Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Vintage Celebration for a Friend

This week has been a flurry of crafting, cleaning, and organizing.  No, it's not my version of Spring, here.  But, you never know, it could just sneak up on ya!
I don't know about you, but when I craft something that I'm super happy with, I tend to use the same papers again.  I don't know if it's because they are still on my craft table, or if I'm just head over heels with the colors, patterns and embellishments.
I needed to make a few, ok 5, more cards for Mother's Day, for my very close girl friends.  We do alot of different things together: craft, travel, lunch, dinner, drinks, movies, and most importantly, support each other is whatever matters the most to us individually.
The wonderful gals over @ Just Us GirlS Challenge have a fabulous sketch for you to try this week.   This sketch has alot of potential for your creativity!  I'm using this sketch to make these cards.
here is their sketch:

here is what I made:

I did change the sequence of how the two pieces are layered.  The other thing I changed, is the tag corners at the top.  I didn't make one large tag shape for the main panel, but rather added photo corners to the top of the card.
I did add a tag.  But, I kept the tag for the main layered piece.  I selected vintage shabby chic digital papers for the majority of this card.  
I stamped the mother and child figure onto a matted tag with basic black classic ink.  I just love how this silhouette evokes a smile. 
The card base is made from Sahara Sand card stock.  I matted the ledger digital paper onto Blushing Bride card stock.  I used my sewing machine, to give the panel a bit of visual interest.  I cut another floral digital paper piece down and matted it with Blushing Bride cardstock.
I wanted to keep the matts of these two pieces the same, so they would 'blend' together.  The tag, however, I wanted to use a different color matt.  I felt that this would elevate the tag forward.
I used the Love Lives Here stamp set, to stamp the My Heart ... sentiment.  I used my Love You Mother stamp set to stamp the silhouette.  
For the sentiment flag, I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  And for the tag's tag, I used the Lots of Tags stamp set.  
The embellishments were what I had on hand.  I used some silver glimmer paper to create the photo corners, and the heart shape.  I thought the sparkle really made the card 'shine'.  
I couldn't decide on using a crochet trim or a seam binding for the ribbon piece.  So, I used them both.  The crochet trim is wrapped around the main panel.  However, the pale pink seam binding is tied around the panel, and tied into a multi-loop bow.  
I added two buttons.  I love buttons {smile}.  I used a cream colored button for the tag.  And I used a clear button for the multi-loop bow.  I also distressed the clear button.  I didn't want to add a colored button here.  I thought the 'color' distracted you.  But the absence of a button made the card look like it was missing something.
Now, I need to finishing putting the other four cards together.  I'll be dropping these off at the post office tomorrow.  I secretly hope the same postal worker is there.  She loves my cards {smile}.
Don't forget, to stop by the Just Us GirlS Challenge to get inspired by their creative work! and I hope you get a chance to play along.  This sketch is really a lot of fun to work with!

~stop by Sunday, May 12th, for your chance to win some blog candy~


Maria said...

Beautiful card! Love all the details! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

I found your lovely blog through your win at The Shabby Tea Room (congrats! you sure earned that one). Your art is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, and I loved browsing through your work. I am in awe of your talents, and already looking forward to seeing more, Sharon. God has certainly blessed you with talent, and it always brings me joy when others share those talents so that everyone can enjoy their sweet creations. This is another stunning and sweet card, and I'm excited to see much more!

I hope you will consider stopping by my challenge blog to share your talents with us. Your cards are perfect for our Anything Goes themes, and I would be so grateful to have you share with us. We have great prizes every week, and enjoy the fellowship of other crafters. I know our DT would LOVE seeing your wonderful creations. Hope you will stop by and share with us. Have a blessed week as you create and share.
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday
www.wordartwednesday - my challenge blog - my personal blog

Nancy said...

The details you put on this card are amazing...along with the write up! So glad you joined us this week at Just Us Girls! I will be back to visit that is for sure!

Elise said...

OMG! Sharon! Your work is ABSOLUTELY intoxicating! WHAT a stunning, SPARKLING, radiant use of this week's JUGS challenge! You NAILED it, darlin'!

LeAnne said...

I just love this, as I think silhouettes are just so pretty stamped on DP! Can you share who makes them? I don't recognize the name of the stamps and I know several companies have silhouettes! Thanks, and have a great Mother's Day!

Sharon Wheet said...

Sorry about that. The company is: Craft Secrets. Its from their 'Clear Art Stamps' collection. The stamp set is: Love You Mother. Medium - #SM38.
Their collections are vintage inspired.
Happy Mother's Day LeAnne.

Sylwia-eR said...

Beautiful card- my favorite : )Why? Colors and special stamp-silhouettes : )