Hey there!!! Gotta card today for a couple of challenges: CASE Study and the Shabby Tea Room. The Shabby Tea Room challenge this week is to make a card based off of another beautiful inspiration photo and to incorporate mail or postage elements. I think I got that aspect of the challenge covered, hee hee!! With the beginning of a new month, there is a new muse over at CASE Study and this month the muse is an amazingly talented crafter named Karola Witczack. I stumbled across Karola when I saw on a blog somewhere the most beautiful papers from a company called The Scrap Cake. Karola was the designer of these gorgeous papers and once I saw them I had to have them! Thank goodness I found a US based website called the Flying Unicorn that carries them. I used some of those papers on my card. Karola's inspiration card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!
For my card I used a Hero Arts/BasicGrey set called Carte Postal and a sentiment from the Year Round Sentiments set. I stamped the stamp images on a piece of paper from The Scrap Cake 6x6 Cozy Xmas pad and then trimmed them out. They were then distressed a bit. Some additional paper from the Cozy Xmas pad was used as a mat for the cream cardstock piece that was stamped with additional postage elements in kraft and red inks. The edges of this piece were light inked with Old Paper distress ink. I finished the card off with some crocheted lace, red ribbon and three small pink roses.
Supplies: Cardstock: PTI kraft & cream; PP: The Scrap Cake Cozy Xmas; Ink: Stampin Up! Crumb Cake & Riding Hood Red; Stamps: Hero Arts; Lace Ribbon: May Arts; Grosgrain Ribbon: Stampin Up!; Roses: Flying Unicorn