You know that I've mentioned before, how long I sometimes spend making one card? Yea, this was one of them. At least 3 hours. Seriously. All of those decisions to make...what to put on it, where to put it. And then there were those two numbers. I ruined the first 2 sets, trying to get the color I wanted. Did I not know that glossy chip board letters will not accept color? And, that glass glitter would be overpowering? Well, I guess that old saying "the third time is a charm", has some truth to it. I'm very pleased with this third set of numbers. I used plain chipboard numbers and just laid them onto my stamp pad, pressed and swirled. Ahhh! They soaked up just the right amount of ink and have a nice soft look. In the closeup pic, the surface almost looks like felt. I think it's perfect for the vintage feel of this card.
Even though this card took soooo long to make, I'm glad that I stayed the course. I love the results. I hope the recipient does, too.
Thanks for taking a look. I love visitors!
card stock: confetti cream (Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: 5 & Dime, 8 x 8 pad (October Afternoon)
stamps: simple sentiments (PTI)
ink: pool party, early espresso, creamy caramel (SU)other: chipboard numbers from on board, lots of letters (SU), pearls (Recollections from Michael's), buttons from my stash, linen thread (SU), thread, sewing machine