Sunday, July 19, 2015

Vintage Echoes; Card

Welcome.  Sorry for the lateness on this post.  I  have been crafting.  However, our internet has been spotty.  We live in the mountains, and well, we go thru motoms like crazy.  Don't really know why.  But when you really NEED the internet, your motom is usually 'bad'.  UGH!  And this time, we just couldn't get into town to purchase one more.  So, we are using a 'hot spot'.  You would almost think we were off grid.  Nope, we aren't.  Well, I guess we are! {half smile}
Anyways, I wanted to share with you a card I made a week ago.  I received this gorgeous stamp set from Verve.  And I just love it!  It's named: Kind Words.  here

Anyways, I really wanted to make a card with the large sentiment.  So, I searched the internet for a sketch that would allow for the large panel.  One of the best things I love about international challenges, especially ones in eastern Europe, is that their challenges last a few weeks to a whole month.  Allowing you time to play along! {sweet}
The lovely ladies over @ Scrap-Pygovka, have themed challenges, sketches, and color challenges.  So, there is always a variety to choose from, and the design team is incredible!  This group of ladies are talented, clever, and super creative!  I just love their work!  Here is the current sketch:

Look how beautiful this sketch is!  I thought it was super easy to work with.  And this challenge site is just my style!  Layers!  Not only layers of paper, but layers of lace! and little sweet trinkets: buttons, sequins, rhinestones, pearls, pins, twine, ribbon, and so much more!
I am also playing along in the Creative Colors Challenge blog.  These ladies have some great challenges themselves.  Their challenges are generally color based.  But super easy to work with.  And their design team is sure to inspire you!

X, marks the color I chose
Their requirement for this challenge: pick 4 colors from the color box, plus twine, and create something beautiful! How super sweet is that?  
(My four colors: crimson red, caramel brown, pale blue, and aqua blue.  I also added silver bakers twine.)

and here is what I created:

I didn't create this card for anyone in particular.  So, I just created using what I love!  This card came together fairly quickly.  Roughly within an hour.  (a 60 min card is quick for me. )
Also, I used what I had on hand.  I didn't shop for anything.  Yep, I have a LOT of stuff on hand.  Some call it 'hoarding'.  And that just sounds so awful!  I like to refer to it as 'collecting'.  Because I do plan on using what I have.  I just haven't found/created the right project, yet {smile}
Recipe:  The card base is Kraft card stock from Paper Studio, purchased at the big box store.  The pattern papers are scraps from my scrap box.  The largest one with the vertical pattern is Nostalgia from My Mind's Eye.  The blue circle pattern paper is from Carta Bella, Baby Mine collection.  And the smaller, tannish, circle pattern paper is from Teresa Collins, Save the Date collection.  And the floral pattern paper is from a My Mind's Eye pad; Stella Rose.  
The pattern papers were machine stitched.  I think it just adds so much sweetness, softness, and vintage feel to the card/project.  
I added a few circle elements, to help pull it all together.  I layered a white paper tea doily under the layers of pattern papers.  To keep with that, I also added a mini bottle cap above the seam binding bow, and a clock flair button at the top of the sentiment square.
I added a trio of scrap materials to the top of the sentiment square:  light brown fabric mini blossoms, cream pleated tulle, and cream vintage crochet trim.  I stapled this 'collection' to the card front.  For a pop of color, I added the crimson paper blossom, and a text print leaf sprig.
For the embellishment at the opposite corner, I added a multi-loop bow made from aqua seam binding.  I tied on a heart shape tag with silver bakers twine.  I hand-stamped the sentiment: Hugs.  I added a mini bottle cap to the top of the bow.  I thought the silver bottle cap and aqua center help pull the card together.  
The sentiment was heat embossed in silver, on cream card stock.  And the final touch was a trio of rhinestones at opposite corners of the sentiment square. 
Thank you for looking.  I will have this card posted in my Etsy shop for sale.  Also, I have discounted my stamp sets, to their lowest price possible: 40% off retail price.  I have also added more stamp sets to my shop.  Enjoy your weekend!


Sabrina Jackson said...

Oh my goodness, this is one stunning card! Thanks so much for taking the time play along in our Creative Colors Challenge! Hugs, Sabirna (CCC DT)

Maria Pilar said...

Your card is really beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Creative Colors Challenge.
Maria Pilar (CCC DT)

Sabrina Jackson said...

Sharon, would you please check the Creative Colors Challenge Blog and contact me regarding your winnings from CCC#39. Thanks! Hugs, Sabrina

Tigrulya/Lena Alt said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you from СкрапПуговка!