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Sunday, February 2, 2014

More vintage Valentine goodness


Today is another fun challenge over at Heather Hudson's new challenge blog at My Artistic Adventures!  The theme this time is "Anything Goes," and since we still have a couple of weeks until Valentine's Day, and since I still have several more cards to make, that is what I've done for this challenge!

I've used several of Heather's collage sheets from her Etsy shop, but first I'll start with the background layer for this card.  I wanted just the right background for the darling image (Vintage Valentine Postcard set) and postage stamp layer (Vintage Pink Stamp Base set), and regular card stock just wasn't working for me, nor were any of the various printed papers I had on hand.   So...I used a napkin.  I used the tissue paper technique and decoupaged a crumpled piece of a bright, colorful napkin to a layer of kraft card stock, covered it with a layer of white gesso, rubbed most of it off with a damp cloth and then ever so lightly rubbed on a bit of gold Rub 'N' Buff over that.  Just enough to highlight the highest points. I finished off the layer with a bit of gold glitter glue around the edges.

This is the napkin, very tropical and colorful and just perfect for the technique.  (I first separated the colorful top layer of the napkin from the rest of the layers so it would be easier to work with.)

Here is a close up of the two layers mentioned above, plus the cute curvy banner (Victorian Vintage Banners) and the letters for the greeting (Vintage Alphabet Text Boxes), all found in Heather's shop.  Talk about versatile sets.  

I made the double bows on my little homemade bow maker and topped them with a little heart made from real tree bark and a snippet of hemp twine.  I edged the heart with a bit more of the gold Rub 'N' Buff just because.

And here's the inside.  The "pie!!" is so that the recipient will know that I want him or her to be my "Sweetie Pie."  I also used one of the smaller images from the aforementioned postcard set (see?  Very versatile!) and a piece of ribbon left over from the bow on the front.

And that is my challenge card for today.  Thank you for joining me and do stop by Heather's blog to see what the other designers have created for you.  And don't forget to play along!  Anything Goes!!

Happy crafting!!


Sugar Creek Hollow #79 - Love and Adore
Fussy and Fancy #106 - Vintage
Eclectic Ellapu - Texture
613 Ave. Create #57 - Anything Goes (optional: use felt)
Pile It On #5 - Add Ribbon
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade bow


Heather said...

Another Gorgeous Card!! I LOVE it!!
I really love the alphas and that napkin is a beauty!! Thank you for creating this beauty for my challenge girlie!! hugs...SHE it :0)

Micupoftea said...

Hello Shea! Happy Ground Hog Day! :)
I really like the napkin technique you used- I've never tried this before. The bark heart is a sweet detail...I think I need one of those bow makers :)

Shani Thomas said...

Beautiful, Shea!!! I love its vintage vibe!

Candy C said...

Wow Shea...YOU just made my whole day with your sweet comment you left on my blog!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I am so happy that you like my blog and found some things that you can use in your art. Your cards are gorgeous. I am looking at your new one you've posted right now and it's so cool. Love the crumpled and decoupaged napkin as part of your background! Very effective! Don't you love Rub N Buff? It's great stuff! Your layers of vintage postcards and then your "Be my sweetie" banner is darling across the front. And that double bow...LOVE it!I just bought a bow it all from Zutter. Can't wait to try that puppy. Your interior card is darling, too. Thanks again so much for your lovely comment. <3 Candy

Barbara Thompson said...

Shea, Just gorgeous!!! Love the napkin technique and those bows!! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

2amscrapper said...

This is a most spectacular background. The technique used on the napkin creates a gorgeous backdrop for Heather's fabulous images.

Beth Brovold said...

Just GORGEOUS Shea!! What a truly beautiful vintage addition to our Fussy and Fancy "Vintage" collection...thank you for joining us and hope to see more of your work!!! Good luck!!

Chana said...

Beautiful technique, Shea! You are so innovative. Thanks for dropping this beauty off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Barbara Bruder said...

What a gorgeous card. Love your bow, too. That paper you used is awesome.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Hope to see you again soon.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful, Shea! Love that little wooden bark heart. Squee! And your bow is very, very purty. :)

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautiful creation - thank you for joining in with our challenge this week over at Eclectic Ellapu.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Amazing card! I love the napkin background and the beautiful bow! I also love that you embellished the inside of the card. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ February Challenge! Stop by the Craft-Dee BowZ blog this Thursday or Friday for our February Blog Hop for a chance to win a Craft-Dee BowZ Tool! :)

Elizabeth Hart said...

Everything about this card is amazing and inspiring too! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Beautiful design and fab composition. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

Daniele said...

so darn pretty, love the bling
thanks for joining us at SCH