Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Best Friend

I'm pretty sure that I could never buy another thing and I would still never use up all of my craft "stuff".  But they are always coming out with new "stuff" that I just have to have.  It's a conspiracy, I tell you!  (Yeah, I know, it's called Capitalism! J)

So, once in a while I focus on using up some of the older items in my stash.  I nearly always ask myself, "why did I wait so long to use this?!"  Today's card features a chipboard rose that blended perfectly with (uh, shocker, I know) some autumnal-toned My Mind's Eye papers.

A Few Details:
  • I used markers to bring a little more depth out of the chipboard rose.  I also touched the edges with Alcohol Inks to give a stained vintage look.
  • Alcohol Inks on the metal rim and Distress Stains in the center helped the little round tag get with the vintage program as well.  Can you believe that this little guy started life as a bright white tag with a bright silver rim?
  • The color scheme on this card is almost scrumptious...shades of chocolate and caramel and a little mint...yum.  Perfect for the best friend a girl could possibly have's upcoming September birthday!

Crafts and Me Challenges: #102 - Roses
Use It Tuesday: Challenge #39 - Anything Goes (chipboard rose)
Make It Monday: MIM #107

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Really Rust’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose ‘Mabel’ 6x6
Stamps: MME Miss Caroline Howdy Dowdy ‘Baby’, Dolled Up ‘Favorite’
Inks: StazOn Timber Brown; SU! craft ‘Sage Shadow’; Martha Stewart craft markers; alcohol ink ‘Copper Mixative’, ‘Gold Mixative’, ‘Caramel’, ‘Blending Solution’; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Heirloom gold’; Distress Stain ‘Old Paper’, ‘Brushed Corduroy’, ‘Pumice Stone’
Embellishments: Kaiser Craft printed chipboard ‘Secret Bird Society’; velvet ribbon; crocheted ribbon; tag; Tim Holtz jump ring, safety pin; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine
Tools:  EK Success punch ‘Graceful Heart’; Making Memories ribbon glue; Zig 2-way glue pen; Glue Dots ‘Pop Up’; Zots; felt ink blending tool


  1. Ohhh...that is really lovely. Very vintage but sophisticated too.

  2. What a gorgeous card! You did an amazing job with your embellishments... I've never tried alcohol inks, and I can't believe how well they covered the metal rim on the tag! Love the jump ring and safety pin attachment to the lace, and your enhancing of the chipboard rose is perfect!: )))

    Happy Birthday to your bff!


  3. Fabulous card, love the vintage feel and different layers!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday!

  4. Vicki, your stained chipboard rose and tag look fabulous on this vintage-looking card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Roses" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  5. Beautiful! I love the vintage feel. I just made a project with some of these same papers.

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm numbers 109 & 237.


    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

  6. Lovely design, love the rose and the fab lace too. Thanks for linking up with MIM this week,
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy

  7. Beautiful...for the best friend!!!:))

  8. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #23, #109, and #213.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



  9. stunning card! I love all the textures and the colors! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!
    thanks tammy DT

  10. so beautiful vicki.gorgeous and stylish design and i love your roses and colours.
    thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge ;D

    xx coops xx


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