Once I emptied the shipping box from Stampin' Up! with all the goodies I ordered from the Occasions Mini Catalog and from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, I wasn't quite sure where to get started! So I put all the stamp set boxes back into the shipping box, shook the box, closed my eyes, and picked up a box of stamps. The winning stamp set is called Vintage Vogue and the coordinating Jumbo Wheel is called Very Vintage. Here's what I came up with.
Looks pretty vintage, don't you think? The Kraft card base is stamped with the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel on the lower half of the card front using Basic Brown ink. The upper half of the card base is randomly stamped with the vine stamp from Vintage Vogue (mine ended up looking like diagonal lines). The edges of the card front are sponged with Basic Brown.
A Scallop Trim Border punch (a punch you can earn FREE with a purchase of $50 in merchandise during Sale-A-Bration) is used on the upper and lower edges of a strip of Cameo Coral cardstock. The Ruby Red strip of cardstock is stamped with the border stamp from Vintage Vogue using Basic Brown along the upper and lower edges of the cardstock (using a Stamp-a-Ma-Jig for placement). The usually vibrant Cameo Coral and Ruby Red cardstocks are signficantly toned down with lots of sponging with Basic Brown ink. The Ruby Red cardstock is attached to the Cameo Coral cardstock with SNAIL. The Cameo Coral cardstock is then attached to the card front with SNAIL. A piece of Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin ribbon is placed on the Ruby Red cardstock using SNAIL with one end of the ribbon approximately 3/8" from the right edge of the card front.
The flowers are stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock with Ruby Red and Cameo Coral; the edges of the stamp (tips of the petals) are then rolled on the Basic Brown stamp pad using a technique called "Rock and Roll." The flowers are cut out with Paper Snips. The petals of the larger flower are rolled under and the petals of the small flower are rolled up using a bone folder. A hole is pierced in the center of the small and large flower and a Very Vanilla (or Chocolate Chip) 5/16" Neutrals brad is inserted. A Pop-Up Glue Dot is placed on the back of each flower to give it some lift and to allow the lower petals to remain curled. The flowers are placed on the left side of the card front, straddling the Cameo Coral/Ruby Red cardstock.
Best Wishes (from the Oval All stamp set) is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock with Cameo Coral ink and punched out with the Large Oval punch. The edges are sponged in Basic Brown. The Scallop Oval punch is used to create the bottom layer from a scrap of Cameo Coral cardstock; these edges are sponged with Basic Brown, too. The Very Vanilla oval is attached to the Cameo Coral scalloped oval with SNAIL. A couple of Stampin' Dimensionals are placed on the back of the scalloped Cameo Coral oval. This piece is placed at the center of the Chocolate Chip satin ribbon.
The Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel is rolled over the envelope flap and the edges of the flap are then sponged with Basic Brown.
A very pretty card that can be used for just about any occasion.
Stamps: Oval All, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, Vintage Vogue; Inks: Basic Brown, Cameo Coral Classic, Ruby Red Classic; Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Kraft, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla; Embellishments: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin ribbon, 5/16" Naturals Brads (Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla; Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pop Up Glue Dots; Tools: Paper Snips, Paper Cutter/Scorer, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer, Mat Stack, Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, Jumbo Wheel Handle, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Scallop Trim Border punch; Other: Medium Kraft Envelope