Hello and welcome! I'm so happy you stopped by. I have a card to share that I made for the Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge blog. Our challenge this time is to make a distressed card. Easy peasy for me, right? LOL - I seldom make anything BUT a distressed card! It seems I am in a pink and green groove this week (I didn't say rut because I really love the color combo). I thought I would combine this distressed DT card with two other challenges I am becoming especially fond of - The Shabby Tea Room (Polka Dot Tea) and City Crafter (recipe: one ribbon, two papers and three flowers). Please disregard the tiny die cut flowers. I pushed the bounds of the City Crafter challenge and am only considering the three large fabric flowers as actual flowers. The others are merely embellishments - LOL. Also, both challenges have fabulous prizes this week. The Shabby Tea Room has Thrift Shop October Afternoon DP and scrumptions ribbon donated by Sharon Johnson from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The City Crafter's prize is a $25 gift certificate from the Scrapbooking Cottage.
I have had this vintage image in my files for some time and have been wanting to find a reason to use it. It is from Clearly Vintage and is the cover of a 1914 Speigel catalog. I think she looks like she is ready to attend a tea. The layout was inspired by a village tea shop with vines along the sides.
Here are the details: Pretty in Pink CS and DP from SU, vines/flowers are a Cuttlebug die, Martha Stewart edge punch to make the paper lace, tiny polka dot ribbon from Jo-Ann's, seed pearls from Michael's. I made the fabric flowers by cutting seven scalloped circles each with my Spellbinders dies. The fabric was doubled, with each layer a different fabric. I still haven't found any really good tutorials for making the fabric flowers, even by searching YouTube. If you know of any, please let me know. All edges were distressed with the SU distressing tool and sponged with Creamy Caramel. My stitching was done by machine.
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