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|
I do believe this is a one-of-a-kind creation...love your design, colors and layering. Happy Valentine's Day!
You've gotten very close to what I think of as Mixed Media today, LeAnne! Gorgeous elements, put together just beautifully! LOve the 'maidens fern' stamp on that cute panel - AND seeing another bit of that sweet frilly ribbon!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Oh you do vintage so well! I love this! And that DSP is one of my all time faves!
You know how much I love your vintage creations LeAnne - this is gorgeous and such a great way to interpret the sketch. I love that colour combo too!
Love your card! Will be casing for sure!
What a lovely little collage of elements! The woodgrain paper looks so real. Pretty card LeAnne!
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