Monday, September 6, 2010

Very "Vintagy"

Is that a word? Vintagy? Well, it is now! I have a habit of making up words, but that's ok. That's what makes me, ME! So, this card is big and has a lot of stuff on it. At last count, it was 6 layers not including the ribbon. Do you count ribbon as a layer? hhmmmm... things to ponder. The card base is a 4x7 inch piece of Creamy Caramel. The next layers are as follows.....
1) a tea stained tag that I got at a scrapbook fair a while back
2) Tempting Turquoise card stock
3) a Polka Dot DP that was run through the Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and then swiped it all over with Creamy Caramel ink pad
4) a Sheet Music DP that was swiped with Creamy Caramel ink pad and sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch
5) Very Vanilla CS stamped with the frame from Notably Ornate and the "amour" from Artistic Etchings and embossed the bird from Always in Black EP
6) last but not least the sweet little frame from Tattered Angels framed font that I colored with Tempting Turquise marker, swiped with Chocolate Chip ink pad and sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch.
Boy, that was a mouth full! I also embossed a couple images from Artistic Etchings on the Tag layer. The ribbon was white organza that I sprayed with Log Cabin and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch and then heat it to make it crinkly and vintagy looking. The little blue and cream accent berries were left over from some floral picks from my daughter Amber's wedding bouquet. I have a lot of them left over and am trying to use them here and there. They match the colors for this card perfectly.

I don't why, but I have been making larger than "normal" sized cards lately. Sad thing is, I don't have any envelopes for them to fit in. Besides, with as fat as this card is, it would have to be mailed in a padded envelope anyway. What is your favorite sized card to make? Regular A2 size or mega big like this one?

One thing I want to try to work on next is scrapping on canvas. Have you seen this? It is awesome! You can see what I am talking about here or on Splitcoast. I really can't do that until I have everything set up in the not yet finished craft building. I just don't have the room in the house. But soon, very soon I hope, the building will be complete and ready for me to fill to the brim with all my craft goodies! The roof was finally completed today, next up is the siding and hooking up all the electrical stuff. I am getting too excited! I hope to have some updated pics on that very soon.

Well, I think that's it for me today! Until next time.....

Hugs and Happy Stampin'!


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