It was really hard not sharing these projects earlier.  Since we made them during the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini Catalog sales period some of my projects use items from these.  They were current at the time so they were eligible for the contest.  Even though the judging occurred after they ended.  I wonder if that had anything to do with the chosen winners.  Between that and using what are now going to be retiring colors – that was announced after I sent my entry in and when you see one of my scrapbook pages it ended up with a bunch of retiring colors on it.  Oh well…

So here is card #1 – I considered this to be my vintage card.  I had actually created a scrapbook page with this idea and posted it on my blog earlier – click here to see it – and when I was creating for the Artisan contest I kept coming back to that page but knew I couldn’t enter it since it was already on my blog.  My solution was to make a card using the same idea.

It is a very pretty card in person – I’m not sure the picture does it any justice.  The card base is Basic Black and the stamping is done with Versamark and embossed with Clear Embossing powder.  I love this look.

I used the Vintage Labels stamp set from Sale-A-Bration – too bad that one isn’t still available.  The others are all still current – Charming, Tiny Tags, and Baroque Motifs.

The colors are Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Whisper White.

I had also decided to decorate the inside of each of my cards.  I go in phases of doing this.  And I usually always do it when the card base is dark like the Basic Black.  The inside was pretty simple but matched with the front of the card.

So that is my first entry for the Artisan Award.

I hope you like it.  And that you’ll come back to see the rest!

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