Happy Friday, peeps! And Happy Valentine's Day! No Valentines today, but I do have a lovely card featuring some new stamps from the mini catalog, along with their new coordinating dies! But first, let me show you the beautiful sketch for the As You See It challenge this week:
I almost went with the Honey Bee set, after seeing that beehive shape, but I went in another direction because I really wanted to use Positive Thoughts. I already had some Coastal Cabana things on my desk from yesterday's card, and I happened to find this pretty retired DSP, so this is what I came up with:
I started by diecutting a Very Vanilla scalloped circle and scalloped square that matched pretty closely in size, and put them together, hiding the seam under a horizontal piece of Crumb Cake. I stamped some of the elements from Positive Thoughts on to the VV panel in Sahara Sand and Pool Party. I stamped a "grungy" element from Label Me Bold on the Crumb Cake panel and topped it with a Soft Suede diecut from the coordinating die set, Nature's Thoughts. I stamped the butterfly in Coastal Cabana, colored it with Crumb Cake blend and sponged the edges, then diecut it as well:
Since I still had this cute little frilly trim left on my desk, I added it and a "hello" from the Label Me Bold set too. A couple of gold metallic pearls and a few little Pool Party sprigs finished it off. I did add sponging and shading to most every layer to amp up the vintage look!
I haven't done a vintage-style card for a while and it was fun to do! But of course, this sketch lends itself to most any style of stamping, and I can't wait to see what you create with it. Share it with us at As You See It and check out what the DT created as well! Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Positive Thoughts, Label Me Bold, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret)|
|Card stock & Papers||Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Serene Scenery DSP (ret)|
|Ink||Soft Suede, Pool Party, Sahara Sand|
|Accessories||Gold Metallic Pearls, Coastal Cabana Trim (ret), Dimensionals|
|Tools||Big Shot, Layering Circles Dies, Layering Squares Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Wink of Stella, Sponge Daubers|