Friday, April 8, 2011

Vintage Wishes

This is a little out of the ordinary for my typical style, wouldn't you say?!  Not exactly clean & simple, that's for sure.  It took quite a bit longer than normal too, but I'm still pleased with it.  I decided to try out the sketch challenge on Splitcoast this week.  I love sketches that have enough details to get me started but leave lots of room for interpretation. 

The stamp set I used is called Nature Walk and will be available a bit longer in the Occasions mini catalog, until April 30. 

To add dimension and texture true to a vintage style, I used a number of things like the old Linen background stamp, pearls, rows of scallops, heat embossing on the bird cage, dry embossing with the Big Shot and the Square Lattice embossing folder, bitty punch flowers and a fussy cut butterfly with one wing raised on dimensionals.  Other details include the chantilly lace ribbon, distressed and some sponged edges a well as a bit of French Script stamped in Very Vanilla ink on the card base.

And guess what, I remembered to photo the inside also!  I layered a few simple scallops and a faint birdcage enhanced with a single flower to coordinate with the front of the card. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fantastic weekend!  I'm planning to enjoy some beautiful weather!

SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Nature Walk, Linen background, Oval All
Colors: Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, bitty flower punch, basic pearls, distressing tool, chantilly lace ribbon, narrow Rich Razzleberry ribbon, scallop border punch


  1. Beautiful card. I love all the details especially the triple row of scallops. Great color combo.

  2. Oh Kristin, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love the colors and all your added details/textures are fantastic!

  3. Kristin, this card is gorgeous! I needed some inspiration for a birthday card for a friend...this is definitely it!

  4. incredibly beautiful!!!!!!
    love the colors, too!!!!

  5. This is so beautiful!! I love the little flowers on the cage and how you placed the butterfly!


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