Man, there is nothing like putting the kids to bed and hiding out in your craft room in total silence as you let your imagination take over. I am soooo proud of this card. My customers tell me all the time, "I loved my cards so much, I couldn't send them to anyone." Well, I understand those feelings very well. I tried to incorporate Mojo Monday with this week's stamp set, Artistic Etchings.
I cannot get away from our Love Letters DSP. The Riding Hood Red, Basic Black and Very Vanilla are so beautiful together. It lends itself to a vintage look and that it what I went for here. Some key elements to this card are the sponging and the distressing of each piece.
There is a lot going on here. I basically used a dauber on everything here. I embossed each image with black embossing powder and used the heat tool to set it. It adds a little shine. Once I cut each piece out, I sponged the edges and distressed them with my paper snips. I even dirtied up the ribbon so it wouldn't pop too much. On the black scallop, I spritzed it with our stampin' mist and crumpled it up as tight as I could and then flattened it out.
In this picture, I'm just showing you all the dimension. The "ribbon" across the front is buckled up a bit and I tried to tie that in with the buckled greeting above it.
And finally, I had to throw in the crown somewhere. So, I stuck it inside on a distressed piece of paper.
Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letters DSP
Ink: Basic Black, versamark, early espresso to distress
Ribbon: 1/8" black ribbon, 5/8" vanilla satin ribbon
Tools: Heat tool, 1-3/4" circle punch, 2-1/2" circle punch, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, paper snips
Accessories: sponge daubers, dimensionals, glue dots
Please don't forget to check out the Sale-A-Bration catalog in the morning! Tonight is your last chance to get our Filled With Love Bundle.