15 January 2015

A Vintage Rose & a Birthday Wish

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



12 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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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Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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