I'm not tooting my own horn here, but I am highly encouraging you to try out this week's challenge at TGIF. #TGIF209 is seriously super fun! It's all about "playing with sepia tones." Who would have thought that an all brown color palette would be invigorating? I mean let's be real here, is brown the first color you pull out when stamping?
It seemed fitting to add a filter to today's photos to enhance the vintage feel to the monochromatic theme. This way everybody can view my Needle & Thread card while "seeing sepia spots."
While I did add a filter there is not much difference from the original photo. My colors include Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla. A piece of ivory lace and a scrap of burlap were perfect additions to enhance the sepia challenge and my vintage spin.
I started with a Thick Very Vanilla top fold card base. To that I added a Crumb Cake panel that I ran through the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. I lightly sponged the edges and raised portions of the Crumb Cake piece and then layered it on Early Espresso. A flag cut from the Share What You Love DSP anchors all the focal decor. I also sponged the edges of this piece to enhance the distressed vintage feel of the card. Under the pattern paper is a strip of the Lace Trim.
I used the Needle & Thread Stamp Set with the Needlepoint Elements Dies for all the flowers, leaves, and the label. The one thing I really like is the "friend" sentiment. First I sponged a scrap of Silver Glimmer Paper with Early Espresso Ink and then I cut it out with the Well Written Thinlits. The trick is to sponge first then cut.