clicking HERE. There are quite a few vintage-inspired items in the catalog and admittedly, that is not one of the styles I feel comfortable creating with. So, I went at this card with a different approach. I'm calling it "Simply Shabby". I came up with a simple layout and then dressed it up with the embellishments. That actually made it a whole lot easier to use the products and didn't make me over think them...like I tend to do.
I love the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and coordinating die cuts. It really makes it easy to create a lot of layers on cards, without a lot of fuss. I used the Heart punch to layer inside the scalloped heart and added some texture from the Fancy Fan Embossing folder along with some pretty pearl trim. You just can't participate in one of Ann's challenges without using pearls, I tell ya. The lace came from the uber cool new Artisan Embellishments Kit. I just cut it down the middle and added it to either side of the middle layer using some Sticky Strip. All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of the post.
Finally, a quick shot of the inside of the card, using a Valentine's Day sentiment:
I hope you will join us this week at the Paper Players and share the "love". Please stop by and visit the rest of the Design Team to see what they whipped up for inspiration. This is the first week our awesome new Guest Designers are joining us, too. Whoop whoop! Have a great day today! :)
The Paper Players Design Team
Before I go, I have had a few people ask about Oscar, our foster dog. Yes, Oscar still lives with us and he is still looking for his forever home. He is doing very well and there has been talk that he might have already found his home with us. I will keep you posted on that. But, until then, here is a shot of the big guy just being cute.
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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter (Spring catalog) and Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: More Amore Specialty DSP (Spring catalog), Rose Red (even though it is Primrose Petals in the paper...oops!), Pool Party and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Rose Red Classic ink
Punches: Full Heart punch, Scallop Edge Border punch
Accessories: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits (Spring catalog), Big Shot, lace from Artisan Embellishments Kit (Spring catalog), Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Sticky Strip and Stampin' Dimensionals