Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Vintage Romance

Hi there!  I'm back with a card for Fab Friday, where the current challenge is to use this great sketch:

The doily in the sketch really sent me in the vintage/distress direction.  I started out with a doily as well, and then remembered all the beautiful lace I still have from last years Artisan Embellishments (yes, I hoarded stocked up on a bunch of it!) and knew that was what I wanted to use.

The lace and the Flower Trim then set the tone for a soft, romantic style card, along with a bit of distressing and light sponging with Crumb Cake ink.  I also decided to make it a skinny card, just 3 1/2" by 5 1/2"; so petite and sweet.

The stamped images from Chalk Talk were heat embossed with clear Stampin' Emboss powder to make them stand out better.  I really like the versatility of the sentiment...it can be for just about any occasion.  Chalk Talk continues to be one of my "go to" stamp sets.

Well, that's it for tonight.  Be sure to head over to the Fab Friday blog (link above) and check out all the inspiration, plus there's still plenty of time to play along.

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look!



Product details:
Stamps:  Chalk Talk, En Francais
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Natural Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Other:  Artisan Embellishments Kit, Chalk Talk framelit, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Clear Stampin' Emboss powder, Cutter Kit


Robin Troutman said...

Love your card for this challenge! So shabby chic!

Brian King said...

Stef - absolutely gorgeous! You really packed a lot of texture into this card, and I love it! Thanks for playing along with FabFriday this week!

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful vintage card! Love the pearl details and sponging but the lace trim put it over the top! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Marla Reed said...

Wow! This is such a stunning vintage card! I love so many details- the pearls, the flower trim, the lace. They all work beautifully together! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!