Monday, November 1, 2010

YOU are loved

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Today's card is for the Embellish Vintage Color Challenge. I'm not very familiar with the vintage style of cardmaking but I loved the colour combination so I had to give it a try. I knew this was going to be a rather clean card given my usual style and I was happy for the sparkly die cut that Angela included in my birthday RAK because it was perfect for this card!


I started with the sparkly die cut and layered everything around it. The love script in the background is Local King Rubber Stamp, as is the music notes background on the butterfly. The lace frame behind the sparkly die cut and the sentiment are from Unity. I even sponged, distressed and stitched the background panel. That's not something you see too often on my cards, especially not together! LOL This card proved to be a challenge but it gave me the chance to work outside my comfort zone and create something I'm happy with. Those are the best kinds of challenges! When the card was finished, my husband said, "It looks very old-movie-ish but I like it." I guess that makes it vintage. ;)

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory, So Saffron & Wild Wasabi cardstock; Best Creations glitter cardstock; Local King Rubber Stamp Words background & Notes background; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; PTI Butterfly Dreams; Memories Artprint Brown ink; SU Crumb Cake & Wild Wasabi inks; PTI Butterfly die & Mat Stack 4 die; QuicKutz Epic Six; SU Scallop Trim Border; Basic Grey button; The Twinery baker's twine in Peapod; Gutermann green thread; sewing machine; Glue Dots minis; SU Stampin' Dimensionals

17 comments:

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very lovely design! :) Love the layers! Thanks for joining the Embellish vintage color challenge.

Janna {Papiersalat} said...

Wow, Emily. That is stunning. I love how you created the body of the butterfly.

Janna

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh this is gorgeous love all the little details!!!

mustavcoffee said...

Beautiful card, love the vintage feel:0) xx

Ujjwal said...

Love the script background Emily!! All the elements come together beautifully in this card!!

Christi Snow said...

Emily, I could look at your art all day. You have such an amazing eye for details and how to put things together...just gorgeous! smiles....

Jennifer said...

LOVE your beautiful card!!! (=

Lindsey said...

Look at that musical butterfly! :) It looks great, as does this entire card. It does have that vintage/shabby chic look, but still very much in your style. Nice!

~amy~ said...

well, this is simply gorgeous!

Alice Wertz said...

such a beauty! love the glittery die cut. LOVE your fab design as always!

Laurie said...

Emily this is gorgeous! I love all the details you put into this! :)

Angela said...

I mean, the die-cut IS pretty cool, but you did something really cool with it! Your card is definitely vintage, and definitely lovely!

Meg said...

Awesome vintage, Em! Love that sparkly die cut--looks so "old movie star" glam! I like the little peek of the frame behind it, and that fabulous background stamp!

plus WAY TO GO! on your win!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is just beautiful! Love the layout and the glitter!

Cristina said...

Congrats on being "hot" -- you're on a roll over at Embellish!

Angela said...

Someone is rockin' and rollin'! Congrats!

jen said...

This is great! Congrats on being HOT!