Saturday, December 31, 2011

Inspiring *CCMC 182*

The inspiration for this card comes from this weeks challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.  Here's the sketch......
Create Sketches Portrait-015
I had seen some cards over on Splitcoaststampers a few weeks ago using a similar color combo to this one and just loved them all.  I love the softness of the colors together and feel like they lend themselves to a vintage sort of theme.  I added some of the "coffee splatters" from the French Foliage set and sponging to the main panel to make it feel older.  I also crumpled up the flowers and sponged those for the same effect.
Here's the list of supplies I used with this card.....
Stamps: Perfect Words, French Foliage
Paper: Pear Pizzaz, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Vanilla and Newsprint DP
Ink: Soft Suede, Pear Pizzaz, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Blossom Party die, Antique Brad, Lace Ribbon Border punch


  1. Beautiful!! Everything on your card really makes it look vintage - the splatters, the sponging, the distressing and the colors! Great job! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Very nice. I love that big flower and the vintage feel. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week and Happy New Year!

  3. I love the library card in there to make it have a real vintage feel. This is really nice! Love all your distressing. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  4. Beautiful, soft nuetral colors that are so perfect for the vintage feel. Love that gorgeous flower! Thank you for playing with us at CCMC!

  5. what a beautiful vintage card! (I always struggle with vintage). Love the soft! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  6. Your flower is to die for! What a great job on this week's challenge. Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  7. WOW!!! Love the background notepaper combined with the shabby chic flower! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary this week!