This is a card that looks so simple, but it actually took me about three hours to make. Isn't that ridiculous? There's a lot of detail in this card that isn't noticeable right away. I did get this sketch off the Internet, but for the life of me I can't find it again. I suppose it doesn't really matter as I used completely different stamps and supplies, so other than the sketch, it doesn't look much like the original at all.
Now, lets get on to why this card took three hours to make. First, I stamped retired Stampin' Up! "Roses in Winter" in white on the edge of the Kraft card stock. Then I stamped a retired Stampin' Up! background stamp in clear ink. I then covered the entire Kraft card stock with Gesso. Then I sewed the Kraft card stock to the white card base.
Now, to make the tag, I cut it out of vanilla card stock with a Spellbinder's Nestability Tag. I put a grommet in the tag hole. I stamped another retired Stampin' Up "French Script" onto the tag. I wanted a more 'aged' look, so I applied Gesso to the tag, that blurred the words a bit but it still was not 'aged' enough for me. So then I took a thin coat of white craft paint over that. a piece of hemp was strung through the grommet and the tag was mounted up on the card with dimensionals.
Finally, I cut the flowers, leaves, and "love" sentiment with more dies. I wanted the "love" sentiment to pop more so I put in on a small piece of green card stock. Pearls were added for embellishment.
I was really pleased with how the card turned out, but not pleased at all with how much time it took to make. Yikes!
Have A Great Day! Amy
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The card looks so pretty, and like it would be fun to make even if it took you a while :)ReplyDelete
Hope that your week is off to a good start :)
Away From Blue
Thank you. It really was fun to make.Delete
Aww, I love the pretty flower details! Perfect!ReplyDelete
Le Stylo Rouge
Thanks so much!Delete
That is beautiful! I love the addition of the pearls; I use them a lot too especially on wedding and anniversary cards.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Aren't they a great accent for "love" cards?Delete
Wow! It's just gorgeous and I can believe it took that much time to make! It looks like a lot of fun to do, too, but I sure don't need one more craft item to add to my current untouched stash :/ReplyDelete
Thanks. I think it took so long because when I just stamped the backgrounds I was dissatisfied with the way it looked and kept trying different things to get the look I wanted.Delete
Muy bonito todo! Me encantaría verte por mi blog! Feliz día precios@! 💗💗💗ReplyDelete
Beautiful card...love it.ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary to Ashley and Jason...
So loving this card with the pretty colors and sketch. The old stamps look amazing, I really need to get some more of those retired background stamps, they add such great details to cards.ReplyDelete
I can see how it took so long to make. And it turned out so beautifully!
Thanks so much Ellie!Delete
Such a pretty card! You are endlessly creative.ReplyDelete
Straight A Style
Aww, thanks you're so sweet!Delete
This came out really nice and you can tell you spent a lot of time on it, even with out telling us. Thanks for linking up this beautiful craft with us at #OMHGWWReplyDelete
Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 3! Shared.ReplyDelete
I miss stamping!! I have a few drawers of stamps that I havent used in 10 years and should probably sell....but i enjoyed the years i spent creating many paper art projects!! Your tag is so cute!ReplyDelete
thanks so much Patti! I don't stamp as often as I used and have actually sold a lot of my stamps too. I mostly just make cards for family now. I do digital scrapbooks as well. But I found I still use a lot of my supplies in my new hobby....Bible Journaling.Delete
This is gorgeous and sweet!ReplyDelete
Very pretty. PinnedReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Marilyn!Delete
What a beautiful card Amy - I love the soft colors and the lovely tag!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
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Thanks so much! That's amazing news! I'll be over soon to check it out and I'll be sure to put it on my "Where I've Been Featured" page.Delete
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Thanks so much! I've been on vacation so I couldn't respond to this until now. I'll be over soon.Delete
Loved it...so creative.ReplyDelete