I made this card for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. EBETHNEU's card can be seen here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/844252 The challenge rules are to pick a card from the Featured Stamper's Gallery and change at least two things about it. I changed the designer papers, the image, the sentiment, and the embellishments.
To give my card a vintage feel I distressed the designer papers and then sponged the edges with 'Antique Linen' distress ink. The image is a very old and retired Stampin Up! set called 'A Thing of Beauty'. The main image is mounted up on dimensionals. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado. I used my sewing machine to sew the designer paper onto the 'Close to Cocoa' cardstock. I didn't do a 'perfect' job with the sewing on purpose, so it would look more aged. Primas, ribbon, and adhesive pearls were added for embellishment.
I know I promised you a birthday post, but it might have to wait a few more days. I'm still waiting on some promised cards to arrive and I also still have company in my home. In addition, I have some exciting family news to share with you and pictures of my thanksgiving table, and birthday celebrations. Hopefully, I'll be able to post all this tomorrow or Monday. Have a wonderful day! Amy