Blessings to You & New Etsy Shop!

Guess what?! I opened my own Etsy shop! If you're not familiar with Etsy, it's an online buying place for handmade, vintage, and supply items. It's similar to Ebay, except you pay a set price instead of bidding against other members. I'll be hopefully selling my cards and whatever else I come up with later.

My friend Patti helped me come up with my shop name:

Pretty cool, huh?!

And here's the very first card I posted for sale:

I got a new Ranger Distress Ink pad in the color Tea Dye and this is the first time I used it. First, I cut the shape with a Nestabilities Curved Rectangle die, then ran it through my Cuttlebug with a Textile embossing folder. Next, I ran the ink pad directly over the embossing and also sponged some in the background. I lightly sprayed it with water and used a heat gun to dry it. The last thing I did was ink the edges with Palette Burnt Umber ink. I like the "vintage" look of that piece! Click on the picture for a larger view.

The inside.

I originally made this card for the September Guest Designer position over at Clear Dollar Stamps. I LOVE their stamps - the selection, quality, and price are all great! This month, Lori gave a challenge of using a sketch and/or a color combo to enter the contest. You can see the challenge HERE. I chose to use the color combo as I love these colors together!

Be sure to check out my Hook Shop over at! I have 4 cards listed so far and I'll probably be putting some of my Christmas cards in there too. But I've spent WAY too much time getting it all set up today! I'm on overload, lol! Thanks for looking, Tootles!


Patti said...

Shop looks great!! You have some awesome cards for sale!

Chef Mama Lori said...

Your card is gorgeous! Good luck with your Etsy shop! I just opened one but am still trying to figure out how it works. I love the link for yours on the side bar here! Off to see you beautiful work on Etsy!

Pamela said...

Good luck on your's beautiful! Pam

Lisa Lara said...

Wow! Your sewing is fantastic Vicki.

Katie Renz said...

Great job with the distressing and definitely love that embossing!

stampinsilvia said...

very nice! I really like the scallop edge at the bottom!

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