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Friday, August 12, 2011

Going Old School with All Things Unity and Friends with Flair

The current challenge at All Things Unity (ATU #37) is to create something vintage. Not exactly my go-to style. However, I do have the Unity Vintage Fruit Bundle, so anything made with those stamps has to count, right? 




Here are the things I'm happy about on this card...
1) The address is Canadian -- Regina, to be specific! As it turns out, the stamp designer, Lesley Langdon, is Canadian. I didn't expect that happy Canuck connection with a Unity stamp. 
2) I think the gingham paper works perfectly with the image and adds to the vintage feeling. 
3) This gingham paper also happens to be a fine match for Riding Hood red cardstock from Stampin' Up, on which I stamped and embossed the strawberry, then popped it up on the main image. 
4) All Things Unity is calling the Challenge "Going Old School"... and this image is addressed to someone at a school! Gotta love serendipity like that. :D 


I'm also linking this post to this week's Unity Friends with Flair. It's been awhile! It's nice to get back into entering a challenge or two, but this card also has a specific purpose... it's a get well note for a friend who broke her leg recently. :( 


Supplies: white & Stampin' Up Riding Hood red cardstock, AmberInk Plaid Picnic Gingham-tiny iPaper, Unity Strawberry Greetings stamp, Versafine onyx black, Versamark & Stampin' Up Riding Hood red inks; clear embossing powder, Stampin' Up ticket corner punch, dimensionals Pin It Now!

26 comments:

Linda said...

what super card i love it.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Love it, Lindsey! Even though it's "vintage" it still has your CAS style. The red plaid background is so fun. Loved reading the factoids about the card...I'm such a nerd! LOL!

Jen said...

Great card, love the cas style!

Amber S said...

I wasn't sure about those stamps but I love what you did with it. I tlooks great!!

Marsha said...

Very cute. Love gingham.

StampinCathy said...

Great take on the ATU challenge. Love the stamps you used.

Roslyn said...

Cool on the Canadian connection! (I'm one too!)

Ruby said...

The gingham is a nice touch.

sharon g said...

I love the stamp, AND the paper.

Kary said...

Very cute card!!

jennifer mitten said...

So adorable, I love all things strawberry!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, Linds, this may be a new favourite of mine! I love that you were challenged to create this marvelous card... for Kasia?! ;)

Danie May said...

The colours won me with your sweet strawberry card. And I love just all those connections you made with the stamps you used etc for your challenge in the things you like about it. Just Fabulous! and it shows you have a great eye for detail and creative mind!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute!!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

wonderful!!! love the gingham adn that stamp!!! One of my faves.

lisa a.

Wendy ten Hove said...

I like this a lot! Love the red strawberry on the plaid pattern, looks like a summer picnic!!! Very nice!
Hugs, Wendy

Angela said...

Old school AND cool is what I say -- love the reds, and how cool that there's such a nice Canadian link!

Amanda G said...

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I know...I'm a brat! ;)

Karin said...

Such a great card! I love the iPaper, it looks just like a tablecloth and the berry is super sweet!

Meg said...

I think the stamp gods were telling you that you had to make this card...there's just too many perfect things for it to be a "coincidence!"

Love the reds together and the embossed strawberry. And of course gingham=happy. ;)

Donelda said...

LOL I love your four points about your card (especially the Canadian connection) but you forgot to include it is a great vintage and yet CAS card!! Gingham and strawberries are 2 of my favorites!! Yummy! Hope your friend recouperates fast and with minimal itchy under her cast!

cardz said...

I love your vintage look. All your colours and patterns work beautifully. Nice Canadian connection too!

marilynprestonn said...

How so sweet is this card now Lindsey. I sure love that gingham red! What a fun post too Lindsey, I enjoyed reading everything about your card and yeah...serendipity! Your friend will just loooooooooove this, I know.

Always enjoy popping over her to read your kind comments. Hugs, Peggyxo

Virginia L. said...

I love the pattern paper and the embossing you used! It's so neat to see Canadian designs,eh? Always love it when you stop by my blog! BTW, I did stamp that Antique Brocade (from Hero Arts) for the background on my card! I love that stamp now!

kasia c. said...

Lindsey this is gorgeous! I love that ginham paper, you are so right, it's perfect. I LOVE that postcard stamp, how cool to have a Canadian address too!

I hope you are enjoying the summer so far and that the humidity is letting up a little! Oh how I don't miss that at all. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOVE this! Love that red strawberry and the vintage stamp used! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us over at ATU!!