Artistic Avenger

Love is the Key


This card is the culmination of three challenges:

Many of you may not know that I am a Docent at a local historic site, Historic Stewart Farm. I volunteer my time leading tours to school aged children around the house and the grounds, showing them what it was like to live in 1894. I have an authentic costume that I wear (with petticoat!) and I just LOVE it!

The coordinator extraordinaire at the farmhouse recent got married and I have yet to make her a card. Well, I knew it had to be somewhat Victorian but super special. So I decided that I’d play all these challenges at the same time and hopefully make a card to suit the occasion.

The base is So Saffron and is layered with Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait. I then stamped the large flower from Elements of Style on some watercolour paper with jet Black StazOn and watercoloured with the challenge colours. I then spritzed it with my Air Spritzer tool and my Chocolate Chip marker. Of course I roughed up some edges….

In keeping with the sketch, I added three different elements into my ruffled Crocheted lace trim. First, a couple of Trinkets brads up top. In the middle, a cut out key from Artistic Etchings and a tag from Tiny Tags pinned on with a Trinkets pin. And, at the bottom, an Antique Brad.

For the Big Shot challenge, I used a tag from Lots of Tags Sizzlets in Old Olive. I layered it with a Curly Label in So Saffron and I used watercolour paper for the saying itself. In addition to using my Big Shot for the tag, I also used it inside:

I cut out some leaves from the Little Leaves sizzlet in textured Old Olive cardstock. I added a stamp from Artistic Etchings and “Mr. & Mrs” from Tiny Tags. I also stamped and cut out a flower from the same flourish of flowers I stamped on the front.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used on this project:

Cardstock: Watercolour paper, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, So Saffron.

Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, So Saffron.

Stamps: Elements of Style, Artistic Etchings, Tiny Tags.

Accessories: Big Shot, Lots of Tags, Little Leaves, Curly label punch, Trinkets, Antique Brads, medium Jewelry punch, aquapainter, spritzer tool.


17 thoughts on “Love is the Key

  1. Beautiful! Love all the little details!

  2. Gorgeous card Carrie. It sounds like you have such a great time creating! I wish I could be as organized as you! Also, your xmas swap was great too! Thank you!

  3. What a beautiful card, Carrie! Such a wonderful card for the couple. Sounds like a fun job as well. Love this card and your layout as well! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing the Colour Q Challenge this week!

  4. Beautiful! I love all of the vintage details! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

  5. Stunning card…I love how you represented the sketch with the lace ribbon and the accents.

  6. Wow, I always love your cards, and am honored you chose our sketch! The details are fabulous!

  7. Hi Carrie!!
    Great job with this card. I love all the tiny details–especially the inside of the card. I’m sure they will love receiving this. Thanks for playing along at SUO Challenges!!

    Amy Fink

  8. this is absolutley FABULOUS!!!! i love getting inspiration from your blog! thanks for always sharing your super ideas!

  9. Carrie – gorgeous. This is a beautiful wedding card. The lace down the right side is so beautiful. A very soft, romantic card! Fabulously creative use of the sketch.
    Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week. I look forward to you joining us again!
    P.S. Can’t wait to see you in your 1894 costume! that’s so cool!

  10. I need this. It shows your versitality. I found you from Got to find that signup icon.

  11. Gorgeous! Tearing it up again and making it beautiful 🙂

  12. Lovely! Great details!!!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at SUO Challenges this week!

  13. This rocks, big time. I love your vintage style! Thank you so much for participating with us at Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges and we hope to see you on October 5 for our next challenge. God bless and have a great day!

  14. Love all the little extras you have added to this card, especially the inside 🙂

  15. What a gorgeous creation, made with my favorite stamp in the whole entire world!

  16. Are you kidding me? Your projects take my breath away! Just breathtaking…

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