Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Vintage Thank You...

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Some new friends of ours were kind enough to take my husband and I out for a lovely New Year's Eve dinner at a wonderful restaurant here in Manhattan. It was the first time in (literally) a decade that we had ventured out to ring in the new year, and it was a very special evening. To thank our friends who always demonstrate the sadly "old-fashioned" traits of courtesy and good taste, I created a card in a vintage style to show our appreciation.
For this card, I stamped and water-colored the bird image before running the cardstock through my Big Shot. Next, I added an easy backdrop element with this pretty fancy tag die and added some torn cardstock in Purely Pomegranate to bring out the tiny berries on the branch. With a little sponge daubing along all my edges, I "vintaged" up my card, adding a simple sentiment on a tiny tag and a few scattered pearls for good measure.
I hope you have a wonderful 2010!
BEAN NOTES: Cavallini & Company Birds & Nests Stamp; Stampin' Up Kiwi Kiss, Purely Pomegranate, and Mellow Moss Classic Dye Ink; SU Kiwi Kiss Designer Series Paper; SU Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, and Whisper White Cardstock; Spellbinders Labels Five Nestabilities; Spellbinders Fancy Tags Die; Big Shot; Blush Pearls (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Watercolor Blending Pen; SU Twine; Martha Stewart Tiny Tag Punch; Crop-A-Dile Corner Rounder
HAPPY BEANS: Sponge Dauber; SU The Tearing Edge Tool


Cards by Gina said...

As always, stunning! Happy New Year! Sounds like you started off the year in a great way!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful! I love the richness of the Purely Pomegranate! The background die is stunnning!

Mary Fish said...

Hah! I used pearls today, too (future post). I'm running out of adjectives for your work . . . loved how you used the pomegranate to bring out the berries

Stef Perry said...

Beautiful card! I love how you colored the bird image. I have this set too but it's been gathering dust amongst many other stamp sets. You've given me encouragement to pull it out and use it!