Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Smeared Ink - Vintage Love

Hey All!!! I'm here this evening to show off one of my VERY favorite cards. I made this card for my Perfect Pinup assignment on the Smeared and Smudged Network for our fabulous Smeared Ink Design Team!!
I've had this stock image in my stash for a while. I printed it on ivory cardstock to give it an even more vintage vibe. I was going to stitch around the border but the image is so crisp and beautiful that I didn't want to detract from it in any way. I almost didn't put the hearts on the right side but opted to for a little added dimension.

I used MS hot mango cardstock (that's the color I call it) layered with one of my favorite paper companies of all time Basic Grey. I then matted my image with solid black cardstock. I added the (ready you kids (self included) kids of the 80's?) "puffy stickers" to the right hand side.

Before I added the entire layer to the orange base I ran sheer, chiffon, gold ribbon along the left hand side. Rather than a bow or knot I decided to fold the ribbon in half, wrap it over the card front and feed the 2 loose ends through the loop that was created by folding the ribbon in half. Similar to how you might feed ribbon or twine through a tag? I did it this way so that it would lie flat when standing up.

I added my image and then my sentiment 'Love Me' in chocolate brown sparkly letter stickers.

I'm simply in love with this card....

Hope you enjoy and are inspired.



Danielle said...

OMG!! THAT is Gorgeous!!! WOW. This kicks ass!!

I have to check my settings at s&s, I didn't get the "email" alert that this was posted!!

It really does rock!! Awesome!!

Cheryl Valadez said...

I have always loved that image and you have used her beautifully on your card! Stunning!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Ahhh, wow..this is very vintagey and neat! :)