I have been channeling my inner Esther Howland again! If you don’t know who she was, see my post about the Mother of the American Valentine. Ever since I wrote that post, whenever I make something in a vintage/Victorian/romantic style, I think of Esther. Here is my latest:
I love how soft and pretty this card turned out. And you can see I went to town with the distressing again! I have some close-up shots for you–click on any one of them to see a larger view.
The card base is Naturals Ivory embossed with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. I lightly sponged the embossed design with Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake inks. I also embossed the Crumb Cake layer, and sponged the distressed edges with Chocolate Chip. Click here for a video tutorial on how to use the Framed Tulips Folder on different sizes of card stock.
I distressed and sponged the edges and some of the surface with Crumb Cake Ink.
The ribbon is Crumb Cake Seam Binding, with an Antique Brad securing the bow. This is the easy way to make bows, and if you want a tutorial for it, leave me a comment and I will put one together for you!
I love this Bliss stamp set. And one of the best things about it is it is FREE with the Sale-a-Bration promotion. Just order $50 worth of merchandise and you can get free Bliss! Such a deal!
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