Sunday, February 10, 2013

Celebrate Life ... and Shaped Cards

This week at the Pile It On Challenge, we're celebrating Shaped Cards. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a snow globe card! We're sponsored by Flonz Crafts, a stamp company specializing in Vintage, Retro & Modern designs, so I decided to go with a vintage theme.

Although I wish I could have used Flonz Stamps for this card, I did get to ink up this new-to-me set from Crafty Secrets for the first time. Each element of the Vintage Silhouettes set is a separate stamp, so it was easy to set up the design to fit the card. 

I wanted to keep the colors simple, so I used the "Blues, Browns & Beige" color combo from Flonz Craft's Vintage Stamping Challenge.
  


I cut the snowglobe shape myself, with help from IO Shake It's pouch, overlay & card, a Spellbinders circle die, and my trusty ruler & scallop scissors. The base is cut from a gold paper, but I sprayed the white frame with Iridescent Gold glimmer mist (Tattered Angels). I edged everything with Antique Linen distress ink, and painted the base & frame with Ranger's Crackle Paint. The stamping is all done with Vintage Photo distress ink. I added some detail to the image inside the globe with a gold pen (Sakura). The shaker is filled with "Champagne" microbeads. I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit to cut the butterflies from a blue-and-cream DP from my stash.
 
Here's a close-up:

Challenges/Inspiration:
Challenges4Everybody: Anything Goes 
Craft Us Crazy: Die Cuts and/or Favorite Technique (I used two dies & making Shaker cards is absolutely on the top of my "Favorite Technique" list!)
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Divas by Design #71: Winged Things
Flutterby Wednesdays #226: Anything Goes with a Butterfly or fairy
Love to Create: Celebrate 
Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft: Blues, Browns & Beige


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8 comments:

Shirl said...

Such a fabulous snow globe and the silhouette stamps you have used are adorable.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful project. Great shape. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Good luck
hugs Anke

Denice said...

I have to be honest and say I love everything about this card...from the image, to the shaker, to the wonderfully muted colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.
:Dxx

Kelly Neis said...

Wow, love your card! great idea to make it a snow globe. I love the inside image. Beautiful card.
Hugs Kelly

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is so clever CG, just love it! Thanks so much for sharing with our Crafty Sentiments challenge this week:)

Danni said...

Very nice! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Claire said...

Wow what a gorgeous card. I love the snowglobe idea and those silhouettes are so beautiful, lovely colours too. Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenge this month
Claire xx