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I received a big box of goodies from Stampin' Up! this week with my first order from the new catalog. New toys! I took all the stuff out of the box, ooohhhed and aaaahhhhed over it, and then began to feel overwhelmed. Good grief! So I put all the stamps back in the box, shook it up, stuck my hand in and pulled out a stamp set. I pulled out Punch Potpourri, a Level 1 Hostess set. While I was mounting the stamps, I began visualizing how I would use these images and my thoughts turned to texture and gold and rich colors and shimmer and distressing and sponging and crumpling and more sponging. Yep, I was going to make a Vintage card.
The great thing about Vintage cards is that you can create lots of interest with a few items if you think texture and layers. In fact, when I first began stamping, the distressed look using found items was huge in card making and for things like Altered Books. So I got to work and starting crumpling and distressing and sponging. The inkier my hands got, the happier I became. Oh, boy!
So what's in this card?
- I began with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions embossing folder. I ran that through the Big Shot and then drug a sponge with Not Quite Navy across it, then a sponge with Poppy Parade, and then a sponge with Early Espresso. I distressed the edges with the Edge Distresser, Bone Folder and the blade of my largest pair of scissors to really give those edges a beating. Tombow Multi Adhesive was used to attach this to the Not Quite Navy card base.
- Next, I pulled out my brand new Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch and made a Pear Pizzazz cardstock ribbon. It got the sponge treatment, too, and was attached to the Crumb Cake piece with SNAIL.
- A piece of Newsprint Designer Series Paper was torn, crumpled, and sponged within an inch of it's life. It was attached with Tombow Multi Adhesive.
- The Two-Step Bird Extra Large punch was used to create the Pear Pizzazz branch. It was sponged with the three colors and attached to the Newsprint with SNAIL.
- The heart image was stamped with Poppy Parade on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched with the Full Heart Extra Large punch. More sponging, Stampin' Dimensionals on the back and then positioned on top of the Newsprint and part of the branch.
- The bird image was stamped with Versamark on Not Quite Navy cardstock and then dusted with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder. The Heat Tool melted the embossing powder and the bird was punched with the Two-Step Bird Extra Large punch.
- The three flower image was stamped with Not Quite Navy on Poppy Parade cardstock and punched out with the Boho Blossoms punch. These flowers were sponged with Early Espresso. The medium sized flower was adhered to the heart with SNAIL and the small sized flower was adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional, both of these placed near the top of the heart.
- A piece of Poppy Parade cardstock was inserted into the Beautiful Wings embosslit and run through the Big Shot. The largest butterfly, the smallest butterfly, and the butterfly with the raised edge were sponged with Early Espresso. The largest butterfly was carefully folded at the center and Mini Glue Dots attached on the back. The butterfly was placed near the cardstock ribbon below the Newsprint.
- The card was placed in the Color Catcher box and hit with a a couple of shots of Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
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While the Smooch Spritz was drying, I made the liner for the sentiment area inside the card. For this, I sponged the edges of a piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock with Not Quite Navy and Early Espresso ink. In the lower right corner, I stamped the three flower image with Not Quite Navy ink and then attached the remaining large size flower punched from the Poppy Parade cardstock over the stamped image with SNAIL. In the upper left corner, I placed the two smaller butterflies with SNAIL. I checked the card front to make sure the Smooch Spritz had dried (it only takes a few moments for a light spritz and longer, of course, for a heavier spritz) then added the bird to the heart with a Stampin' Dimensional.
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The Naturals Ivory envelope was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions embossing folder in the Big Shot and then sponged with Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade, and Early Espresso.
It takes a bit of time to create a Vintage looking card, but the results are always well worth the effort. To quote my friend, Kimmie: "I love cards like this (vintage) because it provides the recipient so much detail to admire." I'm good with that. Give it a try!
Stamps: Punch Potpourri; Inks: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade, Versamark; Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade; Designer Series Paper: Newsprint; Embellishments: Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz; Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots; Tools: Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions embossing folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Two Step Bird Extra Large punch, Full Heart Extra Large punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Gold Stampin' Emboss powder, Heat Tool; Other: Medium Naturals Ivory Envelope