Sunday, April 25, 2010

~Love is in the Air~

Hey there! So it's been a while since I've posted but I wanted to drop in a share a couple of lovely cards I've created lately. Tis the season for Love and Marriage, so why not!

This first card is an engagement card with a vintage/nostalgic feel. Vintage is always beautiful to me. The muted, rustic colors and the beautiful patterned floral papers. Vintage + Love = a match made in heaven if you ask me!

I created the shaped card by hand, with the good ol' pencil and exacto knife. (Those "old" tools will never grow out of style and are sometimes the most affordable, comfortable and accessible crafting tools you will ever own!) I then inked the edges using Tim Holtz vintage photo distressing ink. I cut out the title shape, inked the edges, used a rub-on from Cosmo Cricket's Beautiful You, then created the title sentiment and printed it out on Studio Paper ink jet transfers and rubbed it on for the finishing touch!

This next card is a little more "retro" with the black and white polk-a-dot patterned paper. I also gave it a more bold style adding the black borders around the edge of the title and front frame. The stitched bow with a flower button accent gives it a feminine touch. Very classic and as my husband reminds you of lingerie. (Right up my alley! *wink*)

Hope these cards can be a source of inspiration for some of you! Enjoy.

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