Sunday, April 30, 2017

Vintage Cherries {Life is a beautiful ride.}

I'm back again to share yet another card from my "Vintage Cherries" card collection. It really was such a fun project to work on. This was one of my favorites...if I'm picking. There's just something about this adorable bicycle that gets me every time. It has been quite a while since I have used it and now I am really wondering why. In fact, as I was creating all of the cards in this series, it made me realize that there just aren't enough creative hours in the day! LOL! It seems like I used to experiment and work with each set in many different ways. It also seems like there are just too many cute things being released constantly and a week after it's released, it's "old". There's no way I can keep up! I buy things that I feel will stand the test of time and are classics.

Wow! That was an unexpected tangent! Ha Ha! Anyway, that's just how I feel! Now, on to the card! The design and layout of this card came to me in the night, I wasn't awake and not asleep either. Every detail was there and I was so excited to execute it. The only part that I would change would be the background pattern paper, but since I was working in the parameters of the fabric, I picked something that coordinated well.
I diecut the bicycle and stamped it using Mint Julep ink for a cute, vintage feel. I was happy to find some old SU! brads that are the exact match that I added to the spokes. The flowers are dusted with a generous amount of "Dazzling Diamonds" glitter for some sparkle.

The buildings are stamped in bright, vintage colors. The sweet shoppe and awnings were die cut and stamped as well. I wanted to give it a little more prominence and that awning is just too cute. I realized that it will get squished in transport, but it still looks really cute and the recipient will be able to fluff it back up.

The background pattern paper is from the navy and blue paper pad from The Paper Studio that I picked up at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I used it on my secretaries day gifts that I posted a few days ago as well.
The sentiment is also from the "Pedal Pusher" stamp set and is heat embossed using silver detail embossing powder. I love the added shine and detail it gives the card.

The bicycle and sweet shoppe are adhered to the card with foam squares for some dimension. The sweet shoppe sign is also popped up.

You can see the shine on the baskets of flowers. I really like adding little details like this that offer a little something extra.

You can see the 4 cards ready to go! This was a really fun design to make!
This design was probably the one that coordinated the least, but I still feel like it "goes". Thanks for fluttering by! Follow me on Instagram @kellylunceford


Jeanne said...

Wonderful work! I so enjoy the vintage feel and charm of your projects. Makes me happy to see what you create! I so understand and appreciate your comments about all the new stuff being released so frequently. I'm with you there! Keep up the fabulous work! :)

harrahx2 said...

that is adorable Kelly. Love that you are back to stamping! Your cards are always great.

Debra said...

Always love seeing your creations and it is always a treat to find you in my inbox. I haven't had as much access to my email lately and I miss it a lot! Am behind in seeing papercrafting blogs and yours I have to say is my favorite. It's all in the details, and it always seems that anything you make turns out just perfect! Am also behind in my crafting as well, and seem to have been caught up in the acquiring crafting items rather than using them, which I will have to quickly remedy. It does seem impossible to keep up with the papercrafting trends, and I also buy items that are classic as well. Love Papertrey for that! Thanks for sharing this card today!