Sunday, 18 July 2010

Vintage goes acid

I can’t say I’m in love with these acidic colours but I was trying to use them up before they retire! Of course, as I'm realising, it takes absolutely ages to use up the amount of cardstock that I have. 

I do like the shabby effect of this card, with all the distressing and different layers of stamping. Here’s how I did it – try it yourself in more subtle colours!

First I stamped En Francais (stamped off) in Pixie Pink on cardstock of the same colour. Next I stamped Vintage Vogue in Pink Passion (ie a darker colour) on the corners of each piece. The edges are chalked and finally I stamped the little spotty stamp from Bird on a Branch in Whisper White craft ink around the edges. Imagine this in Soft Suede – it would be so much nicer!

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Bird on a Branch
Cardstock: Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Lavender Lace, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Accessories: White Satin ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin’ Pastels, sponge daubers

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. I think you did a great job with the card and all the different stamps, the colors aren't bad at all.

  2. I love it! Those colours are totally me!

  3. I love it, works so well with that cardstock!

  4. I understand what you mean about the colours, Helen, but this looks fantastic! You have really helped me with this to be more adventurous!


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