Tuesday, 6 September 2011

New and old together

With the wind blowing outside and plenty of showers between the odd sun break Melbourne is definitely living up to it's "four seasons in one day" tag. I have so many friends and family with birthdays over the next couple of months ( don't we all?) that I thought I'd try and get a little head start so here is today's effort.

After looking through the Catalogue for inspiration - there are so many great ideas -  I decided to case a card using an old favourite stamp set that I haven't pulled out so often lately - Cottage Garden.

As always, click on an image for a larger pic

I changed quite a bit from the original card I saw: the colours and greeting and added a couple of  layers and a background stamp of Medallion, stamped once onto scrap paper first. 

 Medallion and the sponging seem to give almost a vintage-like feel whilst the butterflies and flower are definitely more modern - so a bit of a mix of old and new but I think it works ok.

Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb cake, Very Vanilla
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Crumb cake
Stamps: Cottage Garden, Medallion, Well Scripted (retired)
Accessories: Miscellaneous circle cutters, Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Clear brad, dimensionals

Happy Stamping until next time.

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