So, while I have been waiting for R and Hulk to arrive, I was able to create one more card for my collection. As you've probably noticed, I don't make many shabby or vintage cards. That's because I totally SUCK at that style. lol Today, I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and attempt something shabby. Here is how it turned out.
I have to say, I'm quite impressed with myself. lol I tried to channel a couple of my favorite shabby cardmakers, Andrea Ewen and Becca Feeken, and think they might actually approve of this one. :-) There are more layers on this card, than any of my cards recently. I think I'll have to continue this, as it looks awesome. I love the old Bible print, and the background stamp with VersaMark too. You can't really tell in the photo, but I gently sponged the roses with Spun Sugar distress ink. They're really pretty in real life. The only thing I think I need work on, is tying bows with seam binding ribbon. I just couldn't get it to smooth out, once I had tied my bow. It looks a bit awkward in the picture, but it's a little better, in person. Eh, maybe I just need to practice more. I'm going to submit this for the following challenges.
Mojo Monday #360: Sketch (it's not tall and skinny, i hope that's ok)
Shabby Tea Room #233: Celebrate (Photo Inspiration)
Simon's Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #147: Anything Goes
I hope that all of you have a wonderful, and safe holiday weekend. I will be back next week with another something crafty, hopefully.
What's In It?
Paper: SU Blushing Bride & Very Vanilla Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock, Page from an old Bible
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Love Scriptures, Hero Arts Flourish Background
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, VersaMark, Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Sakura Clear Stardust Pen
Accessories: Memory Box La Rue Heart Die, Spellbinders Labels 4 Small Die, SU Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch, I Am Roses White Paper Roses, I Am Roses Green Leaves, Zva Creative Pearl Flourish