Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! I have had SUCH a hectic week at work...I thought today was Wednesday because the week is going so fast!! LOL!! It feels SO good to get into my stamp room and create a bit!
Here is my card for yesterday's (which I thought was today's) Sketch Challenge on SCS, SC278! A fab sketch as usual!!
I went a little different with my card tonight...a bit of shabby chic, which is a look I don't often attempt. The shabby vintage feel of my card started with this delish Thrift Shop paper from October Afternoon. I ADORE all the patterns in this collection!
I cut two inch squares of four different patterns and then sponged the edges to give them even more vintage-y goodness. I then layered them with Choice Buttercream Cardstock to make them pop.
I stamped this beautiful frame, which is from Creativi-Tea by Taylored Expressions, three times onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. I them cut out the middle square, sponged the edges and colored all the leaves and flowers with Copic Markers. I then colored the large flower with Copic Markers, cut it out and popped all three layers up with Foam Tape. It's quite dimensional in real life.
I kept the embellies simple on this one, simply putting pearls in each corner, under the "Happy Birthday" sentiment which is also from Creativi-Tea, and I then added a ribbon of Cream Poly-Twill, which I layered between my focal image and the Labels 1 Nestabilities I cut out of Blush Red Light Prism Cardstock. I added a bow of the same ribbon with my beloved Bow Easy! I cannot get enough of this Bow Easy...I think I use it on just about every card!!
Thanks SO much for stopping by! I hope to have some blog-hopping time this weekend! We are celebrating Meredith's 4th Birthday (where does the time go?) on Saturday, so I hope to have a bit of "me" time on Saturday night!!
Stamps: Creativi-Tea by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Blush Red Light, Classic Red, Choice Buttercream & Thrift Shop by October Afternoon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Vintage Tea Duo
Accessories: Labels 1 Nestabilities, Adhesive Pearls, Cream Poly-Twill Ribbon, Copic Markers and Foam Tape