Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vintage Cherries

I bought this cool paper from my LSS and had it sitting in my stash waiting for the perfect opportunity.  When I got the Cherries & Peaches set from Flourishes in the mail I knew it was time to dig this out and finally use it.  The paper is from Studio 45.... have you seen this stuff???  Gorgeous, vintage looking images - love it!!
Once I get on a roll with a stamp and paper combo I like to keep going to use up the paper scraps that are sitting on the desk.  Here are some closeups of the individual cards....
The above card was the firs one made.  I colored the image with Copic Markers, then used lots of distressing techniques to give it a vintage look.  The edges of the dp were punched with the Fiskars Treading Water border punch - I love this punch!!  I have a few others, but this one is my "go to".
This is a small card that was made with the a scrap of olive cardstock that was on my desk and it measures 3.5" x 3.75".   I added a layer of vanilla to the inside with the sentiment "True friends grow separately without growing apart".  It's a pefect little pick-me-up card!
 
The last card was made with the remaining dp that was left on the desk and the smallest cherry image from the set.  I added some Primas and buttons to this one as well.  When I make a card like this I like lots of dimension, so usually glue one end of a layer down the the base and pop the other side up with dimensionals or just curl the paper up.  I also like the look of ribbon threaded over and under the layers... it just adds a little more interest.

Like this set?  Buy it now on Etsy :  Sweet Life Set of 3

Let me know what you think!

14 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a wonderful group of cards! Each is gorgeous in it's own right!! LOVE Graphic45 papers ... they don't need much added to make them shine ... they are so beautiful within themselves!! I especially like the color combo ... these are wonderful!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Lovely! I love all of them and love the vintage look.

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful cards! :-)

Cindy said...

Oh! I just love all of these! Awesome!

Shabby Horse said...

LOVE it!!! Wow - your coloring is so remarkable. I love the paper and all the little details. So awesome!

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards....you are right, that paper is yummy! Love how you use up all your scraps, too!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Michelle, what gorgeous cards i am loving these images. Hugs linda x

Chriss Blagrave said...

OMGoodness! What rich looking cards!, Textures, colours, layouts and those Flourish images are awesome! So beautiful.

Chrisd said...

Gorgeous and they really compliment each other in a perfect vintage way!

Conniecrafter said...

They are all just Gorgeous, perfect paper to go with your lovely coloring, great designs too!

Ida P. Krause said...

These are beautiful cards. Love the cheeries and the fabulous papers.

Amy said...

These are just fabulous, Michelle!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh GASP! What stunning work with these cherries Michelle! So rich and beautifully original designs!

Julie Koerber said...

Michelle, these are just too striking for words! I absolutely love this set!

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