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My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Vintage Dress

Hi Crafty Peoples!

A few of my team mates went to CHA and were kind enough to share their photos of the big event. So many new exciting products will be hitting the stores and I know it will be hard to keep cash in my pocket when they do. 

 So until those money sucking things arrive, I was inspired by the vintage and Paris themed paper items I saw and decided to use a freebie that Lindsay (from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff) had on her blog recently. 

The base of my card is acetate (not sure if it show up too well in the photo, pretty cool in real life tho') and the Eiffel Tower was stamped using Stazon.
Isn't this vintage dress image a great freebie?  I couldn't wait to use it...so feminine and pretty!  I colored the dress with Copics, and created the dots with my colorless blender.  I decided it needed some bling, so I spritzed the entire image with some spray called Shimmerz.  There are a ton of products like this on the market, and I know people even make their own...I was just too lazy to research how to do it. 

Here is a close up of the effect.  I added those circular stickers (from Basic Grey) because the colors matched the dress and flourish, but rhinestones may have been more appropriate. Oh well, C'est la vie!  (I have no clue if I spelled that correctly and my spell check doesn't speak French either..lol)

If you like this freebie, make sure you stop by Lindsay's blog, because she will be offering another free item  today.  If you like the style of this image, why not check out her set of Steampunk Style digis?

This set is available for $5.00 in her shop Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at My Grafico.

Thanks for visiting and see what fun, crafty things the rest of the design team has created this week!

Leanne (No Card)
Micki(No Card)
Shannon(No Card)

Challenges this card is linked to are as follows-

Bee Crafty-All About Image
Dutch Dare-Anything Goes
Scrap Creations-Anything Goes (Stickers are Basic Grey)
Pollycraft-Fit for a Princess
Reasonable Ribbon-Black & White /Splash of color
Stampavie and More-Black & White / Splash of color
Tuesday Taggers-Lovely Black

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Georgia Pacific, Nesties and ribbon from my supplies.

26 comments:

pinky said...

Karin this is tres chic!! Perfect combination of images and softness, just love it. Thanks for the link.
Pinky

1CardCreator said...

Love it Karin! The acetate and Eiffel Tower background look awesome with this gorgeous dress! I love all the sparkles too, you are always so creative. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Tamara Bennett said...

Ahhhh! I love this card! I forgot all about that stamp! I remember when she put it up that I couldn't wait to use it. I forgot! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl said...

Oohhh - pretty, elegant and trendy! I love it. I love the shimmer too. Great card!

Nicole said...

Just gorgeous, Karin! WOW! I love that vintage look, I can never do that! HUGS!

Nordicblogger said...

Oooh, using acetate is perfect for this card. The muted colors, French feel...everything goes together so well.

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, the dress is beautiful
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week,
Hugz Fleur xXx

Cindi said...

ohh la la!! what a wonderful card!
:)

Jenny said...

Very pretty Karin!! Love it!! :) :) :) :) :)

ljurecek said...

Beautiful card, Karin! Love the vintage French feel!

Mrs. Fence said...

So elegant and vintage! Love all the glimmer. Great card!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What an elegant card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Primitive Paper said...

I love this stamps but have not had the chance to use it et. You always put your "best card forwrad"...I can't wait to get over here each week to see what you have done! Blessings, Tracy

melissac said...

I love your card!! The whole thing came together perfectly!!! Blessings and Hugs!!

TannyP said...

Simply gorgeous, Karin! That stamp was used to perfection - I love your coloring and polka dots!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

gorgeous and so chic!

Mummylade said...

this is a lovely vintage card. So glad you joined the Allsorts challenge this week, good luck.

PatR said...

Great card and thank you for joining the TT challenge this week.
xx

Kylie said...

WOW. Very clever. Love it. Thanks for playing with us at Pollycraft this week.

Hugs, Kylie ox

Peggy said...

Very feminine card. Great job. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Melissa Craig said...

Oooh this is cool! I love it Karin.

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card Karin!! I love, love, love it! I've never used acetate before but this card is just beautiful!! Love the colors!!

Kristen said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks forjoining us at Going Grey with scrap-creations!

Micki said...

Girl, this is stunning. AWESOME.....love the acetate and the look it creates. Love it!

hugs

Margie said...

Oh, Karin, this is beautiful!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Just beautiful! I love the vintage feel with the shimmer. Thanks so much for playing at Bee Crafty.

Deanne :)

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