I saw this idea on Janine Tinklenberg's ("Jan Tink") blog, and had to use the idea. Of course, her card is much more elaborate, but this is one we're doing in workshops this month.
This is the "Jan Tink" idea: I used the "positive" Mostly Vintage stencil behind the flowers. You can just see it floating in the back on the left side. I sponged Sahara Sand over it, then stamped the Watercolor Trio flowers. The sentiment is from Favorite Thoughts. As a final touch, I sprayed a little Log Cabin Smooch Spritz on the side over the stenciled area. It gives it just a little shimmer and "vintages it up" a little more.
This is very simple, because I realized that my stampers are having to pay extra postage for all the layers and embellishments, so I'm trying to add one card to each workshop that's a little more simple. I was thrilled to hear one of the ladies today say this card really wasn't hard to make, even though it looks like it, and she loved the card! (Thanks, Wendy!!! You made my day!)
Here are the supplies.
Stamps: Favorite Thoughts, Watercolor Trio
Ink: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand classic; Rose Red, Always Artichoke, More Mustard Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Rose Red, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Log Cabin smooch spritz, Mostly Vintage stencils, corner rounder punch, stampin' sponges
Today was totally uneventful except for the workshop, which was a lot of fun! It's been a month since I've seen some of my stampers, and it was wonderful to catch up. Oh – and the dog got in the garbage again. Yikes! I'm not sure what's up with him. He got into the kitchen garbage several times while we were on vacation, but had been a little better since we were home. Wesley and I went out for a few things this afternoon and, sure enough, when we got back, he was in the kitchen going through the garbage can. We even blocked it off, but he broke in anyway. Silly dog. I hope his rampage was worth it, because now he's in his kennel for the rest of the night. We found out his thyroid was low, and that's probably why he slept all the time. But now that it's back to where it should be, he's a little more active. I think I liked it better when he slept all day!
Check in tomorrow for either a hybrid card (which everyone thought was stamped!!) or another "man card." I haven't decided which yet.