Let's Get Lost By Tya Smith!

Let's Get Lost By Tya Smith!

Hi there friends! It’s Tya, and it’s my turn up on the blog today to share with you my latest handmade card creations! This time around I got the pleasure of using the gorgeous “Simple Vintage Great Escape” collection. Full of earthy tones, stunning patterns and lovely flora and fauna themed icons – this collection had me wanting to get out into nature!

All of my cards are A2 size (4 ¼ x 5 ½ inches) and were made using kraft cardstock for the card base. I also used some gold paint mist on the background of the cards. It was fun to get a little messy – something I like to do with the more vintage-y themed collections.  I created six cards and I’d love to give you a closer look at all of them! Here we go!

Card 1 starts us off and one of my favorite parts of the Simple Vintage collections is that they have the most beautiful ephemera! A lot of times when I made my cards, I like to start out by making little clusters of ephemera and then decorate further with other embellishments like the Decorative Brads, twine, stickers etc.  This card is a great example of how I do that as you can how I layered several different products to make this card.

Card 2 was a fun one to create! Here I cut out a couple of circles using some metal circle dies and a manual die cutting machine to get circle shaped window in the top portion of my card. I decorate the inside of the card with one of the cute mushroom themed ephemera pieces. On the outside of the card I added more ephemera, stickers, staples and some twine to decorate.

Card 3 shows of more layering of the ephemera in the collection. I had the most fun doing this! And if you’ll notice – each of my cards features a butterfly. I just couldn’t help it! There were so many of these beautiful shapes that I added them to each card. I added some of Stickles on each of their wings also for some shimmer. Lots of texture on these cards! Isn’t that rusty orange color in this collection just stunning? I love how bright and vibrant it made this card.

Card 4 is probably my favorite of the bunch, I don’t know if it’s the butterflies, the wood grain pattern or the dreamy soft blues and greens found in this collection. This one came together quickly and I loved that also!

Card 5 is one that I did and created a sort of monochromatic color scheme with the creams and the browns in the collection. This type of technique is also fun to do. Monochromatic is very pleasing to the eye and I found this card really soothing to look at.

Card 6 is our last one of the bunch. I used one of the 4x4 Elements as the base of my card. It already had some lovely layering going on so I was able to add just a few more of my own to finish off this card. I love that big aqua butterfly and the cute dragonfly brad!  The title was made with one of the ephemera pieces as well. A few big leaf clusters from the Foliage Bits peek out from the two sides of the card.  These pieces were a really fun way to finish off my card.

Here’s a group shot of all the cards that I created:

Well, that’s all I have to share with you today. If you are looking at doing some card making using some of the most beautiful botanical themed products you MUST pick this collection up. It was a joy being able to work with it! Thank you for stopping by today – Happy Crafting friends!