How many sets of stamps do you have sitting in your cupboard that have never seen ink? This fabulous set of stamps, 'For the Girls' by Crafty Secrets, was the first Blog Candy I won and I have never got around to using it - until today...I have been inspired by the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for this week: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/
...if you are one of the few people who haven't checked it out yet - you need to, the sketches are fabulous and there are amazing prizes - PLUS - it is so much fun!!
It is also for the "A Spoon Full of Sugar' Challenge: http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/
where it is all about distressing this week!!
I inked the image twice and cut one out, using dimensionals to give it a 'lift!' (sorry I couldn't help myself!) Coloured it with Chalks/Pastels and stamped the sentiment below. All edges have been inked with Distressing Ink, the image layered into black CS, tan CS and then onto embossed and sponged CS - using the Textiles Embossing Folder. I also used the same embossing folder on black CS, layered it onto tan CS and attached across the middle of the card and added a row of crotchet lace.
Vintage CB corners were sponged with Distressing Ink and attached to the corners of the fabulously vintage DP from Graphic 45, torn and sponged corners were added to opposite corners of the image and small gems added to some corners!
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Sun, Sep 06, 2009 @ 6:06 AM
Such an "uplifting" card. Beautifully done, Thanks for all your "support" for the MMSC. (Sorry, but you made me do it!!) The Midnight Madness Design Team thanks you for playing this week.
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: September 17, 2006 Location: San Marcos, Tx Posts: 3015
Sun, Sep 06, 2009 @ 7:27 AM
Oh boy, this card got my attention right away! I have this set and use it often along with this same sentiment. Recently made a card for a friend who is undergoing chemo for lung cancer. Linda you certainly added the perfect vintage touch to this and I cannot wait to CASE it. Into my favs!!!
------------------------------ Ich bin Klein. Mach mein Herze rein Soll niemand anderen drin wohnen Als Jesus allein. (I am little. Make my heart clean. Don't let anyone else live in it but Jesus alone.)
Registered: December 15, 2008 Location: Kingsland, Georgia Posts: 30283
Sun, Sep 06, 2009 @ 8:35 AM
Oh Linda, this card is just fabulous. How fun is that sentiment!!! Your corner treatments are strikingly beautiful. I love the images of the vintage ladies. Just superb! Thank you for playing the MMSC challenge this week. I know last week you did that fabulous scrapbook page. Can't wait to see what you do next week!!! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous Labor Day weekend.
------------------------------ My Blog Punchkateer
Registered: June 10, 2007 Location: BC Posts: 44969
Sun, Sep 06, 2009 @ 7:02 PM
Oh my!!! I'm blushing to the tips of my dainty toes! OH LINDA!!! A pointy brassiere like those of yesteryears............. the kind my grandma made - not that I would know.........
Actually it really cracks me up and I love it!! Such a fabulous layout and such fun paper!! Well Linda - I hope you have a nice non seamed bra like I have!! LOL!!!!! oh you are killing me with this card. I might have to get this set one day!!!
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni Stamp Like You Mean It
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38857
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 @ 7:18 PM
Well, may I say 'Bra-vo'! You and your giddy aunt must have gotten together for this one sistah! Delish DP, and wonderfully embellished. Uplifting card indeed!
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11