A Vintage Rose & a Birthday Wish

January 15, 2015

This week our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such is: Pink and Polka Dots. The photo inspiration for the challenge is both fun and vintage, with those lovely porcelain dolls, but I decided to go vintage all the way with my card for today.

I love using digital patterned papers, and I only print them on White Pearl Linen. The vintage floral paper you see me using is one I recently designed and that's available for free download on the Freebies section (on top). I sponged the polka dot paper mixing Ann Butler Crafter's Inks, Sunshine and Color Box Crafter's Ink, Bark. I used a pierced matting die from Our Daily Bread Designs Flourished Star Pattern set to cut the patterned papers. I cut the patterned layers in halves and adhered one on top of the other to create a base for all the embellishments.

I created a rose using Spellbinders Rose Creations and sprayed it with a mix of water and Ann Butler's Crafter's Ink in Berry, using a Spritzer Bottle. I decided I wanted to make that lovely paper flower stand out, so I created a rossette that I also colored with Crafter's Inks and attached it to the back of the flower using an antique brad. I added more elements to the design, starting with a lovely filigree window die cut with Spellbinders Window Three, to which I also die cut a motif using the very new Majesty set. I used a gorgeous, gorgeous metallic cardstock for the window called Stardream Rose Quartz.

I used the ink mix again to spritz to custom color a few pieces of Chalk White Seam Binding.
I used a piece of the ribbon for the center of the patterned mat and another to embellish the rossette. I also added some lovely flourishes from ODBD's Fancy Foliage, that I decorated with some Baby Pearls - LeCreme.

I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment on a little tag, using ODBD's sets Mini Tag Sentiments and Mini Tags. I sponged that little tag with a mix of Crafter's inks too. Finally, I adhered the embellished layer to a coordinating pink card base I cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A, using no other than 1/2" Scor-Tape.

I hope you enjoyed today's post. I invite you to join our challenge this week! Polka dots and pink is surely a classic combination, and I know you can come up with a beautiful creation using it! As always a prize from the store will be awarded to winner, so I hope you can join the fun for a chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I'd like to submit my card to:
The Card Concept - One Year Anniversary
In the Pink - Anything Goes

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12 comentarios

  1. Lovely lovely card!! Beautiful flower you've made Gracie! Amazing job! :)

  2. What a beautiful (And elaborate) card! Gorgeous work.

  3. Gorgeous card, with all your beautiful details!!

  4. This is gorgeous! Beautiful colors and details and that rose is beautiful.

  5. Oh, Gracie, what a gorgeous and feminine card! I love the digital papers and your stunning flower! Hugs, sweet fried!

  6. Beautiful card. I am amazed at how you combine so many different items into one beautiful card. Love it!

  7. Marvelous creation. Your handmade rose looks beautiful with soft pink color.

  8. Stunning Card, I saw it over at the Card Concept Challenge. Just lovely.

  9. Beautiful card, the flower is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

  10. Graciellie, your card is so elegantly chic and beautiful! Thank you for celebrating with us at The Card Concept!

  11. You have so beautifully combined all the elements for a fabulous vintage design and your flower is a real 'wow' focal point :-)
    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink challenge!
    Kat x


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