Saturday, July 2, 2011

OWH Blog Hop Party!!!

Hey Bleeps!!!
Welcome to the Operation Write Home Blog Hop Virtual Card Making Party!!! If you would like to start at the beginning, please click the 4th of July Header at the top of this post. For my card challenge today, you are to make a vintage/distressed style card!!!

If you enter a vintage/distress style card during the blog hop then you will have a chance to win the brand new 11'-12' Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog that came out yesterday!!!! This is a $10 value full of gorgeous samples and of course Stampin' Up!'s awesome products!!! and for everyone who places an online order this July 4th holiday weekend will receive a catty as well (good only through me!)!!! and to sweeten the pot.....for anyone who signs up to be a SU! demo (through me only) will get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from the new catty too!!! Yippee!!!! Also, right now, SU! is having a special of only $99 to sign up....but hurry....this offer is good til' the end of July only!!! ;)  Enter your cards at the bottom of this post and leave me a comment to be able to be entered into the drawing!!! Good luck!!!;)

OK, now when I think of vintage/distress, I think of old and worn out looking, pretty with elements or floral and flourishes and sponging of course! I also used the paper piercing technique and added some texture on my card too, just to help give it that overall feel of vintage....I hope I pulled it off and that you like my card!!! Happy 4th of July and remember all those who have served and are serving to protect our FREEDOM!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun hoppin' ;)

Card Recipe:
Card stocks: More Mustard, Naturals Ivory
Bella Birds DSP (retired)
Friends 24/7 (retired) :(
Very Vanilla Ribbon
Crimping Tool
Distressing Tool
Paper Piercing Tool
Inks: CC, More Mustard, Soft Suede
CC SU! Marker w/ Spritzer Tool
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Modern Label Punch
Top Note Die
Oval Frame Die
Curly Label Punch & Die
Scallop Trim Border Punch


Bev E said...

Love this but vintage/distressed style card is almost impossible for me. Almost as bad as me trying to make masculine cards. But I might give it a try. Thanks.

Julie M. said...

Ok Holley...this is a challenge for me as well!! I don't do vintage very well at all, but I'm giving it a try - just for you!!

Susan S said...

this is such a pretty card. Off to take the challenge!!

Marsha said...

Very pretty Vintage.

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful card Holley!!

Paula S. said...

This is beautiful Holley! You really know how to do vintage right. I love your style.

I am hoping I can unpack my supplies and play before the weekend is out... oh and of course do a little shopping from the new catty too!

Nancy Keller said...

Well Holley - I wasn't prepared for the vintage look today. I sorted through ALL of my ribbon drawer looking for a piece of old looking lace. I did not find any. But now thanks to you, my drawer is reorganized. . . we should definitely do this more often. :D

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card! I am going to have to give vintage a try!

Carol L said...

Your card is just gorgeous with all that texture and the beautiful, soft colors! I went with distressing on the masculine side, so thanks for the great challenge!

CARO said...

I love the bird image on your card! Perfect fall card! I love Vintage...

Lynn said...

Yours is such a work of art! Thank you for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

To me this card was really hard to make because trying to find paper that was vintage was definately the ultimate challenge!

Carol said...

Your card is beautiful. This was a harder challenge for me because I never do vintage. My card may be a bit of a stretch but I did try!

LadyAmberSkye said...

Thanks for an excuse to use my Tim Holtz stamps.

TR said...

Thank you for the great challenge and your inspiring card.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Holley! I'm so sorry I was away for the weekend and missed the virtual party!! I love your vintage card; I also so enjoyed your little video on Facebook of the kids!!