Saturday, April 1, 2017

Vintage Label For You Card

Howdy!  I needed to make a card for a shopper of my Etsy shop {HERE}.   So, I stopped by an all favorite challenge site: Mojo Monday.  They have a wonderful sketch challenge.  But, then again, they always do!  The folks @ Mojo Monday have easy, user-friendly sketches.

See what I mean about this sketch?  Beautiful to work with.  
I also stopped by another favorite challenge site:  Word Art Wednesday.  Their design team will certainly inspire you to play along!

I am also entering my card in a 'new to me' challenge site:  Eclectic Ellapu.  And their current challenge is Shabby Chic or Vintage.  You will certainly be inspired by this creative design team.

and here is what I made:

Recipe:  this is a typical A2 size card: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  All the edges of the papers have been distressed with tea stain ink.
I used a long ago pattern paper from My Mind's Eye 2.  I just love this shade of pink gingham pattern.  And the other side of this pattern paper, is just as stunning: the pink floral pattern.  {smile}  This paper is so me!       I cut the formal pattern paper one inch smaller than the pink gingham pattern paper.  I machine stitched them together, to add character.       I wrapped some pale pink seam binding around the front of the card, and tied a multi-loop bow.  I love seam binding.  It looks vintage, shabby chic, and simply soft and pretty!      I added a scrap piece of ledger paper for my focal piece.   I tucked a white paper doily in behind the ledger paper on the right side.  I wanted this piece to hold my sentiment, and not be the sentiment.  So, I stamped a fancy frame in soft suede classic ink, onto  card stock.  I used a retired stamp set by Stampin' Up! Vintage Labels.  I also used a sentiment stamp from the same set, and stamped For You in basic black classic ink, inside the frame.  I used the extra large oval punch, by Stampin' Up! to create my sentiment piece.  I adhered it to the card front with foam tape, to 'lift' the sentiment oval off the front of the card.           I wanted to had more of a homespun look and feel, so I added a small fabric 'rose' and a pair of cream vintage buttons tied with kraft twine.            Well, I hope that Kathey likes this card, as its already in the mail, heading her way! {smile}
I hope that you get an opportunity to play along with the folks @ Mojo Monday, Eclectic Ellapu, and Word Art Wednesday.

1 comment:

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Oh so beautifully shabby chic. Loving all the pastel pink in your project - gorgeous x Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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