Friday, August 20, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 165 ~ Vintage Birthday

Good Evening Friends!

I'm very excited to bring you another sketch from the stamping411 Operators! When I looked at today's sketch I thought "vintage" and this style is not my forte, but that's not going to stop me from trying it out! Please let me know what you think...

This card is for one of my BFF's Barbi. I'm a card slacker lately and didn't get a card in the mail for her birthday (which was Tuesday). So I wanted to make this card a little extra special.

I started with the Medallion stamp, to get the circle element on my card front and then ran that layer through my big shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Next, I took a piece of sticky strip and ran it behind the piece so that it went around to the other side....

(((shhhh!! here's a sneak peek from the new holiday mini coming)))) Next, I took the new cherry cobbler seam binding and scrunched it up as I went across my card and ran it around the back of the crumb cake layer. This is really fun stuff to work with!!!! It's a thinner material than ribbon and is fun to mold and shape the way you want it with your fingers! Ahhhh.... Next, I stamped my sentiment on the large white piece (sorry I forgot your birthday Barbi, but I was thinking about you all week). Then crumpled it up in a ball and straightened it out 3 times. I pulled some of the layers of the white paper off and separated it, making this layer very thin.. (I did the same thing with the leaves layer to make them more like real leaves.

Next I stamped happy birthday and punched it with the decorative border and matted it with another punch to make it pop.. I added more ink to give it a more aged look...

Then ~ (now this part almost never happens) I went to the post office and mailed it!!! So, it's already in route.. I'll get better with that I hope! :)

Come play along with the operators and wow us with your talent. Sketch challenges are a beautiful thing and we'd love to see what you've got up your sleeve with this great sketch!

I have a date with my sweetheart tonight, so I'll see you tomorrow! Have a fab weekend!

Selene Kempton

15 comments:

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card Selene...I love those leaves!

Patti Chesky said...

Ooooohhhhhhhhh.....pretty! You are so good at vintage....you ought to do it more! So glad this one made it to the post office. Barbi is going to love it!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

MNG!!!! This is beyond beautiful. It's fantabulous!!!

gbarron56 said...

Beautiful, Selene -- Barbi is going to love it! Blessings, Gretchen

Kerin said...

I think vintage IS your forte now! This is so warm & inviting, gorgeous!

Robin Merriman said...

Love this one Selene - great job with your ribbon and I love how you used those leaves!

Connie Babbert said...

Beautiful vintage feel to your card! Lovely!

Ellen said...

Those leaves are awesome! This card is really great!!

Linda H said...

I'm sure once Barbie sees this wonderful card all will be forgiven!
Love everything about it!

Krista Driessen said...

Love your card Selene !!! Great job !!

dining room table said...

The sketch looks so hard to modify but you made it so easy. Your design is so unbelievable. You have a very amazing imagination. Good job in that card.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love this card Selene!! That ribbon treatment is awesome and I love the vintage look and those vintage brads are the da bomb!!! Great job!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

This is very elegant ... and classy! Love that vintage feel. Hugs Andrea xx

Rosie said...

Gorgeous distressing... keep it up, you are good at it! Love what you did with the leaves... really spectacular!

Teressa Thompson said...

I like this one too. The color palate and details are awesome! It's so rich and the fuller ruffled ribbon, leaves and metal embellishment make it sing.

Sorry about the anonymous comment on your 8/27 post - was on my phone and it's very limited!