Friday, April 26, 2019

#TGIF209 Seeing Sepia Spots

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.


  1. Love your card!!! Thanks for sharing, it inspires me to try out the vintage look.

  2. Elizabeth - This card is breathtaking! Beautiful. Gotta case this one. Hope I can add all the neat features nicely like you always do! Love your cards.