If you'd asked me a week ago to create a card using a vintage image I'd probably have run the other way but this past week I played around with this gorgeous 1800 Vintage Dress 2 digital image from the Digi Doodle Shop and have to say, I LOVE IT!!!
The card was created for this week's Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #6. The challenge was to create any card using this amazing sketch. I don't often make square cards since I'm not able to send them to Operation Write Home so I turned the sketch on it's side then shrunk the sketch to fit a standard A2 size card and will definitely be using this sketch again.
To color the image, I used one of my favorite colors... PINK, and went with a monochromatic color scheme. Turns out I had the same shades of pink in my cardstock stash, WHEW!!! And my timing was perfect, after I created the card I remembered that this week's Stars and Stamps color challenge is to create any card using YOUR FAVORITE COLOR!!!
My card base is Rose Red layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Pretty In Pink patterned paper from the Stampin' Up Prints Pack. I cut a 2 x 4 1/4 strip of Regal Rose cardstock and punched one edge using the Scallop Edge Punch then wrapped grosgrain ribbon around it before attaching to the card base. Tucked under the strip is a piece of Bravo Burgundy cardstock punched out using the Scallop Circle Punch.
The 1800 Vintage Dress digital image was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced the edges then layered on to a slightly larger piece of Rose Red cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape. To embellish the card I made a pretty bow using the same grosgrain ribbon and adhered it to the strip of ribbon using glue dots. I added two large Kaiser Pearls along the left side of the image and finished the scallop edge at the bottom with small Kaiser Pearls.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
- Stamps: 1800 Vintage Dress 2 (Digi Doodle Shop)
- Paper: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy, PTI White and Pretty In Pink Patterned Paper (Stampin' Up Prints Pack)
- Ink: Copics Y21, R81, R83, R85 and R89
- Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercing, Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape