Friday, October 14, 2011
I have been wishing it would be Friday already since Monday morning! A lot of that has to do with the fact that I'm working on the cabinet project for my laundry room, and I want it done already! But there's only so many hours in a day and most of mine are spent at work instead of what I want to be doing. Correction: What I NEED to be doing! I'll share the cabinet project with you once I'm done so you can see why I desperately needed storage in there!
Today however, I have a sweet, vintage card to share with you that was actually inspired by my laundry room project! My house was originally built in 1890 and I have been trying to decorate it with vintage thing and subtle colors. My laundry room has a soft blue/green color on the walls and the cabinets will be cream with a distressed finish. So that was my inspiration for this card!
First off, I used some old K&Company paper for the base. I distressed the edges and sponged with this a few Distress Inks. Then I machine stitched it to some kraft cardstock. Next, I added the vertical panel and distressed, sponged and stitched that to some white cardstock. Then I used my trusty decorative scissors for the edges of the white cardstock. I think this scalloped edge softens the look of any straight edge.
This week's Case Study Challenge #61 was to use fabric on your card, so, using StazOn ink, I stamped my favorite TSG sentiment from the Dance mini set onto some scrap linen fabric. Then I stitched it to some kraft cardstock and matted that to a couple of layers of cream cardstock. If you haven't guessed already, I used this week's Deconstructed Sketch #23 for my layout, and I went with lace for the three scalloped elements. (Fabulous sketch, by the way! I'm going to have to add this one to my go-to file!)
I tried my hand at one of those gorgeous paper flowers I see all over blog land, and this one turned out pretty good, I think! I used a page from an old book I got an an auction a while back and PTI's Beautiful Blooms II set to create it. Each layer was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink and threaded together with some thread. A brown button for the center completed the look! The leaves are also from the Dance stamp set and I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on kraft cardstock to create them.
This card came together pretty quickly, considering how much work each element was to create. I had the idea pretty much all planned out in my head by the time I got home from work yesterday, so that made it a lot easier to execute. Why can't this happen every time I make a card?! I'd love it if it would! :)
Got any plans for the weekend?? I've got some cabinets to make, paint and hang! :)
Stamps: There She Goes 'Dance'
Inks: Staz On 'Timber Brown', Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap'
Papers: Georgia Pacific, PTI Kraft and Cream Cardstock, PP - K&Company
Access: PTI Beautiful Blooms II. Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, PTI Buttons - Cream, PTI Rustic Button Twine - Cream, DMC Thread - Cream, Linen Fabric - Joanns, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals