Friday, April 26, 2013

Elements of Style for Vicki

Greetings, Stampers! Today I'm sending this card via the blog waves to the amazing Vicki Burdick. Her birthday was on Wednesday, and her friends at Always Playing with Paper are having a linky party for her. Though I've haven't ever had the chance to meet Vicki in person, we bump into each other now and again on challenge sites, and I'm a huge admirer of her work. So, this card is "For You", Vicki! I hope you are having a happy birthday week!

I used the sketch from this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. The large panel was perfect to plant some posies on.

I tried to channel Vicki a bit when I designed this card. I know she likes lots of layers, texture and embellishments (like me!), and she creates the most beautiful cards with florals. I thought the roses from the Elements of Style stamp set would be perfect. I stamped them with Black Stazon ink, and colored them with Ink Pads and a Blender Pen. I took a shot from the side so you could see that I added some Dazzling Details to the flower centers.

Nearly every product used to make this card is on the Stampin' up retirement list, including the Elements of Style Stamp Set, and all the colors of card stock and ink, as well as the Designer Series Paper. To find out what is retiring and order "last chance" items, click here.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Elements of Style
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery
Designer Series Paper: Subtles Stack
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade
Tools: Big Shot, Argyle Embossing Folder
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Pearls

Happy Birthday, Vicki! Inky hugs!


Jen Timko said...

Beautiful, Sandy! It does have a "Vicki vibe" to it and so lovely! Your use of the retiring products is fantastic. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card Sandy! I love this set and I know Vicki will adore this pretty card!

Donna said...

Wow, that is a LOT of fussy cutting, omg. I saw the birthday tribute to Vicki and think she will adore your card (as I do)! Just beautiful! :)

Andrea W said...

In one word- Stunning! I LOVE everything about it.

Vicki Burdick said...

Sandy, this card is soooo me and you!!! I LOVE everything about it, the pretty florals, the texture, the layers and of course I can not forget the pearls!!! Thank you for the shout out for my birthday!!!

Linda Callahan said...

This is beautiful Sandy - the flowers are gorgeous!

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful card Sandy! I love Elements of Style and I will be sad to see it go! I can't believe you cut those flowers out! Love the colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Mikki said...

Sandy, this is stunning and also love the color combination!!

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card, Sany! So perfect for Vicki. Your fussy-cutting skills are amazing! Just beautiful1