Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage Smile

ETA: Thanks so much to 2S4Y for naming me as a "Fab 5" for this week's sketch. I'm honored and to be honest, it totally made my day.

I used the latest 2S4Y sketch shown below to inspire my card.


I'm positively giddy with how my card came out. I've taken some cues from Betsy Veldman and Melissa Phillips and went with more (and vintage!) details and colors and layers than I'm used to. That little "smile" word from Mixed Messages works so perfectly on the butterfly and on small tags. Love using the little words like that.


So, what do you think? Do you like it?


Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Mixed Messages, and Text Style 2 (all PTI)

Paper: vintage ledger (Making Memories); green/pink flowers (MME), Pretty Pastels, Kraft, and Ocean Tides (PTI)
Ink: Vintage Tea Due (PTI), Van Dyke Brown (Nick Bantok)
Other: Top Note die (Sizzix for SU!), butterfly die (PTI), pink velvet scalloped ribbon (unknown), embroidery floss, button, Spica pen (it's around the edge of the butterfly)

Thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, this is really FABULOUS Jennifer!! You've done a great job giving this card a vintage flair!

Jennifer Carter said...

Jennifer I love this!! I mean love!! I love where you put the "smile". Love the layout, the colors, the papers, the velvet scallop! Yep, I meant everything! :)

Noora said...

I LOVE it!! I am into vintage nowadays so I am really loving your card, everything looks in its right place! beautiful..

Laurie said...

Do I like it? I LOVE it!! Its soooo cute Jennifer! What an adorable card! Wow! I can't stop looking at it!!

Ted said...

Oh my goodness, this is so unique! What a different look. It almost looks like a hybrid scrapbook page/greeting card. :) Love the vintage look, Jennifer!

megspaulding said...

This is really great Jen! I love that scalloped paper piece, so vintage. Looks great! You are learning quite well from Betsy and Melissa!

Karin said...

Great job on the sketch...Love the vintage look, very Betsy-esque!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

It's fabulous! I love this look!

Lori said...

I love it!! Wasn;t this a fun sketch?? I am going to use it more often I think. You did a great job on this!!

Nadine said...

Great job giving it a vintage feel Jennifer! Love all the different pp you used and the butterfly is the perfect finishing touch!

Barbara said...

Whoa. Yeah, I like it. A lot. Simply beautiful, Jennifer!

Cheryl Nelson said...

What a perfectly lovely card!!

Rachel said...

This is a gorgeous card so pretty.x

Sara Mac said...

Jennifer this is so cute! I love the vintage feel. Great idea to stamp the tiny sentiment on the butterfly.

BethieJ said...

Jennifer is is DARLING! I LOVE it!!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful! I love the sentiment on the butterfly :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Kathy Martin said...

Fun card! Love the mix of papers! :)

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous vintage card. Loooove the colors, Jennifer! Great take.

Shiloh said...

Great card! I love how you die cut the lined paper! Very cute!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Love the lined paper!

Susan said...

This is beautiful! I love the vintage look. Those colors are fabulous together. It's great how you flipped the sketch.

Dana said...

I DO like it. Vintage will always be my first love as a card style, and you nailed this one Jennifer. It's just lovely. The teeny, tiny word on the wing makes me happy!

Heather P. said...

Oh, this is just fabulous! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along w/us this week @2S4Y! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

OMG!! DARLING!!!

Janelle said...

Great idea to put the sentiment on the butterfly's wing. Congrats on being in the Fab 5 at 2S4Y!

Be(e) said...

Fabulous card!! Congrats on making it to the fab 5 this week!! :)

Lauren said...

Congratulations!! What a BEAUTIFUL card!! Love it!

Kelly S. said...

Oh these are divine...that first one is such a stunning design, and I love the vintage sweetness of the second with the patterns and the die cut shape!

Jill said...

Jennifer, congratulations! Well deserved recognition!

Jessica T said...

What a sweet card, love the colours xx congrats on making the fab 5 xx