I hope I don't bore most of my readers with all these challenges. I've just been struggling in my crafting lately, either no time or no creativity. I've been trying to jumpstart things, and I think I'm back on the right track. The challenges are keeping me motivated to get stuff done in a timely manner. I work really good with deadlines. I was a freelance court reporter for about 12 years and deadlines are critical. Although I loved my job, I can do without the stress;)
I made a very vintage card for a friend's mom. I love toile patterns. I have black & white toile curtains in my scraproom. You can see a peek of them in an earlier post about the new punch rack. Anyway, I also have a few toile stamps. I decided it might be fun to color in the toile images. I used watercolor pencils and SU watercolor crayons. This is a close-up of my image...
And here is the front of my card and the Card Patterns Sketch:
The background paper I used is Anna Griffin. The cardstock is DCWV. The mini roses are Recollections from Michaels. The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from Justrite Stamps. I used the SU word window and modern label punches. I also added some bling, also Recollections from Michaels. The crinkled seam binding is from my stash. I purchased it during CKC Nashville 2012. The toile stamp is All Night Media.
And here is the inside of my card:
For the inside, I used the same Anna Griffin paper as I used on the front. The verse is Stampin Up, the Happy Birthday is Justrite Stamps. the card verse diecut was made using SU/Sizzix Framelits and Spellbinders dies for the corners. I also used bling by Recollections. The ink is CTMH Vineyard Berry.
The second challenge I'm entering this card in is the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog. Their current challenge is "Inside & Out." I normally don't decorate the insides of my cards, but lately I've been trying to make the inside as pretty as the outside, so I thought this challenge was a must!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time, Scrap Sassy!