Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lovely Peony Blog Hop and Contest

 
Once again it is time for the First Thursday blog hop and contest at Red Rubber Designs. This day is always fun because not only do you get to see new stamp releases but you also get to see several different ways to use the same stamp set as presented by the Design Team.  This month's Spotlight stamp set is Lovely Peony.

Lovely Peony
This set will be available all month at a 40% discount. You can check out all of the other featured stamp sets here.

In anticipation of World Card Making Day on October 6th, the Design Team is taking on the task of making cards today. Not only are we making a card but we are also decorating an envelope to match.


My card features the cracked glass technique to give it a vintage look. I used the background stamp Beauty of a Woman and the Spotlight stamp Lovely Peony.

On the inside of the card I used a sentiment from the Lovely Peony set as well as the small peony from the focal stamp.

For the envelope, I stamped the Peony, masked it and stamped the background with the same script that I stamped on the card. The address boxes are die cuts.

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This month Red Rubber Designs is one of the proud sponsors of the 3rd annual Hope You Can Cling To event at SplitCoastStampers! Each October, SCS partners with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for a month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer. You can find out more about this event here.

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Would you like a chance to win the Lovely Peony stamp set?  All you have to do is leave a comment on each Design Team member's blog. One name will be chosen from the "mystery" blog. I wonder which blog that will be! Contest ends Sunday, October 7th at midnight CDT.

Blog Roll
Sarah - Vintage Figments - you are here
Louise - Kard Krazy


16 comments:

Peggie said...

Gorgeous card.Love the antique look.

Kate said...

This is stunning! I love that crackled glass technique. Its so vintage!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Awesome, Sarah. I love the cracked glass technique. Your envelope is a work of art itself. Love the inside of the card too! Wow! What a beautiful project.

Stacy said...

Very pretty, the cracked glass technique goes so well with that image.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Lovely card, Sarah. That Beauty of a Woman stamp makes such a great background stamp, doesn' it?

Lillian Child said...

What an amazing style you have. This cracked glass card is SO lovely!! And I never think to take my stamps and theme to the envelopes ... which is like leaving frosting off a cake! Thanks so much for sharing this card creation with us!!

Red Rubber Designs said...

Beautiful! Love your envelope, too!

Wendy Zick said...

I love how you used that technique- beautiful!

SuzQ said...

WOW! What a beautiful card and envelope. Love it.

butterfly said...

Just beautiful Sarah - I love the co-ordinated envelope, and the background text stamp, cracked glass effect and delicious peony are combined to perfection here...
Alison x

Melisa Waldorf said...

Sarah this card is GORGEOUS!! Love that background and the cracked utee is fabulous!

Chrisd said...

What an amazing project with such a coordinated card and envelope set. That peony image is certainly lovely.

Lori said...

Oooo....love the cracked glass tech with this stamp set, very vintage and lovely!

die amelie said...

The cracked glass looks absolutely stunning! Brilliant card!

Greetings from Vienna,
die amelie x

Robin said...

You've used a fabulous technique to spotlight this stamp set! Your card and matching envelope are beautiful.

Hugs,
Robin

Lyneen said...

Sarah, what a beautiful card. Just love the stamps and colors. The cracked glass technique on the peony is perfect.