Still on my vintage kick--may as well make a week of it, right? Today I chose a Lockhart image, Lilacs in Pitcher, as well as some Prima Cavalier Collection papers that had come in a goodie box. These two were a perfect match! I loved the soft, muted lavenders and greens in the paper, and I chose my Copic markers accordingly (shown below). The image was stamped in Memento London Fog ink.
After distressing my focal image, I added some FlowerSoft in both Violet and the Lilac from the Soft Colors kit. (I'm still debating whether I liked it better before or after the addition of the Flower Soft--I like Flower Soft, but all of the time I spent coloring the blooms is covered up now.)
Birthday sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink's Around and About Sentiments, and Button is one of PaperTrey's New Leaf Vintage buttons. Cardstock is also PaperTrey Ink--Plum Pudding and Vintage cream. That trim at the bottom of the focal image is some Prima Bella Lace--isn't it pretty? Finally, I sanded, scuffed, and sewed my way to a finished card.
Several of you have asked about mailing bulky cards recently. I've mentioned this before, but I thought I would say it here again: (1) I hand-deliver the very bulkiest of cards. (2) I use padded mailers for cards like this. Does it cost extra? Yes, but considering how much I've spent on this hobby over the past nine years, getting my card there safely doesn't cost THAT much more. I usually recycle padded envelopes when they come my way. Sometimes I even pack the bow loops with quilt batting if I'm mailing a card in to be photographed. . . (Please don't tell me if there is a diagnosis code for people like me!) Hope that answers some questions for you. Have a lovely day!
I just saw on the CLASSroom blog that Ellen is having a 15% off sale on May 1-3--Spring Fling Celebration. That would include the stamp above, as well as the Prima trim. For you Karen Lockhart fans, there is also a new Lockhart Release that will be available then. Just sayin' . . . ;-D