Welcome to June! We are finally seeing warmer weather here in Minnesota and my girls are in their last week of school before summer vacation begins.
I really love stamping with images that are perfect for a vintage touch and Simply Jane is so perfect for that. When you think of something vintage, you might think of lots of details and flourishes - and it can definitely be that, but it can also be something with a simple touch as well.
Here's a look at my cards side by side. The one on the left has lots of detail, while the one on the right is a simple one layer card.
I used the Dearest Jane patterned paper to create a ruffled trim be folding the paper and attaching it to peek out from the Aqua Mist patterned paper strip. I stamped the silhouette of the 2 girls in Vintage Cream on the Mat Stack 6 die cut from kraft cardstock and then added the frame die cut and stamped in Aqua Mist on top.
I stamped the sentiment in Dark Chocolate ink onto the longer Double Ended banner die cut from vellum and then folded the ends a bit to fit over the frame and onto the card front. A few pearls sprinkled around the frame finishes off the card.
Stamping a collage image is a favorite technique and the Simply Jane set works so beautifully to do it. I started with the text from Background Basics: Text Style in Fine Linen, added the Aqua Mist frame (stamped off once for a lighter tone), stamped the girls in Classic Kraft, added the sentiment in Dark Chocolate, and then the flower details in Fine Linen.
A bit of stitching and pearls are the perfect embellishment to finish off the card.
I will see you very soon for the June release countdown! Thank so much for stopping by today!
all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Tenderness of Heart Card
size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
stamps: Simply Jane
ink: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream
cardstock: Vintage Cream, kraft, Aqua Mist, vellum, Aqua Mist patterned paper, Dearest Jane patterned paper
other: Simply Jane die, Mat Stack 6 die, Double Ended Banners die, Classic Kraft satin ribbon, pearls (Kaisercraft)
For My Friends Card
size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
stamps: Simply Jane, Background Basics: Text Style
ink: Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist
cardstock: Vintage Cream
other: pearls (Kaisercraft)