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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spots and Dots Vintage Style {Scrapy Land #10}

Good Morning! (smoochies to you!)

Such a delightful, sweet card to share with you today!

Welcome to my project for the 10th Scrapy Land Challenge! 

The Challenge is open until February 1. 
The theme is "SPOTS AND DOTS using any die manufacturer which Scrapy Land sells" (electronic die cuts do not qualify)Scrapy Land sells over 40 brands of dies, including overseas products, and most are at a great discount.
  plus free shipping over $45!

My card features the following Scrapy Land dies.
(for all the dies used, please see the product list at bottom)
Scrapy Land Wild Rose Studio Snow Frame (used inner holly frame)

With Spots and Dots, this card is created with lots of "rounds" - even the scallops are round. Big "dots" are featured in the image circle and tear drop circle layer. The Swiss Dot embossing folder worked with the Martha Stewart holly leaf layer. And then some very, very old dotted patterned gold paper.

The adorable Vintage Girl image is from Stampa Rosa J22-1095.
The sentiment image is from Anna Griffin Vintage Seasonal Greetings.

I am in love with the Wild Rose Studio Snow Frame which is actually a 2-frame set. The larger frame is studded with snowflakes. The smaller frame used in this card is clusters of holly leaves and swirls. 

TIP: Create dimension by layering identical die cuts: 

I cut the holly frame several times in two colors of green. The sentiment is set in the frame which has a holly frame in tact, and then another, darker frame, cut in half lengthwise and adhered in the back to create depth and dimension.

The sides of the base panel were created the same way, only the frame was disassembled, so that the 2 long sides were utilized to create a partial frame on either side of the base. This provides visual interest.

The tiny berries are from Scrapy Land Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Holly Accessory Kit - Festive Collection CED3014.

TIP: The berries are brushed with glue, and have UN-heated embossing powder on them (Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas Fire EP285). This provides a tiny bit of sparkle and lots of velvety texture. Do you have unused colored EP? Consider adhering it with glue and using it as sandy textures on your cards.

The pretty Stampa Rosa image was added to my stash many years ago, but never used, so it is "new".  It's is so pretty!

I can hardly wait to see what Spots and Dots you will make for the challenge!

Products Used:

Scrapy Land Cheery Lynn Holly Lace Flourish
Scrapy Land Wild Rose Studio Snow Frame (used inner holly frame)
Scrapy Land Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Holly Accessory Kit - Festive Collection CED3014
Spellbinders Grand Circles
Spellbinders Grand Scallop Squares
Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles
Spellbinders Petite Circles
Spellbinders Fancy Tags One
Martha Stewart Holly Leaves punch around the page
Ink: Memento Cottage Ivy, Brilliance Gold Galaxy, Distress Antique Linen
Copic Markers W3, R05, R20, R21, E00
Paper: Stampin Up! (green, red, DP) and Neenah Ivory (for image)
Stamps: Stampa Rosa J22-1095 (vintage Christmas girl), Anna Griffin Vintage Seasonal Greetings
Embossing Powder: Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas Fire EP285 (NOTE: this was NOT heat set - it is glued on to create texture on the berries)
Recollections Flowers, Lace from Stash

Challenges Played in:

  1. Die Cut Divas (Jan 1) - Anything Goes with Die Cuts - P1 M (please see list of die cuts above) 2/1
  2. Paper Take Weekly Challenge (Jan 20) "Get In Shape" (use 3 or more shapes on your card) 1/26
  3. Party Time Tuesdays #194 - Anything Goes - 2/3
  4. PDE Linky Party (Jan 20) 3-D Projects 1/25
  5. Sweet 7 Designs Challenge #9 Anything New (Several new die cuts, ink colors, and new stamp image - it had never been used before) 2/9
  6. Top Tip Tuesday Challenge (Jan 20) Something New and show tips in your blog post (there are two TIPS in my post) (Several new die cuts, ink colors, and new stamp image - it had never been used before) 2/2
  7. Christmas Cards All Year Around - (Jan 1) Anything Christmas 1/31
  8. Jingle Belles (Jan 16) Bring in the New (use new goodies - Several new die cuts, ink colors, and new stamp image - it had never been used before) 1/28

Stamping Hugs,


Jane Savage said...

This is stunning, Donna! Love all those gorgeous layers and that fab vintage feel! xxx

brenda said...

So much lovely dimension and depth of colours Donna and I always love an easel card.

B x

Paula said...

beautiful card Donna, Love the tip on using the EP for texture.

Lori Kobular said...

Donna ~ I love everything about this beautiful card! The image is so vintage, the papers you used are terrific and I am in love with that Wild Rose die set!!

Sue said...

Beautiful card.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Donna, this is gorgeous!! What a beautiful image and all those holly vines are stunning! So many wonderful layers of fancy cut panels, what a treat! Stunning easel card! hugs :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Such a wonderful card ! Will definitely try the un-heated EP :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous easelcard Donna
Gr Karin

Anne Temple said...

Stunning card! Love the color choices too. What a great tip about the embossing powder (I would never have thought to do that.)

Shona Erlenborn said...

You've taken die cutting to a new level! Love the way you've cut and layered them for extra dimension. The colors of the card and the image are gorgeous. That Wild Rose Studio Snow Frame is stunning. Awesome card Donna!

jimlynn said...

Stunning card Donna. Love the way you layered up the dies for dimension. So beautiful!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Donna, such a sweet image and beautiful colours. Your design and detailing is wonderful.
hugs Sue xx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Donna!! First of all, I love the sweet image!! You showcased it beautifully!! All of the dies you used are amazing!! The colors, details - fabulous!! I love everything about this!! Have a great day :)

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Jen Armstrong said...

I love the attention to detail that you put into this card and I adore that image that you used. Thank you for sharing this card with Pause, Dream, Enjoy 3-D link party. -DT Jen

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Donna I love that vintage image, the die cuts and design are superb.
lorraine x

mum of two said...

What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE 3D Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (PDE DT)
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KT Fit Kitty said...

Fabulous design, Donna! You have a way with the die cuts, my friend! Gorgeous! And thank you for the tips - both great ones - I just wish I could remember this stuff when I'm creating. Wishing you well, Donna.


Olga said...

I love this design and image, absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Just STUNNING!!!! Love your colors and I have that stamp and just love it. All the Beautiful layers, your roses are amazing. Beautiful dies all of them and the wonderful dimension. I would love to know how you make your darling signatures, they are all so cute.
Hugs Pat/♥

Stampsnob. said...

Love the dies you used I like the folds on the card and I remember that sweet face from a card I received from you years ago . Good job girl friend..........Lis

pam said...

Gorgeous card design Donna, beautiful vintage image, colours and your layered die cuts..Amazing!!!
Hugs pam

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my word girl! This is so stunning and beautiful in design. What wonderful use of a vintage image and those gorgeous dies. I am so thrilled to see how you used these. I can see why you are in love with that die set. I am too! Adding all the extra elements that you did really bring this card over the top!

Tammy said...

Very pretty and wonderful dies! Thanks for the tips, especially the EP!

Raechelle Bellus said...

I just love all the wonderful details on this card! It's beautiful!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful easel card Donna, I like the vintage image the colours and the way you have layered the die cuts
Kevin xx

Chasing the Dream said...

Hi DE, Sending wishes your well. This is a beauty to behold, loving the frames, the colors, design and composition are breathtaking. Beautifully crafted with all of those finishing details touches.
Hugs my friend.

Patricia Chalas said...

Well done !! Donna your card is amazing the depth for the die cuts make it just perfect!

Karen said...

Donna, your card is stunning... in color palette, in design, in creativity! The image is darling and your surrounding design is spectacular. I love the vines and the beautiful combination of layers. The flowers are so pretty atop the lace and your entire card just exudes warmth and joy. I love the EP tip, which is something I never would have considered. Thank you for always sharing crafty tidbits with us. :o)

I am glad we are both fighting to keep our joy, which is our strength. It is so challenging to have physical limitations when our hearts dream up so much we want to do... you are in my heart and I am sending happy little thoughts your way. I'm so proud of you for persevering, when many would give up. You are a treasure. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, now this is a beautiful vintage card! I love all the framing and die cuts, and it's absolutely fabulous how you stamped the girl in green. Great tip about using unheated embossing powder for texture. I should have tried that with the ugly dull gold I recently discarded. It probably would have looked better than it did embossed. You're just full of great ideas!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love the beautiful colours and dies you have used so creatively, Donna!!! The sweet little girl looks great stamped in green and coloured so beautifully!!! The leaf dies are so delicate and are perfect to use with this stamp!! The lace and the beautiful roses just add to all the loveliness!! Stunning card, Donna!!!
Have a great day!!!

aussie aNNie said...

This is fabulous....such a cute image and colouring is outstanding as always....hope the coming weekend is a good one for you...xx
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KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Donna. Awesome colours and layout.

Janis Lewis said...

Great easel card! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook
We’d love you to link up your scrapbook pages over at our
sister challenge blog, Bimini Moose!

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Donna, I can't tell you how much I love that die you used to cut the red dp! Stunning card and gorgeous lace. What incredible details you have on this card. I love everything. :-D

Sabina G. said...

Beautiful card Donna.
Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

MaryH said...

Gorgeous! Love the Stampa Rosa image...those are hard to find, and expensive on eBay. It works so beautifully with all the layering and pretty die cuts you've used to create all the dimension. Loved the combination of colors you've utilized to add such contrast. Just a beautiful card.Thanks for the tips, also, as these were things I would never have thought to try. But will be doing so now! Very happy you were feeling improved enough to share a card. Will catch up on the others very soon! TFS & Hugs too.

SmilynStef said...

What a great layering of color and die cuts ... so glad you brought in the new with us ta jingle belles.

Maria Calderone said...

Love the vintage look of the card, thanks for joining the challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! :)

Lisa S. said...

Gorgeous card Donna!!! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Nana said...

Beautiful. Thanks for linking up over at PDE Linky Party

Have a creative day.
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crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful love the die-cuts and texture -great tip about the unheated EP
Carol x

Sue from Oregon said...

This is just lovely Donna!

cotnob said...

This is a wonderful card Donna, such gorgeous rich colours and adorable image. You certainly have managed to include lots of spots and dots in your fabulous design, you are so creative.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This card is stunning Donna. The layering, colors and dies are so beautiful together - the card is amazing! Have a wonderful day.

Jean Bullock said...

So pretty and I love the roses and lace you used as a stop for the card.

Sue said...

A beautiful dotty card, Donna. I have that lovely little angelic girl stamp, have had her a very long time, she is beautiful. So many lovely dies, love them all.


maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Donna what a gorgious card!!!!Great colours , great stamps and great details!!! I really love it!!!


Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning Donna with the yellow, red and green. Just love all the layering of the ornate frames behind her and the lace trimming is a lovely touch. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.
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Cathie Borowski said...

I love how all the elements come together on this card, an amazing job. Thanks for joining the Diecut Divas anything goes challenge. Cathie DT

Arlene said...

I really like the unusual color scheme which really works. WOW.

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

nwilliams6 said...

This image is soo cool and I love how you did it in green. Great flowers and foliage too. This card has so many great details - some awesome eye-candy. Hugz

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful holiday card! thanks for rockin' the new goodies with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Donna I love this gorgeous vintage design. So much detail and the lay out is so wonderful. I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Tertia said...

LOVE this!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet 7 Designs

Davinia said...

fab card! thank you for joining us at Sweet 7 challenge blog and good luck Hugs Davinia (DT) xx


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