First Vintage Card

This week’s Saturday Cinema Challenge    is to create a vintage card based around the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons, which is a recent movie and one that unfortunately I haven’t seen as yet.  But the challenge of creating a vintage style card was too much for me to pass up, I have admired many vintage cards from afar but never actually made one myself.  So thanks to Brooke and Sankari for getting me that little bit outside of my comfort zone and encouraging me to do something different.  And, to be perfectly honest, I really enjoyed making this card and just love, love, love it!  I think it might be the start of something beautiful 🙂

I have a very slight understanding of the movie and so in this card I have used the torn paper going diagonally across the card to signify the two characters being pulled apart by the passage of time, but the two hearts are crossing over this tear to signify that their love will live through the passage of time no matter what happens.  The words I have used on the card are also in line with the tagline from the movie which is: Life isn’t measured in minutes, but in moments.  I am looking forward to seeing this movie when I get the chance.

Stamp Sets: Polka Dot Punches (Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration) and Time Flies (Clear Stamps by Kelly Panacci).

Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla and Vellum cardstock (Stampin’ Up!), Lace Background paper by Christina Rae, and San Marco paper by Darkroom Door.

Inks: Close to Cocoa and Versamark (Stampin’ Up!).

Accessories: Crocheted Lace from my personal stash, Stampin’ Up! Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampin’ Up! Gold embossing powder and heat gun, Edge Distresser (Heidi Swapp).

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

I had some issues photographing this card, probably because the background paper has a sheen and their seem to be reflections and dark spots in all the wrong places!  I will try again tomorrow, but in the mean time, you get the idea! 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day

I do hope you are all having a wonderful, creative Valentine’s Day!  Today’s post includes a card and envelope which I recently demonstrated at a meeting held by my upline Larisa O’Donnell.  I really like the layout of this card, and made it specifically to fit inside the envelopes which went with the Carousel Notes.  I did make a similar card for my husband for Valentine’s Day only in red and black with lots of gold embossing but you will have to be satisfied with seeing this one! 🙂  I have again used one of the fantastic Sale-a-Bration stamp sets, and if you, like me, just love this set and would like one for yourself, they are only available until the end of February so contact me soon to find out how you can get one.

Stamp Sets: For a Friend, Polka Dot Punches (Sale-a-Bration).

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, DSP Rose Red

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Dimensionals.









Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

Polka Dot Punches

I just love, love, love the stamp sets that we are able to get through the Sale-a-bration promotion until the end of February, particularly Polka Dot Punches.  I knew I had to have it as soon as it was released!  I have used it in so many ways already, but haven’t posted them yet as most of them are a surprise!  But you will get to see them soon 🙂  However, this one I will show you.  I can’t take credit for the original idea of this cute little bag, I found it on the blog of Makeesha Byl.  If you are ever looking for some inspiration, have a look at her blog, she has some gorgeous ideas.  I think  this is a terrific idea and I have been looking for some different ways to use my Carousel Notes.

S0, here is my version, it would be perfect for a little girl’s birthday with some sweets or small gifts, or change the colours and add some chocolates for a perfect Valentines gift.

Stamp Sets: Polka Dot Punches (Limited Edition Sale-a-bration Set).

Cardstock: Soft Sky Carousel Note, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate.

Inks: Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate.

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Clear Rhinestone Brad from the Pretties Kit, Soft Sky Double-Stitched Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Snips.

Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!