Mynnette has described it as 'school house vintage' and I went for a shabby look using die cut alphabet letters and papers from an old Basic Grey 'Bittersweet' paper pad. I cut the 'HI' in CS and then again in patterned paper and stacked the letters together so they're a bit chunkier to help them stand out a bit more. I laid the letters out to get an idea of size so I knew what size card base to make - it's a 5" x 7" Early Espresso card. I glued the letters to a Crumb Cake CS panel, added a strip of patterned paper, inked the edges with Espresso ink and layered the panel onto a Primrose Petals mat. I punched a mixture of flowers and shaped them. I used tiny flowers to accent the 'HI' and added a cluster of larger flowers at the bottom. All the flowers have pink iridescent gem centres.
I cut a white panel for inside the card and after adding the paper and CS strip I inked the edges with Crumb Cake ink. I couldn't resist using more of the beautiful papers to decorate inside and on the envelope - there's no stamping at all on this card which is rare for me!
After checking out the DT cards I hope you'll be inspired to take our Inspirational photo challenge this week, I'd love to visit your blogs to see what you came up with! It's always amazing how folks interpret the same photo so differently!
CS: SU! Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Basic Grey 'Bittersweet' paper pad
Ink: SU! Early Espresso & Crumb Cake
Tools: Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet die set, SU! Boho Blossoms & Itty Bitty Flower punches, embossing stylus & moulding mat, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: PaperMania pink iridescent gems