Thursday, June 20, 2013

Finding Joy in Vintage Style Crafting

Hi, friends!  As most of you know, I'm starting a new challenge blog called House of Cards and our first challenge goes live on July 1, 2013.  The concept behind the challenge is different from any other I've come across--take a peek HERE to see what that is if you're interested.  I'm starting it to force myself to practice different card making styles.  My least favorite?  Vintage/Shabby Chic.  It is REALLY hard for me to craft in this style.  So I'm grateful for other sites who are hosting vintage challenges right now so that I can practice! ;)

Here's my latest attempt~

Detail~

For these fabulous challenges~

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Well, this was a journey!  I've used some patterned and glitter paper by DCWV, gold glitter glue by Studio G, pearls and seam binding from my stash, pins by Maya Road, flowers by Prima, stamps by Inspired By Stamping, die cuts by JustRite, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.  I have to say that I really am happy with the way this turned out--and on my first try! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my creation!  I really appreciate all your support and sweet comments--they mean the world to me!  I hope that my card has inspired you to create something today and that you join in the fun with these fabulous challenges!  HUGS and happy stamping friends!


17 comments:

Lisa said...

You did a GREAT job Mynnette! Love the pretty frame with the sparkly flowers and butterfly.

Debi said...

Very pretty. I look forward to the new challenge. Like you, this isn't a style I often make. It's always fun to try something new.
DebiB
thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Becky said...

This is stunning, love all the glitter.

Rocky said...

I'd have to say for a practice run this card is absolutely GREAT!

Karen Petitt said...

LOVE IT! Marvellous, so pretty and feminine Karen x

Cec said...

Very pretty. Love the shimmer, especially on the background paper. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

Calypso's Crafts said...

Wow, your cards are beautiful. Love the muted colors of the patterned paper and the glitter. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at IBSIC.

Joanna M said...

This is so lovely! I LOVE it! Beautiful job!! Thank you so much for joining us! Hugs, Joanna

lizzidroege said...

just lovely...so happy to see you at sch this time...lizzi

nicoleqmullen said...

Stunning card, you really did vintage amazingly on this! Thank you so much for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge Blog!!

Moz said...

Stunning work! I love how you have drawn attention to the delightful flowers with the frame. Lovely shimmery DP. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
Hugz
Moz

Cheryl Wright said...

Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!

As someone who makes vintage all the time, let me say you have nailed it!!!

Jaine Drake said...

It's beautiful Mynnette, I love your sparkly bits. Thanks for entering the challenge with Sarah Hurley.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Looove this, Mynnette! One would never know this is your least fave style!

Leah said...

This is really stunning! Love it and thanks so much for joining us at IBS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card -- you are on a roll of overcoming your fear of vintage! Thanks for joining in with IBS!

Claire Newcombe said...

Mynette, this is so beautiful. You have managed to capture a vintage style with a very elegant touch of glitter.

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous creation with us at Sarah Hurley challenge blog
Claire x
(DT member)