Saturday, April 6, 2013

Vintage Hello

This is the morning of the big day for my niece and her fiancé.  I'm so excited for this great couple and their wedding which will be the beginning of their lives together.  They are great kids and will do wonderful things together.  Salute Ricky and Caitlyn - I wish you the very best in your marriage!!  Now on to business and card-making.  The card today actually reminds me of Caitlyn, sort of vintage and elegant with a touch of modern thrown in for fun.  That's the feel I get from this card.   See what you think...

Stamps:  Oh Hello
Ink:  Basic Gray pad, Garden Green and Primrose Pink markers
Paper:  Basic Gray, Whisper White, Primrose Petals
Accessories:   Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper TIEF, Ovals Collection Framelits, Vanilla Flower Trim, Pink Pirouette/Rose Red Two-Tone Ribbon, Distressing Tool, and Dimensionals
Isn't this a fun mix of vintage and modern?  The sentiment and chevron stamp from the Oh, Hello stamp set give more of a modern feel and the rest is girlie sweet.  With the chevron stamp, I used Basic Gray ink, but off-stamped first to give it a lighter look so the sentiment and flowers would show up nicely.  With the flowers, I inked the stamp with markers and stamped.  Then used the Primrose Petals marker to touch in some color on the Vanilla Flower Trim.  These little flowers are so soft and pretty and add a nice touch of whimsy to a card.

The background of course has been embossed.  Whatever did I do before we had all these awesome embossing folders to choose from?  The added texture really makes the difference in so many of my cards.  The last accessory to mention is the pretty two-tone ribbon.  I was worried it might be too wide and the wrong color for this, but it's worked out perfectly.  So there you have it - an eclectic mix of colors and styles that all come together to make a pretty card. 

Hope you're enjoying your weekend.  We are having a fabulous time with family and making new friends too here as we celebrate these two wonderful kids.  God bless you Ricky and Caitlyn.  Many blessings and happy years together.  Hugs, Sharon

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