My inspiration for this week’s sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is my wish for spring to get here. It’s a fun pocket sketch and the possibilities are endless. Since I wanted my card to say spring I decided on a shabby chic card with the colors of the digital Spring Vintage DSP. I also took inspiration from Tara Bilbao’s quilled roses. She has a great instructional video on her blog on how to make them. My third inspiration came fromAnn Schach’s Nature Walk card. It’s a wonderfully distressed card and since I wanted my card to be shabby chic I started to think peeling wallpaper so I decided to incorporate her distressed look for my card.
I am also entering my card in PPA’s Vintage challenge. Hop on over to get inspired.
I first printed the Spring Vintage DSP pattern with the kraft background and flowers. The dotted DSP for the pocket is from the Jolly Holly DSP and the edges are distressed and sponged with Soft Suede. I embossed a Melon Mambo layer with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder then tore the layer and sponged with Soft Suede. I made the roses and embellished them with Dazzling Diamonds. Some of the roses I also lightly sponged with Soft Suede before the Dazzling Diamonds. I embellished the pocket with the Victoria Crochet trim and also the Scallop Trim border. I also added pearls to the top of the pocket and on the Scallop Trim border. My sentiment background is colored with SU markers, stamped off once for a lighter background. The ‘friends’ is from the Tiny Tags stamp set and ‘friends’ is heat embossed in gold and attached with a Vintage brad. Please join us for this week’s challenge. We would love to see your take on this sketch.
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Shabby Chic Spring card
Card Size: 4.25″ w x 5.50″h
Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags
Paper: CS: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, DSP: Digital Download Spring Vintage, Jolly Holly
Ink: Classic Ink Soft Suede, Versamark, Rose Red and Old Olive markers
Card Accessories: Scallop Trim border punch, Medium Jewelry punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Vintage brad, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic pearls, sponge dauber, Dimensionals
Technique: Stamping, Embossing