March 08, 2010

{MTSC64} For My Friend



It's time for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge and today I've created yet another vintage card for you.  I think "vintage" may very well be my new favorite style. :)

The flower on this card is from a two-step retired stamp set called Heartfelt Thanks.  This is a set I go to often when I want a floral image.  I've stamped the bottom layer in rose romance and the top in rose red. 

Check out my scalloped edge and tell me what you think!  I was going to simply use my scalloped edge punch but I loved Mercy's big scallops in her sketch so created my own instead.  I took a 7/8" circle punch, punched out 6 circles and glued them, slightly overlapping to the bottom edge of the designer paper.  You'll notice in the photo below that I did something similar on the inside too. 



To embellish, I've used some old (literally) flower eyelets and a circle clip to attach the ribbon.  They are both in an antique brass finish.  The floral designer paper is from K & Company and the pink polka dot from My Mind's Eye~Bohemia Collection.

You're all invited to join us for
Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge!


If you need a bit of inspiration to get started,
please hop on over and see what Mercy's Muses have created:
Cindy Haffner ~ Cindy Haffner's Corner
Jackie Pedro ~ The Scalloped Edge
Pam Varnell ~ The Stamping Addict
Julie Lacey ~ Stamps and Taxes!
Crystal Birr ~ The Messy Stamper
Jessica Diedrich ~ The Whimsical Butterfly
Mercy Kerin ~ Lord Have Mercy {our Queen Muse}
and our Guest Muse for March . . .
Dawn Easton
Treasure Oiler Designz

Simply create a card or scrapbook layout using the sketch above, and link your creation to Mister Linky on Mercy's blog. Be sure to use the keyword MTSC64 when uploading to a public gallery.

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy Stampin & Smiles 2 U!



Quote for Today ~
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~Ruth Stout

18 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Your vintage cards are just amazing. I think you have to have a special eye for vintage...I can't seem to "figure" it out. This is absolutely beee-u-tee-ful!

Marisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Pam! I never tire of that flower image and your scallops along the bottom are great :D Great touch of stitching and it's nice to see some eyelets again :D Fabulous work!

Jennifer said...

Positively wonderful, Pam! Truly! This card is lovely. The stitching is always one thing that captures my attention immediately, but also the layers and layout and this lovely stamp set that, at least for me, hasn't seen a lot of action recently. I'm not usually a huge fan of eyelets but these look fabulous.

This card is such glorious inspiration!

Dawn Easton said...

Pam, this is beautiful!!! I'm wishing I hadn't gifted this set away to my best friend now...lol! Oh well, I can always borrow it, right?
I love your big scallops! I don't have all the tools so I make my own too! I have never made big ones like that, so thank you for the inspiration to do so!! Your card is beautiful, inside and out!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Pam this is GORGEOUS!!

Shabby Horse said...

Wow, another beautiful creation! I definitely like your big scallops. I'm going to have to try that. Everything is just beautiful on this card!

Vicki said...

Another stunning creation Pam!! Love how you "made" your big scallops, I will have to try that!!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

WOW!! I haven't seen this stamp used in FOREVER, nice to see it get inked up! This is a beautiful card!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is gorgeous, Pam!! You do vintage VERY well!!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous! love the soft vintage feel, Pam!

Alex said...

Beautiful vintage card Pam!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

chickswithinkpads.wordpress.com said...

Really, really gorgeous! I love the vintage look. The stitching really finishes it off beautifully. Love everything about it!

chickswithinkpads.wordpress.com said...

Really, really gorgeous! I love the vintage look. The stitching really finishes it off beautifully. Love everything about it!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful vintage feel yet so soft and sweet. This has to be one of my very favorite cards that you've made.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Absolutely love this vintage card! I have thought to do the same thing to get a large scallop, so I love your idea.

Mercy said...

pam...this is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! love the soft colors, the stitching, the large scallop, the dark embellishments....simply GORGEOUS! amazing job, sweetie!

anya said...

Very elegant, Pam! I love how you created the scallops with the circles - they are perfect!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Beautiful card! Love the vintage feel and all the stitching is amazing! Love how you did the scalloped edge - very clever.