Monday, February 20, 2012

Fresh Vintage {cut & color}

Pin It Now! Today we were finally SNOWED IN!  I have so been craving a snow day.  Amidst the boys' wet clothes, mopping up bootprints, and chucking wood in the stove, I made a bright bouquet of Fresh Vintage flowers.

I love the color combo of shabby Basic Grey, Wisteria Wonder, and Poppy Parade.  A little Lucky Limeade to tie it all together. 

The scalloped circle is a die cut from Perfect Pennants, laced together with a little Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon from Sale-A-Bration.  A 1-3/8" circle punch of Lucky Limeade fills in the center, and hand-colored and cut bouquets from Fresh Vintage. I spritzed a little Basic Grey and Lucky Limeade here and there to ink up the Confetti White cardstock even more. 

An Antique Brad cinches the center of a seam binding ribbon bow.  My thought was that it looks like a little hand-tied bouquet, for a shabby-chic look. Shabby chic doesn't come naturally to me, but I really love the look when I see it!

I used The Friday Mashup's sketch and theme FM46 for my inspiration...
As well as Cupcake's Creations color challenge.  Excellent combo! 

Here's the view of the tree outside my window today.  I. LOVE. SNOW.

Have a blessed & creative day!


  1. I love this card and how you fussy cut the flowers out to make a bouquet. I am going to have to CASE this and also get more marker colors to do this! Shabby chic does not come naturally to me either, but I think you did a great job with it!

  2. Hi Erika,

    Very pretty card, I like the way you've laced the ribbon around your circle.

    Thanks for sharing your card in our challenge.

    Kasey ~ in oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  3. Very Pretty!!! Love the soft color combo!!! Love all the special accents!!! Beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with The Friady Mashup, GD Diane

  4. Beautiful card! I love the colors you chose and the way you used the ribbon--fantastic!

    Glad you had a snow day! It's also snowing where I live in Alaska--we're having one of the snowiest winters on record and I am loving every minute of it!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. Sounds like a fun snow day! I love all the details! Thanks for joining the Mashup this week.

  6. Beautiful card! Really like how you made the focal point a "bouquet". Happy you could play along at The Friday Mashup :)

  7. That is gorgeous and I like how the Basic Grey and Limeade work in there!

  8. How pretty is this.. I love what you did with the ribbon. Great vintage card! Lots of great details. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

    Friday Mashup DT

  9. WOW!! Gorgeous! What a clever way to make a bouquet! I'd say I'll CASE this, but I hate cutting! LOL!! I'll just admire yours! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!!

  10. Gorgeous, Erika! I love the bouquet of flowers. Fresh vintage for sure! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!