I started with the pink background paper from Making Memories, and from there started to build the card. I wanted to use this vine from my Turning a New Leaf stamp set from PTI. Can you believe I've had this set for quite some time now but have never used this one?! Anyway, there's always a time for things. I thought it added something to the patterned paper and yet was subtle enough behind the strips of cream cardstock. I stamped those with En Francais and distressed them. I used Tattered Rose distress ink to ink up all my cardstock and patterned paper.I really love this distress ink! I just got it this weekend and I've been using it a lot, specially for making paper flowers.
Speaking of paper flowers, here's another one I made. I used the EK Success 1 inch flower punch for this one. You can make all sorts of flowers with ANY flower punch or die...at least I think you can. (Haven't really tried it yet!) You just have to play around with how you distress the petals.
Did you notice the difference in colors/shades of the pictures? I used a different setting on the first one. Which one looks better? The first one or the others that come after it? I'm still not happy with my pictures. I wish I had a light box, but those cost about over $100 I think, and I'm not really in the mood to spend that amount for a light box at the moment. Oh well, I guess I just have to toggle with the settings of my camera. That's it for tonight! Good night ladies! Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!
Cardstock - kraft, vintage cream (PTI)
Patterned Paper - Note Worthy (Making Memories)
Stamps - Turning a New Leaf, Beautiful Blooms 2, Damask Designs (PTI), En Francais (SU)
Others - Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), flower punch (EK Success).