Create a Life as Beautiful as Your Dreams

CS Art Card 04Create a Life as Beautiful as Your Dreams

Hello, Friends!  I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with my Crafty Secrets Vintage CD’s.  I had kind of forgotten about them until earlier this month when I pulled them out just to refresh my memory of what they contain.  Well, let me tell you….they are jam packed with beautiful papers, images, ephemera and creative ideas.  I know I’ve shared several projects with you that I’ve made with these this summer.  Today, I used Creating with Vintage Patterns CD 1 and Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD2 to make this card.

CS Art Card 01I think this image is absolutely gorgeous. I wanted to add a sentiment to the paint palette, and I decided on “Create a Life that is as Beautiful as Your Dreams.” Once I had my image sized the way I wanted it, I just used the type tool to add the sentiment.  Then, I used my color changer tool to make it dark brown.  It was really easy!  All I had to do was print it out, and there was my sentiment, perfectly placed, in the font I wanted to use, in the color I selected.  I confess, I got a little giddy with excitement at how well this worked.  I printed it out on nubbly watercolor paper because I wanted it to have a sort of canvas texture. It’s hard to pick up with the camera, but in real life…it’s very cool!

CS Art Card 02The image was torn from the paper, then inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I then tapped it with Viva Decor Copper 3D Stamp Paint. This added a subtle sheen and another layer of texture to the image.  The title is from the old Renaissance Alphabet Booklet and the little paintbrushes are from the French Labels Heartwarming Vintage Stickers.  I also added a lot of copper embossing around the edges of the card. My ribbon is Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Variegated Copper Silk.

CS Art Card 03Do you see the pretty patterned paper behind the printed image?  I found a pattern I loved on the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD, but it was too green.  So I put my brave boots on and played around with the color changer tool until I had it the exact shade of blue grey that I wanted.  I was soooooo excited with the way this turned out, and I realized I have endless options for creating my own custom paper this way.  Here’s a better look at it on the inside of the card.

CS Art Card 05How cool is that?  Now you can always have paper that matches your project.  I’m so glad I got over my fear of working with digital papers and stamps!  The more I use them, the more I love them.

That’s all for me today, friends!  Thanks for stopping by.  May the life you live be as beautiful as your dreams!



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7 thoughts on “Create a Life as Beautiful as Your Dreams

  1. Sheila Rumney

    Kathy, I love coming here to your blog and finding inspiration lurking everywhere! You truly inspire me with your beautiful creations from the heart. I had to chuckle when you said you put your brave boots on. So glad you did as your Beauty card is just gorgous! Enjoy your day, dear friend!

  2. candycolwell

    Yet another stunner card, Kathy. Hallmark has NOTHING on you, girl! This card is absolutely beautiful. Love the ribbon and the bow. Perfect color combinations. <3 Candy

  3. Robin

    I also love this beauty! I’m so glad you always explain what you’re learning because I learn more and more possibilities…which makes creating more exciting and fun! I’m going to work on digital stuff this fall and winter. It’s so cool to know that you can change paper to just the right color. Love the beautiful silk ribbon!

  4. Pattie Jns

    OH! Kathy, this is gorgeous, I didn’t anything about these CD’s, What you have created is awesome. I love, that fantastic ribbon. from RRR. fits perfect. An the sentiment words are
    super. It’s amazing the color match you did within the whole concept. Well done. have a good day.

  5. carol

    As you say Kathy this is just so beautiful. All the colours just blend together so well. I love the sentiments both are lovely and the ribbon is gorgeous , so gorgeous x

  6. Darlene Pavlick

    Just gorgeous Kathy! WOW! So many layers of beauty! You are getting SO GOOD at this type of project … I’m learning new lessons with every visit! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you share! HUGS!

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