Sunday, April 10, 2011

H2H Challenge -->> April Showers bring May Flowers

So for this week's H2H challenge, we were supposed to create something bright & springy (so the theme might suggest)...but as my card evolved, I really felt the desire to try out a vintage look in a sepia tone! I love the way it turned's not all bright and springy, but I'm really happy with the look, it was just as I was picturing in my mind.

The thought first came to me when I was going through the papers from my new Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen paper pad...there are so many cute papers in it, but I was looking for something a bit more elegant...then I happened upon one of the last papers in the off-white, vintage looking paper with muted dots & just a hint of some text...perfect!

From there, a bit of sponging with some Ranger Distress Inks, some edge distressing and muted coloring with Copics, and I had my card! (oh, and not to mention the use of a cool stamp set called Coffee Stain that mimics the stain from a cup & drops from your coffee from long stuff!)


Supplies used:

Cardstock: Kraft (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Elly May from Kitschy Kitchen collection (Melissa Frances); Dark brown marbled (from stash)
Stamp Set(s): Enjoy the Moment, Coffee Stain (CTMH); Fillable Frames #4 {for sentiment} (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Dark Chocolate (PTI); Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany (Distress Inks); Copic markers - E02, E00, R00, R02, YG91
Embellishments: Vanilla Cream organdy ribbon (CTMH)
Tools: Notebook Texture Fades embossing folder (Tim Holtz)


  1. I love the look of your card - the muted tones and distressing are gorgeous.

  2. I love the grungy vintage look you've created here! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at H2H :)

  3. Hi Rachel,
    I really love the vintage look and I love how you stamped your sentiment over the flowers. Thank you for sharing with us at H2H!

  4. So very pretty, this is one of my favorite stamp sets!

  5. Love what you've come up with, Rachel - great card. Thanks for playing along at H2H this week :o)

  6. This is fantastic!! Love the distressed look. Thanks for playing at Heart 2 Heart!

  7. Very pretty card. Love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  8. Congrats for making the H2H Top 10 with this lovely card! Well deserved:)