Swallow Valentine

I bought some dies from AMuse recently, and thought I would try them out.  One is the swallow, which comes in a set of two (the other swallow is small enough to fit on an inchie!), and the sentiment is stamped on one of the vintage labels set.
The paper is the same Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage, only this is the design on the back of the paper I used yesterday. The stamp is out of the dollar bins at Joann.  those acrylic stamps don't hold ink well but if you tap them in Versamark before the regular ink, they work okay.  The ink is the Fired Brick distress ink, which really warms up the cool colors of the Shabby Vintage.

Challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - valentines
Crop Stop - vintage/shabby chic
Delightful Sketches - vintage/distressed
Moving along with the Times - things with wings
The Craft Garden - monochrome
Cardabilities - sketch

Juliet Arrighi

21 comments:

Abi said...

Hi Juliet, Fab inspiration for that paper, I have the same pack. I'm going to try your tip with the versamark as I have some of those stamps too x

Chris said...

I really like this card...one of my favorites! I have yet to use that die but it's perfect here. :)

Sue said...

Aww this is beautiful Juliet !! Gorgeous paper and I love the swallow and sentiment - it's a fab design!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the paper and the bird, Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
Kevin xx

Vicki said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

Niki said...

Wonderful card! I think this qualifies as CAS. All the elements work so well together.

CropStop said...

Love the paper positioning! Thank you for joining in the fun at www.CropStop.com

sallysbitz said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Pami said...

Beautiful card Juliet. Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Susan Flynn said...

Such a pretty card I love the bird and the DP. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenge this week hope you can come back for our next challenge, hugs Susan x

StephC said...

Beautifully done! What a fantastic take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at Cardabilities!

Myrna said...

Juliet
I like this card very much; simple and elegant.
The tip was great. Will have to try it.
Myrna

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Juliet, its striking in its simplicity!
Thank you for joining in at MAWTT this week and good luck with Pami's Things With Wings challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Vicky said...

pretty card and the colors rock :)

rosalien said...

Fabulous card, I love these papers and how you kept everthing in one color.
Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Dreamtime Designs said...

Hi Juliet,
Absolutely wonderful design. The pink is just gorgeous with a great vintage/distressed theme that fits perfectly with our Delightful Challenge. I totally hope you join us this week with the next challenge :) Good luck.
Hugs
Lisa Walsh
(Dreamtime Designs)

P.S I have blog candy if you're interested.
http://dreamtimedesigns.blogspot.com

Carina Lindholm said...

Lovely card!! Thanks for playing with us at Cardabilities.

Rosie said...

Love the monochromatic color scheme and your layout. The die is awesome! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

Veronica said...

Awesome thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog

Sylvia said...

beautiful.. love how you made the sketch 'yours' :)
thanks for playing along with us at cardabilities :)
hope to see you again next time
Sylvia xx
cardabilities DT member

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Your card is beautiful! The backgroud with the swirls is gorgeous and the bird is a great touch! Very nice!

Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Valentine's/Love and/or Animals challenge!