Today's card is inspired by two challenges. The Sketch Girl blog had a really interesting sketch and the challenge at Stamptacular Sunday was to go back in time. I'm really quite excited about this card. I think it may be one of the prettiest cards I've ever made.
The card base was stamped with Stampin' Up Cornelli Lace jumbo wheel then heat embossed with Close To My Heart Silver Pearl. The focal element is an old, old card that I've repurposed by cutting with a Spellbinder Nestabilities Label die. It is mounted on a piece of pale, pale pink paper of unknown origin. The ribbon is Sheer Creations from Michaels (thanks for the tip Eleanor). The sentiment is Stampin' Up Short and Sweet.
I just love this card! I don't often make kid cards but I was utterly inspired by this ballerina. I had a lot of fun going 'back in time' for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. I went through my desk drawers and my 'Tickle Trunk' looking for old bits that I could use in a card. I found a bunch of stickers that are at least 20 years old now. I also happened upon a stash of vintage cards. When my mother was decluttering a number of years back, she gave me a bunch of old cards, some of which I'm guessing go back at least 40 years. She also gave me a 'Birthday Party Ensemble' which is just striking and likely of the same vintage as the cards. I find all of it inspiring and can't wait to repurpose it into some really great cards.
Please enjoy and come back to SPI again soon.