Wednesday, July 4, 2018


The Paper Players are having their 400th challenge this week, and I'm participating in their giveaway. I decided to make a card using the sketch from Sunday Stamps and the colors from As You See It. I took some liberties because I wanted to do the Retro/Vintage theme from Pile It On. It's been a while since I really distressed and embellished a card... usually I'm all CAS, so this may not be SUPER vintage, but it is compared to my growing stash of cards.

I saw this Paper Garden stamp set lying around, and I thought it looked pretty vintage, and the flower fit the sketch well, so I cut them out with my Cricut and then stamped them with Hollyhock. The centers are stamped in Creme Brulee. I remembered my Lucy paper pack used these colors, and had a vintage look to it. I only had small scraps left, but it was enough. I used a colonial white background, and stamped it with a script background stamp in Creme Brulee. Then I distressed the outside of the card and the flowers with chocolate ink. I finished it off with antiqued copper corners and black ribbon.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White
B&Ts: Lucy
Stamps: Universal Backgrounds, Paper Garden, Card Chatter - Birthday
Ink: Creme Brulee, Hollyhock, Archival Black
Other: Antiqued Copper Mini Medleys, Black Mini Medleys, Artiste Cricut cartridge


  1. Oh, this is so pretty - what great flowers - they look awesome in those colors, too! That challenge is up on my desk to try today, lol - thanks for a little more inspiration! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  2. I love the vintage feel to your card...I LOVE vintage, shabby stuff! Pretty florals and backgrounds! So happy you used our AYSI colors this week, thanks for playing! And thanks for sharing this with the Players too! ♥

  3. I like the vintage feel of those glorious flowers and the script background adds to the vintage feel. This is a really pretty layout and the black really pops the colours. Thank you for joining us both at As You See It and The Paper Players.

  4. Sarah... there are so many elements to love on your celebration card! Especially love your use of patterned papers! Thank you so much for joining us for the 400th challenge at The Paper Players!

  5. Oh, this is lovely. Gorgeous combination of subtle patterns in the background really make those flowers pop. Like the rustic font with the feminine flowers...thank you for joining our 400th celebration at The Paper Players!

  6. Very cool card, Sarah! I love the awesome fonts and background script and the whole vintage look of your card. The black, patterned corner pieces are a nice touch, too! Thanks for joining us in our colour challenge at As You See It!

  7. Great take on the sketch, love the different elements of your card!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

  8. Beautiful flowers
    love the colors too
    and that sentiment is coooll
    can be for manly card off course that kind of font
    wonderful used my sketch this time at Sunday Stamps
    Many thanks for playing along with us this time at Sunday Stamps
    see you again maybe tomorrow

  9. I think you did a FAB job making a vintage card! Love your flowers and the background is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along at Sunday Stamps! this week!

  10. Wow - the flowers turned out gorgeous on this card - love it! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  11. Hi Sarah! YOU ARE A WINNER of the Happy Little Stampers gift in our random prize drawing for The Paper Players 400th Challenge! Please email your full name and email address to to claim your prize! The deadline is July 20th. Congratulations!