For no rhyme nor reason, I got started with Cracked Pistachio and went completely monochromatic with it. I loved the way the crisp white die cuts looked against the CP green. A couple of months ago, we got some new Spellbinders fancy layers dies in the shop and I've been looking for an excuse to grab a pack for my own. This set cuts four different edges plus two intricate inserts. Instead of cutting just one edge, I decided to cut opposing edges. They are really gorgeous. They don't show great in the photo, but IRL they are really lovely.
All my CS started out white, the green was sprayed with Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stain. I also gave it all a couple of shots of Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain to, just to give it some variation. The Picket Fence came out on blotches and blobs rather than in a mist, which I really liked. I used Cracked Pistachio paint for one layer, but it didn't match exactly with the spray so i chucked it and created the same layer again with the spray.
For the center layer, I cut a vase shaped panel from white CS, then sprayed it with CP spray stain. After dry it with my heat gun, I stamped the Wend Vecchi script stamp in Jet Black archival. Then I applied embossing ink through the Tim Holtz Wildflower stencil and the embossed using white EP.
The butterfly was cut from vellum and embossed using the new Butterfly Duo Bigz die. I flipped it over and colored in the recessed areas with a Cracked Pistachio marker. I edged the butterfly just slightly with Vintage Photo DI to give the edges some definition and make it stand out a bit.
My flowers were also cut from white CS using the Tattered Flowers Garland decorative strip die, always my go to die for making flowers. It cuts a lot at one time in all different sizes. The smaller sizes of the flowers on the strip are perfect for card and tag making. The sticks and ivy were cut from the Spring Greenery decorative strip die. I colored white fatback pearls with a Cracked Pistacho marker for the flower centers.
That's about it. Lots and lots of die cuts on this card. I hope it inspires you to pull out your dies and create a vintage style springtime card with us. The challenge is open for the next two weeks. Hope to see you playing along. Please do stop over at Frilly and Funkie and see the yummy eye candy our Frilly gals have shipped up for your inspiration.
Just a reminder that all my cards and tags are for sale. If you would like to purchase this card (it needs a good home :), please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The price for this card is $10, which includes the postage for mailing it to an address within the USA. You will receive it in a 6x6x1 mailing box so you can mail it again without it being crushed.
These products were used to make the above card and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz/Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.