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Vintage Whimsey

Have you ever missed a deadline? Well, this past weekend I missed the deadline for the Paper Smooches Trend Watch challenge. This challenge was to create something Vintage. I worked on my cards and as usual, the process drove the development of the design. I liked the final product and was excited to post it for the challenge but it was Sunday and that is a day we reserve for family. In the evening, after the kids left, I got distracted and when I finally went to the Paper Smooches site the challenge was closed. (Did I mention that I am time zone challenged?) Not to worry, I am going to submit it for the Paper Smooches February Guest Designer, but I was sad to have missed the weekly challenge.

So here is my first card.

Let The Good Times Roll 1 UL

I used My Mind’s Eye patterned paper, punches (EK Success, Fiskars, and Marvy Uchida), and of course Paper Smooches stamps.

I liked the result but thought it needed something more. I used the same design but this time I used different papers, added a bit of color and also a bit more detail in the paper piecing. Here is attempt #2.

Let The Good Times Roll 2 UL

I’d love to hear what you think about the two cards. Do you like one better than the other? Please leave me a comment and let me know!

Let The Good Times Roll UL

I’m signing off for now. I’m sitting in an airport waiting to board my flight home!


Brenda C.