Monday, September 19, 2011

Sincere Salutations and Two Challenges

Good morning and a Happy Monday to you, Stampers! I did something I have never done before today, create one card for two challenges. The first challenge was the Pal Paper Arts Challenge, which is a sketch:

The second challenge was the Create With Connie and Mary Color Challenge:

You would think that with all that work already done for me, putting a card together would be a breeze. It was not! I think I had a severe case of stamper's block yesterday. This card is what I came up with, and I continued to follow my recent cravings for vintage, though this project is not too fussy.

The background is Very Vanilla Card Stock which I ran through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I then lightly sponged with Basic Gray, Cajun Craze and Old Olive ink, and gave it a little spritz with the Color Spritzer Tool and a Basic Gray Marker. I used the Elements of Style Stamp Set as a background for both the Cajun layer and the Vanilla layer inside the oval frame. 

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations, Elements of Style
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Ink Pads: Basic Gray, Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Markers: Basic Gray
Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folders, Stampin Sponges, Color Spritzer Tool, Extra Large Oval Punch
Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Antique Brads, Linen Thread, Regals Designer Buttons, Glue Dots

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Have a great day!



Lisa Martz said...

Great vintage card! Soft and pretty. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Very nice job! I love the vintage feel!

Deb said...

Such a lovely card! I love the sponging over the embossing! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Nance Leedy said...

So pretty! I love your use of the embossed frame and the brad placement is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the frame and how you sponged the background! Pretty card!

Mary Brown said...

WOW...simply GORGEOUS!!! I love the addition of the color on the embossed background! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Melanie said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful colors!!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Connie Babbert said...

Simply beautiful! Love that oval frame. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

Margaret said...

Beautiful! I love the sponging on the embossing! Wonderful creation for both challenges!