The picture is a black and white 50's-ish picture from a clipart software; printed onto white cardstock. The whole card is on black Bazzill cardstock, and the pic is backed with more of the black cardstock. The grey paper behind the pic is from an ancient paper pack I picked up years ago from QVC. I 'wrapped' the paper around a piece of cardstock, then stitched around the edges with black thread.
After I decided I wanted to use that pic, I started looking for papers, embellies, you know - the fun stuff! Anyway, I found the sticker with the quote, and knew it would fit perfectly. The sticker, by the way, is from an old, old kit, and I couldn't tell you who it was by, although I think it also came from QVC.
The pink gingham ribbon and bow just MAKES the card (imho, lol!), as do the pink, white, grey and black flowers from Petaloo. They are handmade paper flowers and come with the bling already on them.
The addition of a white ribbon with black polka dots, and a few drops of 'diamond' Stickles across the top finished it off!
Now, the bonus sketch was another matter altogether - I enjoyed making this card so much! But then one of the things I've been doing a lot lately is making pockets on my cards for hidden tags, so this one was a piece of cake! Just look at past posts, and you'll find some of them posted here. Here's my take on the sketch. It's called Christmas Joys.
The background paper is 'Holly Argyle' by Provo Craft. I inked the edges to add a little age here. The green paper is from a Christmas kit I bought last year at WalMart. The green square 'tag' came in the same kit. I scissor distressed the edges of the green paper, then inked it heavily with brown ink. Next I stitched it on all 4 sides on my sewing machine, using a variety of stitches. I glued it to the base on three sides, leaving the top open for the tag.
Once again, the image is from clipart software, and I just love the old soft colors and Victorian feel. I printed it on white cardstock, then inked the edges to age it.
I added a row of vintage red ric-rack from a local store, and lightly inked it to tone down the red a bit. On top of the square tag, I added a couple of silk holly leaves, a silk poinsettia bloom, and a red berry from a Christmas pick. They are tied together with ivory silk ribbon. The tag is made using white cardstock topped with some pretty paper with various seasonal greetings, and topped with a plaid bow.
It's been a fun couple of days working on all these cards, but tomorrow I'll be doing housework and getting my supplies ready to carry to my lss (EMI Scrapbooking - see link at left) for their big 'Scrap Pink' fund raising crop on Saturday. I'll probably have a few things to share after spending the day scrapping. Blessings Friends! Becky