Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vintage Candy

I was very happy with my inchie-themed card inspired by the Spotlight Challenge, but I was floored when I won. Thank you, Vix, Cazro & all! I don't really pay attention to the possible prizes when I choose a challenge, but I do remember seeing this one with its prize of a stamp grab-bag and thinking, how totally awesome. I had a choice between "colouring kinda stamps or arty type randomness ones," and of course I picked the latter! I expected a few flourish-y stamps, but WOW I got a really fun mix of vintage-y motifs.
As soon as I saw this beach flapper stamp, I knew I had to use it for a few challenges I've been saving up: the Paper Players color combo, Top Tip Tuesday's sketch (by Karen's Doodles), and the Folded-Paper Frame theme at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack (hosted by Joynana). I was especially inspired by Joynana's take on having the flaps open & close.

Tip: Ticket Corners
This card really comes together because of the inverted corners. I was talking to Mom about the cute ticket digis from When the Scrap Hits the Fun, and she told me about about making "ticket corners" with a hole punch. Just punch a semicircle from the edge:

It's so easy and the result is super-fun. Thanks for the tip, Mom!

Color: Paper Players #55
Top Tip Tuesday #42 (by Karen's Doodles)
Theme: Folded-Paper Frame at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack (hosted by Joynana)

Tutorial: Folded-Paper Frame at Splitcoaststampers

: rubber stamp from stash (thank you Spotlight Challenge), sentiment from Studio G
Dots & Stripes from Echo Park, Core'dinations, Recollections
Sizzix Texture Boutique, Fiskars papercutter, Tim Holtz scissors & paper distresser, hole-punch
Other: ZipDry glue, Versamark & StazOn inks, Pink Paislee twine
, watercolor pencils, shells


  1. Great use of the colors in our challenge this week! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!!

  2. AnonymousJuly 13, 2011

    Lovely card! great colours and love your Tip too! great take on the Karens Doodles Sketch too! Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this week, hugs Samantha

  3. Congratulations....but why so surprised to win? You should go back and look at some of your old posts....think you'll surprise your ickle self with how talented you are!

  4. Love the flapper image! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

  5. What a great card! I love how you have used the challenge colours this week! Thanks for playing along with the Paper players!

  6. What a gorgeous card and I love the ticket corner tip :)

    Thanks for playing along this week with our 'Pick a Sketch' Challenge - Good Luck :)

    Carol x

  7. Great Tip! Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

  8. This was such a lovely card. Great take on the Karen's doodles sketch and great tip too;) Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Hope to see you again for the next challenge. Bettina

  9. What a super fun card .... love the shells and your use of this weeks colour challenge!
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Players!!!

  10. Congrats on your grab-bag and also on winning top tip on TTT; I just had to stop by to see your card. Love that tip; I am too a fan of Marion and collect her ticket sentiments. Will def be usint this tip often :0)


  11. Oh my gosh! This is so unique and creative! I LOVE this image! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players.

  12. Very cool! Love the design and that fabby flapper image! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players! :)


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