Saturday, March 6, 2010

Vintage Flashcard - A is for Apple


Happy Saturday. Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I have made for Our Creative Corner this week. We have a sketch challenge cooked up by the uber talented Silke Ledlow. I sort of pushed the boundries of the sketch by elongating the main image to accommodate the flash card and then using the buttons rather than scallops. I figured they have the same outline and worked.

I just love this vintage flashcard from Sugar Creek Hollow. It's actually one of the Fabulous Friday Freebies over there this week so if you like it, go grab it before it's gone. I digitally paper pieced the DP on the card from Designer Digitals and then printed the flashcard on my printer. The apple was colored with Copics. Then I cropped the apple out of the digi and resized it, printed it several times and turned it into buttons a la the technique I tried here a few weeks ago. Oh, and the red DP is also a digital paper from Designer Digitals. I'm becoming quite the digital chick, huh?

I'm very happy with the way this card came out except for one glaring error (at least to my eyes) that I made. I was really hustling to get four cards done this week by from Sunday to Wednesday night because I was leaving on Thursday to go away for the weekend. So when I made the "buttons" and applied the extra thick embossing powder on it, after they were done, I realized that I forgot to ink distress the edges before putting on the embossing powder. Too late - I didn't have time to reprint, recut, recolor and reemboss four buttons so I went with the bright white. Now I am sorry. I think when I get time, I am going to redo all four buttons because the bright, undistressed white is grating on me - LOL!!!

Well, that's it for my Our Creative Corner DT card for this week. I hope you'll stop by the challenge blog and see what the rest of the designers have for your inspiration this week. It's a wonderful sketch and fun to work with so I hope to see your submission over there!

Hope you have a fun weekend!

Blessings,


Challenges entered:

Crazy4Challenges - Paper Piecing (mine was done digitally - hope that counts)
KL Stampin N Scrappin - Use Buttons (mine are faux)

17 comments:

Juls said...

Fab!! Love the stylish apples!! Hugs Juls

marsha said...

This is just too gorgeous Linda! If you had not commented on the buttons I would have never noticed, LOL! Love all your work!

Hugs,
Marsha

Jenny Gropp said...

A is for awesome! and this card is -- Love it!

Lori Rider said...

Super cool flashcard - I love the DP you added to it! Gorgeous vintage style as always. The apple buttons are so awesome!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Those apples are AMAZING...what a gorgeous card, Linda!!!

Simone said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love this Vintage look!
Simone

Silke Ledlow said...

How cool...love your flash card idea - Linda!!! As always your creation is FABULOUS!!! You rocked this Sketch!!! Hugs S~

Julie said...

Such a sweet & lovely card, Linda! Love it! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Beautiful Greetings said...

This is wonderful Linda! I just love all the digital work you are doing. I kind of cringe away from it right now because it is so far out of my comfort zone.
If you wouldn't have mentioned the buttons I would never have known! I just love your buttons!

Sue C said...

Beautful Linda, I love your take on the sketch. I would never have noticed the buttons, if you hadn't said :-) Sue C x

Jennifer Meyer said...

What a fun idea & design Linda! I LOVE how you always add a vintage style to your cards, it really makes your work stick out!

Enjoy your weekend ~ Hugs, Jennifer :)

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Very stylish! I love the vintage design, and those faux apple buttons are perfect! :) I adore apples for decorating too!!

KarenB said...

Oh WOW, your card is AmAzing!! love it so much.

Chris said...

Creative idea!

Donna Moore said...

Great job on this, love your coloring and the background paper is just perfect!!

Wendy J. said...

Love the apple theme. Your cards always have a beautiful vintage feel!

Risa said...

What a beautiful card! I love your take on the button challenge...very cute! Thanks for joining the KLSNS button challenge!
Risa:)

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