Wednesday, February 27, 2013

If I could turn back time........

If you're here to see my post for the current Simon Says Stamp challenge, please click HERE.

Challenge-20

"If I could turn back time".....that's the current challenge theme at A Blog Named Hero.  And today's my day to have a post there as one of the February Guest Designers!  I adore shabby chic and vintage cards, and I had so much fun making this card today, using some of my favorite Hero Arts stamps.

If I could turn back time.....


I started with a piece of paper from Pink Paislee's London Market paper pad, distressing the edges with my fingernail and then with antique linen distress ink.  I overstamped some ferns using shabby shutters distress ink.  The Etched Flowers were stamped  and clear embossed on cream cardstock in Latte chalk ink., sponged with spun sugar distress ink and I used a spun sugar distress marker to darken some of the details slightly.  The leaves and centers of the flowers were also colored in with markers, then I carefully cut them out and popped them onto my panel.  The sentiment is from Friend You're the Best, and my seam binding was dyed with spun sugar distress ink.  I also added some pale pink pearls from Hero's Blush Mixed Accents.

ABNH Feb 27, detail

Many thanks to Linda and Mary Dawn for having me as a Guest Designer this month - I love my Hero Arts stamps and love playing with them!  Thanks for visiting!
ABNH-guest-designer.jpg

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Lin, so elegant and pretty
    hugs Mandy xx

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  2. What a beautiful card, the etched flowers shine! :)

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  3. Lin this is just lucious! The soft pinks are so freamy, the ribbon and pearls a perfect touch. Beautiful.

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  4. SO LOVELY Lin! You are a master at Shabby chic!

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  5. Beautiful, Lin! Love all the distressing!

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  6. Beautifully shabby and vintage Lin! I adore your stunning fussy cutting and the way you embellished this beautiful creation.

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  7. What an awesome card Lin. Just love the shabby chic look.

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  8. oh my, Lin - this is absolutely delightful :)

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  9. Gorgeous! Love the flowers and details...like the stamp! :)

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  10. Such a lovely card.. the flowers are gorgeous..so glad to have "met" you via the lovely comment you left on my blog... just love meeting new creative ladies through this passion.. so inspiring.. alos love your "Papillon" card.. beautiful colors... I am now your newest follower... xxx Ann Marie

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  11. Love this vintage design, Lin! Such lovely colors and the beautiful bow with pearls make such a romantic design. I also appreciate you including details of how you stamped the composition.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!