Monday, April 30, 2012

A Style Mash-Up

This week is one of my crafting friend's birthday.  Her style and my style couldn't be more different.  She is very well-known for her vintage/collage style.  She's published regularly and has a huge following on her two blogs: Nostalgic Collage' and A Nostalgic Halloween.  My style is clean - not necessarily simple - but definitely clean and fresh.

So for her birthday card, I attempted a mash-up of our styles...



Nature Tiles

This card has other nods to our crafting time together.  Just last week, we discussed how much we both liked "tiled" cards...check!  We both love script and text...check!  And..very early in our crafting relationship, she taught me how easy it is to take a cotton ball and rub from off the paper onto the paper to lightly antique the edges - and how nicely Stampin' Up's Creamy Caramel works for this...check!!

General Supplies
  • Stamps: Papertrey Text Style for backgrounds, Sweet 'n Sassy Happy Day sentiment
  • Paper: Curious Iridescent Poison Ivory (there is a light shimmer on the whole piece)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Creamy Caramel
Stamps by Square - starting in upper left
  • Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch with gem colored with copics
  • Papertrey Ink Mehndi Medallions
  • Papertrey Ink Wishing You dragonfly with Stickles
  • Stampin' Up Great Friend
  • Stampin' Up Silhouette Sentiments
  • Stampin' Up Silhouette Sentiments
  • Papertrey Ink Honey Bees
  • Stampin' Up Old Olive Taffeta


15 comments:

Susan Joyce said...

Fantastic attention to detail and the colours are fabulous, love your card Kim.

Jen W. said...

This is fabulous, Kim! I think I'd call it Clean and Shabby. :) Love the tiles and soft colours.

Lisa said...

Kim this couldn't be any prettier! Very fresh and I think she'll love it.

Bonnie said...

How beautiful Kim! The sponging is just enough to add dimension but not enough to look cloudy. I love the script with different little images.

Karen M said...

What a fab idea, Kim. I love the script background with the various nature images. I may have to copy this! Kx

Paige said...

Beautiful card! love the layout and details! Your friend will adore this!

Paula said...

Definitely on my list to CASE, Kim. What a great way to use up pesky scraps of DSP too. Just lovely ♥

Ginny said...

You make the prettiest cards!!!! This one is a beauty, and I imagine your friend will love it - how can she not??? Off to pin it.

H2 :) said...

Fabulous design Kim. Love the colours & the hint of glitter on the dragonfly. :)

Denise said...

It's a beautiful mash. What a beautiful card. You can tell you put a lot of thought and love into it.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Beautiful. Fantastic. Lovely. I could go on and on. Wonderful to look at, as always.

Melissa said...

This is GORGEOUS, Kim! Love how each little square has something different to look at! Beautiful colors...you put them together so well!! :)

Aileen said...

I think she'll love it. A super merging of the two styles. I bet it was fun to create these little squares. x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

So clever, Kim! Love the simple colours ... makes the collage stand out better! Hugs xxx

Patti Senter said...

This is such a pretty card, it's very peaceful! Patti