Sunday, January 2, 2011

Vintage Thank-You

I have made a card for two challenges, again; it seems the most efficient for me. One challenge is a layout challenge Saturday Sketch Challenge #184 -- Welcome to a New Year! The other is a color challenge (cream and blue) with a twist (you have to make a Thank You card and you have to add metal and vellum) A Thank You Recipe Challenge and a Design Team Call.
So, this is what I came up with. I used Crumb Cake cardstock as my base. Matted my Very Vanilla card stock with a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock. I have really started to embrace making my own 'background' stamped piece. I stamped the Sanded background in Sahara Sand ink. Stamped the Flourish (from Bliss) in Baja Breeze ink. Stamped the 'no. 147' and Bird Cage from Nature Walk in Crumb Cake ink. The Thank you is from Because I Care set, stamped in Baja Breeze. I used the Modern Label punch to create the tag. My metal piece is a metal button brad (Vintage Trinket). My vellum piece is a butterfly, with a little pearl on it. I made my tiny tags from The Tiny Tags stamp set. I used linen thread to tie them onto the scallop trim border. I crinkled some Baja Breeze seam binding and tied in into a bow, to hide the knot of linen thread; just to 'clean it up' a bit.
Thank you for looking. I'm considering making this my card, as my swap card, to take to Leadership, in Nashville. Let me know what you think!

14 comments:

Kerin said...

I love the vintage look of this card, and the lace is so pretty! Thanks for playing along this week :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is very lovely. It has just the right amount of softness and vintage appeal to be very attractive to me. I really like the shades of blue and cream you selected and the stamps you used are fantastic. Terrific job on the OCC thank you challenge. We're very pleased that you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner. Hope to see lots more of you in 2011.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Sp pretty.....love the combination of texture achieved through stamping.

Diane Gilbert said...

This is lovely!, I like how you did your ribbon trim.Thanks for playing along with us at 'Our Creative Corner' this week.

Patti Chesky said...

Gorgeous! I think it's perfect for your swap card!

Robin Merriman said...

Gorgeous card! I love everything about it!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

So very pretty Sharon!!! you just keep coming up with beautiful cards!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it. I haven't had a chance to make anything with it yet, but I think this will be my first card.

Selene Kempton said...

Oh so vintagy stunning! What a great swap!

Connie said...

Love the little bow with the hanging tie! I wasn't sure I was going to use that set much, but I've been pulling it out a lot! Great card!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is just beautiful!!! I have not gotten that stamp set yet but it is on my list!!! TFS!

Julie Marshall said...

You should definitely make this...It's gorgeous! I love the background paper you created. That damask on the left side is just perfect. TFS!

Wendy Janson said...

Sharon, this is a lovely card and it's great to have you as the Featured Stamper this week!

Tara Bilbao said...

This is just so amazingly beautiful. I love all the details and your color choice.