Monday, 16 July 2012

Casing Shelli - Bright Blossoms

I was fortunate to go to part of the fantabulous SU Convention in May & especially grateful to see SU founder & all round amazing lady, Shelli Gardner's stamping presentation. If you read Shelli's blog post, you'll know that it didn't go quite as she had planned, however she shared many wonderful ideas. One project I really loved was a very simple but elegant & clever card made with the Bright Blossoms set from the Autumn/Winter Mini. So, when I was making a card for my lovely friend & fellow demo, Leanne, I decided to case Shelli's card. I'd show you the original but my pic turned out terrible. It's very true to Shelli's design though, except for a bit more background texture.
Isn't it a clever idea? The colours are crumb cake (kraft) & elegant eggplant & the 'tablecloth' is made with the 2nd smallest label framelit. The flower vase was inked stamped in white craft ink & eggplant markers. The stamped panel is double matted, to give a little more depth.
Back to Shelli's presentation for a mo. As I sat with around 500 other demo's watching Shelli experiencing what what is probably my worst Demo nightmare, I was so impressed by her grace & sense of humour in the face of disaster & that she just kept going. I think everyone in the room wanted to hug her & tell her that it was OK, as we all mess up sometimes - thankfully, not always in front of 500 people. It was a much needed reminder to me (as a self-named 'disorganised perfectionist') that we're all human & not perfect....& that's OK...both in SU & life in general.

Anyway, I usual. I hope you like Shelli's card as much as I did. If you have any q's, just let me know. Thanks very much for visiting & I hope to see you here again soon.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies (All Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases, Bright Blossoms
Card: crumb cake, whisper white, elegant eggplant card, Patterns DSP (eggplant)
Ink: elegant eggplant classic ink pad & marker, whisper white craft ink pad
Tools: Big Shot, Square lattice embossing folder, labels framelits


H2 :) said...

This is fabulous Di! The colours are lovely & the scene, with the double layered "tablecloths" is so sweet. :)

kareN stampZ said...

Love the napkin on the tablecloth - very cool card & I hope Leanne enjoys receiving it.

Christine Blain said...

This is such a lovely card, Di. I do love your description of yourself as a "disorganised perfectionist" - no wonder we click!

Nikki Spencer said...

Such a beautiful case Di. love the textured background and the very sweet little tablecloth effect.

Paula Dobson said...

That is so sweet! Love the table cloth idea. It's nice to see a "Shelli" design being used ♥