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.

XOXO-

3 comments:

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! :)