Here in Tennessee, the weather has been SO nice! This card just screams spring, don’t you think? I used the Springtime Vintage paper for my color scheme, but then feel wistful now that I didn’t distress with ink to make it more vintage-y. Oh well. I had already glued down the scalloped edging when the thought hit me.
Speaking of the dotted scallop ribbon border punch – it took me over half a year to realize I wanted that punch! When it first came out, I didn’t think I liked it. But I LOVE using it by tucking half of it behind card stock or paper. It’s a sweet little added touch. Funny how things grow on you like that.
I added the little vintage trinkets brads at the bottom after the card was finished – it looked a little empty. I don’t like the brads showing through the back, so I cut the ends off with my Craft & Rubber scissors (works like a charm) and glued them down instead.
I have to say the tag wasn’t easy, although it wasn’t really hard. I wanted a bigger one than the jewelry tag punch, but shorter than the one from the Lots of Tags sizzlits. So I cut one out from Lots of Tags, then lined it back up, only moved it down about 1/3 of the way to cut off the flat end again. It did mess up the perforation, so I just cut the perforation off and sanded the edges smooth. It turned out pretty well, and I “Enjoy” it! Card measures 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″. Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: You’re a Gem
Paper: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette & Very Vanilla card stock; Springtime Vintage DSP, First Edition Specialty DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Lots of Tags sizzlit, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die & Big Shot by Sizzix, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, basic pearls, linen thread, vintage trinkets brads