Good Morning. I am afraid I am a little late with my post for today’s Crafts and Me Inspiration blog… as with many of us, sometimes life gets in the way of meeting our craft deadlines, but one way or the other, we post!
Today, I am featuring another one of the beautiful “vintage” digi images from Crafts and Me. As you know, Teresa just added them to the Crafts and Me store and they come in BOTH digi and rubber format. You can find them HERE. I also printed this image, once again, on the new “Stamping Linen” that Teresa will have in stock very soon. I included a close up image below so you can see how flawlessly the image prints on this medium- not one detail is missing from the photo. The linen is also fairly stiff so you can easily mat it and add modge podge or gesso- if you are planning a more mixed media project!
For my card, I selected “For You”. My mother’s birthday is in a few weeks and I thought I would use these images to play with some ideas for cards for her. I guess it will be a surprise as to which one she gets! She truly deserves all of them!
All the design papers are from Maja- I used only two sheets but since they are printed on both sides, I actually got four papers that all coordinated.. love that as coordinating design papers is always difficult for me. The papers had a dark umber distress on the edges but when I cut it, I lost that so I added vintage photo and some weathered wood to match the edges already there. I used a fairly new Sizzix frame die (love this die) and placed it sideways to frame my image The cameo was attached to a large brass bezel that I got from Suzanne Fuentes, HERE. I plan to add pearls and other baubles and make my own blingy embellies after seeing a cool tutorial HERE on doing just that… It is a great way to use up those beads and pearls (even the ones that have holes in them)…I have so many more on my “Bling” Pinterest page if you want to also make your own stickpins and other blingy embellies…
The flowers are from WOC and the heart die cut is from Magnolia. The cameo, shabby seam binding and white heart are from Live and Love Crafts. The sentiment was made using a small “alphabet” wood stamp set I found at Michael’s. I must tell you that they have several sets in all different fonts and they are on clearance for only $1.50 a set- perfect for making your own vintage sentiments. This is NOT my pic but one I found on another person’s blog as she got many more sets in her store.. just wanted you to see what to look for in the clearance bin! She actually got more fonts than I did but the font I used on my card is not in her pic!
Last, another cool tip is how I punched the edges of my sentiment die cut. I found another Pinterest tip HERE on my Pinterest Dies and Punches Board where you place one edge of your paper into the paper punch and then the other edge so you can punch paper longer than the punch allows.
Here is a close up to show you the fine detail in the stamping linen: