This birthday card is going to a teddy-bear-loving SCS/blogging friend of mine. I only have about three teddy bear rubber stamps, and this is the largest of the three (the others are rather tiny). This one is a retired stamp from The Angel Company. I've had it in my collection from almost the very beginning of my rubber stamping days, but I think that today is the first time it has seen ink!! How tragic :( . I guess I never realized just how adorable this little sweetie is. Anyway, she was the perfect image for a vintage look. I colored her with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Then I sponged the edges with some Palette haystack ink for a more aged look.
The purple panel behind her was created by rolling my SU Cornelli Lace jumbo wheel (inked with Versamark) across it. I was planning to just let the ink dry for a watermark look, but at the last second I decided to add some clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. I love how that highlighted the delicate pattern, as well as giving some depth!!
The crocheted lace is some vintage trim that came from my grandmother's sewing basket. It was a much brighter white, so I sponged it with some more Palette haystack ink to "age" it a bit more. The buttons are vintage brass ones from my stash. The sheer ribbon rose is a pre-made embellishment from Offray, and the satin ribbon rose came from a box of Nicole brand "vintage" scrapbook embellishments I bought at an A.C. Moore sidewalk sale ages ago.
I incorporated these challenges into the making of this card:
- today's SCS color challenge, CC293: to use Concord Crush, Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive
- Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge: MMSC76
- City Crafter Challenge: Week 27, vintage feel
- Delightful Challenges: Metal Mania (my brass buttons)
- Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge: #25, stitching (or faux stitching)
- Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Stamps: The Angel Company (bear--retired), SU Think Happy Thoughts, SU Cornelli Lace (jumbo wheel)
Paper: SU old olive CS, various CS from the Paper Company, Basic Grey DP from the Boxer collection
Ink: SU old olive, Palette burnt umber, Versamark, Palette haystack (for ink distressing)
Accessories: SU scallop trim corner punch, EK 1.25" & 1.5" circle punches, Prismacolors, paper blending stumps, OMS, sponge, sewing machine, vintage lace trim, vintage brass buttons, Offray sheer rose, ribbon rose, clear EP, heat tool, foam tape, pearls
Techniques: Gamsol magic, machine stitching, embossing, vintage, sponging