Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Well hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a good week.  Here in my part of Texas it is SO HOT!  I'm so looking forward to this Labor Day weekend.  I'm ready to say "so long" to summer and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of cooler days.  For this card I used the color story from the Play Date Cafe.  I paired this soft color pallet of Mint, Coral and Ivory with a kraft neutral color.  This image is from Clear Arts Stamps called Vintage Silhouettes.  The printed paper is from My Minds Eye, and the Kraft cardstock base is from The Kraft Outlet.  I used the Spellbinder's Lacey Circles die to cut out some vanilla cardstock on which I stamped my image.  I used some twill to make my bow ,also from The Kraft Outlet, and adhered a flower cut with a sizzix die.  I also used a Marvy punch for the tag which I punched out of the Kraft cardstock.  I added three vintage buttons to the corner of my card and threaded them with some baker's twine.  Now, I don't have an air compressor, so I don't stencil with my Copic markers.  Instead I just colored using BG10 and BG000 around my image.  For the hint of coral, I combined the colors Y11 and R00.  Well that does it for this card.  I know, that's a lot of punching and die cutting; but I love dies and punches because you can tailor the color or cut to whatever works best in your project.  As always thank you so much for stopping by.

Entered in the Play Date Challenge 96
The Kraft Journal Celebrations Challenge


Oh I also wanted to spread the word about the give away over at the Kraft Journal!  Yes you can have a chance to win this jam packed give away:

Which includes:  10 yds. of each red and black bakers twine, an assortment of 50 of the plain and grungy tags, an 8 sheet assortment of their cardstock and text weight papers, an 8 envelope assortment, one sheet of kraft labels, a set of their dictionary pages, one yard of black twill tape, and a CD containing 100 graphics and backgrounds!!!   Whew...  That's A LOT!  To find out how you can enter to win this super fab prize click here and check it out!

Stamps:  Vintage Silhouettes from Clear Art Stamps, 
Paper:  Striped paper Lost and Found from My Minds Eye, Kraft Card stock from Kraft Outlet, Very Vanilla from SU
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Spellbinders, Martha Stewart Edge punch, Tag punch from Marvy, Twill from Kraft outlet, bakers twine, Sizzix flower die.


  1. This is wonderful! Love this adorable image and the sweet punched border!

  2. WOW! That border punch is beautiful! And your stamp image is so perfect for a shabby vintage look! GORGEOUS! THANKS so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

  3. This is lovely, Anitra! I love that silhouette stamp you used and the punch is so pretty! Thanks for joining us and spreading the word about The Kraft Journal this week!

  4. Lovely card! I love the image, is it so beautiful and carefree! Nice work on details too!

    Have a great day!

  5. beautiful card...love the silhouette image and how you framed it!

  6. Anitra you card is beautiful I love all your details from the flower the twill bow and the spellbinders cuts really faubulous.