Friday, January 18, 2008

Summer by the Sea-Old School Style


Hello! Today's challenge over at Splitcoaststampers was to use our background stamps; no pattern paper, no cuttlebug. I actually love creating cards like this, so it was super fun. I did however, pick an older set, and an older background to create this "old school" look. I also chose mellow moss and perfect plum with sahara sand as my neutral, which to me are SU! old school style as well. I used my aquapainters and reinkers to watercolor the image. I sponged the edges, added some hardware and ribbon! Done! I had a lot of fun creating this card! Thanks for fluttering by!

P.S. stay tuned for some exciting news in the nex few days and some blog candy!!!!

Stamps: Floral Bg, summer by the sea, circle of friendship
Cardstock: naturals white, mellow moss, perfect plum, sahara sand
Accessories: crop-a-dile, large pewter eyelets, pewter hodgepodge hardware, chocolate taffeta ribbon, paper piercer and mat pack, silver ep, heat tool, 1 inch circle punch, 1 1/4 inch circle punch, dimensionals

10 comments:

Carol Weimer said...

This card is beautiful. You sure fooled me with that background. A work of art.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, and I'm so excited to see that you have a blog!!! Woo Hoo!!! Looking forward to many wonderful creations!!!

DeborahLynneS

Julie said...

This is so gorgeous - and I'm SOOO glad you started a blog, so I added you to mine...hehehe

stampin_melissa said...

Wow, this really lovely! You did such an awesome job!

Shannon Erskine said...

this is so beautiful Kelly! love the colors and layout! Fantastic!

Silke said...

Your card is gorgeous...The watercoloring and background stamp is just beautiful. Plus the Hardware gives it a great look!!!

Minnis said...

I don't know if i've ever seen such a beautiful card as this is! I could stare it for hours...

Debbie Olson said...

Another dreamy creation! I love your layout, those photo turns, your watercoloring--everything!

Libby said...

This is so soft and pretty - love it!

Sara in WI said...

Ooh...this is so lovely. The colors that you chose make just the perfect look for that stamp, too. Thanks for sharing. I subscribed and am looking forward to seeing your new creations!
Sara in WI