Friday, January 17, 2014

Vintage Anniversary Card

Hello Everybody!

I am so glad I finished this card and it turned out like how it was in my head! :)  I love it when a plan comes together! ;)

I recently bought some stamps and this couple was one of the stamps.  They are all previously used but totally brand new to me and I am so excited to start using them.

So all of a sudden I starting visualizing this card with the sketch from House of Cards and the stamp.  I used my Cricut and the Craft Room (love the craft room!) to get a scalloped circle cut out.  It's tricky when you are going for the negative.  But third time was a charm :)

I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on my embossing folder and then embossed the tan cardstock that the oval had been cut out of.  I did practice this first before I did it.

I love how it turned out.  Then I adhered the ribbon and the pearls.  The purple flower was apart of a bigger flower so I detached it.  That is not usually in my nature.  If something comes together I use it like you are supposed to.  But the flower that this was attached to was so awesome and 3-D-ish I thought it would take away from my couple.  So I took this flower off and I am so glad I did!  I put an adhesive pearl in the middle of it.  Then I pop dotted this whole panel.  It creates a sort of window or frame for the couple.

I wanted to use this as a Valentine's Day card but my hubby said maybe an Anniversary card.  He's so smart-that's the perfect idea for this card!

Here are the challenges that I am submitting this to:

House of Cards: Cute and Vintage style using this sketch.  (I chose vintage.)

Simon Says Stamp--Anything Goes--Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Emboss It!  The front panel is embossed with a Sizzix folder.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...good night! :)


Vannessa said...

This is a great vintage card. Thanks for joining in our first challenge this year at House of Cards.

hugs, Vannessa

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously vintage. And I love the strings of pearls.
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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooo gorgeous!! I love love love love the vintage image, the flower and the pearls!!!!!!

Donna Nuce said...

Congratulations on your creative use of your embellishments. Taking apart the flower really worked on this beautiful vintage card. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards challenge blog.

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. Katy, this card is gorgeous! I love the beautiful vintage patterns and image. The embellishments are wonderful! :)

Buttons said...

That definitely works as an anniversary card Katy, and I love the real vintage feel. Jenny x

Judy V said...

Very pretty! Love that vintage image. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Hope you play again soon.

Mynnette said...

Such a great card, Katy! I LOVE the fabulous image and I adore the beautiful bloom that you added! Thanks for joining us at HOC! HUGS and have a wonderful week! ;) Mynn xx

soapHOUSEmama said...

so very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful card, Katy! Your husband is right and I think it could work for any wedding, anniversary or love event. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It!