Saturday, February 13, 2010

Congrats! (No peeking, Andrey and Caitlyn!)

Usually I don't post cards before they've found their new home, but I used this week's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You and I couldn't resist posting it!  My little brother Andrey just got engaged last weekend to the lovely Caitlyn, who is very crafty and has a vintage style that I love, so of course I had to make them a very special card.

Caitlyn makes and sells lots of pretty fabric flowers in her etsy shop and in local boutiques, so I thought this frilly, funky flower I designed for SCAL would be perfect.  I learned recently that she loves vintage buttons (I may or may not be blog stalking her...), so I dug this sweet button for the center out of my vintage button stash that I recently discovered at the bottom of the sewing cabinet I inherited from my grandma.  The little tags are from a new Stampin' Up set I just got that I have been dying to use.  The top one says "love," the next one says "Mr. & Mrs.," and the bottom is a floral design.  Love it!  The paper and ribbon are from Crate Paper, the scallop punch and ticket-corner punch are from SU, and the Congrats stamp is from the Michael's $1 bin.  I used prismacolor pencil to color it -- not sure why it's showing up as such a different blue from the rest of the card, but it's really a nice turquoise that matches the background paper.  If you're interested, the cut file for the flower is available in my etsy shop.  TFL!

7 comments:

Sylvia said...

This is really lovely!

Amy said...

So pretty Tomi!! It is a wonderful engagement card.

Laura Davis said...

This is so pretty! I love your flower :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Cheryl Nelson said...

so pretty! love that flower!

Holly Jones said...

This is beautiful!

Jennifer Pellegrino said...

oooh I love the soft look of this.

CraftsManda said...

This card is stunning! How I wish I had a vintage style. Just gorgeous!!