Beautiful card Pia, love that fab colour! hugs, karenx

Sue B said...

Oh wow! this is gorgeous Pia! what a beautiful design. I love the embossing and the matching ribbon… the sentiment in the frame looks awesome with those fab keys!
Hope you have a lovely week!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Antonella said...

What a gorgeous card and beautiful sentiment! I've pinned this card!
I linked over from MIM where I am participating with my
Fall Birthday Card
Falling Leaf Card
I would love it if you'd stop by.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Asha said...

Love this shade of turquoise - so perfectly feminine. That organza bow and glitter really add to the card's elegance. Stunning!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Salma said...

Wondeful card! I saw this on MIM

Pat K said...

Fabulous colours and design. The embossing really finishes it off beautifully. hugs, Pat K xx

scrappymo! said...

This is so gorgeous Pia. I love this colour so much and the embossing folders you chose aresonderful on this card.

I am starting to try and use some ribbon up too...it is amazing how hard it is to remember to place it out when I lay out my bits and pieces to make a card. I need to tie a string to my finger...hahaha

Your tulle is so pretty on this card! Lov the sentiment words and the keys you used.

Monika Reeck said...

oh I love the sentiment...the key the soft ribbon and the embossing on the blue...great blue and silver card dear Pia...how are you today...hugs

craftygranny said...

Wow this is gorgeous i saw it at mim and came for a better look. Gorgeous colours. hugs trisha xx

Kylie said...

Pia, this is stunning! I love your colours and just the beautiful layout and sentiment! I have seen your card at MIM xx

Radhika said...

Lovely card ..and loved your key embellishments..

Ann-Marie said...

Beautiful and perfect for our theme. Thank you for joining us over at The ABC Challenge this time and hope you will join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Ann-Marie said...

Beautiful and perfect for our theme. Thank you for joining us over at The ABC Challenge this time and hope you will join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Chrissy said...

I cant believe I missed this one Pia...I love the colour and design...so beautiful.I saw you were Traceys POTW from Make it Monday,so had to come by to tell you..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Ellen said...

Oh I love all the textures on this card! Beautifully embossed and gorgeous dies!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow, another really cool creation. Love the bright blue and of course that sentiment is awesome. I'm afraid that either Blogger or my Internet is acting up and it taking close to a minute for the comment box to appear and then post so unfortunately I'm going to have to end my visit here. I think of you often and hope that life is treating you well.

Hugs,
Lisa