Sunday, August 8, 2010

Vintage Christmas oops!

I was working on a challenge card tonight and I had the challenge completely wrong in my head... I guess I will be making one extra card this week! But I do like how my oops card came out so I'm going to go ahead and post it. And coincidentally, it also works for the color challenge from the Paper Players - lucky for me I messed up, LOL!

I hadn't played yet with the new stamp set called Greeting Card Kids. They are such adorable images and great for watercoloring, which I hadn't done in a while. I've been seeing that other stampers do their watercoloring with markers and I had never tried it that way, so I played around with it on this card. I think I'll be trying it more because it was really fun! I used Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake markers with my Aqua Painter. The pink trim on her hat and coat was also an oops - I didn't mean for the red to bleed into it, but once that happened I went with it and I actually think it looks sweet.

To finish the rest of my card, I added a panel of dot paper from the Jolly Holiday pack, a sentiment from the Bells & Boughs set that appears in the holiday mini, some crochet trim, and a bow. I made the bow from the same crochet trim and the Cherry Cobbler seam binding available in the upcoming mini, then added one of the gorgeous antique brads in the center. The punch I used for the label behind the sentiment is also new in the holiday mini. It's called the decorative label punch and it's fabulous. I wanted to make the shape a little bigger so I punched an extra label, trimmed off the short ends, and added them to the top and bottom of the sentiment shape. For more vintage goodness I also sponged all the edges with Early Espresso ink.

That's it from me... I spent most of the evening working on this card, so I guess I won't be getting to the correct challenge tonight! Tomorrow is another day, right?

9 comments:

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Lori,
This is gorgeous...I love her pink trim...so sweet. Great use of the colours and the watercolouring technique.
Lesley :)

Wendie said...

So very sweet.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. I love these colors together.TFS

Ann Schach said...

This is absolutely adorable! So many wonderful details! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, oops or not, this is adorable! I LOVE that sentiment, I am going to kick myself for not getting it.....or did I, my order was so big I can't remember! Oh well, there's still time to get it! The trim and brad add the perfect touch!

Cindy Major said...

Wow, this card is fabulous!! Love its vintage flair! Your coloring looks really good, too :)

And this is my new favorite stamp set...

maryr917 said...

this is such a great card-the more I see the greeting card kids set the more I like it
love all the details

Hands On said...

So very sweet and adorable. Fantastic colouring job!

jaydee said...

Lori - fabulous card. I love the coloring and the ribbon/crochet/brad treatment on the corner - it really helps tie everything together.
beautiful card
thanks for joining the Paper Players this week.
hugs
jaydee