Sunday, May 5, 2013

Vintage Card Cafe Challenge...Sunday Special

Good Sunday morning and welcome to this week's Vintage Card Cafe challenge! This week we've got a sketch for you to follow. When I look at the sketches provided to us, initially they look complicated. However, when you pick out the elements and leave the graphics in the foreground, they are actually easily workable. Here's what a made from the sketch pictured below:

I ended up adding lots of layers that really aren't seen all that much. Ends up being a really thick, expensive card. :) To make the flower, I used My Favorite Things' Plentiful Petals die, cut out of Cajun Craze card stock and then crumpled up into a ball. I unrolled the paper, dabbed on some distress ink to tone down the color a bit and then assembled the flower. I added some Foliage die cuts and to the tips of the petals I dabbed on some Platinum Stickles. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley Stamps' Inspirational Sentiments set. I stamped that onto a Labels Eighteen that was lightly sponged and outlined with a Chocolate Spica pen while still in the die. I then added some liquid pearls to the outside perimeter and attached it to a piece of burlap, which is over top of a half doily. Most of the edges are sewn and all of them are distressed. In the corners I added some antique copper corners and as an afterthought, I added the locket with cord bow.

Here's the sketch we're working with:

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

Stamps: Inspirational Sentiments (Lili of the Valley Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Timeless (Kaisercraft), Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Antique copper corners (CTMH), locket charm, cord, Foliage & Labels Eighteen (Spellbinders), Plentiful Petals Die-namics (MFT), pearl, Black Onyx Liquid Pearls & Platinum Stickles (Ranger), Chocolate Spica pen, dauber, burlap, doily, sewing machine
Size: 5 1/2" square
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  1. Hi Andrea

    Your card is very beautifull, i like your style.

    Greetings, Danoesja

  2. Loving the burlap, charm and flower! Fabulous as always :)

  3. Beuatiful depth and texture Andrea!!

  4. Wow, this is gorgeous. Love all the layers and elembents. You do such a fabulous job with those Liquid Pearls. The flower is so pretty.

  5. Замечательная открытка! Андреа, спасибо вам )))


  6. Hi Andrea! I saw this card over at Vintage Café and noticed all the rich lovely layers (I clicked on it to make the photo close-up) - WOW! Love it, my dear. I would love to know how you take your photos, too. They always turn out SO amazing. I need your photography skills. Thanks for sharing this, and if you get the chance, I'd LOVE to have you share with us at - Have a blessed week. You sure inspire me!

  7. Gorgeous, Andrea! Fabulous texture and layering! What a beautiful flower and locket for this stunning card!


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