Ok, so I don't make any secret of the fact that I am a true Georgia girl....complete with the southern accent. :) When I first saw this Azalea set and the beautiful sentiments that accompanied them...well...you can just imagine my excitement! So for today's post, I just had to use my new favorite of all time set...Azalea. I wanted to have this card really represent me. I love all things vintage-y, nostalgic, a little more traditional than shabby (which I guess explains my gold leafing obsession)....anyways, just kind of a mix of styles. I decided to do sort of a collage using the images and sentiments from this set. I thought it might be fun to make it look "vintage road trip"....is that a theme? :)
I started this project by finding a state of Georgia cut out for my Silhouette...I sized it to fit the area I wanted to cover on my card. After cutting it out, my intention was to do a single stitch line around the edge, but again with the sewing machine issues. Its tension problems are now giving me tension problems! So, after I
botched sewed the edge, I decided to make it look more random so I stitched around a couple of more times. Quit laughing! Sooo, next I stamped my beautiful azalea image on to white card stock with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, colored it with copics and fussy cut it out. Then, I stamped my main sentiment on some cute musical paper and punched it out and backed it with a Spellbinders die cut. For my little banner, I just hand cut it and stamped the sentiment on it. Everything got a good coat of Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. For my card base, I layered a few papers from my scrap box...except for my map paper...that is from October Afternoon's "Seaside" 8x8 pad. I have been saving that map paper for a special occasion! :) The final card size ended up being 4 5/8" x 5 7/8".
So, are you feelin' the road trip vibe? Can you hear Ray Charles singing Georgia On My Mind? I hope so! And I also hope that you have enjoyed all of our festivities this week! Remember...all of these stamp sets are now available in the Power Poppy store!
So, why don't you keep on the hop and see what all of my incredibly talented Bloom Brigade team mates have made for you? These ladies have been bringin' it all week so I am sure there is plenty of gorgeousness for you to see! Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you're there! And thanks so much for stoppin' by today...you come back real soon now, ya hear? ;)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo; Not Quite Navy-Stampin' Up!
Paper: White card stock; Brown card stock; October Afternoon "Seaside" paper pad; scraps
Other: Spellbinders Blossom die set; Circle punch-Stampin' Up!; Ribbon-Very Vanilla grosgrain-Stampin' Up!; Paper clip-Tim Holtz; Faber Castell Pitt White pen
and these Copic colors:
YG61,YG63,YG67, YG91, R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, BV000, E40, E42, E44, E47, E49