Friday, August 26, 2011

Remember when....with pearls

I was in a nostalgic mood the other day. I was looking through my stamps and came across this Forever Young set. I love the tree and the feeling of days gone by it gives me. I really like how this card turned out. It makes me remember days of carefree youth swinging on my grandmothers swing out back.
I used vanilla cardstock for my butterfly and word base. The tag in the background is an actual premade tag from the local craft store. ( I have hundreds...don't ask...) I sponged it with espresso ink and stamped the brocade image from the Daring Adventure set. It turned out a bit bold and smeared so I put my Aqua painter to the task and really smeared it around. Hey, if you can't beat it, join it, right? My favorite DSP is in the background of course, heavily sponged as well. I added some vanilla seam binding through the hole in the tag and then tied the original tag string around that. Pearls and a fabric rosette finish it all off.
Does it give you the same feeling? Let's go swing!


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