Sharing some more of my convention swaps made with the Perfectly Penned stamp set. I'm so glad you have been enjoying the ones I have posted thus far. I have been a swap-making-machine again lately and I have several more to photograph for you.
This one uses Delicate Doilies and Vintage Vogue in addition to the number one sentiment set on my list this year, Perfectly Penned. I just LOVE Perfectly Penned! I am calling this as one of the best sellers this catalog. It is just so well designed and so different.
I stamped the largest openwork doily in River Rock on Very Vanilla, then the vine flourish in Always Artichoke. The sentiment and the largest flower were stamped in Concord Crush, with a second large flower stamped using the rock n' roll technique in Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder and cut out. The little flower is Wisteria Wonder, too.
I kept this card kind of vintage nouveau, but you could easily distress, texture, sponge and splatter to your heart's content and add some ribbon. I did add Basic Rhinestones in clusters, sealed with Crystal Effects, and to me it looks a little like a vintage button or pin.
OOOoooo I think I may have sunburned my shins today at the parade... I think a nice iced coffee and scrapbooking with my feet up is the cure for that, don't you? God bless you all on the birthday of our nation. Thank a vet or send a card to a soldier in between your barbeque and your fireworks today. And don't forget to scrapbook your red, white & blue pictures from today! Check out the Varsity Alpha and Numbers on page 170--too perfect for the Fourth!