The Cat's Pajamas has a "Summer Blog Hop" challenge. The only requirement is to use one stamp or cut up from the recent Summer Release. This card uses a stamp from the "Vintage Summer" stamp set and the flower was made with the "Petal Posies" cut up. If you're interested all the other dies used are listed in the deets below. The leaves were cut free hand and a vein was scratched down the center of them with a piercing tool.
The layout for the card is a sketch from Retro Sketches challenge. My original plan for this card was to use no patterned paper but then I realized that I have tons of scraps of patterned paper that would look better as the flags and isn't using the scraps in places like this just why I've been saving them. Speaking of scraps, the mat around the stamp is a saved leftover piece from a card I made for my June 13 post.
To go along with the vintage theme of the stamp, shabby chic colors were used and the edges of the papers were sponged with Ranger's Tea Dye ink. These colors just happen to be the colors in the Creative Craft Cottage challenge. To keep the soft look, instead of stamping black on white, this is a Stampin' Up's "Baked Brown Sugar" on My Favorite Things "Natural" card stock.
The card was ready posed for a photo when I decided it needed a little something to punch it up a little bit more. Sooooo...a bit of bling was just the thing.
Here's the deets:
stamp - the Cats Pajamas "Vintage Summer"
ink - Stampin' Up "Baked Brown Sugar"; Ranger "Tea Dye"
paper - Bazzill "Blossom" card stock; My Favorite Things "Natural", "Berrylicious" and "Pink Lemonade" card stock;Stampin' Up "Garden Green" card stock; Crafty Secrets "Heartwarming Vintage Collection" patterned paper
miscellaneous - the Cat's Pajamas Cut Ups "Frame Up 2", "Frame Up", "Petal Posies" and "Bitty Banners" dies; My Favorite Things "Fishtail Flags Stax" and "Pierced Fishtail Flags Stax" die-namics; button; linen twine; bling; Stampin' Up corner punch
Here's the challenges:
the Cat's Pajamas - Summer Blog Hop
Retro Sketches #123 - sketch
Creative Craft Cottage #25 - colour/flora
Left of Center #36 - Add Sparkle
Sister Act #65 - Anything Goes
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