Sunday, 6 January 2013

Vintage journal... and a sneak peek

Ooh, this is a project and a half, isn’t it? Not one for when you’re in a hurry or on a tight budget... but if you’ve got it, use it, that’s my motto when it comes to craft supplies. Can you spot any sneak peek items on this journal or do you need a clue?

There’s actually only one sneak peek image on there, and it’s from a Sale-A-Bration set called Feeling Sentimental. It’s the penny farthing on the top right, which I’ve stamped on to Fan Fair DSP. The typewriter at the bottom is not a stamp at all; it’s printed on the Fan Fair DSP, so I just tore a piece out and sponged around the edges. The tape measure and the “hello” also come from this pack of DSP. The key is stamped using Artistic Etchings.

There’s quite a bit of sponging on this project, including on the label panel, which is cut out using the Apothecary Accents dies and embossed using Lacy Brocade, before being sponged with some Sahara Sand and Soft Suede ink, and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint for a touch of glamour.

What else is on there? Ah yes, that lovely DSP in the background. This is fab, fab, fab – it’s a speciality DSP called Natural Composition and it’s embossed. So you get a kraft-coloured background with a clear embossed image, in this case woodgrain. To make it stand out more, I brayered the whole piece in Soft Suede, then wiped the embossed areas clean.

Stamps: Feeling Sentimental (SAB), Artistic Etchings
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Paper: Fan Fair, First Edition, Natural Composition
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Apothecary Accents Dies, Typeset Alphabet dies, Blossom punch, Itty Bitty Punches, Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Crochet Trim, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Love this card and so much more work than your used to putting on your cards. Nice to do occasionally though.

  2. This is gorgeous! I love how you used the images from the DSP to decorate your journal!


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