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10.22.2010

Embellish Color Challenge :: Vintage




Hey Bleeps! Happy Friday! This week sparks a new Embellish Color Challenge! It's all about vintage, so get out your distress inks, doilies, crocheted trims, and other antique elements to participate. There's a great fall color palette to follow as well. I hope you take some time to participate! Our sponsor is Pixie Petals, an etsy shoppe with lots of fun vintage embellishments.

Here's how I made this card, which took about 6 hours to make!

Instructions
  1. Trim cream cardstock strip and stamp lace background in yellow ink, then add distress ink and adhere to card front.
  2. Stamp text background on cream cardstock block in rust in, add distress ink, and adhere to card front.
  3. Trim another cream cardstock strip and stamp antique background in green ink, add distress ink, and adhere to card front.
  4. Add ribbon and stamp sentiment. *TIP* To make that ribbon full, I tied three bows using the long tails leftover!
  5. Die cut and emboss label, then adhere to card front.
  6. Stamp wreath on cream cardstock in rust ink, cut out, then die cut center circle. Add distress ink and rhinestones.
  7. Tie twine around wreath and add flower treatment. Adhere to card front center with foam adhesive.
  8. Add stitching to last border on card front.
Supplies

Stamps :: DeNami Design - leafy vine wreath; Verve Stamps - harvest blessings; Hero Arts - lace background, old letter writing, antique flower background
Ink :: Ranger - antique linen, vintage photo; Close to My Heart - autumn terracotta, topiary; Clear Snap - ColorBox ochre
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - rustic cream, terracotta tile
Embellishments :: Pixie Petals - crocheted flower, ribbon; Kaisercraft - rhinestones; May Arts twine; Papertrey in - lemon tart button
Tools :: Spellbinders - S4-290 labels fourteen, S4-116 standard circles sm; G-001 grand calibur; Janome - sewing machine (sew mini)
Card Size :: 4.25" x 6.5" (yep, it's tall, but will fit great in a 5" x 7" envelope)

I hope you all have a fun, yet restful weekend! Enjoy and take care! Thanks so much for your visit!!

8 comments:

clouds shadler said...

ooh, soo pretty! lovely actually, luv luv the vintage theme! I really need the inspiration and this is perfect! luv the cute crochet flower!!! p.s: can't wait to meet ya :)

Hugs,
C :)

milkshake007 said...

Beautifully created!!
Thanks so much for listing all your supplies in detail!
I just love your blog!!

Michele Gross said...

Soooooo pretty!! Love the wreath and all the lovelies you added to this. AND, I'm soooo glad you didn't say you whipped it up in about 20 minutes. ;) It takes me forever to make a card and this one definitely looks like you put some time and love into it :)

Steph said...

This card is just my style! I love how you have mixed so many different stamps and pulled it all together. Thanks for sharing :)

Cassie_lu said...

oh so pretty

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you have used on it with the stamped images and paper.

..::Paulina::.. said...

This is soooo pretty, Ashley! Honestly, I didn't even recognize our stamp until I saw the supply list! Who knew our stamps could look vintage? ;)

Ruza said...

Beautiful card! TY for sharing.

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