Sunday, 25 July 2010

Vintage elegance

I’m running so behind with blog projects! I have loads made but not photographed yet, or photographed and not written up. So, in an attempt to catch up, here’s one of the projects we made at the Vintage Vogue class.

It’s a blatant CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of a much more beautiful card made by Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Joanne. She’s a big fan of flowers, as you’ll see if you visit her blog! Her card was a little too complicated for a class where we were making three projects, though, so I simplified it a little.

First we stamped the two flowers from Vintage Vogue on Very Vanilla cardstock, using Soft Suede ink and the combined techniques of stamping off and rocking and rolling. Sounds complicated? Not really, it just means we inked the stamps in Soft Suede and then stamped them on scrap paper to remove some of the ink before rolling just the edges of the stamp back on the ink pad to make the edges darker.

After cutting them out, we then applied Frost White shimmer paint onto the flowers using a sponge dauber. Frost White is translucent, so the Suede still shows through but the flower now has a lovely, shimmery effect.

We punched a hole in the centre of the flowers using the large hole punch on the Crop-A-Dile™  - you need a pretty big hole when using these gorgeous rhinestone brads because of their shape.

Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Frost White shimmer paint, clear rhinestone brads, sponge dauber, Soft Suede polka dot ribbon

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  1. Very nice card, so elegant, love the color you used, it is just soft and pretty.

  2. This is SO pretty! I love the colors you used. I have this set but haven't even put it to ink, yet...might need to CASE this! ;) TFS!

  3. This is gorgeous. Love the white space and that ribbon is so pretty. Such an elegant card!

  4. The shimmer paint really makes the flower special. Beautiful card.

  5. So very pretty! Love how you created that flower accent. :)

  6. I'm not usually a fan of the vintage, but this card is very very nice.... simple and elegant!

  7. So simple and pretty... I still think that simplicity wins hands down. So clear and uncluttered - LOVE it!

  8. gorgeous card - didn't think I'd like the soft suede at first but it is a lovely colour - best wishes Lesley

  9. This is gorgeous! It would be a perfect card to send to your friend in Virginia who just happens to have a birthday within the next month... ;) ;) ;)

    Thank you for the link to Joanne's blog. I've added it to my favorites for future reference.


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