Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sketches Sketch Challenge #68

Happy Thursday & thanks for stopping by!! Today's card is for this week's Sketch Challenge "SC68" over at the Sketches Challenge Blog. Tamara would LOVE it if you played along, there is no time limit and if you upload to Splitcoast please include "Sketches" in the keywords so she can see your cards.

For my design I started with my card base, Chocolate Chip, layered with Riding Hood Red and then a piece of Kraft cardstock. Since I just got NEW goodies from Cut At Home which included the NEW Label 1 Nestabilites, I incorporated the NEW Labels in my design as a fun pull out tag. The vellum pocket was stamped and sponged to flow with the vintage design.
I stamped the background using Lovely As a Tree in Chocolate Chip and then again in Craft White to make the trees pop. To really age the card and make it feel more vintage like, I sponged on Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip using the Vintage Value technique. For some extra detail and fun, I added some coarse glitter to the trees and landscape. To finish the card, ribbon and rope by Stampin' Up! was added.
I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do, it really warms my holiday spirit!! You can find the Vintage Value technique at the end of this post. Give it a try, you will LOVE the finished look!!
Here is the recipe ~ Stamps: Winter Post, Lovely As a Tree Paper: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kraft Ink: Chocolate Chip, Craft White, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Nestabilities/Label 1 - Cut At Home, Brads, Jumbo Eyelet, Ribbon - SU, Rope - SU, Coarse Glitter - Martha Stewart.
Vintage Values How-To: Requires 2-3 shades of the same color of ink and a craft sponge. Starting with your lightest shade of ink, use a craft sponge to sweep ink from the outer edges of your cardstock inward as far as you want your glow to touch. Repeat with your next shade of ink, but only sweep about 2/3 as far in (so some of the lighter color still shows in the inner sections). Repeat with the darkest shade of ink (if desired), sweeping with short strokes, only about 1/3 of the way in.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Tomorrow I will share a fun Halloween card and a fun little giveaway.

15 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

It's a beauty Jen.

Jennifer Scull said...

WOW! this is gorgeous! being a huge fan of vintage, this is right up my alley! I have that set and ribbon coming to me soon, so you have made me even more excited about their arrival! :)

Poppy said...

love your vintage look,cards are gorgeous.
poppy.
x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! I love the ribbon and fantastic shading!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Jen, very vinatge looking. beautiful!

Heidi said...

Jennifer- this is awesome. I love the tag!

Krista B. said...

Beautiful card, I love the vintage feel and so much gorgeous detailed work! Amazing card : )

Handcrafted With Love said...

.... Another stunning card Jennifer.

Love Pam xx

Viv said...

Pam beat me to it! LOL
This is SO Christmassy. I could just stare at these cards you've done, all day. Love them!
Hugs & Smiles Viv xxxx

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful Jen! Love the colors, shading and glitter!! Great job Jen!

Stacy said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love the vintage look! I have to get some of that ribbon!

texasjodylynn said...

Oh WOW! Gorgeous! Good thing I just ordered the skating people stamp set or I would have to now! *wink*

GORGEOUS!

Shirley said...

Jennifer, This is lovely! How vingtage and beautiful with the bow and brad! I just got my new dies and can't wait to use them. This is just so creative with the dimensional skaters.

KAT said...

Jennifer - love this!!! Love the brown winter scene and you've used two of my favorite sets!!!! Beautifully vintage!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Jennifer, you keep creating one oustanding card design after another! You are amazing!!!!

You've captured a gorgeous vintage feel to this card. Well done!