Wednesday, June 8, 2016

And The Winner Is....(2 months later)....And A New Card!



Hello everyone.  OK...I am bad.  I disappeared. Without even announcing a winner to the cards I made.  I am truly sorry but just as the contest was ending I got swamped with work and completely forgot to pick a winner for all the cards I made!  I had two people ask me to make a signature album for their weddings, I had 3 couples come in for me to make their wedding invites, I had one lady come in asking me to make some photo albums she wanted to give as small gifts and I had to make a travel mini album for a private class I was giving.  I missed making cards!!

Let's start with the winner - after printing out all the comments and folding them into little pieces, I closed my eyes and picked a winner.  And that winner is.....Star a.k.a. Estrella!!


Estrella...please send me your address and I will get the cards and that chocolate off to you.  If you can't have chocolate, I can always send some great Brasilian coffee.  

Now, for the card - there is a company here in Brasil called Arte Facil Artesanto that makes the most beautiful "shabby chic" or "vintage" type papers that I just love.  Most of their papers are double sided too so both sides tend to go great with each other.  

I started with an A2 piece of cream cardstock for my base.  Then I cut a piece of the scrap paper (from the more subdued side), 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and adhered it to the front of the card. 




Then I grabbed the "thinking of you" stamp from the "Grateful" stamp set by Concord & 9thinked it up with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and stamped it in the lower right corner.


Next I cut a piece of pink cardstock with the Custom Panels Die Set by Avery Elle, distressed the edges, and adhered it to the front so it sat above the phrase.


Then I cut a piece from the other side of the decorative scrap paper (the side with the postcards) using the same Avery Elle die as with he pink cardstock, distressed the edges and adhered it over the pink - leaving a small border of the pink cardstock.  


Finally I adhered some 2mm half pearls along the border just above the pink border to add to the feminine shabby chic vintage feel.



And you're done.  I hope you enjoyed this card.  Please stop back tomorrow for a card I made for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge site!  

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

10 comments:

  1. I do enjoy this card...it is so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Lois!! Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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    1. Thanks so much Mary. Glad you stopped by the blog.

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  3. I think I might've hit "publish" before I finished the last sentence in my original comment.

    I'll PM you my address.

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    1. LOL. You have not changed! Got your PM. Glad I made your night.

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  4. Okay we forgive you for making us wait :-) This card was worth the wait - beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much!! That made my day. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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  5. Oh what a beautiful Victoria. Style card. Love the patterned paper you used.

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    1. Thanks so much Birgit! Glad you like the card. I am in love with the papers from this company.

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