Thursday, June 4, 2015

Vintage Hello Dear Friend Card

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post of a card I just made:


Even though blue is my favorite color, I decided to go with pink tones for this card...maybe I make it in blue too later :)
Some of you might remember similar design I did in December: Life is a Journey Card. That card seems to be a big hit on Pinterest :)
I used a piece of pink cardstock for the first layer, distressed edges and then layered another piece of cardstock with brick texture created with texture paste and my new fabulous stencil designed by Mona Pendleton for My Favorite Things. Since the cardstock was just too bright pink I covered it with layer of gesso to create more subtle shade of pink.


The bicycles are Cheery Lynn Vintage Bicycle die cuts.


All the flowers are hand made and the banner was used to display the sentiment that was heat embossed in white. I added a little frame made from crafters clay and inked with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:

Evolution Scrap "Have you got a bicycle?"

Frilly and Funkie "Monochromatic" Challenge

Scraps & Pieces Emporium Challenge Blog "Real Friends"

ScrapyLand Challenge #19 "Anything Goes"

Tea with Cinnamon Challenge "Monochromatic"

Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge "For a Friend"

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by...






06/17/2015 UPDATE

I am ecstatic to announce my win at Scrapy Land Challenge Blog!!! YAY!!!! Thank you!!!



06/22/2015 UPDATE

I am thrilled to announce that my card was one of the Top Picks at Frilly & Funkie  "Monochromatic" Challenge.


49 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Samra, I swooned when I saw this card!! I love every single thing about it!! Pink - my favorite color!! It looks amazing!! I love your stunning handmade flowers!! The bricks, bicycles, frame - everything is perfect!! What do you use as the baby's breath tucked among the flowers?? It so delicate and beautiful!! I love, love this!! And have I said lately how much I love visiting you!! You are such an inspiration my friend!! Thanks so much for linking up at Scrapy Land!! Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa!!! You are soo sweet!

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  2. Breathtaking, Samra! I loved your Life is a Journey card, and now this is another favorite! How do you do it? Your flowers are just amazing, and those bicycles are the perfect compliment to your lovely brick background! I'm not a fan of pink, generally, but you are making me love it! Bravo, my friend! See you in the morning! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much my dear friend! I am not a fan of pink, but seems to go the best when creating shabby chic stuff...

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  3. Beautiful card Samra... Love the colors you used on your card!!!!

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  4. This card is soooo stunning Samra! How I love your cards u don't know!! :) That scene created with bicycles, flowers, bricks! Just jaw droppingly awesome!
    Thanks for sharing !! :)
    Suchi xx

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    1. Thank you Suchi :) you are so sweet :)

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  5. Oh, Samra, you did it again! I loved your Life is a Journey card sooooo much but this one is even more stunning! I adore everything about this beauty and I am in love with your handmade flowers, they are just fantastic, as usual! What a beautiful textured brick background and those vintage bicycles are gorgeous! Bravoooo, my lovely!
    A lots of love and huge hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Life is a journey was given to a lady that moved from Las Vegas to Washington state and she loved it so much, I am sure this one will find a nice home too...it does look better in real life than in picture...I am not really good at taking pictures...

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  6. I love how delicate this card is. I would have to say Pink is your new favorite colour! It's such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie.

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  7. OK, I think I almost melted right into my chair when I saw this beauty!! All of my favourite things in one card, pink, shabby, flowers, pearls and utter deliciousness!! You are costing me a fortune girlfriend, I just added that die and stencil to my wishlist!! What a dreamy card, your friend is one lucky gal to receive such a stunning work of art!! You amaze me Samra! see you on the dance floor my friend :)

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    1. I have the attention span of a gnat for crying out loud!! I totally forgot to say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Monochromatic' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  8. Gorgeous card! I love the vintage look and the soft pink colors! That bicycle die is so awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #19!

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  9. Such a pretty card Samra, love all your flowers and of course the CL die.
    Julie x

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  10. Samra this one is like the most romantic card I've seen these days (love) To visit your blog is like going to a candy store for me ....always something sweet and amazing for me to find here !!! xoxo Aneta

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  11. Wow Samra!! What a shining beauty this is!!! I absolutely love everything about this card, and the effort you out into this is just incredible but it really pays off as it's just a masterpiece. As I've said before you are the Queen of Shabby Chic.

    Is that dried gyp in the background? It looks fantastic!!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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    1. Hi Georgie, thank you so much for the praise :)
      The background is created with texture paste applied through brick stencil from My Favorite Things, and then I just dabbed some gesso ontop of it...
      Have a great day my dear!

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  12. So so pretty!! Totally love it! Definitely toning down the pink made it even more of a gentle subtle beauty. I've also checked out your life is a journey card... Wowsers, it is incredibly gorgeous. No wonder it's a pinterest hit. You sure make exquisite cards! Nicola x

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    1. You are too kind Nicola :) Thank you very much :)

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  13. Absolutely stunning very feminine and shabby chic love the delicate colour, fabulous stencil and beautiful flowers love the cycle die
    carol x

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  14. You sure do amaze me with your soft and feminine creations Samra-cake! How do you do it dearie! Aren't those bicycle dies awesome sauce? Loves it! Your choice of colors and elements make me like pink!!! Yeppers, I said it. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Believe it or not Niki, I don't really like pink color, but sometimes I just think the color fits the best a project I am working on, so I just go with it...I am glad you like my card cupcake!!! Hugs :)

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  15. Pretty and delicate card Samra !! I' sure that this one will also be a hit on pinterest !! Love your attention to the details.... Thank you for playing with our challenge at Scraps n Pieces this month !!

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  16. Pretty! The vintage bikes are terrific and nicely framed by the background of bricks. Your flowers are divine.

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  17. Beautiful card Samra! Love all the pink blossoms and vintage die cut bicycles! How fun! This card screams shabby elegance!

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  18. I love this card! Gorgeous! So well balanced in design.

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  19. I love this card! Gorgeous! So well balanced in design.

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  20. Really pretty card, the delicate colour and the flowers are lovely! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  21. Открытка - сама нежность. Очень красиво!!! Спасибо от ДК ES))

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  22. Красивая открытка. Нежная.
    Спасибо от ДК ES

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  23. Congrats on your Top 3 win at Frilly and Funkie!! This card is so gorgeous and totally deserves the recognition, as do you my friend! hugs :)

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  24. Great card!!!So sweet!!!! Thank you so much for participating at SNP challenge!

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