Saturday, January 8, 2011

Vintage Snow


Vintage snow. It's the kind that comes with the first substantial snow fall of the winter. It's the snow that transforms into a glittery sheet of wonderful. It's the kind that remains untouched for three months by little boys, big dogs, snowplows or a wave of a warm weathered day. Yes, that's vintage snow.


I really wanted to play along with the first ever Lawnscaping Challenge and decided on a birthday card because I have yet to acquire the cute Lawn Fawn Critters in the Snow or Frosties set. I combined vintage with snow by pairing painted and stickled chipboard candles with lace and the cute sentiment from Sophie's Sentiments. I'm also really trying to use different supplies and try out different styles in this new year. The sketch for this layout came from Get Sketchy! Love the possibilities of it too! Thought I'd take a chance and brave the sub zero degree weather to photograph the card in some of the above said snow.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Natural White) SU
Stamps: (Sophie's Sentiments) LawnFawn
Ink:(Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress) Ranger
Other: (Anique Linen Distress and Frosted Lace Stickles) Ranger, (Lace), (Chipboard-thanks Natalie!), (Ivory Burlap String) May Arts

48 comments:

  1. Wow this is just stunning love the white on white!!!!

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  2. This is so beautiful! I really, really love it. So soft and elegant. Thanks so much for playing along with us!

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  3. WOW! Absolutely beautiful. Love the lace, the candles...love everything about this card.

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  4. Gorgeously soft! I love the distressing - leaves me with a warm feeling instead of cold! (which I needed since it's been so horribly COLD here!)

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  5. Having just played in the snow that is a perfect birthday card. Love all the white. Perfect for moxie fab tuesday trigger?

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  6. love all the textures in this beautiful card. Love what you've done with the chipboard (although do I dare tell you they're originally supposed to be a picket fence?!! - Not that I haven't repurposed them in exactly the same way *LOL*!!!)
    Especially love the little touches of glitter - perfect for a birthday card.

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  7. Such a beautiful white card...really feel the snow.....

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  8. The white on white colour scheme is perfect for the challenge, and I love those candles.

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  9. what a beautiful, delicate card karen! those candles are too cute and love the lace.
    and thank-you for the sweet comment you left on the moxie fab blog :)

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  10. Absolutely beautiful, Karen! It couldn't be more perfect!

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  11. Karen....this is such a soothing card...love it!

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  12. This is beautiful for sure, Karen! So soft and wintery. I can feel the chill in the air!

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  13. very pretty, love the white on white. It's nice to know I'm not the only one trying out different styles this year! =}

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  14. such a subdued beauty! gorgeous card, Karen!

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  15. No words except beautiful, beautiful Karen!

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  16. I love it! Those little candles are so cute and the white lace just makes the rest pop!

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  17. This is wonderful Karen! You captured that picture perfectly! Love that lace.

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  18. Absolutely stunning Karen! I love every little detail - thanks sooo much for joining us this week at GS! :)

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  19. Gorgeous monochromatic card, Karen, and so beautifully photographed, too!

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous! and you know how much I love the tone on tone effect!!
    Have a fabulous Sunday Karen!

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  21. Gorgeous, Karen! I love the idea of a wintry birthday card!

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  22. What a nice white on white card! Thanks for your comment on my card as well. I also went to NC State!

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  23. Holy cow, Karen, this is gorgeous! I love the simplicity of the white - yet, I know you did LOTS of things to make it look so yummy - because just plain old white on white is not that beautiful! This is beautiful.

    Hugs!

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  24. Please Please Please add this to Moxie Fabs Tuesday Trigger!! Its so fantastic and so perfect and you'll make me so happy if you win!!

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  25. This does remind me of snow! The lace especially. Love it!

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  26. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us =)

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  27. Wow...first I was wowed by your photograph in the snow...love it... Then I was able to better appreciate the loveliness of your card! *smile*
    Thx for visiting me!

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  28. I love white on white but adore your vintagey direction with it!!! Fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  29. this is super gorgeous.. love the subtle colours, distressing and elements.. beautiful :)

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  30. Wowzers. Wowzers. Wowzers.... This is simply breathtaking. I love the white on white with the touch of distress inks. The stickles and lace. My, this is simply GORGEOUS! Thank you sooooo much for playing along in our first challenge over at Lawnscaping. This. Is. GORGEOUS!

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  31. So pretty, Karen! I love how SOFT it looks!

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  32. So soft and beautiful!! Totally captures the essence of untouched blankets of snow! Love it, Karen! (and extra kudos to you for braving the cold to get that photo!!)

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  33. Karen, this is a stunning monochromatic card and I love your interpretation of the sketch!

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  34. Stunning, I know I say that about your stuff a lot, but it's true :)

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  35. Fabulous! I love the ivory and white combination!

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  36. I love this monochromatic card so much!!! I also love your new blog look! I am so ready for a change too, but I don't have a clue about any of that stuff! Again beautiful card!

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  37. This is amazing! I LOVE the concept of a wintery birthday card! Its absolutely stunning! I gave the card I made for this challenge out as a b-day card too ;).

    I like what you said about using supplies/style a little different from what your used to this year. That's a goal of mine as well. I have exciting news (that I can't exactly share yet...but soon) that I think will help me do that. Good luck to you w/ it! Its always good to grow. But your so creative that I can't imagine you NOT always creating something amazing! I look forward to whatever you make :D

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  38. I don't think I got a chance to say it earlier, but your card is absolutely lovely. More proof that you don't have to use the inspiration literally!

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  39. So soft and elegant! I love it! Thanks for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge!

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  40. So so elegant, Karen! I love the candles, the twine and the lace. Just LOVE everything about this!!

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