Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hello Friend!

Happy Sunday!  I am popping in with a card to share.  I am playing along with Retro Sketch and The Card Concept  One Year Anniversary Inspiration Challenge.

The inspiration piece is absolutely gorgeous!  I was inspired by the flowers and colors.  I started with Carta Bella Baby Mine dp.  I cut this panel with a stitched frame.  I ink distressed the edges ever so lightly with some Ranger Antique Linen.  I used a Doodlebug Designs paper doily that I inked with some Antique linen.  I die cut this panel with the same stitched frame as the floral panel so they would line up.  Next, I  used die cut Verve's Rounded Scallop frame die twice in a rustic white card stock.  I stamped the top panel with Verve's Making A Statement stamp set using coordinating stamp in a soft blue.  The inspiration piece has a touch of blue in it.  I glued the two panels together for added stability.  

The inside portion of this die I stamped using Verve's Inspire Hope stamp set.   For the sentiments I used Hello Friend Plain Jane and With Love stamp set.    I layered the two panels I die cut and used some foam tape to pop these up from the center of the scalloped frame for some added dimension.  Everything was softly inked distressed using the same Antique Linen ink.  For the little fishtail flags I used some striped pattern paper from the same paper pad since the inspiration photo has some stripes as well.  I die cut those using Verve's Banner Bundle die set.   I added a few of Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix to the card.   I decided the corner of the doily needed to be curved over a little to add some visual interest to the top corner.   To comply with The Card Concept Challenge I would have to say that this card is Freestyle Collage. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. What a wonderful combo of challenges...your card is the floral and the turned down doily corner.

  2. Love how you combined the sets and used the sketch.

  3. Very pretty mix of papers and textures..LOVE the pop of blue on the scalloped frame.
    Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  4. Betty, what a coincidence that I have followed you in the line-up for both Card Concept and Curtain Call!! How funny!!! Love the paper and your vintage take with some bright modern colors! Nice work!

  5. Wow, beautiful flowers and I love the texture the doily adds! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

  6. Betty this is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with us at RetroSketches!

  7. Wow, totally amazing and beautiful! Such a neat vintage look :)

    Thanks for sharing your work,
    Tam Hess

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