Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Guest Designing with Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps

Hello blog fans! A few weeks ago I got an email from Janette asking me if I would be a guest designer for Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps for July and I was very excited to say yes! The owner, Korin, recently sent me some wonderfully uplifting, heartfelt stamps that are going to be released soon and I couldn't wait to get them inky! As you may know, I love anything vintage and shabby so I decided to follow my love of that theme and pair it with a beautiful faith-based quote from Martin Luther King Jr.:

Here's a close-up of the sentiment panel/floral detail:

I started off with some old favorite papers of mine, A Ladies' Diary by Graphic 45. I cut 7 varying lengths and widths of banners and distressed the edges. I then layered them onto my card base and added a strip of lace going vertically to cover up the ends. A strip of pearls adorns the lace as well. The sentiment is from a set called Faith and is stamped on a Spellbinder's Twisted Metal Tag die. I also outlined the perimeter with some Black Onyx Liquid Pearls to give it more attention. The floral detail was made with a mixture of color coordinated Kaisercraft paper flowers, tulle accents and a polka-dotted bow. Lastly, I added some pearl flourishes.

Thanks for visiting today!

Stamps: Faith (Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps)
Paper: A Ladies' Diary (Graphic 45), Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Antique Linen & Tea Dye distress inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection (Verve), Twisted Metal Tags (Spellbinders), CR-05CA-122(Imposing White-Pearl), PE-02CB-107 (Pearl Lines-White 0.3cm & 0.5cm)  Zva Creative, paper flowers, lace, paper distresser, Black Onyx Liquid Pearls (Ranger), tulle accents
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Andrea, this takes my breath away. I am so in love with banners and I am just in awe the way you used them on this creation. The papers and colors are beautifully vintage and eye catching. This is a real beauty. I just love your style.
    Bear Hugs,

  2. Fantastic... this is just gorgeous! LOVE your papers and flowers!

  3. What a beautiful card. Love the mix of papers.

  4. Congrats!!!Beautiful card!Love the paper!!!

  5. Congrats Andrea!! Beautiful card too, I love all of those shabby banners!!

  6. Fabulous as always. Love the mix of colours. Enjoy your DT stint :)

  7. WOW! Your cards are always beautiful, but this one..... Oh my! I think it's the colors of the DP. I have never bought any Graphic 45 paper, but I'm thinking I need to change that soon! Beautiful card!

  8. Beautiful card Andrea. Love the sentiment you used and the pretty flower arrangement. Lovely colors too!


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