Sunday, June 24, 2012
CAS-ual Friday challenge #58
I don't often have the time to keep up with current challenges but for some reason this one was really calling to me and I made time to play a bit today in my craft room.
I started with a Vintage Cream card base (PTI) and then added this awesome pink ledger paper from Vintage Marketplace paper pad (Bazzill). I adore every single paper in this pack and am so tempted to buy another pack - I don't want to run out! :)
I then heat embossed the banners using Heart-2-Heart #5 (PTI) and added the sentiment from Think Big Favorites (PTI) using Island ink (Fresh Ink). I almost always use black or brown ink for a sentiment but I thought that would be a bit too much contrast. So teal it is.
It looked really good just like that (nice and simple) but then I saw that cutie little heart staring at me and decided to add it to the open banner flag. Uh-oh. I wasn't too keen on it. Have you ever done that? Taken a perfectly good card and then added "one more thing" to it and it went down the tubes? Well, I guess this one wasn't too bad but it looked a little "off". KWIM? So, I added some additional patterned paper from this same paper pack. The polka dots make it look like a party! Wahoo! lol
And then I don't know what wild and crazy hair I got because I've never done it before but I decided to tie the card closed using some rustic twine (PTI). I like it. Kind of plays into the whole banners hanging from a string thing.
That's it from me today. Hope you enjoyed my little card!
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PTI)
PP: Vintage Marketplace (Bazzill)
Stamps: Heart-2-Heart #5, and Think Big Favorites #? (both from PTI)
Ink: Versamark, Island (Fresh Ink)
Other: embossing powder, rustic cream twine (PTI)