Friday, March 6, 2009

CPS105 sketch challenge - Thanks, girlfriend!

Aren't these girlfriends adorable? I happen to also be very lucky to have wonderful friendships in my life and this card is meant for one such friend. I based my card layout on sketch #105 over at CPS. This is my first time designing with their sketch in mind and I am very happy with the results!

So a little about the friend who inspired the finished product. She LOVES vintage and happens to be a seller of vintage treasures in a local shop. She recently scored a box chock full of vintage photos and postcards at an estate sale. She has been asking me to make her some cards with the photos for a while. I finally made time to look through the box and pull out some inspiring images. There was NO WAY I could conceive of designing with the original photos so I copied my favorites and have saved them digitally. So, this card is for you, my dear friend, thank you for your friendship, generosity and believing in my crafty ways. You are the best!

Stamp: SU!
Texture plate: harlequin by SU!
Die cut: top note by SU!
Ribbon: Offray
paper flowers: Brides for Michaels
chipboard buttons: colorbok
Scallop punch: SU!
Ink: Papertrey Ink (ocean tides), SU! (going grey), Brilliance (copper)
Other: zig writer, liquid pearl, glitter, page from vintage english lit book (to cover button), pop dots from SU!


Linda Beeson said...

Wow, is that cute! What a great idea to use that photo on your card! LOVE your take on that CPS sketch.

Tami said...

Beautiful card as well as the story to go with it! I love using copies of old photos on my cards!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathryn said...

So WONDERFUL -_ LOVE that photo -- so great and it's PERFECT for a Friendship card! :)

~Christina~ said...

What a great idea using that photo on that card :)

Karen said...

I love that covered button!! And that vintage pic is just great! Love the whole soft eclectic look! :>