Good day to you! I'm excited to bring you some DCWV goodness today!
I've been a little bit MIA lately, but I've had some real life stuff that had to come before crafting. You know how that is, right!?
So, I wanted to share a couple of cards with you. For the first one I've used a simple STUNNING new DCWV stack called "Vintage Lane".
If you like really eclectic, grunge-y vintage then this stack is definitely for you!
I was really inspired by the collage look of the stack. I layered up several of the busy patterns so they would show around the edges and then I took a woodgrain pattern and stamped the two flourishes in white ink. When the ink dried I used my jewel setting tool (like an I-rock, but a different brand) and set some red and white jewels into the design.
I used several ephemera pieces cut from the Vinatage Lane stack and I also snuck in a few other pieces from my stash (like the red license plate and the kraft banner that I used to house my sentiment). To finish, I grouped some LUSH Petaloo flowers on top of my embellishment cluster.
I love how saturated the colors are in this project! I've been having some crafter's block and so I've been stepping out of my normal style to regain some perspective - this card is one of the best results I got from that, lol!
Second, I picked up one of my new FAVORITE stacks, called The Gilded Paper Stack:
This stack is full of woodgrain goodness and many of the pages are foiled with a beautiful gold. I mixed in some of these papers with some scraps from the Goodwood Stack, so I didn't end up using many of the gold sheets - I stuck to the soft prints and woodgrains with just a strip of the golden arrow print.
For this card I really wanted to create a design that drew your eye across the card toward the sentiment. I also wanted to play with a monochromatic color scheme and I loved the idea of WOODGRAIN being my "color".
I used some Jillibean Soup corrugated butterflies and inked them with white ink to make them coordinate with the background. I took a few small roses (which were originally ivory) and sprayed them with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in "Bronzer". I attached everything to my card and finished it off with some sequins from the Royal Castle Shoppe and a little bow made with hemp cord.
Hope you enjoyed my little card parade today! Next time you find yourself in need of new paper (always!!!) take a look at these two stacks - they're really versatile and just beautifully done!