We’re at the end of the marathon!! Unless I get some cards done tonight and feel like posting them….at this moment I can’t see that happening…..lol. So this card is right up my alley I tell you. A bit of a vintage feel and I’m in heaven!
Check out this stamp!! If this doesn’t scream vintage, I don’t know what would!! It’s from the Stampin’ Up! set called ‘Rue Des Fleus’ and it was in the Jan – Apr flyer. I never did order it and I really hope I don’t regret it….lol. It was stamped onto the cardstock in versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then the image was inked over using a dauber and the Soft Suede ink. The image was then punched out and matted onto the front of the oval Designer Frame embossed image that was embossed onto the Baja Breeze cardstock and torn off. Love the look!
The Designer Series paper was embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder to give it some depth. Sentiment stamped, punched and inked and we have ourselves a neat little vintage card!
Okay, now I’m off to finish making supper and then to my room to craft the evening away!!
Okay, this is the last post for this little sprint…..really!! I think I’ll head to bed after this one….lol. This card was also made for the Virtual Stamp Night over on the SCS site, however, like the first card I made….I didn’t get it completed within the 45 minute time frame. Oh well, no biggy…..I’m sure I can still use it or sell it!! Now I know you’re all probably real surprised that I chose a Victorian theme for this card…..I can’t help it…..my mind just goes all vintagy on me when I start making cards….lol.
This card was done with paper found in a paper stack I found when we were over in Hawaii at their local Wal-Mart of all places!! This is from a pack made by Colorbok called “Rosewood”. Yup, a whole paper pack of vintagy goodness!!! Anyway, this is a 4″ x 8″ card and will fit into a business size envelope. The sentiment was stamped onto the torn piece of DP and inked with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink. The entire piece of paper the sentiment is on was torn, distressed and inked with the Tattered Rose distress ink as well. The sentiment stamp is from my Close To My Heart set called Celebration. I’ve added some half pearls and a swirl of half pearls to the one end of the card. I also put a strip of lace on the bottom of the card front and trimmed it with a couple of strips of mini half pearls.
The main piece of DP was also distressed and inked with my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink before it was attached to the card front. Then the card front itself was also distressed and inked with the Vintage Photo distress ink. The beautiful flower is from a package of six from the local Dollar Store and inked with my Tattered Rose distress ink and attached to the card with a glue dot. I love those flowers and they came in a few different colors. They fit in quite well with my vintage style I must say…..lol.
So, that’s it!! I’m all caught up. I’ll see what I end up creating tomorrow and see what other inked up backgrounds I decide to try for Lauren’s challenge this week. There are sooo many on my list of techniques to try…..time will tell!! Till tomorrow my blogging friends. Thanks so much for your clicks onto my site……it’s funny how I’ve started to watch that silly number now…..oh well.
Round three coming up! This is such a cute card…..I just love all the little details on this one.
Aren’t those two little birds just too cute!!! They lend themselves to be very fitting for so many different occasions!! Valentines, a wedding card, anniversary, birthday, just because, thinking of you…..etc., etc.! So versatile they are. And I love the embossed frame…..it’s one of the folders in the Designer Frames set of Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Set.. This oval folder fits the Extra-Large Oval punch (which the birds were stamped onto). I really like the circle details around this embossed frame…..sets it off so nicely.
I love the little hearts! Now I forgot to ask ‘Cutter’ (my SU! Demo’s nickname….she’s awesome!!) which folder this is, so I went searching through the catalogues and I’m pretty sure it’s one of the Letterpress Plates called Heart Pressed….so I’m going with that. She’ll correct me if I’m wrong….lol. (and only because I just emailed her to ask her. 😉 ) Edit: lol……nope, I was wrong…..it’s one of the folders from the Adorning Accents sets.
See…..cute card isn’t it?!! Don’t you think my little photo helper is just the best? It’s a bear hubby gave me quite a few years ago that was attached to a balloon boquet for Valentines Day……there was a story behind me getting the balloons, because anyone who knows my hubbywill know he doesn’t do things like send balloon bouquets….lol. Attached to the cute little bear was a little card and on that card was a poem he’d written for me. Now, you’re probably going…..ahhhh…..he wrote you a poem??!! How romantic……ya. This is what the poem said: “Roses are red, violets are blue(which, I agree, was a good start to the poem). It went on to say….. I need brownie points, for a new Ski-Doo…..yup, that’s right. LOL LOL LOL. He’d had a minor argument with a tree root on a ski-doo trail and his sled kinda lost and bent his ski…hadn’t told me yet, so he thought this would be a good way to break the news to me…ya gotta love the man. He is inventive….and it totally worked!! Yup, that’s right, I can be bought with a sweet little bear holding a sign which says “I love you this much” and a balloon bouquet….lol
That’s it for tonight…..I’m off to make an important phone call to a special friend……thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards! I soooo appreciate it!!
Hey there blog friends!! Got side tracked there with grandkids again! This is the second card I made last night just cause I could. This one isn’t for any particular challenge.
Take a look at this fabulous ribbon!!! I found it in Saskatoon at one of the DollarRamma stores! I thought of my friend Lisa right away when I saw it and if there had been two rolls I would have bought one for her! I just love it! That cute little pink butterfly is punched using my Creative Memories butterfly punch and is just perfect when I need a tiny butterfly for something. For this card I used the Marth Stewart Double Arches Punch Around the Page border punch. This is another of my favorites.
I had to add a bling swirl to the card. The sentiment is from my Close To My Heart Treasure Life set and it’s matted on top of the Deco Fan punch around the page border punch. I sort of cut and pasted it to make this frame for the sentiment. I like this sentiment and use it quite often.
Here’s the whole card. I’m quite happy with the results…..maybe I’ll have to deviate from my earth tones more often!
Thanks so much for stopping in to have a peak! I love hearing what you think so feel free to leave a comment! I’m off to visit the other grandchild now……..hope to get inky again this evening. Later my friends!