Thursday, July 14, 2016

Steppin' Out At Studio One!

On Crooked Creektt,
I'm a hopeless romantic with a love of all things vintage!

But recently, 
in Studio One, I've been steppin' out of my comfort zone!

On Crooked Creektt, storms are ragging around us 
and it's a dark and dreary day today.
One thing is a given. . .it's always Spring time in my creative space, Studio One.

So~o~o. . .
today, I began creating a "new design" that I can't get out of my head.

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I'm using my Anna Griffin rubber stamps
and my favorite Color Box CHALK Archival Ink.

I adore CHALK ink because it dries quicker!

Before I stamped the tulip in a Charcoal hued ink,
I used an Anna Griffin 19 A BL  Blue Ink 
and went over all the surface of the plain white card stock.

I was pleased with the outcome
and quickly added two more card fronts of the same.

Putting two of the tulip stamped card stock to the side,
I proceeded with the "prototype".

I placed my custom stamp on the back of the white card.

It reads A Pat Cantwell Creation @ STUDIO ONE.

Always, always for my Vintage Flair design line,
I use ivory colored cards and envelopes. 

Step 1. . .of Steppin' Out of My Comfort Zone!

For the "prototype",
I used a parchment blue background card stock atop the white card front.

I placed the tulip atop the card stock securing it with four self adhesive foam dots.

I finished the card, 
by adding a sheer organza white ribbon tied in my "signature short fat bow.

For my Vintage Flair cardline,
I use double~sided satin or French Silk ribbon.

Step 2. . .of Steppin' Out Of My Comfort Zone!

Before setting the newly "designed" card aside to dry,
I added an interior parchment blue card stock insert.

In the past,
I would have added a heart~felt sentiment to the inside.

Step 3. . .of Steppin' Out Of My Comfort Zone!

on to the matching envelope.

I love corresponding. 

Sending out Christmas Cards is an annual event On Crooked Creektt.
And, I adore a interior lined envelope.

I try to add dimension to the front of the envelope to co~ordinate with the card.

However, this time, I opted for a flat envelope, instead.

Step 4. . .Steppin' Out Of My Comfort Zone!

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Of course,
I have a plan for the two cards that are now drying in Studio One.

Fortunately, it involves "Mr. Ed's" carpentry skills before a final reveal. 

* * * * * * * FYI * * * * * * *
"Mr. Ed" and I are working together on a "Silent Auction" Item
for our Annual Church Winterfest Bake $ale and Craft Fair .
All proceeds will go to support Missions!
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Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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As you visit the above host and hostesses,
may you come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use within your own home décor.

Please leave a short comment
to let each of them know how much you enjoyed their link party.


podso said...

It's lovely Pat and so many details that you took the time to create. I have very similar paper to what you used on the card and on the inside of the envelope. Someone will be pleased to get that!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! I saw your pretty card on FB but enjoyed seeing and hearing how you did it! I just love it and I adore your personal stamp for the back! You're too much and thank you always for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Oh, Pat, you are so talented! Your card and envelope are so pretty! You are so talented. I just love all of the details!

Jann Olson said...

This is just darling Pat. I love the tulip stamp! I have never made my own envelopes. What a sweet card for gift giving! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Anne Birdsong said...

Hi Pat, my name is Anne and I'm a first time visitor to your blog (by way of Amaze Me Monday). This is amazing, I am so very impressed. The flower is just lovely! Anyway, have a great day, and hope to see you stop by my blog sometime to say hi!

Christine Graves said...

I never knew there was such a thing as chalk ink. Thats wonderful. I am guessing it dries as fast as chalk paint which is amazing btw. I am loving what you created, it would make great gifts to your loved ones who could frame them. So pretty!

bj said...

I've never heard of chalk ink...your creation is really pretty.