Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cameo Card: Romantic, Vintage, Shabby

I am back again with a card I am really anxious to share with you. For those who have followed my blog for some time, you will not be surprised to learn that I loved making this card! It has so many elements in it that I consider to be among my favorites.

There are things that look elegant; things that look vintage. Things that make you think of romance, and an era of time gone by. There is a shabby-chic look to it, and a Victorian romance feel. I love how this card came out!

Many of the items I used (the patterned paper, the black lace, the ecru lace, the tag die and the pearls) can all be found at Classy Cards 'n Such. Please check out their store and their blog; you'll love both! And be sure to use the code SARAH-10 and you'll get a 10% discount on your entire order :-)

I love cameos! (Does that surprise you? lol!) This one was done using a stamp and then cut out and placed on dimensionals onto black card stock which was die cut using a tag from Spellbinder's Fancy Tag 3 set. Is that an awesome frame, or what? And I think the pearls all around really set the cameo off, don't you? I had fun working with placing it just right under the birds that are printed on the paper.

Oh, such beautiful lace! And by putting one on top of the other really added some great texture, especially so near to the distressed edges of the natural card stock. And as you can see in the close up, I stamped the base layer with a cheesecloth stamp in black ink, which looks very cool along side of the black lace.

And keeping with the romantic feel, I had to add a beautiful flower. Love this blue trellis rose from Prima!

Since I love using Scripture stamps, I thought this was a lovely one to compliment the card. It is from a Mother's Day set from Our Daily Bread Designs, but I think you could use it for many other occasions/reasons as well. I have also linked this card to ODBD's blog for their "stamping in time" challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting me and looking at my cameo card. Making it really got my "vintage mojo" going and I have since been working on a few more cards of this style. I will be posting them soon!

You know I always love your comments and will say "thank you" in advance ;-)
I hope you will come back and visit me agin soon!

Items used to make this card include:
Base card stock- Papertrey Ink
Natural and black card stock- Stampin' Up!
Pattern Paper- Webster's Pages (HERE from Classy Cards 'n Such)
Ecru Lace (HERE from Classy Cards 'n Such)
Black Lace (HERE from Classy Cards 'n Such)
Spellbinder's Fancy Tags Three dies (HERE from Classy Cards 'n Such)
Cameo image stamp- Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cheesecloth Background Stamp- Stampin' Up!


Samantha said...

Girl you really out did yourself, this card should be hanging on a wall in an art gallery, Really it is gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Wow Sarah! Elegant. I agree with the lady above it should be in an art gallery. All of your cards are just beautiful!

Pam W. said...

This is gorgeous and yes, it is sooooo you.

Jennipher said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah. Love the little "treatment" you did with the lace.

Sabrina Jackson said...

Oh my word, Sarah girl, this s absolutely breathtaking my friend!! I love the colors you chose and the perfect!! Thanks for taing the time to play along in ODBD's Stamping in TIme challenge! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hey there, darlin'!!! I've missed you! Christian Paper Crafts is now Our Daily Bread designs' Forum, but the same sweet gals hang out there....stop by and say hi sometime! I'm so excited that you played in the SNT challenge....what a beautiful card! Hope to see more of you! Hugs and blessings, Angie

Jenn Fontaine said...

Love, Love! This card is so you Sarah! It is lovely, detailed and makes me smile! I am loving that you are making cards again! What a treat to see your beautiful work!!

Jonia said...

Sarah this card is absolutely beautiful! I love the cameo effect and the beautiful flower, well I love it!