Monday, January 21, 2013

Vintage Audrey

I love Audrey Hepburn! I can't tell you how many times I have watched Breakfast at Tiffiany's.

When I saw this stamp by Stampsmith, I had to have it.  The quote says: The thing we should hold onto in life is each other.   I reminds me of how we should cherish our loved ones.  

The pattern paper is from DCWV.  I distressed it with Tim Holtz's Antique Linen & Brushed Corduroy Distress Pads and the Basic Grey Precision File Set. Victoria Velvet and Spun Sugar gave it a bit of pink. I rounded out the corners with We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper:s. I added some washi tape towards the bottom. The metal flower is from SEI. I added some rhinestones and spritzed on some Tattered Angels Marshmallow because if anyone shines, it is Audrey Hepburn :)

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge Blog: something new
Simon Says Stamp! Challenge: use washi tape
Stampin' for the Weekend: something girlie

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!”
― Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pier 1 Inspiration

 Sometimes I get inspiration for my cards from the strangest places.  This time I got my inspiration from the Pier 1 Imports Christmas Penguin.  The little penguin with his foot in the cupcake was just too cute to pass up.  I thought it would make a great birthday card for winter if I altered it just a bit.  To alter the original to give it a more vintage look: I chose some soft and feminine colors.  Even the penguin is not solid black.  I used distress inks, lace, distress file for the paper edges to complete the look.

1.  I needed a chubby little gal like the one in the Pier 1 penguin so I got her from Jolly Holidays.  So that just goes to show ya that Jolly Holidays ain't just for Christmas! :)
2.  I hid the face using the Gypsy and drew eyes and eyebrows like the Pier 1 penguin.
3.  The little feet were attached right at the tummy so I cut them off (ouch!).  I cut thin pieces of cardstock to make legs and attached the feet.
4.  The bow is from Paper Pups.  I added glitter to add a little texture and fun.
5.  The cupcake is from From My Kitchen.  I added glitter to layer because the frosting layers were white on white and wanted it stand out a bit.
6.  The pennants are hand cut and were added onto the twine with Glossy Accents.
7.  I added the crochet ribbon and distressed the edges of my paper.

Designed by ~ Lori Sjogren
Machines Used ~ Cricut Create
Supplies used ~ Cricut: Jolly Holidays, From My Kitchen, Paper Pups. Paper:  Prima and Webster Pages.  Other: Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Pad, Tim Holtz Black Soot, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Marker, Webster Pages Crochet Ribbon, Donna Salazar Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter, other glitter and twine from my stash.