Monday, October 28, 2013

Bon Voyage & Burlap

Another {PIN}spirational challenge! Nothing like a design team deadline to have an excuse for "mandatory" time in the Bubble! Here is the photo inspiration.

I really wanted to use this cool printed burlap ribbon and I wanted a vintage look so I attached a page from a weathered and discarded book to plain paper and ran it through the printer so I could have the balloon image directly on the paper. I left the torn edge on the right side, smudged the edges, then ran a row of stitches down the side. I should have used a darker shade of cream thread. (Shoulda/woulda/coulda!)

Flying Farewell
~Base card aqua card stock
~Free digital image from The Graphics Fairy printed directly on old book page (cropped off the steampunk part of the image)
~Button with aqua twine
~Metal sentiment
~Printed burlap ribbon (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
~Four assorted stamps using assorted inks
~Sewing machine stitching down right side of card
{PIN}spirational - photo inspiration
Deep Ocean - button it up
Creative Knockouts - favorite twine/ribbon (Because EVERY ribbon is my favorite!)
Crafty Hands - anything goes
Pile it On - embellishment
Sentimental Sundays - monochromatic

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. My dear Nancy, you really need to get those eyes checked lady, shoulda, woulda,coulda leave it exactly as it is, this is the most gorgeous card EVER!!!!!! I am so going to take a leaf out of your book (excuse the pun) going to fish out those dog eared pages and get creating! LOVE this card!!!!

  2. I just reread your post, how clever is that, it has never entered my head to print directly onto the pages of a book, (keep an eye out on my blog) this could soon be seen on a blog near you! ;)

  3. WOWZERS!!!!!!!!!! Nancy, this is sensational!!! Love the vintage look and that burlap print - and the book print - and the image.........everything! Totally beautiful card.

  4. Oh I love this! Great vintage look and subtle details. Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  5. I love your burlap ribbon and your layout is great. Hugs Wynn x

  6. Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at pile it on! I hope to see you back again this week for a new challenge! Kimberly DT


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