Saturday, February 28, 2015

Vintage Spring

Welcome back!  Tonight the card I'm sharing was made for two challenges - Fab Friday, where they have a wonderful sketch, and Friday Mashup, where the challenge is to make a vintage card.

The circle in the center of the sketch inspired me to create a flower and since I was traveling down the vintage road, I decided to make a large flower out of Natural Filter Paper, and complement it by using Soft Suede and Crumb Cake with a hint of sparkle and brightness by adding Bermuda Bay into the mix.

I cut several layers of the Natural Filter Paper with the Blossom and Flower Medallion punches, sponging them slightly with Crumb Cake ink.  The center part of the flower was created with a few layers of white Filter paper first sprayed with Log Cabin Smooch Spray after cutting out with the 1 1/4" Scallop punch.  After everything dried, it was crumpled up around a brad in the center, spread out and fluffed up a bit, then a rhinestone was added to the middle.  I adhered it to a 1 3/4" circle of Soft Suede card stock that was then popped up over the Burlap Ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Vanilla Smooch Spray was applied to the Crumb Cake panel after it was embossed with the Spring Flowers embossing folder, then it was sponged with a bit of Soft Suede ink, as was the card base.  I love how Bermuda Bay looks against these wonderful browns; just yummy!  Rather than adding a sentiment to the front I decide to wait until I use the card and add one to the interior.

As always, your visit and comments are so very appreciated!  Please be sure to use the links above, there is some wonderful inspiration to see and still time to join in.  Take care!



Product details:
Stamps:  None!
Paper:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Beau Chateau designer series paper
Ink:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Other:  Spring Flowers TIEF, Burlap Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Sequins, Vanilla and Log Cabin Smooch Sprays, Cutter Kit, Natural and White Filter papers, Blossom, Flower Medallion, 1 3/4" Circle and 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punches, Basic Rhinestone


Heidi Baks said...

Wow, beautiful coloring! You did a great giving everything an antique flair. The Bermuda sequins work great with it... I wouldn't have thought. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Cynthia said...

Very pretty card. I really love the color combo you went with! Thanks for playing along this week at The Friday Mashup!

Brian King said...

Stef - Gorgeous! Don't you just love a card that doesn't need stamps. :) Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday sketch challenge!

Amanda Mertz said...

Holy vintage-y goodness! Fantastic card especially the pop of modern with the Bermuda Bay sequins and the smooch spritz! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flower and textures. Pat Jandacek