Thursday, July 5, 2018

IB27 Vintage Linens

Happy Thursday, peeps!  I trust you had a great 4th of July holiday, if you braved the heat and humidity like we had in Pennsylvania!  Hey, it's summer, right?!  Laurel has a sweet little "Vintage Linens" challenge for us this week at Inspired By; here's my take on it!  Our sponsor this week is Sugar Pea Designs (and there are PRIZES!!!), and the set I used was Lovely Leaves.  It's more of a fall/Thanksgiving set, but as you can see, it can be used for other seasons as well:

And here is Laurel's prompt:

I've used the colors of Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover and Soft Seafoam for my card today.  The card base is Soft Seafoam, and I added a piece of lined paper in Poppy Parade (from the first time SU offered it), under a piece of Delightfully Detailed Laser Specialty paper that I carefully brayered with Pacific Point ink.  

I have found two tips to be helpful with these laser-cut papers:  One is to cut apart the pages that have the smaller designs on them and store them in a cello bag or envelope; it is much easier to do them all at one time!  Two, I use a spray adhesive like Elmer's on the back of the paper for quick adhering.  I just take it outside, give it a quick spray on a scrap of newspaper and you're all set to go! 

I adhered my brayered layer on top of the DSP, then stamped and cut out some leaves, added a paper button, and layered them all on a Poppy Parade panel that I stamped and heat embossed with some berries:

I used a MFT die to cut a tag, stamped the sentiment with my Stamparatus, then added a little embellishment in Poppy Parade.  My final step was to add some cross-stitch embossing on the edge of the tag!

I hope you'll share your vintage linen-inspired creation with us at Inspired By this week!  You can use the linens, the colors or maybe the florals!  Get creative and see you there!

Cassidy missed my nephew's 4th of July picnic, but there were plenty of other nieces and nephews (his wife comes from a large family!!) and lots of food, fun and a few little fireworks as well:

Piper and Bradon had fun with sparklers, while the dads let off some very interesting smoke bombs:

There were even some small ground fireworks, not too loud and intimidating for the wee ones!  It was a lovely day!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Lovely Leaves (Sugar Pea Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Poppy Parade, Delightfully Detailed Laser Specialty, Poppy Parade DSP (ret)
 Ink Soft Seafoam, Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Call Me Clover
Accessories Embroidery Floss, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Labels Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits (ret), Blueprints 6 Dies (My Favorite Things), Sponge Brayer, Spray Adhesive


Linda Callahan said...

Wow the red and blue on your card is perfect! Love the vintage linen look! And it looks like it was a fun Fourth!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a pretty card and great photos!!

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marcia sydness said...

Good Morning:

Did we miss the parade today where your husband wears his beautiful white uniform in the parade? We are used to his patriotic duty in the parade.
But I did enjoy the pictures of your picnic!
Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Elton said...

You've captured those linens perfectly, this is wonderful LeAnne!