I wanted a vintage design, so I distressed the edges. I have had a few of you ask how I do that...it is super simple. I just use the edge of my fingernail and run it down the paper. If it tears, great...I will work that in to the design, if not, it just has a distressed edge. I usually like to sponge it after that so that the torn edges get the ink on them also.
I didn't have much time today to stamp, so I kept the layout super simple and just added a few embellishments with the buttons and ribbon. The sentiment is from Papertrey's "Boards and Beams" set which hasn't seen ink yet either, yet I have had it since it's release. Shame on me!
I added a little glitter to the flowers for some added detail. I am fortunate to have a neighbor two doors down with a row of lilac bushes that send their beautiful aroma down to my house. I can't wait for them to make their appearance! They are some of my favorite flowers!
Thanks for fluttering by!
Stay tuned tomorrow for Jen's SFYTT! Stamping Tip: Don't stamp your sentiment once you have raised your image with dimensionals or foam squares...it won't stamp evenly (especially if you are using acrylic stamps!)
Stamps: Lilac Pitcher by Lockhart Stamp Co., Boards and Beams by PTI
Ink: Palette Noir, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copic and Prismacolor Markers
Paper: Classic K Bailey 12 by 12 paper stack by K & Co., PTI White, Ultrasmooth white
Accessories: ribbon by creative impressions, buttons from my stash, linen thread, coarse crytal glitter by Martha Stewart and Doily Lace Edge punch by Martha Stewart, foam squares, sponge