Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Vintage Love - part 1

I set out to design a card for the CD Sunday challenge which this time is for Vintage Love. I've ended up with four cards - so I am going make two posts.

For this first post I used Opulent CDrom from MCS. I started with the floral frame and then added the word LOVE in the centre. It looked a little bare so I added a few red flowers around the inside of the frame and over the "O". I also added a little "blur" frame to the black part of the frame.

I printed it and edged it with one of the duo pens that is black/red depending on how the light shines and then added a squiggle too. By this time I felt I had gone too far with it. So.......

When I came to print out the design I had not altered my settings and so the print quality wasn't as good as I would have liked, so I had this second copy to use.

This time I added a wink of stella to the flowers so that the colour intensified a little and mounted onto black card, then I distressed the edges.

Which do you prefer?

I'm also entering this card into the  Allsorts challenge for Love is in the Air.


Jane Willis said...

Beautiful. I think I prefer the first one, the panel is so lovely it doesn't need the distressing.

Jane Willis said...

PS thank you for playing along at CD Sundays

meg said...

Two beauties Linby, the floral panel is fabulous, Meg CD Sunday

Margarets designer cards said...

Two beautiful cards, but I think I agree with Jane, I like the first one best.
Thank you for joining us,
CD Sunday DT

Daffodil Cards said...

BOTH are beautiful, love the second with it's turned up corners.

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi lynn I love this one both the design and colours are gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing

Hugs Debs xxx

brenda said...

A super creation for our 'love is in the air' theme at Allsorts challenge this week, many thanks for joining in. B x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colours Linby and a really super design, the flowers look fabulous.
Thank you for joining our 'Love is in the Air' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Wynn Walton said...

Beautiful design and the vivid red makes it extra special. Love the turned back corners.....adds to the design. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday Wynn DT

Carol said...

I like them both almost equally. You have to get up pretty close to the screen to see much difference in the print quality.
Thank you for showing us both.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Pamela said...

I like both of them too! Thanks for joining in with the CD Sunday Challenge.
CD Sunday DT.

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done Lynn, love the design, gorgeous flowers!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Allsorts challenge!

Jocelyn said...

Very striking design.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT