Sunday, January 13, 2013

Vintage Card Cafe...Forever-and-Always

Good morning! I was recently asked by Oksana to become a part of the Vintage Card Cafe Challenge design team...and I said 'YES'! Seems like a good fit...I love to make vintage/shabby cards...they like to post about vintage/shabby here I am today with my first post, featuring new Verve stamps that were released on Friday and using VCCC's inspiration sketch:

This set is called No Matter What and is available now from the Verve store. I started off with Maja Design's Ska vi ta en fika collection of papers, specifically Chaite, Kladdkaka and Kladdkaka - (bs). In following the sketch, I added two vertical strips of lace and then a length of ruffled velvet ribbon. To the left side, I added a rhinestone buckle. The middle accent consists of a Verve-A Cut Above Ribbon Banner die, Tilth Floral die, a Scalloped Circle Nestability, a paper flower coated with Star Dust Stickles, a hemp bow, tulle accents and a pearl. I zig-zag stitched each side and added a pierced border around all four sides. 

                                         Here's the sketch I followed:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Stamps: No Matter What (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Ska vi ta en fika (Chaite, Kladdkaka and Kladdkaka - (bs) Maja Design, Early Espresso, Vintage Cream
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Ribbon Banner die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Tilth die (Memory Box), Scalloped Circle Nestability (Spellbinders), lace, ruffled ribbon, paper flower, tulle accents, Platinum Liquid Pearls & Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), paper piercer, sewing machine, hemp, pearls, paper distresser, rhinestone buckle, daubers
Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
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  1. Gorgeous ribbon treatment and card! Lucky they are to have you :)

  2. Gorgeous. Love the pleated velvet ribbon and your beautiful flower elements. TFS

  3. So pretty and I have all those supplies on hand!! THanks for sharing!

  4. Another beauty - drooling (yes again) over that pleated velvet and gorgeous buckle!

  5. I gotta get my sewing machine into the act!! Been sayin' that for a long time and only did it once. I think it looks great and I love it that you think to do it on a regular basis. Lovely card, Andrea!!

  6. Great on creating such a stunning card from the given sketch. Love all the detail. Can't wait to see your future projects as part off the DT - they are surely lucky to have you as part of their team!!


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